A renowned name in field of Music Industry is A.R. Rahman. A.R. rahman has redefined Indian Music Industry. He has been given various names as because of his work and magical composition that he has made until date. He has composed music for more than hundred films and has gained recognition for being the highest selling music artist. He composes music in various languages. He has given milestone compositions in movies like, “ ROJA”, “BOMBAY”, “TAAL”, “LAGAAN”, “JODHA-AKBAR”, “DELHI 6”, and International Movie, “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.”
At a very tender age, Rahman started his music career. In ar rahman biography, it mentioned that rahman worked with noted film musicians and even composed various tunes. Jingles and tunes composed by him were used in various television serials and advertisements. Rahman has a degree in classical music from London’s most famous “Trinity College” for music. He has his own high tech music-recording studio in Chennai. It was the year 1991, which noted film director “MANI RATNAM” offered Rahman to compose music for his movie “ROJA.” This movie made rahman renowned worldwide. He was renowned as a classic music composer with this movie. He also won a National Award for his work in the movie “ROJA.” This happened first time that a debutant in music composing won this award. Rahman has won this national award three more times and this is a record ever made by any music composer.
SONY MUSIC assigned Rahman the task of composing music and a song for 50th Independence Day of India. He gave the world “VANDE-MATARAM” that created a sensation all across world. This composition of rahman increased patriotism among all Indians. Internationally acclaimed music composer, “ANDREW WEBBER” invited rahman to work with him on his project, which was “BOMBAY DREAMS.” This was in the year 2001, that AR Rahman produced music, which he did not compose. This was a huge success and it got both Webber and Rahman recognition to another level. It was also opened in New York Broadway and was an instant Hit. Rahman also composed for stage production for “LORD OF THE RINGS.” This was the most costly composition that was ever done my Rahman. Various other international artists have showed their interest to work with rahman. In ar rahman filmography, one can see complete list of films in which he has made and composed music. Rahman has done thirty live concerts and every single concert of his is always a sellout. He has also done international concerts that made him known to the world. Soundtracks composed by Rahman in the movie “ROJA” has been put in an international list of evergreen hit sound tracks.
In several International movies, Rahman has given music. With his compositions, Rahman has name and fame worldwide. Bombay is one of his compositions, which is listed in a list of top one thousand albums. In various Hollywood super hits like, “ELIZABETH”, “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE”, “COUPLES RETREAT”, Rahman has composed music. He has also composed music in various Chinese and Japanese movies as well. He has also worked with world-renowned music companies like Sony. His number of awards is endless. He has won most respected Academy Award for his composition for the movie, “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.” He has also won various awards from Grammy, and BAFTA. He has also won awards from Golden Globe. Noted Bollywood producers try to rope in rahman for composing music in their movies. Compositions of Rahman are magical and leave the listeners spellbound.
An India civilian honor, “PADMA BHUSHAN” and “PADMA SHRI” has been awarded to rahman. These awards have been given to him for his outstanding work that he has done for Music Industry both National and International. He is recognized for his work and has been awarded four National Awards, along with twenty-five Filmfare Awards. Some world-renowned universities have given rahman “Degree of Doctorate” as an honor for his work and some wonderful compositions that he has given to this world. Rahman has his name inked in the list of top hundred influential people from all across the globe.
Various charity organizations are being operated by rahman. These charities are functional to help the poor and the needy. Various charity organization works for the underprivileged children and the poor. Maximum amount of profit that is gained by Rahman is being given to these charity organizations so that they can work in a proficient manner. He has been assigned the task of working as the Ambassador for UN for “Millennium Development Goals” that is about to happen in the year 2015. His initiative to promote western classical music is loved and acclaimed worldwide. He has made a step for establishing KM MUSIC CONSERVATORY. He has also made an Orchestra that is named as “KM MUSIC ORCHESTRA.” This orchestra is based in Chennai. He is also ready with a stage for promoting music with his music label, KM MUSIQ. With use of this music label, he is ready to launch some new artists who can be good music composers.
Presently Rahman is working on projects like “ENDHIRAN”, “ROCKSTAR”, and “PANNI” in India with various other projects that are lined up for him.