AR Rahman is a great music director who has made India proud by winning an Oscar and made Indian music familiar to the world. He has won many awards and delivered many musical sensations. AR Rahman was born on January 6, 1967, in Madras, to R. K. Shekhar and Kasturi (Kareema) and is celebrating his birthday today. AR Rahman was first given the name. S. Dilip Kumar. He started his music career as an assistant to Telugu music directors Raj-Koti and later became famous all over India with the music he composed for the Tamil director Mani Ratnam’s Cinema ‘Roja’. Even though they are fewer films made directly in Telugu by AR Rahman, the songs of his dubbed films are very popular in Telugu. Films like ‘Sakhi’, ‘Bombay’, ‘Ranjeela’, ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Dil Se' brought him fame all over the country. Rahman, who won the prestigious "Golden Globe Award" and "Oscar" for his music for the song "Jai Ho" in 2007 for the film "Slumdog Millionaire", said he was not the only one to receive the honor, but this honor is bestowed on hundreds of millions of Indians. AR Rahman is' the first Indian music director to receive these awards. The Government of India recognized his greatness and honored him with the Prestigious “Padma Bhushan” Award. Media9 wishes this brilliant musician a very Happy birthday and we look forward to his works in the future.