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A. R. Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist. He is a two-time winner and five-times nominee of the Academy Award (Oscar). He has recorded songs for film music and albums in various Indian languages and has established himself as a leading musician of Indian cinema. Check out below for A. R. Rahman Songs List, Albums, Awards, and More.

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A. R. Rahman Songs List (1990)

Year Film Director Language A.R. Rahman Awards
1992 Roja Mani Ratnam Tamil National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Listed in TIME’s “10 Best Soundtracks” of all time in 2005
Yoddha Sangeeth Sivan Malayalam
1993 Pudhiya Mugam Suresh Chandra Menon Tamil
Gentleman S. Shankar Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Kizhakku Cheemayile Bharathiraja Tamil
Uzhavan Kathir Tamil
Thiruda Thiruda Mani Ratnam Tamil Nominated – National Film Award for Best Music Direction
1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu Manoj Kumar Tamil
Duet K. Balachander Tamil
Super Police K. Murali Mohan Rao Telugu
Gangmaster B. Gopal Telugu
May Madham Venus Balu Tamil
Kadhalan S. Shankar Tamil Nominated – National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Pavithra K. Subash Tamil
Karuththamma Bharathiraja Tamil
Pudhiya Mannargal Vikraman Tamil
1995 Bombay Mani Ratnam Tamil Nominated – National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Listed in The Guardian ‘s “1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die”
“Kannalane/ Kehna hi kya” listed in The Guardian ‘s “1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear”
Sold 15 million soundtrack albums.
Indira Suhasini Maniratnam Tamil
Rangeela Ram Gopal Varma Hindi Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
Muthu K. S. Ravikumar Tamil Most Popular Foreign Soundtrack in Japan
1996 Love Birds P. Vasu Tamil
Indian S. Shankar Tamil
Anthimanthaarai Bharathiraja Tamil
Kadhal Desam Kathir Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Fire Deepa Mehta Hindi
Mr. Romeo K. S. Ravi Tamil
1997 Minsara Kanavu Rajiv Menon Tamil National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Iruvar Mani Ratnam Tamil
Daud Ram Gopal Varma Hindi
Ratchagan Praveen Gandhi Tamil
Kabhi Na Kabhi Priyadarshan Hindi
1998 Jeans S. Shankar Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Dil Se.. Mani Ratnam Hindi Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
MTV Video Music Award for Best Song (International Viewer’s Choice) for “Dil Se Re”
“Chaiyya Chaiyya” was 9th in BBC World Service top 10 songs of all time
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Priyadarshan Hindi
1999 En Swasa Kaatre K. S. Ravi Tamil
Padayappa K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
Kadhalar Dhinam Kathir Tamil
Sangamam Suresh Krishna Tamil Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Taal Subhash Ghai Hindi Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Screen Award for Best Music Director
Bollywood Movie Award for Best Music Director
V. Shantaram Award for Best Music
Jodi Praveen Gandhi Tamil
1947: Earth Deepa Mehta Hindi
Mudhalvan S. Shankar Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Taj Mahal Bharathiraja Tamil
Thakshak Govind Nihalani Hindi

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A. R. Rahman Songs List (2000)

Year Film Director Language A.R. Rahman Awards
2000 Pukar Rajkumar Santoshi Hindi
Alaipayuthey Mani Ratnam Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Kandukondain Kandukondain Rajiv Menon Tamil Special appearance in the film
Rhythm Vasanth Tamil
Thenali K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
2001 Zubeidaa Shyam Benegal Hindi
One 2 Ka 4 Shashilal K. Nair Hindi
Lagaan Ashutosh Gowariker Hindi National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Music of the Decade Award
Bollywood Movie Award for Best Music Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Music
Amazon.com’s “The 100 Greatest World Music Albums of All Time”
Star Praveen Gandhi Tamil
Paarthale Paravasam K. Balachander Tamil
2002 Alli Arjuna Saran Tamil
Kannathil Muthamittal Mani Ratnam Tamil National Film Award for Best Music Direction
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Rajkumar Santoshi Hindi Filmfare Best Background Score Award
Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Baba Suresh Krishna Tamil
Kadhal Virus Kathir Tamil Special appearance in the film
2003 Parasuram Arjun Sarja Tamil
Boys S. Shankar Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Warriors of Heaven and Earth He Ping Mandarin,
English,
Hindi
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Jyothi Krishna Tamil MTV Asia Award for Best Composer (India)
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Telugu Nominated—CineMAA Award for Best Music Director
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei Bharathiraja Tamil
Tehzeeb Khalid Mohammed Hindi
2004 Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities M. F. Hussain Hindi Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Sangeet Award for Best Music Arrangement for “Yeh Rishta” (Critics’ Choice)
Udhaya Azhagam Perumal Tamil
Aaytha Ezhuthu Mani Ratnam Tamil
Yuva Mani Ratnam Hindi Sangeet Award for Best Music Direction (critics’ choice)
New S. J. Suryaah Tamil
Naani Telugu
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa Atul Agnihotri Hindi 3 songs: Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Jaane Bahara, Zindagi Hai Dua
Swades Ashutosh Gowariker Hindi Filmfare Best Background Score Award
Sangeet Award for Best Music Direction (critics’ choice)
Nominated—Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Shyam Benegal Hindi
Mangal Pandey: The Rising Ketan Mehta Hindi
Anbe Aaruyire S. J. Suryaah Tamil
Kisna: The Warrior Poet Subhash Ghai Hindi
Water Deepa Mehta Hindi
2006 Rang De Basanti Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Hindi Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Screen Award for Best Background Score
GIFA Award for Best Music Director
GIFA Award for Best Background Score
Bollywood Movie Award for Best Music Director
CNN-IBN Song of the Year Award – “Roobaroo”
RMIM Puraskaar Award for Best Composed and Arranged Song – “Roobaroo”
Planet-Bollywood People’s Choice Best Background Music Award
Planet-Bollywood People’s Choice Best Music Award
iTunes Music Award for Best Indian Album
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Music Director
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal N. Krishna Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Favorite Music Director
Varalaru K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
2007 Guru Mani Ratnam Hindi Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Filmfare Best Background Score Award
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Background Score
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Background Music
Screen Award for Best Music Director
Screen Award for Best Background Music
V. Shantaram Award for Best Music
CNN-IBN Song of the Year Award for “Tere Bina”
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Provoked Jag Mundhra English,
Hindi
Bombil and Beatrice Kaizad Gustad English
Sivaji S. Shankar Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan Bharathan Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Elizabeth: The Golden Age Shekhar Kapur English With Craig Armstrong
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Ashutosh Gowariker Hindi Filmfare Best Background Score
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Background Score
Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Screen Award for Best Background Music
Mirchi Music Award for Best Background Score
V. Shantaram Award for Best Music
Nominated—Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Nominated—Asian Film Award for Best Composer
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na Abbas Tyrewala Hindi Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Screen Award for Best Music Director
Mirchi Music Award for Best Music Director
Mirchi Music Award for Best Album
Mirchi Music Award for Best Album (Listener’s Choice)
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Ada… A Way of Life Tanvir Ahmad Hindi
Sakkarakatti Kala Prabhu Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Yuvvraaj Subhash Ghai Hindi
Ghajini A. R. Murugadoss Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle English,
Hindi
Academy Award for Best Original Score
Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Jai Ho”
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Composer
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album
Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for “Jai Ho”
Satellite Award for Best Original Score
World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film for “Jai Ho”
Black Reel Award for Best Original Soundtrack
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Original Song for “O…Saya”
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Original Song for “Jai Ho”
Nominated—World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song for “O Saya”
Nominated—World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
2009 Delhi-6 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Hindi Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Mirchi Music Award for Best Music Director
Mirchi Music Award for Best Album
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Blue Anthony D’souza Hindi
Couples Retreat Peter Billingsley English BMI London Award for Best Score

A.R. Rahman Songs List (2010)

Year Film Director Language A.R. Rahman Awards
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Gautham Vasudev Menon Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
iTunes Music Award for Best Tamil Album
Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu
CineMAA Award for Best Music Director
South Scope Award for Best Album – Telugu
South Scope Award for Best Album (Listener’s Choice) – Telugu
South Scope Award for Best Background Score (Technical Award)
iTunes Music Award for Best Telugu Album
TSR-TV9 Film Award for Best Background Score (Technical Award)
Nominated—South Scope Award for Best Music Director – Telugu
Nominated—South Scope Award for Best Song – “Ee Hrudayam”
Raavan Mani Ratnam Hindi Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Song in Sufi Tradition – “Raanjha Raanjha”
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Programmed and Arranged Song – “Raanjha Raanjha”
Raavanan Tamil Mirchi Music Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Komaram Puli S. J. Suryaah Telugu Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Album
Enthiran S. Shankar Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Nominated—Edison Award for Best Music Director
Jhootha Hi Sahi Abbas Tyrewala Hindi
127 Hours Danny Boyle English Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Song for “If I Rise”
Denver Film Critics Society for Best Song for “If I Rise”
World Soundtrack Award – Public Choice
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Original Song for “If I Rise”
Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Score
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated – Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Score
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Song for “If I Rise”
Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Song for “If I Rise”
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Original Score
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Original Song for “If I Rise
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Score
Nominated – World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film for “If I Rise”
2011 Rockstar Imtiaz Ali Hindi Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Screen Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Background Score
iTunes Music Award for Best Indian Album
GiMa Best Music Director Award
Mirchi Music Awards (Music Director of the Year)
FICCI Frames Excellence Awards – Best Music Director
RMIM Puraskaar – Music Director of the Year 2012
GiMA Best Background Score Award
GiMA Best Film Album Award
Nominated, Asian Film Award for Best Composer of the Year
Nominated, BIG Star Most Entertaining Music
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Gautham Menon Hindi
People like Us Alex Kurtzman English
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Yash Chopra Hindi Cosmopolitan Award for Most Popular Music Overseas
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Technical Background Score
Kadal Mani Ratnam Tamil Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Radio Mirchi Song Of The Year – “Nenjukkule”
Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Direction
Nominated—MTV Europe Music Award for Best Indian Act
2013 Maryan Bharat Bala Tamil Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Music Director
iTunes Music Award for Best Tamil Album
Mirchi Music Awards South – Album of the Year
Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Direction
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Edison Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Edison Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Background Score
Raanjhanaa Anand L. Rai Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—BIG Star Most Entertaining Musi
Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Film Album
2014 Highway Imtiaz Ali Hindi GiMA Award for Best Film Album
Nominated— GiMA Award for Best Music Arranger & Programmer
Nominated— GiMA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated— GiMA Award for Best Background Score Composer
Nominated— Stardust Award for Standout Performance-Music Director
Nominated— Star Guild Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Music
Nominated— Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
Million Dollar Arm Craig Gillespie English
Kochadaiiyaan Soundarya Rajinikanth Tamil
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Arif Ali Hindi
The Hundred-Foot Journey Lasse Hallström English
Kaaviya Thalaivan Vasanthabalan Tamil Nominated—Edison Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilNominated —IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Music Director – TamilTamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music DirectorNominated – SIIMA Award For Best Music Director
Lingaa K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
2015 I S. Shankar Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
O Kadhal Kanmani Mani Ratnam Tamil Nominated – IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
iTunes Music Award for Best Indian Album
iTunes Music Award for Best Artiste.Vikatan Award for Best Music Director. Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilNominated – SIIMA Award For Best Music Director
Tamasha Imtiaz Ali Hindi Nominated—Sony Guild AwardsNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Direction

Nominated –Zee Cine Award Best Music Director

Muhammad: The Messenger of God Majid Majidi Persian
2016 24 Vikram Kumar Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil.Kollywoodcinema Award – 2016 for Best Music Director
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Gautham Menon Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilVikatan Awards For Best Music Director
IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Music Director (Tamil)
Kollywoodcinema Award – 2016 for Best Music DirectorSIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Telugu Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu
Jugni Shefali Bhushan Hindi Playback singer
Pele Jeff Zimbalist English For the 89th Academy Awards, A. R. Rahman has been shortlisted for nomination under Academy Award for Best Original Score among 145 candidates and the song “Ginga” produced by A. R. Rahman and performed by A. R. Rahman, Anna Beatriz and Aditya Rao has found its place among 91 contenders under Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Mohenjo-Daro Ashutosh Gowariker Hindi
2017 OK Jaanu Shaad Ali Hindi
Kaatru Veliyidai Mani Ratnam Tamil Vikatan Awards For Best Music Director
National Film Award for Best Music DirectionVijay Award for Best Music DirectorNominated- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilRadio City Cine Awards Tamil – Favourite Music DirectorNominated – SIIMA Award for Best Music DirectorBehindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Direction
Sachin: A Billion Dreams James Erskine Hindi
Mom Ravi Udyawar Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background ScoreNational Film Award for Best Background Score
Viceroy’s House Gurinder Chadha English World Soundtrack Award – The Public Choice Award
Mersal Atlee Tamil Vikatan Awards For Best Music DirectorVijay Award for Favourite Song – “Aalaporaan Thamizhan”

Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil – “Neethanae” from Mersal

Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil

Radio City Cine Awards Tamil – Favourite Music Director

Radio City Cine Awards Tamil – Playback Singer Male For “Neethanae”

SIIMA Award for Best Music Director

Nominated – SIIMA Award For Best Playback Singer Male For “Neethanae”

Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Direction

Daughters of Destiny Vanessa Roth English Netflix Documentary
2018 Beyond the Clouds Majid Majidi Hindi
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Mani Ratnam Tamil
Sarkar AR Murugadoss Tamil Post Production
2.0 S. Shankar Tamil,
Hindi
Post Production
Le Musk A. R. Rahman English Filming
99 Songs Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy Hindi Filming
Sarvam Thaala Mayam Rajiv Menon Tamil Filming
Aadujeevitham Blessy Malayalam Filming
SK 13 R. Ravikumar Tamil Filming
Kizie Aur Manny Mukesh Chhabra Hindi Filming

A. R. Rahman Soundtracks 

Year Tamil Hindi English Other languages Dubbed releases
1992 Roja Roje (Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi)
Yoddha (Malayalam) Dharam Yodha (Hindi), Asokan (Tamil), Yoddha (Telugu)
1993 Uzhavan
Thiruda Thiruda Donga Donga (Telugu), Chor Chor (Hindi)
Vandicholai Chinraasu Bobili Paparayudu (Telugu)
Kizhakku Cheemayile Palnati Pourusham (1994)(Telugu)
Pudhiya Mannargal
Pudhiya Mugam Vishwavidhaata(1997) Padmavyuham (Telugu)
Gentleman Gentleman (Telugu)
1994 Super Police (Telugu) Super Police (Tamil), Khel Khiladi Ka (1996) (Hindi)
Pavithra
May Madham Love You Hamesha (2000) Hrudayanjali (1999) (Telugu)
Karuththamma Vanitha (Telugu)
Kadhalan Humse Hai Muqabla (1995) (Hindi), Premikudu (1995) (Telugu)
Duet Tu Hi Mera Dil(1995) (Hindi), Duet(1995) (Telugu)
Gangmaster (Telugu) Manitha Manitha (Tamil)
1995 Indira Priyanka (Hindi), Indira (Telugu)
Bombay Bombay (Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam)
Rangeela Rangeela (Tamil), Rangeli (Telugu)
Muthu Muthu (Telugu), Muthu Maharaja (2001) (Hindi), Muthu: The Dancing Maharaja (Japanese)
1996 Love Birds Love Birds (1997) (Hindi, Telugu)
Indian Hindustani (Hindi), Bharateeyudu (Telugu), Indian (Malayalam)
Kadhal Desam Duniya Dilwalon Ki (Hindi), Premadesam (Telugu)
Fire Fire
Mr. Romeo Mr. Romeo (Telugu, Hindi)
Anthimanthaarai
1997 Minsara Kanavu Sapnay (Hindi), Merupu Kalalu (Telugu)
Iruvar Iddaru (Telugu), Iruvar (Malayalam)
Daud Ottam (Tamil), 50–50 (Telugu)
Ratchagan Rakshakudu (Telugu)
1998 Jeans Jeans (Hindi, Telugu)
Dil Se. Uyire (Tamil), Prematho (Telugu)
Kabhi Na Kabhi Mona Lisa (Tamil)
Earth Earth
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Oonjal (Tamil)
1999 En Swasa Kaatre Premante Pranamistha (Telugu)
Jodi Sajni (2007(Kannada) Jodi (Telugu)
Padayappa Narasimha (Telugu)
Taal Taalam (Tamil)
Thakshak
Kadhalar Dhinam Dil Hi Dil Mein (Hindi), Premikula Roju (Telugu)
Sangamam
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal (Telugu)
Mudhalvan Nayak (2001) Oke Okkadu (Telugu)
2000 Alaipayuthey Saathiya Sakhi (Telugu)
Fiza
Kandukondain Kandukondain Priyuralu Pilichindi (Telugu)
Pukar
Rhythm Rhythm (Telugu)
Thenali Thenali (Telugu)
Zubeidaa
2001 One 2 Ka 4
Star Takkari Donga Chakkani Chukka (Telugu), Baaghi (Hindi)
Lagaan
Paarthale Paravasam Paravasham (Telugu)
Alli Arjuna
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Amrutha (Telugu), A Peck on the Cheek (Sinhalese), Kannathil Muthamittal (Malayalam)
The Legend of Bhagat Singh
Baba Baba (Telugu)
Kadhal Virus
2003 Udhaya
Parasuram Parashuram (Hindi),Police Kartavyam (Telugu)
Boys Boys (Telugu, Hindi)
Tehzeeb
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu  (Telugu)
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Mandarin)
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei Woh Paanch Din (Hindi)
2004 Lakeer – Forbidden Lines
Meenaxi
Aayutha Ezhuthu Yuva Yuva (Telugu)
New Naani (Telugu)
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
Swades Desam (Tamil)
2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet
Bose: The Forgotten Hero
Anbe Aaruyire
Rang De Basanti
Water
2006 Varalaru Godfather (2012) (Kannada)
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Nuvvu Nenu Prema (Telugu), Mohhabat Ke Dushman (Hindi
Guru Guru(Tamil), Gurukanth (Telugu)
2007 Sivaji Sivaji (Telugu, Hindi)
Provoked • Provoked (Tamil, Telugu, Hindi)
Bombil and Beatrice •
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan Sabse Bada Khiladi (Hindi), Maha Muduru (Telugu)
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Jodhaa Akbar (Tamil, Telugu)
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
Ada… A Way of Life
Sakkarakatti
Yuvvraaj
Ghajini
Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Crorepati (Hindi), Naanum Kodieswaran (Tamil), Slumdog Millionaire (Malayalam)
2009 Delhi-6
Blue Blue (Telugu)
Couples Retreat
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Ekk Deewana Tha(2011) Ye Maaya Chesave (Telugu)
Raavanan Raavan Villain (Telugu)
Puli (Telugu)
Enthiran Robot (Hindi), Robo (Telugu)
Jhootha Hi Sahi
127 Hours
2011 Rockstar
2012 People Like Us
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Kadal Kadali (Telugu)
2013 Maryan Mariyaan (Telugu)
Raanjhanaa Ambikapathy (Tamil)
2014 Highway
Kochadaiiyaan • Kochadaiiyaan (Hindi, Malayalam, English), Vikramasimha (Telugu), Kochadaiiyaan (Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi)
Million Dollar Arm
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Kaaviya Thalaivan Pradhi Nayagan (Malayalam), Premaalayam (Telugu)
I I (Hindi, Telugu)
Lingaa Lingaa (Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam)
2015 O Kadhal Kanmani Ok Jaanu OK Bangaram (Telugu)
Tamasha
Muhammad: The Messenger of God (Persian)
2016 24 24 (Telugu)
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo(Telugu)
Pele
Mohenjo Daro
2017 Kaatru Veliyidai Cheliyaa (Telugu)
Viceroy’s House
Mom Mom (Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu)
Sachin: A Billion Dreams Sachin: A Billion Dreams (Tamil, Telugu, Marathi)
Mersal Adhirindhi (Telugu)
2018 2.0 2.0 2.0 (Telugu)
Beyond the Clouds
Sanju
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Nawab (Telugu)

A. R. Rahman’s Soundtrack Sales

Year Soundtrack album Sales Note(s)
1995 Bombay 15,000,000 Tamil
Hindi
1995 Rangeela 10,000,000 Hindi
1998 Dil Se.. 6,000,000 Hindi-Urdu
Tamil
1993 /
1994
Gentleman /
The Gentleman
4,300,000 Gentleman (Tamil) – 300,000
The Gentleman (Hindi) – 4,000,000 
1999 Taal 4,000,000 Hindi
2001 Lagaan:
Once Upon a Time in India
3,500,000 Hindi
1992 Roja 3,000,000 Tamil – 200,000
Hindi – 2,800,000
2000 /
2002
Alaipayuthey /
Saathiya
2,600,000 Alaipayuthey (Tamil) – 600,000
Saathiya (Hindi) – 2,000,000
1994 Humse Hai Muqabala 2,500,000 Hindi
1997 Sapnay 2,500,000
2000 Fiza 2,500,000 Hindi
1996 Indian /
Hindustani
2,400,000 Indian (Tamil) – 600,000
Hindustani (Hindi) – 1,800,000
1997 Daud 2,000,000 Hindi
2008 Slumdog Millionaire:
Music from the Motion Picture
2,000,000 English
Hindi
2005 Rang De Basanti 1,900,000 Hindi
2008 Ghajini 1,900,000
1998 Jeans 1,800,000 Hindi
1999 /
2000
Mudhalvan /
Nayak: The Real Hero
1,700,000 Mudhalvan (Tamil) – 300,000
Nayak (Hindi) – 1,400,000
2008 Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na 1,500,000 Hindi
2004 Swades 1,300,000 Hindi
Kisna: The Warrior Poet 1,200,000
2006 Guru 1,150,000
2008 Jodhaa Akbar 1,100,000 Hindi-Urdu
2010 Komaram Puli 760,000 Telugu
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain 400,000 Tamil
Rhythm 350,000
2002 Bombay Dreams 250,000 English
2007 Sivaji 248,000 Tamil
2003 Boys 60,000 Tamil
2010 Enthiran 25,000 Tamil
Total sales 200,000,000

A. R. Rahman as Playback Singer

Year Song title Film title Co-singer Language
1992 “Chinna Chinna Aasai” Roja Minmini Tamil
1994 “Urvasi Urvasi” Kadhalan Suresh Peters Tamil
1995 “Humma Humma” Bombay Suresh Peters, Swarnalatha Tamil
“Kannalanae” K. S. Chithra & Chorus
“Poovukkenna Poottu” Noel, Anupama, Shubha & G. V. Prakash Kumar
“Mangta Hai Kya” Rangeela Shweta Shetty Hindi
1996 “No Problem” Love Birds Apache Indian Tamil
“Mustafa Mustafa” Kadhal Desam Solo Tamil
“Hello Doctor” Storms, Neol, Anupama
“Kalloori Salai” Hariharan, Aslam Mustafa
1998 “Columbus Columbus” Jeans Solo Tamil
“Dil Se Re” Dil Se.. Anupama, Anuradha Sriram Hindi
1999 “Ishq Bina” Taal Anuradha Sriram, Sujatha Mohan, Sonu Nigam Hindi
“Rang De” Thakshak Asha Bhosle
2000 “Piya Haji Ali” Fiza Srinivas, Murtaza Khan, Qadir Khan Hindi
“Endendrum Punnagai” Alaipayuthey Clinton Cerejo, Srinivas, Shankar Mahadevan Tamil
“Maangalyam” Clinton Cerejo, Srinivas
2001 “Chale Chalo” Lagaan Srinivas Hindi
2002 “Vellai Pookal” Kannathil Muthamittal Solo Tamil
“Mere Yaar Mila De” Saathiya Solo Hindi
2004 “Jana Gana Mana” Aaytha Ezhuthu Karthik Tamil
“Sandakkozhi” Madhushree
“Yaakai Thiri” Sunitha Sarathy, Pop Shalini
“Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera” Swades Solo Hindi
“Aazadi” Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Anuradha Sriram Hindi
“Zikr” Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Solo Hindi
2005 “Al Maddath Maula” Mangal Pandey: The Rising Kailash Kher, Murtuza Khan, Kadir Hindi
“Aararai Kodi” Anbe Aaruyire Solo Tamil
2006 “Khalbali” Rang De Basanti Mohammed Aslam, Naccim Hindi
“Lukka Chuppi” Lata Mangeshkar
“Rubaroo” Naresh Iyer
“Theeyil Vizhunda” Varalaru Solo Tamil
“New York Nagaram” Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Solo Tamil
2007 “Tere Bina” Guru Chinmayi Hindi
“Ay Hairathe” Hariharan, Alka Yagnik
“Jaage Hain” K.S.Chithra, Madras Chorale Group
“Athiradee” Sivaji Sayanora Philip Tamil
“Ellapugazhum” Azhagiya Thamizh Magan Solo Tamil
2008 “Khwaja Mere Khwaja” Jodhaa Akbar Solo Hindi
“Tu Bole Main Boloon” Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na Solo Hindi
“Meherbaan” Ada… A Way of Life Solo Hindi
“Marudaani” Sakkarakatti Madhushree Tamil
“Tu Mera Dost Hai” Yuvvraaj Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghoshal Hindi
“Tu Muskura” Alka Yagnik, Javed Ali
“Dil Ka Rishta” Sonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod, Clinton Cerejo, Suzanne, Vivienne Pocha, Sunaina, Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer, Blaaze
“O…Saya” Slumdog Millionaire M I A English
2009 “Rehna Tu” Delhi-6 Benny Dayal, Tanvi Shah Hindi
2010 “Kuru Kuru” Couples Retreat Solo English
“NaNa” Blaaze, Vivian Chaix, A. R. Ameen, Clinton Cerejo & Dominique Cerejo
“Mannipaaya” Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Shreya Ghoshal Tamil
“Maaralante Lokam” Puli Solo Telugu
“Pudhiya Manidha” Endhiran S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Khatija Rahman Tamil
“Irumbile Oru Irudhaiyam” Kash n’ Krissy
2011 “Kun Faya Kun” Rockstar Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan Hindi
“Naadaan Parindey” Mohit Chauhan
2012 “Kya Hai Mohabbat” Ekk Deewana Tha Solo Hindi
“Sharminda Hoon” Madhushree
“Nenjukkule” Kadal Shakthisree Gopalan Tamil
“Elay Keechaan” Solo
2013 “Nenje Yaezhu” Maryan Solo Tamil
“I Love My Africa” Blaaze, Madras Youth Choir
“Tu Mun Shudi” Raanjhanaa Rabbi Shergill Hindi
“Aise Na Dekho” Karthik
2014 “Maahi Ve” Highway Solo Hindi
“Patakha Guddi (Male Version)”
“Karma Veerane” Kochadaiyaan A. R. Raihanah Tamil
“Khalifa” Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Shweta Pandit, Suzanne D’Mello, Hriday Gattani, Mahesh Vinayakram Hindi
“My Mind Is a Stranger Without You” The Hundred-Foot Journey Solange Merdinian English
“Indiane Vaa” Lingaa Solo Tamil
2015 “Mental Manadhil (Male)” O Kadhal Kanmani Jonita Gandhi Tamil
“Theera Ula” Darshana, Nikita Gandhi
“Malargal Kaettaen” K. S. Chitra
“Tu Koi Aur Hai” Tamasha Alma Ferovic, Arjun Chandy Hindi
2016 “Laakhon Salaam” Jugni Solo Hindi
“Tu Hai” Mohanjo Daro Sanah Moidutty Hindi
“Sindhu Ma” Sanah Moidutty
“Mohenjo Mohenjo” Arijit Singh, Bela Shende, Sanah Moidutty
2017 “OK Jaanu” OK Jaanu Srinidhi Venkatesh Hindi
“Jee Lein” Arjun Chandy, Neeti Mohan
“O Sona Tere Liye” Mom Shashaa Tirupati Hindi
“Neethanae” Mersal Shreya Ghoshal Tamil
2018 “Mazhai Kuruvi” Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Solo Tamil

A. R. Rahman Discography as Director

Year Movie title Language
2018 Le Musk English

A. R. Rahman Discography as lyricist

Year Song title Film title Co-lyricist Language
2013 “Nenjae Ezhu” Maryan Kutti Revathi Tamil
“Innum Konjam” Kabilan
“Enga Pona Raasaa” Kutti Revathi
2015 “Kaara Attakkaaraa” O Kadhal Kanmani Mani Ratnam, Dinesh Kanagaratnam Tamil
“Mental Manadhil” (Male) Mani Ratnam
“Mental Manadhil” (Female) Mani Ratnam

A. R. Rahman Albums

Year Album details
2017 The Flying Lotus

  • Released: 6 October 2017w
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Format: CD, digital download
2014 Raunaq

  • Released: 27 February 2014
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
2013 Coke Studio

  • Label: Sony Music
2011 SuperHeavy

  • Released: 16 September 2011
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
With SuperHeavy
2011 Gems
(Studio album by Michael Bolton)

  • Released: 21 June 2011
  • Label: Sony Music, Legacy Recordings
  • Format: CD, digital download

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2011 Connections

  • Released: 27 June 2011
  • Label: Sony Music/K.M. Musiq Limited
  • Format: CD

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2011 Connections… A Journey Through Anthems

  • Released: 27 June 2011
  • Label: Universal Music/K.M. Musiq Limited
  • Format: CD

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2008 Nokia Connections

  • Released: 20 December 2008
  • Label: Nokia Ovi Music/K.M. Musiq Limited
  • Format: CD, digital download

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2004 Choreography
(Studio album by Vanessa-Mae)

  • Released: 18 October 2004
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD, digital download

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2003 Harem
(Studio album by Sarah Brightman)

  • Released: 13 May 2003
  • 20 May 2003
  • 6 June 2003
  • 29 September 2003
  • Label: Angel Records/EMI
  • Format: CD, digital download

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2001 Indian Mantra

  • Released: 20 December 2008
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download

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5 out of 10 tracks

2000 Jana Gana Mana

  • Released: 26 January 2000
    • Re-released: 2006 (corrected version)
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download

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1998 Gurus of Peace

  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download

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1 out of 4 tracks

1997 Vande Mataram

  • Released: 9 December 1997
  • Label: Sony Music / Columbia Records
  • Format: CD, digital download

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1994 Fantasy / Andhi Maalai

  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Pyramid / Melody
  • Format: CD

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as a keyboardist only

1992 Then Vandhu Paayedhu

  • Released: 1992
    • Re-released: 2001
  • Label: Magnasound
  • Format: CD

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background score only

1992 Colours

  • Released: 1992
  • Label: PAN / BMG Crescendo
  • Format: CD, digital download

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as a keyboardist only

1991 Shubhaa – Set Me Freeee

  • Released: 1991
    • Re-released: 1996
  • Label: Magnasound
  • Format: CD

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1989 Deen Isai Maalai

  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Prince Music
  • Format: CD

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1987 Disco Disco

  • Released: 1987
  • Label:
  • Format: CD
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A. R. Rahman’s Singles

Year Details
2015 “Humko Mann Ki Shakti Dena”

  • Released: 26 November 2015
  • Label: Sa Re Ga Ma
  • Format: digital download

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2012 Infinite Love” (Behad Pyaar)

  • Released: 20 December 2012
  • Label: KM Musiq under License to Sony Music India
  • Format: digital download

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2012 Nimma Nimma

  • Released: 28 July 2012
  • Format: digital download

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2012 Oscar Sangamam

  • Released: 26 February 2012
  • Format: digital download

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2011 Satyameva Jayathe

  • Released: 9 August 2011
  • Format: digital download

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2011 Miracle Worker

  • Released: 7 July 2011
  • Format: digital download

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2010 Semmozhiyaana Tamizh Mozhiyaam

  • Released: 15 May 2010
  • Format: digital download

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2010 Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat

  • Released: 1 May 2010
  • Format: digital download

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2009 Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)
(with The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
(Charts – US:#11 UK:#3 AUS:#1CAN:#5
)

  • Released: 23 February 2009
  • Label: Interscope
  • Format: CD single, digital download

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2008 Marhaba Mustapha

  • Released: 2008
  • Format: CD, digital download

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2007 One Love

  • Released: 2007
  • Label: EMI Music
  • Format: CD single, digital download

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2007 Pray for Me Brother

  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Format: CD single, digital download

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2005 We Can Make It Better

  • Released: 2005
  • Format: CD single, digital download

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2002 Ek Rahen Ek Nazaria

  • Released: 14 November 2002
  • Format: digital download

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2002 Love’s Never Easy
(with Preeya Kalidas)

  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Sony Music / Really Useful Records
  • Format: CD single, digital download

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2002 Shakalaka Baby
(with Preeya Kalidas)

  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Really Useful Records
  • Format: CD single, digital download

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1999 Hey Jawan Tujhe Salaam

  • Released: 11 July 1999
  • Format: digital download

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1998 Ekam Satyam

  • Released: 24 December 1998
  • Format: digital download

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1996 Oh Bosnia

  • Released: 1996
  • Format: digital download

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A. R. Rahman’s Featured singles

2010 We Are the World 25 for Haiti” (with Artists for Haiti)
(Charts – US:#2 UK:#50 AUS:#18 CAN:#7
)

  • Released: 12 February 2010.
  • Format: CD single, music download

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2010 Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara

  • Released: 26 January 2010.
  • Format: CD single, music download.

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A. R. Rahman as Writer

Year Details
2014 It’s My Birthday” (with will.i.am and Cody Wise)

  • Released: 27 May 2014.
  • Format: CD single, music download

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A. R. Rahman’s Music Videos

Year Title Director
1997 “Maa Tujhe Salaam” Bharatbala
2007 “Pray for Me Brother” Bharatbala
“One Love” Owais Husain
2008 “Jiya Se Jiya” Kanika Myer
2009 “Vellai Pookkal” Mani Ratnam
2009 “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” Thomas Kloss
2010 “Semmozhiyaana Tamizh Mozhiyaam” Gautham Menon
“Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto” Bharatbala
2011 “Changing Seasons” Mani Ratnam, John Warner 
“If I Rise”
“Miracle Worker” Paul Boyd
“Satyameva Jayathe” Paul Boyd
2012 “Infinite Love” Paul Boyd
2014 “Kismat Se”

A. R. Rahman Films

Year Details
2009 Passage

  • Released: 2009

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2006 The Banyan

  • Released: 2006

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2004 Shakthi Foundation

  • Released: 2004

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2001 Jaya He

  • Released: 15 February 2001

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2001 India on IMAX

  • Released: 1 January 2001

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1999 Desh Ka Salaam

  • Released: 15 August 1999

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A. R. Rahman’s Concert Recordings

Year Name Publishing Label
1997 A. R. Rahman Live in Malaysia. Columbus
2000 A. R. Rahman Live in Dubai. Sony BMG
2001 A. R. Rahman Live in USA 2000. HMV
2012 Classic Incantations T-Series
2012 A. R. Rahman Live in Chennai India

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