Double Oscar and Grammy winning music director A R Rahman celebrates his birthday today. He has also won four National Film Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, fifteen Filmfare Awards and sixteen Filmfare Awards South. He has been awarded the country’s third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan also.
A R Rahman started his career by composing music for documentaries and advertisements. His big break was Mani Ratnam’s Roja. Roja was the start of a life long association and the duo have worked on some amazing musical score since then. He has scored music for Mandarin films like Warriors of Heaven and Earth and his first British movie was Elizabeth: The Golden Age. His music has been used in films like Inside Man, Lord of War, Divine Intervention and The Accidental Husband. He won international acclaim for Slumdog Millionare which fetched him two Oscars and a Golden Globe. His films Million Dollar Arm and The Hundred Foot Journey were nominated for the Oscars.
In 2017 he scored music for Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai , Vijay’s Mersal, Sachin – Billion Dreams and Mom. His upcoming films include Mani Ratnam’s next, Vijay 62, 2.0 and his debut production 99 songs
We wish A R Rahman a very Happy Birthday.