Date of birth : 6th January, 1966.
His father was an arranger and conductor in Malayalam movies. A.R.Rehman (then Dileep ) started learning the Piano at the age of four. When A.R.Rehman was at the age of 9, his father passed away.
At the age of 11, he joined Maestro Illaiyarajas troupe as a keyboard player.
His mother Kareema Begum stood behind him and encouraged him to follow his father's footsteps. This had an adverse effect on his education forcing him to drop out from the school.
He also played on the orchestra of M.S.Vishwanathan and accompanied Zakir Hussain and Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan on various world tours. All this experience enabled him to earn a scholarship to the famed Trinity College of Music at Oxford University from where he obtained a degree in Western Classical Music.
He was also a part of local rock bands like Roots, Magic and Nemesis Avenue etc.
Then he started composing ad jingles. Rahman did a lot of popular ads like those for Parry's, Leo Coffee, Boost, Titan, Premier Pressure Cooker, Hero Puch and Asian Paints.
He also did couple of non film albumns like `Deen Isai Malai', `Set Me Free'.
Then his turn to storm the tamil film industry came through Mani Rathnams Roja.
Thereafter, no one could stop this YOUNG PRODIGY, who has taken Indian music to great heights in the international music arena.
I am sure that this is just a beginning of his journey
I take this opportunity to wish him all success in his life
May God be with him all through his success
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