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Slumdog $M 'A.R. Rahman'

By Joy-cheers
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(Am sorry, the comment is too big, pls bear with me, this is not about my drawing but about the my favourite musician A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire Music Composer, winner of 2 Academy Awards)

AR. Rahman was born in 1966 as Dilip kumar . The maestro showed traits of his musical talents at a very young age that his tender hands smoothed over the piano keys at the age of 4. He lost his father very early in life and the burden of supporting his family fell on his little shoulders.

Rahman stepped into the music career as a keyboard player in the great music director Illyaraja's troup. Rattled by fate's ill will his family was helped by a Sufi saint spiritually that his family embraced Islam and that is how Dilip Kumar turned out to be Allah Rakha Rahman that the world now identifies him as.

His father, R K Shekhar, who was a composer, arranger and conductor for Malayalam films died when Rahman was just 9 years-old and his family rented out and sold out musical equipment as a source of income. Later there was a turning point when Dileep Kumar decided to rechristen himself as A R Rahman.

The biography of AR Rahman's career spans somewhere over a decade, but he has already sold over one hundred million records world-wide and more than two hundred million cassettes. This has brought Rahman into the category of the world's top 25 all-time top selling recording artists. Though AR Rahman is the undisputed leader in Indian contemporary music in the present times

Rahman's pace in his musical career took a giant leap when he composed for "The Bombay Dreams," a stage production of the famous musician Andrew Lloyd Webber that served to be his debut in Hollywood.

Now, he has become the first Indian to win 2 Academy Awards and he thoroughly deserves it.

(P.S. Am proud to say that he lives next to my home at Chennai, India)

About my drawing: I dedicate this drawing to A.R. Rahman, i rejoice his music, actually the best part of my drawing is the hair, generally so far in the portraits i struggled with the hair, this is the first time i am satisfied with my own work... I could have done better in the whole portrait, i learnt from my mistakes, and am sure i can do well in my next work.
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libran005's avatar
Hey, Have featured your artwork in my Journal under the topic "Celebrating Indian Cinema - Part 2" This journal is a collection of artworks of ARR

Check it out... [link]
PeaceLovePrithvi's avatar
wow, that is just...amazing
Joy-cheers's avatar
Thanks my dear friend..
brianv948's avatar
Thank you for sharing this. Just watched Slumdog for the first time lastnight and was impressed by the music. Knew nothing about this person.

Thanks for adding my Psalms 130:1 drawing to your "Fantastic drawing" collection!
Joy-cheers's avatar
You are most welcome my friend!!!!
Thanks for your comment too... am glad that you liked his music!!!!
MaggieBebbe's avatar
I love the contrast between the perfectly drawn head and the not clear body!! :clap:
Joy-cheers's avatar
Thank you so much Maggie!!!
Your comment means a lot to me..
ephemeralxreflection's avatar
Very nice expression - you managed to capture the emotions perfectly!! i like it ^^
Joy-cheers's avatar
Mariella, thank you so much for your kind words...
Am really honoured...
ephemeralxreflection's avatar
you're very welcome
keep up the good work!
Joy-cheers's avatar
Thanks again Mariella!!!
The-legend-killer's avatar
Rahman is my fav too ! have u seen Delhi 6 ? nice movie ! its music is very good !
Joy-cheers's avatar
I love Rahman music, i am always attracted towards right from the beginning...
I didnt see that movie, but i love those songs..
Just few mins i was listening to one of the song in that movie...
CallieFink's avatar
oh wow this is so awesome!!!!!!
Joy-cheers's avatar
Thank you so much!!!!
am so excited...
Mahican-Atim's avatar
Wonderful work, very expressive!!!! :clap:
Joy-cheers's avatar
Oh Thank you so much dear!!!
Mahican-Atim's avatar
You're so very welcome, such wonderful feeling/emotion you put into your pieces!!!! :clap:
Joy-cheers's avatar
Thanks a lot again, i know that you say welcome, but still i feel like saying it...
Joy-cheers's avatar
Jen, thank you so much for the lovely comment...
Am honoured...
bluemystic's avatar
Fantastic work Joseph!!! I see no flaws!! :heart: The hair is amazing and you've chosen an excellent action pose. I love his expression too. I can almost hear him singing!! :dance: Well done my friend!! :clap: :+fav: :hug:
Joy-cheers's avatar
Julie, thanks for that lovely comment...
am glad that you liked it so much...
and it was a lively comment i ever read...
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