The Journey of ” THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF INDIA “

The hurdles faced by AR Rahman that no one talks about


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Gathering the motivation to work hard is not at all an easy thing. Most of us give up, while only a few take the leap and progress forward. It is no wonder that this set of people go ahead and do the unimaginable, accomplishing what may have earlier been thought impossible. The master of melody, Oscar-winning legendary musician AR Rahman's tale is one in a billion, and that coupled with his great humility is a marvellous source of inspiration to tons of fans and upcoming musicians in the world. This man, who has made India proud with his countless achievements, gathered his motivation from his family's financial conditions after his father had passed away.

He started his training under Master Dhanraj when he was 11, and also worked in the group of Malayalam composer MK Arjunan, who was a close friend of his father's. Rahman had the chance to go to international concerts and tours with legendary artists like Zakir Hussain, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, and L Shankar. Despite dropping out of school at a young age, Rahman managed to get into the prestigious Trinity College, London, a part of Oxford University, on a scholarship, and acquired a degree in Western classical music.

Having already worked for plenty of ad commercials by then, in 1991, Rahman was receiving an award for his score in a coffee advertisement. At the award function, he happened to meet the famous Mani Ratnam, the ace film director of South India. Listening to a few jingles that Rahman had made, Mani Ratnam immediately convinced him to work with him for his upcoming film Roja (1992). The film went on to be a massive success, and Rahman's music in it was an absolute show-stopper. After that, Rahman didn't look back. He worked with top artists in the country, attracting almost every known director. Winning a national award for best music direction with his debut movie Roja itself, he had completely outdone himself with his remarkable skills and exceptional artistic flair. Awards and nominations quickly followed with almost every movie he worked on. Having composed music and sang a lot of songs himself, Rahman is undeniably the top musician in the country. It didn't take him long to reach out to the country

It was the year 2008 that took Rahman to unimaginable heights when he won an Oscar for his music in Danny boyle film Slumdog Millionaire. His fame skyrocketed after this movie, all across the globe, and what still amazes the world is his consistency in making the magical melodies that fetched him billions of fans around the world

As his early life shows the hardwork and the love he has for the music. A man who won more hearts, got too many awards…

He won oscar awards, Mauritius National Award, Malaysian Award , Nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award, Four National Film Awards, Six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Fifteen Filmfare Awards, Thirteen Filmfare Awards South, Kalaimamani from the Government of Tamil Nadu, Musical-Achievement Awards from the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Padma Shri from the Government of India
India, Award from Stanford University for his contributions to global music, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rotary Club of Madras, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Two Academy Awards, Two Grammy Awards, and many more..

He was treated as a musical divine in India

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