A.R. Rahman

A.R. Rahman

Called a "melodic genius" by Andrew Lloyd Weber, A.R Rahman has distinguished himself as one of the world's leading composers. In addition to dozens of wonderful award-winning scores, Rahman composed the music for Film Movement's 2006 film A Peck on the Cheek.

Known in India as "the Mozart of the Madras, A.R. Rahman is the 1995 recipient of the Mauritius National Award and the Malaysian Award for contributions to music. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for his first West-End production. A four-time National Film Award winner and conferred the Padma Shri from the Government of India, Rahman has received six awards for Best Music at the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and eleven awards for his scores at the Filmfare and Filmfare Awards South each. In 2006, he received an honorary award from Stanford University for contributions to global music. In 2009, for his score of Slumdog Millionaire, Rahman won the Critics' Choice Award, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, and two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the 2009 Oscars.

Before Slumdog Millioniare A.R. Rahman was best known in the US for writing the music for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical Bombay Dreams, as a composer for the stage production of the Lord of the Rings, and a perfomance with Michael Jackson in Munich.