A two-time Academy Award winning composer, A. R. Rahman has helped redefine contemporary Indian music. The “Mozart of Madras” as Time Magazine dubbed him, has sold more than 150 million CDS comprised of music from more than 100 film soundtracks and albums across over half a dozen languages, including landmark scores such as Roja, Bombay, Dilse, Taal, Lagaan, Vandemataram and more recently Slumdog Millionaire, Couples Retreat, 127 HOURS and People Like Us.
Rahman has been bestowed with the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, two of India’s highest national civilian honours, recognizing his contribution to music, in addition to several other awards including 4 Indian National Film Awards and 25 Filmfare Awards, India’s leading recognition for films. He was also named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009.
Rahman has undertaken several sellout concert tours in over 30 international destinations including his 2010 Jai Ho: The Journey Home World Tour. A.R. Rahman was also invited to perform at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2010 and recently performed at the One World Concert —a historic celebration of peace, music and common ground – honoring the Dalai Lama.