A. R. Rahman- Bio, Age, Song, Net worth

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A. R. Rahman

A.R .Rahman is an Indian playback singer. He began start learning at a very early age. A. R. Rahman, whose original name was A.S. Dileep Kumar, was the son of a Tamil film composer. He learned to play piano as a young child growing up in Madras (now Chennai), India. His father died when he was nine years old, and he then had to support the family by playing piano.

Born6 January 1967, Madras
Height5ft 5 in (165 cm)
Father R. K. Shekhar (Music Composer)
MotherKareema Beegum
SpouseSaira Banu


A. R. Rahman was born on 6 January 1967 in Madras, India to R. K. Shekhar and Kareema Beegum. He had sister’s her name is A.R.Reihana, Fathima Rafiq and Ishrath Qadri.
Rahman is married to Saira Banu (not to be confused with actress Saira Banu), sister-in-law of actor Rahman; they have three children: Khatija, Rahima and Ameen. Ameen has sung “NaNa” from Couple Retreat, and Khatija has sung “Pudhiya Manidha” from Enthrian. Composer G.V. Prakash Kumar is the son of Rahman’s elder sister, A.R.Reihana. Rahman’s younger sister, Fathima, heads his music conservatory in Chennai. The youngest, Ishrath, has a music studio. A.R. Rahman is co brother to actor Rahman.


He completed his schooling from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan school. He did his graduation from Madras Christian College. Also, he had did graduation from Trinity college of music in United Kingdom from Oxford university.
His educational qualification is degree in western classical mus ic.

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A. R. Rahman Career

Rahman initially composed scores for different documentaries and jingles for advertisements and Indian Television channels. In 1987 Rahman, then still known as Dileep, composed jingles for a line of watches introduced by Allywn. He also arranged the jingles for some advertisements that went on to become very popular, including the popular jingle for Titian watches, in which he used the theme from Mozart’s symphony .
Rahman’s film career began in 1992 when he started Panchanthan record, a recording and mixing studio in his backyard. It would become the most-advanced recording studio in India, and arguably one of Asia’s most sophisticated and high-tech studios. Cinematographer Santosh Sivan signed Rahman for his second film Yodha, a Malayalam film starring Mohanlal and directed by Sivan’s brother Sangeeth Sivan that released in September 1992.


At the Academy Awards, A. R. Rahman is the first Asian to win two Oscars in same year and be nominated twice in the same category for the same film. He is the first Asian to receive three Oscar nominations in same year and also the first Asian to receive multiple nominations in the category Academy Award for Best Original Score.

Government Awards

2010Padma Bhushan
2004National Lata Mangeshkar Award
2001Awadh Samman
2000Padma Shri
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Honorary Doctorate

2014Berklee College of Music
2014Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2009Middlesex University
2009Aligarh University
2009Anna University


As you are all aware that AR Rahman was Hindu and he embraced Islam after coming into the music industry. The musician did not receive any backlash at the time of embracing Islam, but in 2019 and 2020, he was targeted by a section of netizens because of his daughter’s hijab.

It was in 2019, legendary AR Rahman took to his Twitter and shared a picture captioning, ”The precious ladies of my family Khatija, Raheema and Sairaa with NitaAmbaniji #freedomtochoose.”  In the picture, his family members are seen posing with Nita Ambani for the camera during an event.

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A. R. Rahman Net Worth

A. R. Rahman Net Worth: A.R. Rahman is an Indian composer and musician who has a net worth of $280 million dollars which is 595 Crore in Indian currency.
A. R. Rahman’s Profession, his career graph which has taken a rapid pace, his earnings, and total net worth. Everythi ng related to music is found in AR Rahman’s bag, which includes, he is an Indian Singer, Musician, Composer, recordist, Music Programmer, Music Director, actor, judge, and a live stage performer.

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A. R. Rahman
Net Worth$280 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees595 Crore INR
Monthly Income And Salary4 Crore +
Yearly Income50 Crore +
Income SourceSinger

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.How do you think your career will change now that you’ve won two very well-deserved Oscars?
Ans. Rue Roy, LONDON

2. I recently heard the remix of “Jai Ho” featuring the Pussycat Dolls and was surprised that you consented to have that done to such a beautiful song. What motivated it?

Ans. Mayank Keshaviah, LOS ANGELES

3. How much A.R.Rahman earn per song?
Ans. A.R.Rahman charges approximately Rs. 1-2 crore per song.

4. What is the net worth of A.R.Rahaman?
Ans. The net worth of A.R.Rahman is around 595 crores.

5. What is the name of Arijit’s father?
Ans. A.R.Rahman father name is R.K.Shekhar.