Music maestro AR Rahman turns 50
Music legend AR Rahman turns 50 today. An inspiration for aspiring musicians and singers around the globe, Rahman has made India proud by grabbing two Academy Awards, two Grammys, a Bafta Award and a Golden Globe Award to boot. The winner of four National Awards and a whopping fifteen Filmfare Awards, besides thirteen Filmfare Awards South. The Mozart of Madras, is absolutely word class when it comes to composing soul-stirring music that makes a tug at your heartstrings.
Born as A. S. Dileep Kumar, Allah Rakha Rahman has performed with the greatest talent in the world of music; from the late musician Michael Jackson to Mick Jagger, with whom he performed at the White House.
AR Rahman is married to Saira Banu and is a father to three kids. It's no surprise that they too are now setting their feet in the world of music. While his daughter Khatija has sung 'Pudhiya Manidha' in 'Enthiran', his son Ameen sang 'NaNa' in 'Couples Retreat'.