A. R. Rahman eats, breathes and lives music and that is probably why his name has become synonymous with Indian music today. A true genius, Rahman’s talent was discovered at an age when other kids are found loitering around on the playground. 50 years of life, 25 years of making music for the film industry; the maestro has made every moment of his life count. His accomplishments are too many to be written down in few words. But have you ever wondered what does a man of such a stature as Rahman does in his free time or at a time when he isn’t busy rediscovering himself by composing music?

Well, music is his first love but these are some of the other things you will find A. R. Rahman indulging in at regular intervals.

GamingYes, you heard it right. Rahman’s love for technology is not hidden from the world but he also doesn’t mind playing a game or two on PlayStation or Xbox with his kids.

PhotographyThis is his latest fascination since his debut in film direction. Lately, he has been collecting cameras and doing photography, especially while touring abroad. 

Social ServiceIt is a well-known fact that A. R. Rahman is a philanthropist who is involved in a lot of social cause projects. From being a global ambassador of the Stop TB Partnership, a WHO Project to opening an audio media education facility for aspiring artists, Rahman has left quite a mark as a humanitarian.


He is all set to make his directorial debut with Le Musk, a virtual reality film. The Oscar-winning music director says that he always had a keen interest in film-making and we are sure the transition is going to well received by all his fans.

The Jazz Club ToursEvery genius needs some kind of inspiration to produce his or her masterpiece. For Rahman Sir, amongst several other things, going to jazz clubs is one such activity that gives him the much-needed kick for creating such soulful compositions.

For all you true fans, here is a curated playlist only on BookMyShow Jukebox. Do not forget to click here to enjoy the virtuoso’s mesmerizing compositions. Also, the ticket sales for Rahman's Encore the Concert with MTV is live now. Click here to book your tickets.