New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Music maestro AR Rahman is celebrating his 54th birthday on Wednesday. Music Industry's veteran singer and music composer is known as 'The Mozart Of Madras'. He has made the country proud by winning the most prestigious Oscar Award that has been an inspiration to many. His voice and music serve as a charm to the ears of the audience. However, after being working in the entertainment industry for so many years, people are unaware of his rollercoaster journey.

For the unversed, Rahman made his debut as a music composer in 1992 with Mani Ratnam's Roja and he shot to fame with the same track. After that, he gave several hit numbers including tracks of Bombay, Dil Se, Taal, Saathiya, Slum Dog Millionaire, and many others.

Rahman was born in a Hindu family as Dileep Kumar but at the age of 23, he went ahead to embrace Islam, and there he met his spiritual guru, Qadri Islam. He was also featured in Doordarshan's Wonder Baloon show where he got fame for playing 4 keyboards at once.

Rahman also composed great songs for other Hollywood films like 127 Hours and Lord Of War. He also joined hands with Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, and Joss Stone to introduce a completely different kind of music under the name SuperHeavy.

On his 54th birthday, we are bringing you 7 best tracks of the music maestro AR Rahman and you just can't miss it:

The award-winning composer has been awarded four national awards, two academy awards, two Grammy awards, a BAFTA awards, a Golden Globe, fifteen Filmfare Awards, and sixteen Filmfare Awards south. Not only this, but he was also honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award, in 2010 by the Government of India.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma