A R Rahman

A R Rahman's Profile

Full Name :

Allah-Rakha Rahman

Other Name's :




Date of Birth :

6th January 1967



Height :


Born Place :

Madras, Tamil Nadu


Composer, record producer, music director, singer, instrumentalist

Personal Details

  • Mother's : Kasturi, Now Kareema Begum
  • Father's : R. K. Shekhar
  • Sibling's : -
  • Education : -
  • Residence : -
  • Spouse : Saira Banu
  • Children's : Khatija , Rahman Ameen

A R Rahman Latest and Upcoming Movies

Mohenjo Daro

12th Aug 2016

Sahasame Swasaga Sagipo

Apr 2016

Tamasha (2015)

27th Nov 2015

OK Bangaram

17th Apr 2015

I (Manoharudu)

14th Jan 2015


12th Dec 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey

8th Aug 2014

Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

4th Jul 2014

Vikrama Simha

23rd May 2014


Movie Director Producer Release Date
Million Dollar Arm Craig Gillespie Mark Ciardi 16th May 2014
Highway - Sajid Nadiadwala 21st Feb 2014
Kadali Mani Ratnam - 1st Feb 2013
Paani - Alexander Koll, Manmohan Shetty Nov -0001

A R Rahman Quotes

"Every time I sit for a song, I feel I am finished. It's like a beggar sitting waiting for God to fill your bowl with the right thought. In every song, I ask help from Him. Everybody around is so good, so to create music that will connect with so many people is not humanly possible without inspiration."

"I was a common man, and I will always remain a common man. No amount of stardom will ever consume my soul. Money comes, money goes. Fame comes, fame goes. I believe every human being is a celebrity in their own right."

"Beautiful film music can be made relevant to any period."

"When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects in the output."

"Music is the only passion I shamelessly indulge in. However, for recreation I enjoy watching movies. 'Wizard of Oz' was the first film I ever saw, followed by the 'Bond' movies. I also watch a lot of World cinema through DVDs mostly brought by one of my best friends who's now based in Toronto."

"I believe that whatever comes at a particular time is a blessing from God."

"So long as you do it truthfully, music is not to be judged."

"While my mother wanted me to be a musician, I wanted to become an electronic engineer."

"Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom."

"Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head."

"I think I can get away, sometimes, with walking in the streets and not getting noticed. I like that. I want my work to get noticed, not me. And it's slowly getting there, which is good."

"I have too many responsibilities and principles. There's no time for 'guilty' pleasures."

"I like to see a film and then start scoring it in my mind while doing something unrelated. You just grasp a film and start working, and something unpredictable comes out from a third element. The mind, the more active it is, the more productive it is."

"A good film demands its own score, and if you are a musician, your conscience will never allow you to do something mediocre for a good film."

"I am the kind of person who does not like to carry baggage. In fact, I don't go back and listen to my own music. I believe in closing chapters and moving forward. That's what gives me peace."

"My mother's belief in spiritual healers grew stronger after our family went through a rough patch following my father's death. Sufi saint Karimullah Shah Kadri changed our lives, and all of us converted to Sufism. But it wasn't an instantaneous decision - it took us 10 years to convert. The change in religion was like washing away the past."

"Some things are very low profile, but if they excite me creatively, I accept them. Sometimes there are high-profile projects, and you have to do it. We all have human limitations. It is a painful decision to turn things down. Even accepting 'Slumdog Millionaire' was a decision that I had to sacrifice another project."

"The more I compose, the more I know that I don't know it all. I think it's a good way to start. If you think you know it all, the work becomes a repetition of what you've already done. I try to make sure that I don't repeat my music."

"I was famous from the age of 13, and after a while you become immune to it - in a good way. You look at positives and what you can do with it."

"It's true that I love to connect with my fans on the social networking sites, but I try not to go overboard, ever. I just give people a peek into my mind space, but never bombard them with my tweets."

A R Rahman Movies List

Year Film Language
1992 Roja Tamil
Yodha Malayalam
1993 Pudhiya Mugam Tamil
Nippu Ravva Telugu
Gentleman Tamil
Kizhakku Cheemayile Tamil
Uzhavan Tamil
Thiruda Thiruda Tamil
1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu Tamil
Super Police Telugu
Duet Tamil
May Madham Tamil
Kadhalan Tamil
Pavithra Tamil
Karuththamma Tamil
Pudhiya Mannargal Tamil
Palnati Pourusham Telugu
Gangmaster Telugu
1995 Bombay Tamil
Indira Tamil
Rangeela Hindi
Muthu Tamil
1996 Love Birds Tamil
Indian Tamil
Kadhal Desam Tamil
Fire Hindi
Mr. Romeo Tamil
1997 Anthimanthaarai Tamil
Minsara Kanavu Tamil
Iruvar Tamil
Daud Hindi
Ratchagan Tamil
Vishwavidhaata Hindi
Kabhi Na Kabhi Hindi
1998 Jeans Tamil
Dil Se.. Hindi
Earth Hindi
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Hindi
1999 En Swasa Kaatre Tamil
Padayappa Tamil
Kadhalar Dhinam Tamil
Taal Hindi
Sangamam Tamil
Jodi Tamil
Thakshak Hindi
Mudhalvan Tamil
Taj Mahal Tamil
2000 Pukar Hindi
Alaipayuthey Tamil
Kandukondain Kandukondain Tamil
Rhythm Tamil
Thenali Tamil
Zubeidaa Hindi
2001 One 2 Ka 4 Hindi
Nayak: The Real Hero Hindi
Love You Hamesha Hindi
Lagaan Hindi
Star Tamil
Paarthale Paravasam Tamil
Alli Arjuna Tamil
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Tamil
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Hindi
Baba Tamil
Kadhal Virus Tamil
Saathiya Hindi
2003 Parasuram Tamil
Boys Tamil
Warriors of Heaven and Earth Mandarin,
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Tamil
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Telugu
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei Tamil
Tehzeeb Hindi
2004 Udhaya Tamil
Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities Hindi
Aaytha Ezhuthu Tamil
Lakeer - Forbidden Lines Hindi
Yuva Hindi
New Tamil
Naani Telugu
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa Hindi
Swades Hindi
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Hindi
Mangal Pandey: The Rising Hindi
Anbe Aaruyire Tamil
Water Hindi
2006 Rang De Basanti Hindi
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Tamil
Varalaru Tamil
2007 Guru Hindi
Provoked Hindi
Bombil and Beatrice English
Sivaji Tamil
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan Tamil
Elizabeth: The Golden Age English
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Hindi
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Hindi
Ada... A Way of Life Hindi
Sakkarakatti Tamil
Yuvvraaj Hindi
Ghajini Hindi
Slumdog Millionaire English,
2009 Delhi-6 Hindi
Blue Hindi
Couples Retreat English
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Tamil
Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu
Raavan Hindi
Raavanan Tamil
Puli Telugu
Enthiran Tamil
Jhootha Hi Sahi Hindi
127 Hours English
2011 Rockstar Hindi
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Hindi
People like Us English
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Hindi
Kadal Tamil
2013 Maryan Tamil
Raanjhanaa Hindi
2014 Highway Hindi
Million Dollar Arm English
Kochadaiiyaan Tamil
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Hindi
The Hundred-Foot Journey English
Kaaviya Thalaivan Tamil
I Tamil
Lingaa Tamil
2015 Okay Kanmani Tamil, Malayalam
Pele English
Sattendru Maarudhu Vaanilai Tamil
Majid Majidi's Untitled Film Persian, English
Saat Hindustani Hindi
Tamasha Hindi
2016 Mohenjo-Daro Hindi
2017 Bollywood Superstar Monkey English
Paani English, Hindi