Allah Rakha (A.R.) Rahman
Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
Status: Featured in current year
Rahman is a prolific composer, record producer, and musician for the Indian film industry. In 2011, Time described him as the world’s most prominent and prolific film composer. He is the first Indian to receive a Golden Globe Award and two Academy Awards for his soundtrack of Slumdog Millionaire; for which he also received two Grammy awards. He was named CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for 2009. In 2004, Rahman was appointed the Global Ambassador of The Stop TB Partnership, a World Health Organization project. A street was named in his honour in Markham, Ontario, Canada in November 2013.