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AR Rahman 56th Birthday: Take a look at the top 10 songs of the legendary musician

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On January 6, the renowned artist AR Rahman will turn 56. With his multilingual, timeless compositions, Rahman went on to win an Oscar for his song Jai Ho from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. He has been hailed as the “Mozart of Madras” and is a 30-year-old fan favorite.

Here is a list of AR Rahman’s ten most iconic songs. 

1. Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho

Jai Ho, one of AR Rahman’s most recognizable songs, earned him praise from critics and admiration from all over the world. The Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack’s song was honored with the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

2. Chale Chalo – Lagaan

Another song by Rahman that exudes pride and patriotism is Chale Chalo. The words by Javed Akhtar and the vocals by AR Rahman and Srinivas are certain to inspire admiration for the nation in the hearts of the listeners.

3. Kun Faaya Kun from Rockstar

Kun Khwaja Mera Khwaja’s heartfelt aesthetic is shared by Faaya Kun. Talented vocalists like Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan, the Nizami Brothers, and AR Rahman have contributed to the beautiful qawwali track.

4. Chaiyya Chaiyya From Dil Se

Chaiyya Chaiyya is a cult favorite from the Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman filmography and is well-known for a variety of reasons. Sukhwinder Singh sings the song, and Gulzar is responsible for the catchy lyrics. When combined with Rahman’s musical talent, this makes the song stand out. Additionally, the dancing on top of a train by Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora makes the scene complete.

5. Maa Tujhe Salaam From Vande Mataram

Because of AR Rahman’s distinctive voice and compositional style, this song is a mainstay at every year’s Independence Day, Republic Day, and other patriotic celebrations.

6. Tere Bina: Guru

Rahman’s lovely, melodic melody Tere Bina comes from the Abhishek Bachchan film Guru. The song, performed by Rahman, Murtuza Khan, Quadir Khan, and Chinmayi, is a tribute to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Pakistani qawwali artist.

7. Rang De Basanti, Luka Chuppi

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar performed the heartfelt song Luka Chuppi from the movie Rang De Basanti, which was written by AR Rahman. Music aficionados responded well to the tune, and it was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

8. Jodhaa Akbar’s Khwaja Mere Khwaja

AR Rahman’s talent for singing and writing is showcased in this inspirational song. Khwaja Mere Khwaja from Jodha Akbar is stunning, strong, and will always be a fan favorite.

9. Tu Hi Re: Bombay

Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy perform the AR Rahman-penned song Tu Hi Re from the movie Bombay. Similar to his debut album, Bombay includes a number of AR Rahman favorites.

10. Yeh Haseen Waadiyaan from Roja

Yeh Haseen Waadiyaan, a hit from AR Rahman’s debut album, has been a cult favorite for years. Another well-known song from the album is Pudhu Vellai Mazhai, which is the song’s Tamil translation.