As our Kollywudz blog which is specified for Tamil Cinema / Kollywoods cinema I have taken the topic of Isai Puyal A. R. Rahman who is a dedicated Music Director of Tamil cinema and won Oscar Awards which is the life dream of each and every artists around the world.
Before going to the comprehensive, detailed Profile, biography, filmography (List of Movies for which A R Rahuman did music composing) and personnel information about the Music Director A R Rehman, let me give you a brief explanation about the life story of A R Rahman. Rahman born as Dileep Kumar at Chennai, Tamilnadu. The father of A R Rahman was a musician and our Isai Puyal was doing the musical works such as operating the musical instruments like, Keyboard and other instruments which are quite tough to operate in the early ages. A R Rahman was facing many challenges in his life before getting his very first chance to compose music in his debut Tamil movie Roja. But after getting the film Roja, A R Rahman reached many heights in his Music career.
Personnel life of Tamil Music Director A R Rahman:
The Birth name of Music Director A R Rahman ( Real, full name is Allah Rakka Rahman ) is Dileep Kumar. The nick name of Music Director A R Rahman is “the Mozart of Madras”. But the great fans of A R Rahman from Tamilnadu and Tamil music lovers call him Isai Puyal (Music Storm).
Name of father of A R Rahman is R. K. Shekar and his mother name is Kareema whose birth name is Kashturi. As the father of A R Rahman passed away when ARR was 9 years old, they have had to give those musical instruments of his father for rent outside. Rahman was brought up by his mother after his 9th age. The names of the childhood friends of Isai Puyal A R Rahman are, (Drums) Siva Mani ( you can see him in most of the special occasions like cricket matches in Chennai, etc.,) John antony, Suresh Peters, Jojo and Raja. Rahman had been doing some keyboard player works with his friends those days.
One of his notable activities when he was young is, his Nemesis Avenue. The name of the music instruments in which A R Rahman was a specialist during his those young days were, Piano, Key board, Synthesizer, Harmonium and Guidar. A notable thing in the early life of A R Rahman is, his interest with the instrument, Synthesizer.
The very first mentor of Music Director A R Rahman after his father is, M. K. Arjunan who is none other than one of the friends of A R Rahman’s friend. With after a short period time of starting work with Mr. M.K. Arjunan, he began work with the legends of the Southern India Music Directors like M.S. Vishwanathan, Tamil music Director, Maestro Illayaraja, Ramesh Naidu, Rajan Koti, Zakir Hussain, Kunnakudi Vaidhyavaan ( a specialist of Violin) and L. Shankar. On the other hand, Rahman had been doing some musical oriented courses from the Trinity college of Music from the scholarship of Trinity College, London. At the age of 23 of A R Rahman, he got converted to the Islam religion as his family also got changed to the Islam religion.
Name of the wife of A R Rahman who is standing at the back of this successful man is Saira Banu. A R Rahman and Saira banu have 3 children namely Khatija, Rahima and Ameen. The son of A R Rahman has sung a song called “NaNa” from Couples Retreat. His daughter, Khatija has sung in the great song from Tamil movie, Endhiran, “Pudhiya manidha.. Boomikku vaa”..
A R Rahman is the Uncle of the young generation music director of Tamil cinema G. V. Prakash Kumar who has done many successful Tamil cinemas like Aayirathil Oruvan etc., also G. V. Prakash Kumar has sung in the earlier movie of A R Rahman, Chikku bukku railu from Tamil movie gentleman.
The name of sister of Music director A r Rahman is, also a singer who has sang the songs like, Vidai kodu engal naadae – Kannathil muthamittal movie. The younger sister of A R Rahman, Ishrath is owning a musical studio. Another interesting fact about A R Rahman is, he is a relation of the Tamil actor Rahman who has acted in many number of Tamil movies from Pudhu Pudhu arthangal to Billa 2007. He is the co brother of A R Rahman.
The quote of Music maker A R Rahman is Ella Pugazhum Iraivanukkae (Tamil language) these words were uttered by his prior to his speech on the stage for the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony in which he received 2 awards and has been living as one of the symbols of India on the International stage of the world.
List of Movies from Music Director A R Rahman:
On the big screen of Kollywoods, A R Rahman got his first opportunity in the movie, Roja under the Direction of Mani Rathnam who is one of the best directors in the Tamil cinema industry. In this movie, the music of A R Rahman gave a different experience to the Tamil audience with his excellent work with the drums especially. His outstanding work with his debut movie was recognized by the Indian govt by giving him the Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) award at the National film Awards. His second movie was with a Malayalam cinema namely, Yodha. Followed by that Malayalam movie, he did the Roja movie in Telugu language cinema. Then the next film of A R Rahman was also a Telugu movie namely, Donga Donga. At the next year, 1993 A R Rahman did his second Tamil movie and his very first movie with the Tamil Cinema Director Shankar namely, Gentleman, the songs in Gentleman were Super hit like, “Chikku bukku chikku bukku railu”..
Then he did the music composition for the Tamil movie, Pudhiya Mugam. This movie, Pudhiya Mugam had nice songs, including the ever green Tamil melody song, Kannukku Mai azhagu.. The next movie of A R Rahman was, Nippu Ravva. The next one was from Tamil Cinema, namely Thiruda Thiruda and in this movie, Isai Puyal had done the back ground music with his style and the song from this movie, “Konjam nilavu” sung by the female singer, Vasundhra Das. The next project of AR Rahman was a Telugu movie, Super Police. The next one was, the Tamil moive, Duet in which Tamil Actor Prabu had done the role of hero. In this movie also the melody songs are ever green. We can say that, the Tamil audience have been experiencing many ever green, nice melody songs and music from A R R after the time period of Tamil Music director Illayaraja. The next movie from Rahman was May Madham released in the year 1994, in this movie, ARR had given different kind of musics from the calm, melody songs to the Rap songs like, Madrasa Suthi kaatta poren..
Then he composed for the movie, Vandi Cholai sinraasu acted by actor Sathyaraj. The next one was a Telugu movie namely, Palnati Pousharam. After that he acted in the movie, Kaadhalan which is a grand Tamil movie from the combination of A R Rahman and Tamil Director Shankar. Then he did music for the movie Karuththamma, it was a village based story and this was the second time that A R Rahman did music for a village based story. After that an Ajith Kumar’s movie came with the music composing of A. R. Rahman. The name of the movie of Rahman music and acted by Ultimate Star Ajith Kumar. Then the next movie of A R Rahman was under the film director Mani Rathnam direction, namely Bombay for which AR Rahman got several awards. Indira, the tamil movie from Suhashini was also music composed by A R Rahman. The very first movie of A R Rahman with Super Star Rajnikanth was Muthu and the audio cassette sales were great for this movie, Muthu. Both of his next movies, Kaadhal desam and Love birds were with similar kind of music collections. But with the hard work of A r Rahman and admirable music was existing in those movies. The hit songs from those movies are, Mushtafa Mushtafa, No Problem…, etc.,
Then he composed for Anthimandhaarai movie and the next one was again with Director Shankar but he worked for a Kamal haasan movie for the first time. In the year 1997, ARR composed music for 7 movies and one of them was a Telugu movie. The Tamil movies from those 7 were, Minsara Kanavu, Iruvar, Ratchagan. Among those movies, all of them had good collection of Audio songs with excellent Back ground music from Isai Puyal. The hit songs from those movies are, Minsara Kanavu – Thanga thaamarai nilavey, hooo lalalllaa… Iruvar – Hello Mr Edhir katchi.. Ratchagan – Sonia Sonia.., Kaiyil midhakkum…
By the year 1998, A R Rahman did music for one single Tamil movie and for a hindi movie namely Jeans and 1947 Earth respectively. In the year 1999, ARR did music for 8 movies!! The names of those movies are, Padayappa, Mudhalvan, Oke Okkadu (Telugu), Jodi, Narasimha, Taj Mahal, Kadhalar Dinam and En Swasa Kaatre.. He got support from the people for all of those 8 movies he worked in that single year. That proved that it doesn’t matter how many number of works we are doing, but how we do matters.
In the year 2000, A R Rahman worked with 6 number of movies namely, Sakthi, tenali, Alaipaayudhe ( From Mani Rathnam), Tenali (Telugu), Snegithiye, Rhythm. In the year of 2001, he worked for the movies, Parthaley Paravasam, zubeidaa (hindi), Paravasam and Lagaan (2001). The movie Lagaan was nominated for Oscar should be noted here. By the next year 2002, he worked with 4 movies namely Baba (Telugu movie), Amurtha (Telugu), Baba ( Tamil movie starred by Rajni), Kannathil muthamittal (film from Mani Rathnam based on the Sri Lankan Tamilan issue).
The busy schedules of A R rahman continued in the year 2003 also with 6 movies totally. The list of the movies came in that year with ARR music is, Boys (Shankar direction), enakku 20 unakku 18, Nee manasu naaku telusu (Telugu), Udhaya (Illayathalapahy vijay starred), Boys (Telugu), Tehzeeb (hindi movie). In the year 2004, A R Rahman composed music for 10 movies. The list of them is, Meenaxi: Tale Of 3 Cities ( Hindi ) Naani ( Telugu ), Lakeer ( Hindi ) Aayitha Ezhuthu ( Tamil ) , Yuva ( Hindi ) , Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa ( Hindi ), Swades ( Hindi ),Yuva ( Telugu ) New, Desam, `
The movies, ARR did music in the year 2005 are, Kisna (hindi), Anbe Aaruyire – Acted and directed by Tamil actor cum director S.J. Surya, Mangal pandey (hindi), 71/2 Phere (hindi), Bose – the forgotten hero (hindi). At the next year, he did the music for Varalaru (Thala Ajith movie), Nuvvu nenu prema (Telugu), Rang de basanti ( Hindi) and Sillunu oru Kaadhal ( First movie of Tamil actor Surya with A R Rahman music).
The next year 2007 of A R Rahman became another busy year for him. The hindi movies came with his music in that year are, Provoked, Guru; Tamil movies are, Guru, Azhagiya Tamil mahan (Vijay worked in ARR music for the second time) and Sivaji. One Telugu movie was, Sivaji for this year. The Kannada movie done music by Music Director A R Rahman is Sajani. Elizebath : the golden Age movie is the debut movie for A R Rahman in the English movies (Hollywood) happened at 2007.
The year 2008 can be called as the best year for AR Rahman in his musical career because for the movie he did the music composition in this year namely Slum dog millionairehe won the 2 number of OSCAR Awards. He is standing as the bery first and only one artist from the country India so far. Other than Slum dog millionaire, he did music for 5 other movies by the same year namely, Jaane tu ya Jaane na, Yuvraj – Hindi movies, Sakkarakatti (Tamil)- In this movie, the famous song namely “Taxi Taxi” took place. Gajini, Jodhaa Akbar – Hindi movies also can=me in this same year.
In the year 2009, A R Rahman did music for 4 movies namely, Maha Muturu – Telugu, Slum dog crorepati, Delhi 6 and Blue – Hindi movies.
The movies for which and all A R Rahman music movies by the year 2010 are many (13 in munbers). They are, Raavanan ( Tamil ) this movie was directed by Mani Rathnam and casted by Tamil actor Vikram and Tamil actress Aishwarya Rai., The Robot ( Hindi ), Ye Maaya Chesaave ( Telugu ), Endhiran ( Tamil ) – this movie was directed by Shankar and casted by one of the best Tamil actors Rajni and Aishwarya Rai again. , Raavan ( Hindi ), Ada - A Way Of Life ( Hindi ), Robo ( Telugu ), Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya ( Tamil ) – Directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and acted by Tamil actor STR and Tamil actress Trisha, Jhootha Hi Sahi ( Hindi ), Couples Retreat ( English ) , Villain ( Telugu ), Komuram Puli ( Telugu ), Naanum Kodeeswaran ( Tamil ),
By the year 2011, our Isai Puayal has done music direction for totally 10 movies namely Manavar Dhinam ( Tamil ), 127 Hours ( English ), Yahan Ke Hum Sikander ( Hindi ), Godfather ( Kannada ), Chamki Chameli ( Hindi ), Paani ( Hindi ), The Desire ( Hindi ) , Lajjo ( Hindi ),. The recent upcoming movies of A R Rahman in the year 2012 are, 2012 - Rana ( Telugu ), Battleship ( English ), Raana ( Tamil ) – one of the most expect movies y the Tamil cinema audience casted by Rajni kanth and under the direction of Rajnikanth’s daughter, Randamoozham ( Malayalam ), Pookadai ( Tamil ) , Great Dadu ( Hindi ), Yodha 2 ( Telugu )
Nuvve Naa Vasantham ( Telugu ), Rana ( Hindi ), Kochadaiyaan ( Tamil ) – Upcoming movie for Rajni kanth. Ekk Deewana Tha ( Hindi ), Yodha 2 ( Tamil ) and Rockstar ( Hindi ). Another interesting matter that I have here to share with you is, Tamil Music Director A R Rahman has been booked for his music in the year 2013 now itself !! The name of the movies from A R R in the year 2013 are, Bajirao Mastani ( Hindi ) and Yohan: Adhyayam Ondru - Yohan Part 1 ( Tamil ).
Interesting facts about A R Rahman:
At the year of nine, A R Rahman has done a tune of his own and his father used that tune to finish the complete song for his Malayalam movie song, “Velli then kinnam pol” for the movie, Penpada.
At his early ages, Music Director A R Rahman owned the Panchathan Record Inn, which is a recording studio at his house backyard. This studio would become the best sophisticated studio in Asia is not a big word to explain about it.
During the 50th independence day of the Indian nation, A R Rahman prepared and released his album, Vande Maatharam in the year 1997.
A R Rahman has done musical performance in the White house of America during the visit of the Indian Prime minister to America at year 2009.
His very first Cinema song track in the Roja movie got a place in the 10 best sound tracks from Times which is never an easy achievement to reach during early career time.
He won the Malaysian award at the year 1995 namely Mauritius national award for music.
A R Rahman has won the Indian national award for totally 4 times and he has won the Tamilnadu State Film Awards for six times, Filmfare awards for 13 times, Kalaimamani award for music which is one of the prestigious awards from the Tamilnadu Government. He has got awards not only from the Tamilnadu state, but also from the states, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Got too. A R Rahman can be called as Padmashri A R Rahman too as he has been titled so by the Indian Government.
Rahman has got the Doctorate from Middle Sex University, Aligarh Muslim University, Anna University.
He can be called as Padma Bhushan A R Rahman too.
Personal information about A R rahman:
E mail id of Isai Puyal A R Rahman is : firstname.lastname@example.org
Address of A R Rahman:
No: 5, 4th Street,
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