In a career spanning more than two decades and spawning over 100 movie soundtracks and anthems, composer Ar Rahman
has been hailed as a global music icon.
Dubbed the "Mozart of Madras", Rahman's extensive musical credentials belie his years and his humility. The double Grammy, double Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner, who also has four National Awards and more Filmfare Awards than you could count, was named one of the world's most influential people by Time magazine, in recognition of his contribution to music.
Rahman first came to prominence in the 1990s for his rousing soundtracks for Mani Ratnam
, Bombay and Dil Se. He is credited with single-handedly revolutionising Indian cinema, and to date he has composed the soundtracks for over 100 Bollywood films. With record sales of over 200 million albums worldwide, he trounces the collective efforts of Madonna and Britney Spears
. He has recorded tracks with Michael Jackson