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 love.
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 composition.
O Palanhare from Lagaan, 2001 film was a superhit. Every song from this film became popular and would be sung at functions to recitals.
Paathshaala, Sasural Genda Phool, Lukka Chuppi and Khalbali from Rang De Basanti, 2006 film were all melodious numbers which chopped the charts.
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.