A R Rahman's real name is A.S Dileep Kumar.
In 1980 A R Rahman made his TV Debut for Doordarshan in a children’s programme “Wonder Balloon” . He got popular by this show, as he used play 4 keyboards at the age of just 13.
A R Rahman shares his Birthday with his son Ameen on 6 January.
In 2007, A R Rahman entered Limca Book of Records for “Indian of the Year for Contribution to Popular Music”
He provided scores for Hollywood films like 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, Lord of War, Million Dollar Arm etc
He is the first Asian to win 2 Oscars (Academy Awards) in the same year.
A street in Markham, Ontario, Canada, has been named in honour of AR Rahman.
In 2005, Rahman’s soundtrack for Roja was listed in TIME’s “10 Best Soundtracks” of all time. In 2009 he was listed in TIME’s “World’s Most Influential People”
He has won 5 Honorary Doctorates, including from the prestigious Berklee College of Music
Rahman received Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan Awards from the Government of India.