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A.R.Rehman…God of music!!!

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Allah Rakha Rahman was born on January 6, 1967 in Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India. His occupation includes film composer, record producer,musician and a singer. His debut soundtrack for Roja was listed in TIME‘s “10 Best Soundtracks” in 2005 and instantly delivered him his first National Film Award..

In 1997 he made an album Vande Mataram on India’s 50th anniversary of independence .Rahman has performed with Michael Jackson in Germany in 1997.

Awards and Achievements:

· Recipient of the Mauritius National Award and the Malaysian Award for contributions to music.

· Nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for 1st West-End production.

· 4-time National Film Award winner.

· Conferred the Padma Shri from the Govt. of India.

· Received 6 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

· 13 Film fare awards.

· 12Filmfare Awards South for his music and scores.

· In 2006, he received an honorary award from Stanford Uni. for contributions to global music.

· In 2009, won the Critic’s Choice Award,Golden Globe Award for best original score for the film Slumdog Milionaire.

· Bafta award for Best Film Music.

· 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best original song at 2009 Oscars.

· Referred as the “Mozart of Madras” Bt Time magazine.

· Coined by the nickname Isai Puyal by some Tamil commentators.

· Appointed as the Global Ambassador of the Stop TB Partnership, a project by WHO.

· Launched his own music label, KM Music in 2006.

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Four awards for Slumdog Millionaire…

the winners..

the winners..

Music maestro A.R. Rahman has become the first Indian to win the prestigious Golden Globe award.He won this award for best original music score as the Mumbai-based “Slumdog Millionaire”
bagged four top prizes, including Best Motion Picture-Drama.
`Slumdog Millionaire,” an underdog story some awards watchers think could become an Oscar  favorite.It features  a generally unknown cast in the story of an orphan boy in Mumbai who rises  from terrible hardship to become a  champ on India’s version of “Who Wants  to Be a Millionaire,”  all the while trying to reunite with a lost  love from his childhood.It’s an unprecedented success  for India as a medium for film. Congratulations to everyone  involved.

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