New Delhi, Jan 06 (Agencies): Epitome of Indian music A R Rahman, who turned 45 on Thursday, looks forward for a promising year ahead, to repeat his 2009 feat -- winning a Golden Globe and an Oscar back to back.

Rahman has already been nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for the second time and is also in the shortlist of Oscar hopefuls this year.
   
The only Indian to pocket two Oscars, two Grammys and a Golden Globe, Rahman took the international music scene by storm with his award-winning tracks in Danny Boyle's rags-to-riches story "Slumdog Millionaire".
   
Rahman was again chosen by Boyle for his film "127 Hours", which is already creating Oscar buzz.
       
As he celebrates his birthday, Rahman and his millions of fans are looking forward for a repeat of his golden run.

Though Rahman achieved a lot in 2010, he also faced his biggest debacle in the much-hyped Commonwealth Games anthem 'Swagatham'. The musician, who reportedly charged a whopping Rs 5 crore to compose the track, later apologised to his fans for disappointing them.
       
Many of the people have also started criticizing him for his film music, calling it as repetitive.

Rahman, who redefined contemporary Indian music by blending Western and classical influences into film music, has sold more than 150 million copies of his work comprising more than 100 film soundtracks and albums in over half a dozen languages.
   
Hailed by Time magazine as the 'Mozart of Madras', Rahman has already worked with major international stars of his time. His latest collaborations are with British singer-songwriter Dido. Earlier, he worked with chart-topping international artists like Pussycat Dolls and Akon.
       
He also joined voices with some of the biggest names in the music industry like Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Barbara Streisand and Kanye West to record a cover of Michael Jackson's peace anthem "We Are The World".
       
Rahman has not looked back since he got his first bigbreak in Mani Ratnam's 1992 film "Roja", which won him his first national award, the first time ever by a debutante.

Since then, Rahman has won the National Award thrice, the most ever by any music composer.
       
However, his first full-fledged Bollywood project was Ram Gopal Varma's "Rangeela" and he went on to give music in "Dil Se", "1947 Earth", "Taal", "Lagaan", "Guru", "Rang DeBasanti", "Jodhaa Akbar", "Ghajini", "Raavan", "Jhootha Hi Sahi" and "Robot".

Rahman debuted on the global music scene in 2001 with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical "Bombay Dreams", which won him immense international fame. He also composed for thestage adaptation of J R R Tolkien's "Lord Of The Rings".
        
He also scored the music for the Hollywood productions, "Elizabeth - The Golden Age", "Slumdog Millionaire", "Couples Retreat" , Chinese movie, "Warriors of Heaven & Earth" and Boyle's "127 Hours".
       
Rahman is all set to release his first international pop single, a collaboration with Dido soon.
       
He has also composed music for upcoming films including Imtiaz Ali's"Rockstar" and Shekhar Kapur's "Paani".
       
From composing jingles on small screen, Rahman has indeed come a long way.