A. R. Rahman Height, Weight, Age, Affairs & More

A. R. Rahman


Real NameAllah Rakha Rahman
NicknameIsai Puyal and The Mozart of Madras
ProfessionMusic Composer, Singer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4½”
Weightin Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 33 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 January 1967
Age (as in 2016)49 Years
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School Padma Seshadri Bal Bhavan, Chennai
Madras Christian College, Chennai
CollegeTrinity College of Music, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Educational QualificationsDegree in Western Classical Music
DebutRoja (1992)
FamilyFather- R. K. Shekhar (Music Composer)
Mother- Kareema Beegum
Brothers- N/A
Sisters- A. R. Reihana, Fathima Rafiq and Ishrath Qadri
A. R. Rahman with his mother
AddressKodambakkam, Chennai
HobbiesNot Known
ControversiesA fatwa or fringe was issued against him for composing music of biopic on Prophet Muhammad, called "Muhammad: The Messenger of God."
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodPalak Paneer and Rasam-Rice
Favourite MusicianIlayaraja, Mohammad Rafi and Michael Jackson
Favourite DestinationChennai, Mumbai and London
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeSaira Banu
A. R. Rahman with family
ChildrenDaughter- Khatija and Rahima
Son- Ameen

Money Factor
Salary 5-8 Crore/film (INR)
Net Worth$280 million

A. R. Rahman

Some lesser known facts about A. R. Rahman

  • Does A. R. Rahman smoke?: No
  • Does A. R. Rahman alcohol?: No
  • Rahman was known earlier known as A. S. Dileep Kumar before he coverted from Hindu to Islam.
  • He has bagged so many prestigious awards like Academy Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, 4 National Film Awards, 15 Filmfare Awards and 13 Filmfare Awards South.
  • When he entered his adult, he made a rock group calle “Nemesis Avenue.”
  • His father died when he was just 9 years old.
  • Following the footsteps of his father, he incepted his early training in music from Master Dhanraj.
  • In 1987, he started composing short songs for ad commercials, first among them was Allwyn’s new trendy range of watches. And, in the span of 5 years he composed around 300 of them.
  • Unlike other musicians, he prefers composing music at night time.
  • In 1989, his family converted to Islam from Hindu after his sister felt magical relief out of her severe illness from the blessings of a Pir Qadri called Sheik Abdul Qadir Jeelani.
  • In 1991, her met a producer, Sharada Trilok, who introduced him to her cousin, Mani Ratnam who got so impressed with his performance, that he gave him a breakthrough in film “Roja.”
  • He is a global ambassador of the WHO’s “Stop TB Partnership” and also supports “Save the Child” in India.
  • Though, he loves composing music of all genders, but romantic is his favorite.