A R Rahman is the name synonymous with the music itself. The music deity, Rahman has turned 55th today.
Starting as an erstwhile keyboard player to a music maestro, A R Rahman’s songs have won our hearts since forever!
Named as the Mozart of Madras‘, he began his journey in the early 1990s with the Tamil film Roja and has since gifted the world with a seemingly endless list of magical tracks.
Throughout his career, the Indian music mogul won two Grammy awards, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards , thirteen Filmfare Awards South, one Golden Globe, one Padma Bhushan, etc. The list goes on….
His oeuvre caught global attention when Slumdog Millionaire was released in 2008. He made history in 2009 by becoming the first-ever Indian to win two Academy Awards in just a single night. AR Rahman bagged two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
When it comes to his music, there are only a few who can beat Rahman’s track record.
Whether his songs are slow and romantic or upbeat, Rahman spearheaded the revolution of being pan-Indian with his tracks and united everyone from north to south. He always manages to add a haunting, earthy element to each of his pieces of work and has earned an army of fans in millions.
Here are some of his fans wishing him on social media:
A Twitterati quoted him as “The undisputed king of Indian musician’s”.
Another fan wrote “God Created @arrahman sir just to Bless our ears”
While one user claimed his as “Doctor Musician, Legend”
Here’s a list of 20 hit songs of the legend:
1. Hai Rama- Rangeela (1995)
2. Tu Hi Re- Bombay (1995)
3. Taal Se Taal- Taal (1999)
4. Ghanan Ghanan- Lagaan(2001)
5. Saathiya- Saathiya (2002)
6. Yun Hi Chala Chala- Swades(2004)
7. Khalbali- Rang De Basanti (2005)
8. Barso Re- Guru (2007)
9. Jashn-E-Bahaaraa- Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
10. Masakali- Delhi 6 (2009)
11. Tu Bole Main Boloon
12. Jai Ho- Slumdog Millionaire (2009)
13. Kun Faaya Kun (2011)
14. Hosanna- Ek Thi Deewana (2012)
15. Jiya Re Song- Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
16. Raanjhanaa- Raanjhanaa (2013)
17. Maahi Ve- Highway (2014)
18. Agar Tum Saath Ho- Tamasha (2015)
19. Matargashti- Tamasha (2015)
20. Rait Zara Si- Atrangi Re (2021)
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