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AR Rahman - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography

A.R. Rahman - biography, date of birth, place of birth, filmography, clips, Composer, Writer, Actor, Director, Producer.

Born January 6, 1966, Madras is an Indian composer, singer, and music producer.

At birth he was named A.S. Dilip Kumar, but when he was 22 years old, his whole family converted to Islam and he took a new name. His father was a composer and conductor, wrote music for films. The boy studied music from the age of four, and at the age of 11 he began to play keyboards in the orchestra of the distinguished composer Ellaaraja. In his youth, Rahman also participated in amateur groups created by him together with friends - he played the piano, synthesizer, harmonium and guitar. He still had his greatest addiction to the synthesizer, because, in his words, "it is the perfect combination of music and technology." He also played in the orchestras of M.S. Viswanathan and Ramesh Naidu and accompanied musicians such as Zakir Hussain, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan and Shankar on their world tours. Around the same years A.R. Rahman entered the London Trinity College of Music, graduated from the department of Western classical music.

In 1992, he established a recording studio in his own home, which eventually became one of the most highly equipped studios in India. At first, he wrote tunes for commercials, television programs, documentaries and short films. On account of his jingles to more than three hundred commercials.

The first movie to be composed by Rahman was a 1992 Tamil film called Roja (Rose). This debut work earned him the National Film Award for Best Musical Solution. Subsequently, he became the laureate of this most significant film award in India three more times. The Rose was voted one of the 2005 Top 100 Soundtracks of All Time by TIME Magazine.

After such a successful debut, Rahman continues to write music for Indian cinema - successfully and fruitfully (among his compositions there are more than a hundred films). His studio grows and Rahman launches his own record label, KM Music.

In 1997, on the 50th anniversary of Indian independence, he recorded the album "Vande Mataram". This was followed by participation in the project of recording in the traditional manner with leading Indian musicians and performers of the National Anthem of India - "Jana Gana Mana". As part of the project, two videos were filmed: an instrumental version of the anthem and a vocal version.

In 2002, under the production of Andrew Lloyd Webber, AR Rahman, together with the poet Don Black, created the musical "Bombay Dreams", which was a great success in London. In 2004, Rahman collaborated with the Finnish folk group Varttina and composer Christopher Nightingale on the music for the theatrical production of The Lord of the Rings.

Rahman also wrote "Raga's Dance" from Vanessa May's Choreography album.

In 2008, Rahman and percussionist Sivamani recorded the song "Jiya Se Jiya", inspired by the worldwide Free Hugs movement. In the video for this song, using the example of various cities in India, you can see what this action was about.

Over the past six years, Rahman has gone on three successful world tours, republished his best works written for Indian cinema, and in December 2008 his new album, Connections, was released. In the same 2008, A.R. Rakhman opened his own conservatory (KM Music Conservatory) in order to give talented, musically gifted people the opportunity to receive an appropriate education - not only directly in music, but also in the field of arrangement and recording technology.

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