As Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman, turned 48-year-old today, his colleagues in the Indian cinema industry wished him success and happiness in life.
Rahman is once again in the race for Oscar this year. His work in ‘Million Dollar Arm’, ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ and Indian film ‘Kochadaiyaan’ are part of the long list released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its website.
Many wished Rahman on the occasion including melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, Soundarya Rajinjikanth, Sivakarthikeyan.
Rahman was born in Chennai on January 6, 1966 as S Dileep Kumar. The musical genius lost his musician father
R K Sekar when he was only nine years and had to support the family.
Starting his career by composing ad jingles, Rahman was approached by Mani Ratnam to compose the score and soundtrack for his Tamil film Roja. The music of the film became a hit, giving Rahman a Best Music Director trophy at the National Film Awards. Rahman’s first big break in Hindi film came with Ram Gopal Varma’s Rangeela.
After Slum dog Millionaire, he has gone one step ahead and left his magic in Hollywood winning double Oscars and Golden Globe.
A name to reckon with in Indian music, he is celebrating a happy birthday today indeed.