Brief introduction of A.R. Rahman
A.R. Rahman was born on January 6, 1967, in Madras. Rahman was a Hindu by birth and his name was A.S. Dilip Kumar. Rahman’s father R.K. Shekhar used to compose music. That is why he has been interested in music since childhood. In the beginning, Rahman used to support his father in the studio and play the keyboard for him. When he was nine years old, his father died.
It is not known whether it is true or not, but, It is said that the cause of death of his father was black magic. That was a really difficult time for the whole family. Rahman used to run the house by renting various instruments from his father’s studio.
He could not concentrate on education and after failing several times, he left this school and took admission in another school. And then the family’s troubles escalated when Rahman’s younger sister became seriously ill. In this difficult time, Rahman’s mother saw salvation in spirituality and she became fully accustomed to spirituality.
In 1989, the whole family, including Rahman, converted to Islam. And so this great musician of the world became A.R. Rahman from A.S. Dilip Kumar.
Rahman initially made jingals for TV channels. In 1992, A.R. Rahman gave music for the first time for the South Indian film “Roja” and has not looked back since. The music made by him started talking loudly.
Whether it is the music of Tamil movies or Bollywood or Hollywood, Rahman’s magic was and is everywhere. He won two Academy Awards for his film “Slumdog Millionaire”. The list of other awards is very long. Rahman can play any musical instrument except Shahnai.
Here is the list of 5 Most Memorable songs composed by A.R. Rahman.
5. Kun Faya Kun
In 2011, a great movie “Rockstar” directed by Imtiaz Ali was released. The music of this movie was made so brilliantly. I really like all the songs composed by A.R. Rahman in this film. However, The song “Kun Faya Kun” which was sung by Javed Ali and Mohit Chauhan is real close to my heart. Rahman’s voice is also included in this song. This song is very influential. Spiritualism seems very dominant in Rahman’s personality and the color of love and mysticism can be felt very clearly in this song. Enjoy this song with the deepest part of your heart.
4. Ae Ajnabi
Who doesn’t like the song “Ae Ajnabi” from Shah Rukh Khan’s “Dil Se” movie? Udit Narayan’s voice filled with melodies did complete justice to this difficult composition. A.R Rahman is known for making very complex melodies. I think that’s right. Anyone who is not sure should try to sing this song and you will find how hard it is.
3. Chayya Chayya
This song is as much fun to listen to as it is to watch. Sukhwinder Singh’s voice and Rahman’s mind made this song an extraordinary piece. Shah Rukh Khan’s beautiful wavy hair and his passionate dance on the train will make you dance too. The song was later included in the Hollywood movie “Inside Man”. The beautiful hitting voice of Sapna Awasthi also sounds very good in this song.
2. Patakha Guddi
This song included in Imtiaz Ali’s movie “Highway” is a very unique composition. The explosive voice of the Nooran Sisters and the music of A.R. Rahman made it magic. This song brought the Filmfare award to Nooran Sisters.
1. Agar Tum Saath Ho
Hardly a day goes by when I don’t hear this song. Be it the voice of Alka and Arjit or the lyrics of the song or its music. Nothing is incomplete. What a lively song it is. If you watch this song video, you will realize, that no matter how hard Imtiaz Ali’s blazing camera tries with Deepika and Ranbir’s brilliant acting, the visuals of this song will never dominate its vocals and music. Listening to this song makes a person, close his eyes involuntarily.