Khatija Rahman is an Indian singer and music director famous for being the daughter of Indian music sensation AR Rahman.
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Khatija Rahman was born on Sunday, December 29, 1996 (25 years old; from 2021) in Chennai, India. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. After completing his primary and secondary education in a convent school, he enrolled at Stella Maris College, Chennai for further studies.
Height (approx.): 5 ′ 2 ″
Approximate weight.): 50 kilograms
Eye color: Black
Fathers and brothers
Khatija Rahman was born to AR Rahman and Saira Banu. Khatija’s father is a legendary Indian singer and musical sensation, and his mother is a stay-at-home mom.
Khatija Rahman has two younger brothers. Her sister, Raheema Rahman, and her brother, AR Ameen, are singers.
Khatija Rahman got engaged to Riyasdeen Mohamed Shaik in a private ceremony on December 29, 2021. Riyasdeen is an aspiring entrepreneur and wizkid audio engineer.
Khatija Rahman made her singing debut with the song titled ‘Pudhiya Manidha’ for the Tamil science fiction action film ‘Enthiran’ at the age of 14. He worked as a play singer in a highly reputed Indian music directory. He has helped his father direct the music for several blockbuster songs.
Khatija Rahman is often embroiled in controversy over her choice of clothing. She is always seen in a hijab and burqa. In 2020, Taslima Nasrin, a Bengali-Swedish writer, doctor, feminist, secular humanist and activist, took to Twitter to deceive Khatija Rahman by covering herself in a burqa and hijab. She wrote,
I love AR Rahman’s music. But every time I see his beloved daughter, I suffocate. It is truly depressing to know that even educated women from a cultural family can be brainwashed very easily! “
Khatija Rahman strongly condemned the statement and responded by saying:
Dear Taslima Nasreen: I’m sorry you feel suffocated by my outfit. Please get some fresh air, because I don’t feel stifled, but proud and empowered by what I stand for. I suggest you google what true feminism means because you are not criticizing other women or involving your parents in the subject. I also don’t remember sending you my photos for you to read.
She further added,
Never mistake my silence for ignorance, my calm for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness. Carson Kolhoff, to my dearest friends who seem suffocated. Please go and get some fresh air. “
Khatija Rahman fans were very supportive of her during the controversy and she thanked her fans by posting a photo of a blue sky with the caption:
I am overwhelmed by the love and support that I have once again. Thank you all. I ask everyone not to abuse or deliver any hate speech against Ms. Taslim. Let us strive to become a broad-minded society by accepting the decisions that our fellow men make and also remember Ms. Taslim in our prayers and do not judge her for the decisions she made in life. Peace.”
Facts / Trivia
- Khatija Rahman works closely with NGOs for women’s empowerment and many other societies, as well as environmental causes.
- Khatija Rahman has appeared on the covers of various popular Indian magazines.