Creating a distinct style of music and mesmerizing people world over for more than a decade is something that only A R Rahman could do. It’s a success story that can inspire and motivate you to reach your own goals. The man with exceptional musical skills also has numerous awards to his credit, including a Grammy award (for Slumdog Millionaire) and seems to be born for music.
Rahman was born on 6th January, 1967, to a musically rich Tamil family, as A.S. Dileep Kumar. Rahman’s father, R K Shekhar, was also a composer and a conductor for Malayalam and Tamil songs. As a young child, Rahman used to visit the studios with his father and that perhaps imbibed the music in him from very early on. At the age of 4, he started learning the piano.