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Also Known As: A. S. Dileep Kumar, Allah Rakkha Rahman, A Rahman, A R Rahman, Ar Rahman Died:
Born: January 6, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: India Profession: composer

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Regarded as the finest Indian film composer of his time, Allah Rakha Rahman - better known as A.R. Rahman - spent a great portion of his career amassing awards and acclaim in his native India before earning international renown for his wildly successful score for "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), which featured the global hit song "Jai Ho." After starting his film career composing the acclaimed score for "Roja" (1992), which was named one of the "Top 10 Movie Soundtracks of All Time" by TIME magazine in 2005, Rahman quickly became one of the most decorated composers in all of India, collecting numerous awards, including a handful of National Film Awards, India's equivalent to the Oscars. He broke through internationally with his score for "Dil Se" (1998), which featured the popular hit "Chaiyya Chaiyya," before earning high praise for his internationally recognized compositions for "Lagaan" (2001). Rahman took his first steps toward Hollywood with his work on "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007) before teaming with British director Danny Boyle on "Slumdog Millionaire," which vaulted the composer to international stardom that resulted in the successful "A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World...

Regarded as the finest Indian film composer of his time, Allah Rakha Rahman - better known as A.R. Rahman - spent a great portion of his career amassing awards and acclaim in his native India before earning international renown for his wildly successful score for "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), which featured the global hit song "Jai Ho." After starting his film career composing the acclaimed score for "Roja" (1992), which was named one of the "Top 10 Movie Soundtracks of All Time" by TIME magazine in 2005, Rahman quickly became one of the most decorated composers in all of India, collecting numerous awards, including a handful of National Film Awards, India's equivalent to the Oscars. He broke through internationally with his score for "Dil Se" (1998), which featured the popular hit "Chaiyya Chaiyya," before earning high praise for his internationally recognized compositions for "Lagaan" (2001). Rahman took his first steps toward Hollywood with his work on "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007) before teaming with British director Danny Boyle on "Slumdog Millionaire," which vaulted the composer to international stardom that resulted in the successful "A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour" (2010). By the time he reunited with Boyle to compose the score for the harrowing "127 Hours" (2010), Rahman had cemented his place as India's most internationally acclaimed and successful musicians.

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 Lord of War (2005)
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Began early training in music under Master Dhanraj
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Joined Illaiyaraja's troupe as a keyboard player at the age of 11
1987:
Began to compose jingles for advertisements, beginning with Allwyn's new Trendy range of watches
1992:
First break in film, composed music for Mani Ratnam¿s "Roja"
1995:
Re-teamed with Mani Ratnam to compose the music for "Bombay"
1996:
Composed the music for Deepa Mehta¿s first film in her `Elements¿ trilogy, "Fire"
1997:
Released the composition, "Vandemataram" as a tribute to India, commemorating 50 years of the country's independence
2002:
Composed the Bollywood-themed musical, "Bombay Dreams" for London¿s West End; show ran on Broadway from 2004-2005
2005:
Wrote the music for the final film in Deepa Mehta¿s `Elements¿ trilogy, "Water"
2006:
Composed the stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien¿s "Lord Of The Rings"; first premiered in Canada and then in London in 2007
2008:
Collaborated with director Danny Boyle on the music for the Academy Award winning film, "Slumdog Millionaire"; was nominated for a third Academy Award for the song "O Saya"
2010:
Composed the music for Danny Boyle's "127 Hours"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score ¿ Motion Picture ("127 Hours")
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