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(This article is authored by Alar)

In the world of Indian music, AR Rahman is among the most legendary names you've likely heard of or must his music. In addition to being a phenomenal vocalist, he is also talented in the areas of music composition, songwriting, and record production. In addition to this, he is one of only six Indians in the history of the film industry to have ever been awarded the illustrious Oscar statuette. In 2009, AR Rahman was honoured with two Academy Awards for the outstanding contributions he made to the motion pictures Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours.

His parents, R.K. Shekhar and Kareema Beegum, gave him the name A.S. Dileep Kumar when he was born on January 6, 1967 in Madras, Tamil Nadu. However, after the passing of his father, (Dhileep) AR Rahman and other members of his family converted to Islam and changed his name to A R Rahman. The legendary composer and singer is most commonly heard contributing their talents to films in Hindi and Tamil. AR Rahman has been honoured with numerous prestigious accolades throughout his career, including but not limited to: six National Film Awards; two Grammy Awards; a BAFTA Award; a Golden Globe Award; seventeen Filmfare Awards South; fifteen Filmfare Awards; the Padma Bhushan; and many more.

Disney's Million Dollar Arm:

Did you know that the maestro worked at Disney at one point? The biographical sports drama, Million Dollar Arm, which was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and stars Jon Hamm as J. B. Bernstein and Bill Paxton, was directed by Michael Mann. Million Dollar Arm, a film that was released in 2014, has a score that is a fusion, blending a traditional Hollywood orchestra conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith with a lot of subcontinental influences and specialty instruments, as well as several original songs. In addition, the score also includes several original songs. The motion picture that has been included on the shortlist of films that could potentially win an Oscar for best original score.

Vande Mataram:

In 1997, on the occasion of India's 50th anniversary of gaining its independence, he released the non-film album Vande Mataram. It is the non-film album that has sold the most copies for Sony Music India to this point. Additionally, the track holds two records in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the song that has been performed in the most different languages. This remarkable accomplishment was accomplished not once, but twice, by the Indian singer Sai "Psychuck" Manapragada, who sang the track in a total of 277 different languages, the first time with the chorus and the second time individually.

God of Music:

He is proficient in Carnatic music, Western and Hindustani classical music, as well as the Qawwali style of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Rahman is well-known for his film songs that combine elements of these and other musical genres, layering instruments from a variety of musical idioms in an improvisational style. It was Rahman who first brought the 7.1 surround sound technology to South Indian motion pictures. Ron Fair, a music producer, has referred to Rahman as "one of the world's great living composers in any medium."

Oscar Hero:

Whatever the history may change and be altered, the moment that Rahman says on stage with Oscars in his hands, "Ella Pughazhum Iraivanukke," is etched in stone and will not change. This prestigious award went to him for his album Jai Ho, O Saya, which was nominated for Best Original Score for the film Slumdog Millionare.

Musical King of 90s:

Director Maniratnam of Roja had just approached him, and the storm has started brewing ever since. The following year, Rahman took home the Silver Lotus at the National Film Awards (India) for his work as music director on the film Roja, Bombay's score, which included "Bombay Theme," has sold 15 million copies around the world and  was listed on Time's all-time "10 Best Soundtracks" in 2005. His BMI London Award for Best Score came from his first Hollywood film, the comedy Couples Retreat from 2009.

Canada's street is on his name:

This legendary music composer received an honour from the City of Markham in Ontario, Canada after they named a street after him. But the humble man said, "I never imagined this ever in my life. I am very grateful to all of you, the Mayor of Markham, Canada (Frank Scarpitt) and counsellors, Indian Consulate General (Apoorva Srivastava) and the people of Canada. I feel like this gives me immense responsibility to do much more and be inspiring, not to get tired and not to retire yet. Even if I get tired I'll remember that I have more things to do, more people to connect with, more bridges to cross."

Le Musk:

When he filled the air with music, he then surprised his fans with directing a Indian virtual realiy thriller, Le Musk. it premiered at the Cannes Film Market's Cannes XR programme. The 37-minute film is billed as a cinematic sensory experience incorporating virtual reality, with motion, music, and scent integrated into the narrative. After seeing the film, Superstar Rajinikanth had said his thoughts, and I think we can all agree with him that he is right, "My god! Ena Panirukeenga Rahman sir? Mind-blowing! Super! It is one-of-a-kind."