A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
Celebrated Name: A. R. Rahman
Real Name/Full Name: A.S. Dileep Kumar
Gender: Male
Age: 57 years old
Birth Date: 6 January 1967
Birth Place: Madras, Tamil Nadu
Nationality: Indian
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Saira Banu
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Khatija Rahman, A.R. Ameen, Rahima Rahman)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is A.R. Rahman Gay?: No
Profession: Singer, music producer-composer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $300 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

A.R. Rahman is an Indian musician and composer who is best known for his music that stands out from the rest of the pack. Overall the years, he has been recognized for his exemplary work in the industry by a number of awards and accolades. He has also earned the nicknames “Mozart of Madras” and “Isai Puyal” because of his commendable body of work.

Maybe you know about A.R. Rahman very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of A.R. Rahman’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Born on 6th January 1967, Kumar spent his entire childhood in the city of Madras in Tamil Nadu, India. He attended Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and later joined the Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School. However, he had to quit his studies midway to support his family as his father passed away when he was nine years old. He then started earning at a very young age as a band arranger and instrumentalist for various orchestras. He also obtained a scholarship from the Trinity College of Music and graduated in Western classical music.

At the age of 23, he, along with his family, converted from Hinduism to Islam after his sister got relief from serious illness because of the blessings of a Pir Quadri, Sheik Abdul Qadir Jeelani. He then changed his name to Allah Rakha Rahman.

Personal Life

Rahman’s family comprised of his parents, R.K Shekhar and Kasturi Shekhar (now, Kareema Begum) and three sisters, Reihana, Fathima Rafiq, and Ishrath Qadri.

In 1995, he married Saira Banu. The couple shares three children, Khatija Rahman, A.R Ameen, and Rahima Rahman.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 6 January, 1967, A.R. Rahman is 57 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024. His height is 1.65 m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.


Rahman started off with his musical career as a member of a band named “Roots.” Along with this, he also composed jingles for advertisements for brands like Allwyn, Titan, etc. and background scores for various documentaries and short films. He then founded the band, “Nemesis Avenue” and also played in the orchestra of artists like Zakir Hussain, Viswanathan Ramesh Naidu, L. Shankar, etc.

In 1992, he began his own recording and production studio, called “Panchathan Record Inn,” in the backyard of his own house. He got his big breakthrough in the industry in the same year, when the renowned director Mani Ratnam approached him to compose the soundtrack for his Tamil film, “Roja.” The film’s score, both in Hindi and Tamil, was received extensively. Hundreds of projects followed, which “Lagaan,” “Dil Se,” “Taal” were a part of.

During the early 2000s, he composed for well-acclaimed films like Swades, Jodhaa Akbar, and Rang De Basanti. He then set up his own music label, “KM Music,” in the year 2006. In terms of scoring for films, Rahman expanded his repertoire in the international business with Warriors of Heaven and Earth, a Mandarin film, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, a British film, Couples Retreat, and many more.

His most successful score till today is the soundtrack that he composed for Danny Boyle’s rags to riches story of a Dharavi’s underclass, “Slumdog Millionaire,” which earned him a Golden Globe award, two Academy Awards, a BAFTA and a Grammy Award.

His other noteworthy projects include Raanjhanaa, Highway, Rockstar, the biopic Pelé: Birth of a Legend, Beyond the Clouds, etc.

Awards & Achievements

In the entire span of his decorated career, Rahman has garnered a number of awards and nominations, which include a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award, a Golden Globe Award, two Academy Awards, a Grammy Award, six National Awards, a surfeit of Filmfare Awards and IIFA Awards, etc. He also got recognized by the Government of India for his contribution to the music industry with a Padma Shri in 2000.

In addition to this, he has also won the Mauritius National Award, the Amir Khusro Sangeet Nawaz Award, the NDTV Indian of the Year, the CNN-IBN Entertainer of the Year, FICCI Global Icon, GQ Legend of the Year Award, etc.

Net Worth & Salary of A. R. Rahman in 2024

A. R. Rahman Net Worth
A. R. Rahman Net Worth

As of May 2024, A. R. Rahman’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $300 Million. He is the highest-paid musical composer in the Indian music industry and has made most of this amount as a producer for as good as 180+ films. In addition to movies, he also earns a significant amount of money from royalties of his albums and his live concerts.

A.R. Rahman is a multi-faceted musician, producer, composer, singer, and songwriter. Born as Dilip Kumar, he converted to Islam and changed his name to Allah Rakha Rahman after his father’s demise. With a career spanning over three decades, he has been recognized extensively by people from all over the world. Apart from being a world-class musician, he is also a philanthropist. He is truly the living embodiment of the fact that there’s no shortcut to perfection.


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