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Breaking Boundaries: Khatija Rahman's Journey to Self-Expression

Friday, June 16, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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Khatija Rahman, the remarkable daughter of A.R. Rahman, is a beacon of originality and self-expression in a world that often demands uniformity. In her recent interview for Brut Media, she talks about the social norms and how she embraces her own rhythm.

Khatija said she wanted to be her own person, not someone's daughter or wife, in her interview. Khatija was often criticized for wearing niqabs. Despite the criticism, She insisted on choosing her religion or lifestyle.

"Sagavaasi" was Coke Studio Tamil's first song. Khatija, AR Rahman's daughter, and Arivu wrote and sung the popular tune. The song celebrates human-nature relations. Khatija Rahman and Arivu's voices and the song's intensity will get you bopping. After the soulful "Chinnanjiru Nilave" from Ponniyin Selvan 2, Khatija will debut as a music composer .

Khatija performed on TedX, earning praise for her performance. "Farishta," one of her songs, was her prayer for a healing, happy world where everyone is accepted. Khatija presented "Amna Bibi," about fathers singing lullabies to their children, at TedX. She said this song is about quietly changing women's responsibilities. Khatija said she hated the attention she got as a child, and her father, A.R. Rahman was very protective about their families privacy.

She completed B.Com. and Islamic studies during her sabbatical after her first song. Music gave Khatija financial independence and career freedom. Khatija Rahman said she practiced every day and felt like an imposter.

Khatija Rahman's narrative inspires in a conformist environment. Her dedication to personal independence and honesty inspires a world where everyone can confidently dance to their own beat.

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