Be it evoking agression with Muqqabala, or enduring Sufism with Kun Faaya Kun only AR Rahman has the capabilities to emote an array of sentiments through his compositions.
Referred to as 'The Mozart Of Madras', AR Rahman was born as AS Dileep Kumar. The singer-composer who turns 52 today, started his music career back in 1992 with Roja. With films like Bombay, Taal and Lagaan, the maestro initiated a process which earned a special spot for Indian film music on the global front.
An Honorary Fellow of the Trinity College of Music, Rahman is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, and was named as one of the 'World's Most Influential People' by Time in 2009. Apart from this, he has won four national awards and several Filmfare awards. It was in 2009 that he grounded his roots firm in both Hollywood and Bollywood by winning the prestigious Academy Award for Best Original Song and Best Original Music Score for Slumdog Millionaire.
Rahman music isn't limited to classical and traditional folk beats instead he has worked with various genres- be it Indian classical, electronic music or orchestral arrangement.
Some call him a living legend, others refer to him as the music maverick, but no matter which title is used - AR Rahman is a league of his own! As the singer-composer turns a year older, we bring you some of his best songs that need to be on your playlist today.
Kun Faya Kun
Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera
Maa Tujhe Salam
Tu Hi Re
Chhoti Si Asha