|Real Name/Full Name||A. S. Dileep Kumar|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||A R Rahman|
|Birth Place:||Madras, Tamil Nadu, Southern India|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||6 January 1967|
|Age/How Old:||56 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – R. K. Shekhar
Mother – Kareema ( Kashturi)
|Siblings:||A.R Reihana, Ishrath Qadri and Faithima Rafiq|
|School:||Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School|
|College:||Trinity College of Music, Oxford University|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Saira Banu|
|Kids/Children Name:||Rahima, Khatija and Ameen|
|Profession:||Indian record producer, film composer, singer, and songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$300 Million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
A.R. Rahman is a successful Indian record producer, film composer, songwriter and singer who works predominantly in Hindi and Tamil films. He was awarded Padma Bhushan award by the Indian government in 2010. This is the 3rd highest civilian award in India. Thanks to his expertise as a record producer and a film composer, he has been able to win more than 20 different awards in different categories.
He started by composing scores for different jingles for advertisements and documentaries as well as Indian Television channels. He has an in-house studio known as Panchathan Record Inn. His film scoring career started back in the early 1990s and the first project he did was Tamil film titled Roja.
Well, how well do you know about A. R. Rahman? If not much, here is what we know about A. R. Rahman to date.
Biography and Early Life
It was on the 6th of January in 1967 when Rahman was born as A.S. Dileep Kumar in Madras, Madras State in India which is now known as Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Rahman grew up hearing much about music and film since his father R. K. Shekhar was a film-score composer and a conductor for Malayalam films. His father was from a Mudaliar family. Rahman was very exposed at a young age as he was taught how to play piano at the age of four years.
His father had musical equipment for rental that provided his family’s income. His mother Kareema born Kashturi is the one who raised him after his father’s death when Rahman was only 9 years old. Things were not very good financially for his family. Therefore, Rahman had to stand-in and work to support his family. He is not the only child in the family as he has three siblings named A.R Reihana, Ishrath Qadri and Faithima Rafiq.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is A. R. Rahman in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, A. R. Rahman’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 29th May 2023 having been born on 6 January 1967. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.
At the time of his father’s death, A. R Rahman was a student at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan. Since he wanted to support his family, he would miss classes and look for a way of earning money. Unfortunately, this didn’t work out so well for him as he started failing his exams. The school principal as a way of defending Rahman summoned him together with his mum and demanded for Rahman to attend school consecutively regardless of their financial status.
He therefore decided to join a different school known as MCN but stayed there for only one year. Luckily, Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School recognized his music talent and admitted him in the school for that. Together with his schoolmates, they formed a band.
However, he did not remain in school for such a long time as he talked with his mum and she allowed him to drop out and focus on his music career. Later on, he graduated with a Western classical music diploma from Madras. Trinity College London gave him a scholarship to attend Trinity College of Music.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Rahman has not only made it in his career but also in his love life. He is a married man and the name of his wife is Saira Banu and together they have three kids named Rahima, Khatija and Ameen. Two of his children have followed into their father’s footsteps in the music world as Amen is the one who has sun “NaNa” while his daughter Khatija is the one responsible of singing Pudhiya Manidha.
His nephew, his sister’s son G.V Prakash Kumar is a great composer. And he works with his younger sister Fathima as the head of music conservatory in Chennai. Rahman’s youngest sibling Ishrath runs his own music studio.
Is A R Rahman Gay?
A. R. Rahman is definitely not gay. The fact that he has been married for several years now and has three kids is enough to substantiate this claim.
Initially, Rahman started off as a composer of different jingles and documentaries for advertisements and many Indian Television channels. With time, some of the jingles he created started becoming very popular and before he could know it, he was already a celebrity. Some of his works include; Yoddha, Gentleman, Chickku Bukku Rayile and Indira. As a performer, he was featured in One Heart in 2017 and as an actor, he appeared on Bigil in 2019 and Aaraattu in 2021. He has also produced films like; Atkan Chatkan and Le Musk among others.
It is not just wealth and fame that Rahman has earned over the years. he also as received a number of awards and nominations. Some of these include; 6 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, 16 Filmfare Awards, BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe Award among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of A R Rahman in ’2023’
Through his career in both music and film industry, Rahman is today a very rich man, as his net worth is currently estimated to be roughly $300 million as of 2023.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Rahman was born Hindu but converted to Islam at the age of 23 years and changed his name to Allahrakha Rahman abbreviated as A.R. Rahman.
Despite going through so much in his life, Rahman was able to pursue his goals. His strong-willed spirit is what has made him as successful as he is today.