News|November 17, 2011 10:04 pm

A.R. Rahman to be honored with Lifetime Achievement award

A.R. Rahman the magical composer of Indian industry will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival held from 7 December to 14 December 2011,

A.R. Rahman is a Winner of two Academy Awards and two Grammy Awards, he is the first and youngest musician to be feted with a Lifetime Achievement award at DIFF,

Abdulhamid Juma, the festival’s chairman said,

AR Rahman is an inspiration for countless musicians and composers, and has brought a fresh infusion of talent to the Indian film industry. Through his international foray, working with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians, he demonstrated the power of music to cross all barriers and connect with a global audience,

We are honoured to present Rahman with the DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award.

He won two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song for the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in 2008, also in 2010 he Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations, he also is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, and was named as one of the ‘World’s Most Influential People’ by Time in 2009,

People won Lifetime Achievement before Rahman are Omar Sharif, Adel Imam, Morgan Freeman, Sean Penn, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Daoud Abdel Sayed, Youssef Chahine, Rachid Bouchareb, Souleymane Cisse, Nabil El-Maleh, Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Terry Gilliam, Yash Chopra, and Subhash Ghai.