Allah Rakha Rahman ( Born on January 6, 1967 as A.S. Dileep Kumar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is a two time Academy Award winning Indian film music composer, based out of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He made his debut in 1992 with Mani Ratnam’s Tamil movie, Roja (Rose), which was subsequently dubbed into many languages. Ram Gopal Verma’s Rangeela was the first Hindi movie to have Rahman as the music director. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri. To date he has sold over 250 million albums worldwide making him one of the biggest selling artists of the last two decades.