Known for his immense body of work for film and stage, for his unmatchable range as a composer, music-maestro A.R. Rahman turned 55 on Thursday. Born in Madras, Tamil Nadu to film-score composer R.K. Shekhar, Rahman is considered one of the most successful and iconic musicians globally.
AR Rahman is the first Asian artist to win two Oscars. In 2009, he was awarded the Oscar for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for his song “Jai Ho” from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire”.
He is the first Indian to be nominated for the prestigious Golden Globe Award. He has also been honored with 25 Filmfare Awards, 4 National Awards, 2 Grammys, and Academy Awards including Padma Shri (2000), Padma Vibhushan (2010).