AR Rahman is celebrating his 48th birthday today and what better way to rejoice than listening to his soulful songs. It won't be wrong in saying that he is one of the best music composers in India and today we'll be listing his top 10 Bollywood hit songs.
He was born as A. S. Dileep Kumar on 6 January, 1967. Among
the many awards that he has been felicitated with, the most
prestigious ones are two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a
BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen
Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South.
He is truly one of the best and probably the only Indian music
composer who is so famous in Hollywood and has evens composed many
a songs for Hollywood films.
He is called as "The Mozart of Madras", and his Tamil fans call
him Isai Puyal which means 'Musical Storm'. He is one of the
highest-paid music composers in the film industry and has become a
notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising money
for a number of charities.
His career began in Tamil film industry but his Hindi
compositions earned him worldwide recognition. His composition for
the film Roja won him many awards, from a National
Film Award for Best Music Direction, Filmfare Award for Best Music
Director - Tamil, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music
Director and was even listed in TIME's "10 Best Soundtracks" of all
time in 2005.
The film came in Hindi as well and so the same songs came out in
Hindi too and the one which stole the hearts of all was Yeh Haseen
Vaadiyan. His latest composition was for the Lingaa, Tamil, Telugu
and Hindi versions.
His upcoming projects in Bollywood are Tamasha and
Mehenjo Daro. Can't wait for those songs to release,
meanwhile listen to his 10 best compositions in Bollywood.
Yeh Haseen Vaadiyan
Yeh Haseen Vaadiya from Roja, 1992 film. This song continues to
be a favourite among many fans and is most loved by those in
Tanha Tanha Yahan Pe Jeena
Tanha Tanha Yahan Pe Jeena from Rangeela, 1995 film was a huge
chart-bursting song. The entire film was known for it's awesome
songs composed by AR Rahman.
Ae Ajnabi from Dil Se, 1998 film was a soul wrenching number.
Mani Ratnam composed a lot of hit numbers for his movie, Malaika
Arora's famous Chaiyya Chaiyya to Ae Ajnabi.
Ishq Bina from Taal, 1999 film is the most evergreen romantic
number in Bollywood. This movie was basically knowsn for it's songs
and Aishwarya's dance.
Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire became a cult song across the
world. AR Rahman even won some major awards for this
O Palanhare from Lagaan, 2001 film was a superhit. Every song
from this film became popular and would be sung at functions to
Paathshaala, Sasural Genda Phool, Lukka Chuppi and Khalbali from
Rang De Basanti, 2006 film were all melodious numbers which chopped
Masakkali, Rehna Tu and Arziyaan songs from Delhi 6, 2006 film
were all beautiful compositions but Rehna Tu was the best of all
with soulful romantic feel to it.
Tum Ho from Rockstar can be called as AR Rahman's the best
composition. A song made for lovers, it is extremely heart
wrenching and beautiful.
Patakha Guddi from Highway was yet another beautiful song that
captured the essence of the story. AR Rahman has many beautiful
compositions to his credit but these 10 films's compositions stand
out the most.