A.R. Rahman Music maestro A.R.Rahman will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Winner of two Academy Awards and two Grammy Awards, the 45 year old virtuoso is the first musician to receive a Lifetime Achievement award at DIFF. ‘The Mozart of Madras’ is also the youngest recipient of the award. Rahman will receive the award during DIFF to be held from December 7 to 14.
Rahman will also kick off his world tour with a concert in Dubai on December 9; the concert is supported by the Festival.
This year DIFF will also present the Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran Egyptian actor Gamil Rateb.
Rahman’s Slumdog Millionaire, which was screened at DIFF 2008, won the musician two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song, while his score for 127 Hours, which screened at DIFF 2010, won him Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.
The other Indians who have won the Lifetime Achievement Award at DIFF include Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Yash Chopra, and Subhash Ghai.