Religion conveys the principles of ‘faith’ and sometimes, the faith may change based on the circumstances. We’ve seen quite a lot of people renouncing their religious teachings only to convert to some other religions, a change that has been happening since the olden days. Only you can change what you believe in and others shouldn’t inspire you to do so.
Celebrities often alter their religious status for their inclination towards a particular belief. They always make headlines and receive a huge appreciation for inculcating respect and modern values towards different religions.
Formerly known as Dileep Kumar, A.R. Rahman has changed the face of the music industry through his composition skills and a magical voice. Although the mother was devoted to Sufism, A.R. Rahman converted into Islam, when his sister was taken ill and recovered as they offered prayers to Allah. He later announced it to the world.
A.R. Rahman revealed the reason why he changed his name from Dileep Kumar. “I never liked my original name, Dileep Kumar. I don’t even know why I hated it. I felt it didn’t match my personality. I wanted to become another person. I wanted to get rid of all the past luggage.” In the end, he took up Sufi Islam along with the whole family and gave a new name to himself as A.R. Rahman.
Music maestro became the first Indian to be nominated in 3 categories at the Academy Awards for his music score in British-Indian movie Slumdog Millionaire. Rahman scripted history in the year 2009 by becoming the first Indian to win 2 Oscar awards for the Best Original Score for Slumdog Millionaire and “Jai Ho” song.
Educational qualification of A.R. Rahman:
Composer, lyricist, and worldwide acclaimed singer, A R Rahman left school in the midway to support his family after his father’s untimely death. He later completed his education from Madras Christian College higher secondary school. He also received a scholarship from Trinity College London to further pursue his knowledge in music from Trinity College of Music.