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A. R. Rahman Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 6, 2023

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Short Biography

A. R. Rahman was born on 06-01-1967 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Philanthropist, Record Producer, Music Director, Playback Singer, Conductor & Arranger who best known for his work in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, English and Malayalam films.

Other Name: Allah-Rakha Rahman, A. S. Dileep Kumar, A. R. R., Isai Puyal, Mozart of Madras
Other Professions: Singer Songwriter Musician Philanthropist Record Producer Music Director Playback Singer Conductor Arranger
Appearance: Tamil Bollywood Telugu Hollywood Malayalam

A. R. Rahman Complete Bio & Career

A. R. Rahman, the pride of India, a Music Composer, Singer, Lyricist and the Instrumental player who had difficult times in his childhood. Rahman started to learn Piano at the age of four. After his father’s demise, he started to play piano professionally to support his family financially when he was eleven years. He showed his musical excellence as playing in bands and jingles. He created more than 300 Jingles which polished his profession in a greater way. He was part of the band called “Roots” from 1984-88. During this prime period, he scored keyboard for 10 – 12 Kannada films.
He met Director Mani Ratnam while receiving an award for his coffee advertisement in the year of 1991. Mani Ratnam was influenced by Rahman’s soundtracks and their first Project was Roja (1992) and this was a commercial hit and debut film in his musical journey. In the same year, back to back he composed a Malayalam film, Yodha. A.R. Rahman started to work for various films in all the Indian languages and in Hollywood too. There are umpteen numbers of super hit musical movies we could say out of which Rangeela, Bombay, Taal, Rang De Basanti, Gentleman, Enthiran (The Robot) are few.
He for the film “Roja” bagged the “Rajat Kamal” award as the Best Music Director at the National Film Awards. He won BAFTA, Golden Globe and an Academy Award for the song “Jai Ho”, Slumdog Millionaire (2008).
He continued to win Grammy Awards in 2010. Rahman won many musical hearts and won the title “Isai Puyal” and “Mozart of Madras”. Besides such prestigious award, the Oscar winner was also decorated with many honorary Doctorates and Awards. He never missed bagging the awards for background scores for the films Guru, Jodhaa Akbar. Though he is expert in composing all genres, his close to heart is a Romantic genre.
A. R. Rahman founded “KM College of Music and Technology” Chennai, in the year 2008 which was inaugurated by the Shri. Mukesh Ambani. He received a Christmas card and a dinner invitation from the Former President of the U.S Mr. Barack Obama. He is a supporter of “Save the child” in India and a global ambassador of the WHO’s “Stop TB Partnership”. A Street in the US was named as a token of honor in the year 2013.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2000 Arts
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2010 Arts

A. R. Rahman Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father R. K. Shekhar
Mother Kareema Beegum
Sisters Ishrath Qadri, Fathima Shekhar, A. R. Reihana
Brother None
Wife Saira Banu (12-03-1995)
Son A. R. Ameen
Daughters Khatija Rahman, Rahima Rahman
Other Relatives Rahman (Co-brother)

AR Rahman was born in a musical Mudaliyar family and his father R. K. Shekhar was a music composer. His mother name was Kareema Beegum. He was a born Hindu and due to some family issues, the entire family got converted into Islamic region. He has three sisters named Ishrath QadriFathima ShekharA. R. Reihana (Playback Singer & mother of actor/singer G. V. Prakash Kumar). He is married to Saira Banu since 1995 and together the couple has three children include a son named A. R. Ameen & two daughters named Khatija Rahman, Rahima Rahman. His sister-in-law Mehrunnisa is married to actor Rahman.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 39
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School Padma Seshadri Bal Bhavan, Chennai
College Madras Christian College (Chennai) and Trinity College of Music, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Qualification Degree in Western Music
Hobbies Singing
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Music Director - Roja (1992)
Best Movies Taal (1998), Rockstar (2012), and Slumdog Millionaire (2009)
Salary 6-8 Crore INR Per Film
Net Worth $100 Million
Official Website


Car Collections Toyota Fortuner, Jaguar, Mercedes and Volvo


Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Singer Michael Jackson and Ilayaraja
Favorite Place Chennai, Mumbai and London
Favorite Food Rasam Rice

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About A. R. Rahman

  • For his first project Roja, he received a paycheck of Rs. 25000.
  • He has formed an international music group named 'Super Heavy' along with Hollywood musicians like Face Stewart, Joss Stone, and Mick Jagger.
  • He was invited by none other than the then US Presiden Barrak Obama to perform at the White House.
  • He is often referred as the Mozart of Madras.
  • He has close ties with legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Rajnikanth.
  • He is the only Asian who has won Oscar Award twice.

A. R. Rahman Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

57 years, 4months, 15 days old age A. R. Rahman will turn 58 on 06 January, 2025. Only 7 months, 15 days, 20 hours,40 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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