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A.R. Rahman Birthday: 5 lesser known facts about Indian music maestro

A.R. Rahman, the ace Indian musician turned 52 today. Oscar winner music legend is undoubtedly one of India's most renowned icons. A.R. Rahman has ruled both regional cinema and Bollywood with his tunes. But there are numerous instances when he inspired the international music scene as well. Rahman made his feature film debut with Mani Ratnam's 'Roja'. He went on to win his first National Award for the film. The win created history as never before had the award been given to a first-time film composer. He is one of the best-selling recording artists, with an estimated 200 million units sold worldwide. Here are some lesser known facts about Indian music maestro.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 January 2019, 08:31:25 AM
AR Rahman

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A.R. Rahman, the ace Indian musician turned 52 today. Oscar winner music legend is undoubtedly one of India's most renowned icons. A.R. Rahman has ruled both regional cinema and Bollywood with his tunes. But there are numerous instances when he inspired international music scene as well. Rahman made his feature film debut with Mani Ratnam's 'Roja'. He went on to win his first National Award for the film. The win created history as never before had the award been given to a first-time film composer. He is one of the best-selling recording artists, with an estimated 200 million units sold worldwide. Here are some lesser known facts about Indian music maestro.
A.R. Rahman

A.R. Rahman

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A.R. Rahman wanted to become a computer engineer. He Says 'the computer engineering world’s loss is the music world’s gain.'
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A R Rahman

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In the Limca Book of Records 2007, Rahman holds “Indian of the Year for Contribution to Popular Music” Award.
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AR RAHMAN

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A.R. Rahman is the first Asian to have won two Oscars in the same year!
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AR Rahman

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Apart from Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman has provided great scores for other Hollywood movies such as 127 Hours and Lord Of War.
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A.R. Rahman

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Despite his international success, he remains in touch with the South Indian film industry that he first took off from.