it was in 1992 A R Rahman made a stunning debut in Tamil cinema with Mani Ratnam directed Roja. Cliched it may sound, but there is literally no looking back for Rahman, who has now become an international personality.
With the Oscar-Grammy winner completing two decades of music journey, plans are on to celebrate it. According to sources, Rahman’s sister Rahaina will conduct a concert, which will see the participation of who is who of the industry.
Rahman is a composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist.
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 has won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South in addition to numerous other awards and nominations.
His extensive body of work for film and the stage earned him the nickname ‘the Mozart of Madras’ and several Tamil commentators and fans have coined him the nickname Isai Puyal.
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.