We have been blessed with his music and the unforgetable list of songs composed by him. He has a way of words and seeing him play is like watching a beautiful symphony. It’s a curious thing for anyone to know a secret or a fact about your favourite celebrity.
So here is a list of 7 things you rather didn’t know about A.R.Rahman.
1 A.R.Rahman's birth name is A.S. Dileep Kumar.
Yes! It is true. At the age of twenty-three Rahman converted into Islam along with other members of his family and became Allahrakka Rahman. ( A. R. Rahman)
2 Rahman assisted his father in a studio by playing a keyboard.
Oooh Yeah! His father was a music composer who composed music for Tamil and Malyalam movies. To help his father out he always played keyboard in the rented studio. He was only 7-8 years old.
Meanwhile us trying to play a keyboard.
3 Rahman has also directed and written a movie named 'Le Musk'.
Though unbelievable, it is true. He made his debut in direction and writing, in the movie 'Le Musk'.
It's an Indian virtual reality movie based on perfume as the name suggests, produced by Karan Grover and directed by A.R.Rahman. His wife Saira suggested him with this idea of creating a movie on perfumes.
4 Rahman has won 15 Filmfare awards till date.
No, I am not! Along with 15 Filmfare awards for his music compositions in Bollywood. He has won 16 Filmfare awards South, An Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, 2 Grammy Awards and The Padma Bhushan. The list is just continuous and it goes on and on...
That's me whenever I win in housie which is like the only possible award I have won.
5 There is a street named after A.R. Rahman in Ontario,Canada.
Truly amazing isn't it? A whole street was being named after the great musician on November 2013, in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
6 He has received many Honarary Doctorates from many universities.
He has received 5 Honarary doctrates degrees from various universities including Middlesex University, Aligarh Muslim University, Anna University in Chennai and Miami University in Ohio.
He has also recieved an Honarary Degree from Berklee College of Music which was a great honour for Rahman as it was his dream college and he wanted to study music from this college, and when receiving the award he felt honoured. He also commented as to how his life has come to a full circle.
7 He has opened a Music Conservatory to teach talented and aspiring musicians.
He opened a Music Conservatory named as KM Music Conservatory for young and talented musicians, which has an audio-media education facility to train aspiring musicians in vocals, instruments, music technology and sound design. The conservatory has prominent musicians on staff and a symphony orchestra and it is located near his studio in Kodambakkam, Chennai and offers courses at several levels.
Hope you all enjoyed these facts about Rahman sir.