The phrase "behind every successful man is a woman" works the other way around as well. Many spouses of stars don't often get their share of the limelight. But they must be pretty special for a lot of reasons - it can't be easy dealing with the good and the bad that comes with the high profile lives of their significant others! This is why we decided to put together a gallery in tribute to the not-so-well-known 'pillars of strength' to our stars.
The hugely talented and multi-award winning musician got married to a Chennai-based businesman's daughter on March 12, 1995. Today Saira Banu and ARR are parents to three children - Khadijah, Rahima, and Aameen.
In an interview taken just before the 2009 Academy Awards, Rahman revealed that it was his wife's dream for him to win an Oscar. Fortunately for her and the entire nation, the dream did come true and AR Rahman is today counted amongst the most influential people in the world.