A.R. Rahman – “The Mozart of Madras”15 Jan 2020
Allahrakka Rahman is an Indian musician, composer, and music director. His work in the field began at a young age when he would shadow his late father, a film score composer and conductor, at work in their hometown of Madras. This immersion in music sparked an interest in young Rahman, who performed in M. K. Arjunan's orchestra as a teenager and was awarded a scholarship to Trinity College of Music upon finishing his studies. Rahman composed his first film score for Roja in 1992, which was the beginning of a flourishing career; he is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, one BAFTA and a Golden Globe, to name a few. His most famous works to this date are Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and The Hundred-Foot Journey.