TDIM - A.R. Rahman's Birthday - 6th Jan
Posted On 6th January, 2014 @ 07:14 am by MTV EDITOR

A.R. Rahman's Birthday

“What cannot be put into words can be expressed through music”

Today is the birthday of one of India’s most famous and talented artists, A.R. Rahman! By profession, this artist is a singer, composer and music producer. 

Described as the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, his works are notable for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres and traditional orchestral arrangements. He also won plenty awards like the two Academy awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA awards, a Golden Globe, four National film awards, fifteen Filmfare Awardsand thirteen Filmfare Awards South.

Due to his extensive body of work for films, fans popularly nicknamed him as the  "the Mozart of Madras". In 2009, Time placed Rahman in its list of World's Most Influential People. The UK based World Music magazine Songlines named him one of 'Tomorrow's World Music Icons' in August 2011.

Having set up his own in-house studio called Panchathan Record Inn at Chennai, this place is one of Asia’s most sophisticated and high-tech studios. Working in India's various film industries, international cinema and theatre, Rahman is one of the world's all-time top selling recording artists. 

In a notable career spanning two decades, this artist has garnered particular acclaim for redefining contemporary Indian film music and thus contributing to the success of several films. Rahman is also currently one of the highest paid composers of the motion picture industry!

Here are top 5 songs by A.R Rahman!

1. Jai Ho!

2. Hosanna

3. PiyaHazi Ali

4. ChaiyyaChaiyya

5. AeNazneeSuno Na

We wish this brilliant artist a very Happy Birthday!

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