Here is the list of 10 facts you didn’t know about Indian music director A.R. Rahman.
1. A street in Markham, Ontario, Canada, has been named in his honor in November 2013.
2. Rahman and his son, Ameen share the same birth date, that is 6th January!
3. Rahman Was Born A Hindu
4. He is also the first Asian to have won 2 Oscars in the same year!
5. In 2005, film critic Richard Corliss listed Rahman’s debut soundtrack for Roja in TIME’s “10 Best Soundtracks” of all time.
6. Airtel’s signature tune, composed by Rahman, is the world’s most downloaded mobile music with over 150 million downloads.
7. Michael Jackson wanted to work with A.R. Rahman: “I met him two months before he died and he expressed an interest in working with me,” Rahman said.
8. Obama is big fan of A.R Rahman’s Slumdog millionaire album and invited him to a dinner.
9. Will.I.Am takes inspiration from AR Rahman’s ‘Urvasi’ in his soundtrack ‘It’s My Birthday’
10. He can play four keyboards at once, and Doordarshan even featured him in their “Wonder Balloon” for the same.