Known as the Mozart of Madras, A.R.Rahman has won two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, two Grammy Awards, six National Film Awards, a Golden Globe, 15 Filmfare Awards and 17 Filmfare Awards South under his belt. He is considered as epitome of talent who can create music with almost everything.
Born as A.S. Dileep Kumar, he joined Ilaiyaraja‘s troupe as a keyboard player at the age of 11. He dropped out of school as a result of this and travelled all around the world with various orchestras. He got his breakthrough when he met Mani Ratnam at an advertising function. Rahman played him few of his music samples which Mani loved so much that he asked Rahman to compose the music for his next film, Roja (1992). The rest, as they say, is history.
We present you the top 10 songs of A.R.Rahman that will cherish and energize your day :-
Choti Si Asha – Roja (1992)
Mukkala Muqabla – Kadhalan (1994)
Kehna Hi Kya – Bombay (1995)
Rangeela Re – Rangeela (1995)
Dil Se Re – Dil Se (1998)
Chaiya Chaiya – Dil Se (1998)
Robaroo – Rang De Basanti (2006)
Azeem o shaan shahenshah – Jodha Akbar (2008)
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Genda Phool – Delhi 6 (2009)
Kun Faya Kun – Rockstar (2011)
Tu Kuja – Highway (2014)