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AR Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and philanthropist. He is a two-time winner and five-time 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 in Indian cinema.

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Songs

1990s

YearFilmDirectorLanguage
1992RojaMani RatnamTamil
1992YoddhaSangeeth SivanMalayalam
1993Pudhiya MugamSuresh Chandra MenonTamil
1993GentlemanS. ShankarTamil
1993Kizhakku CheemayileBharathirajaTamil
1993UzhavanKathirTamil
1993Thiruda ThirudaMani RatnamTamil
1994Vandicholai ChinraasuManoj KumarTamil
1994DuetK. BalachanderTamil
1994Super PoliceK. Murali Mohan RaoTelugu
1994GangmasterB. GopalTelugu
1994May MadhamVenus BaluTamil
1994KadhalanS. ShankarTamil
1994PavithraK. SubashTamil
1994KaruththammaBharathirajaTamil
1994Pudhiya MannargalVikramanTamil
1995BombayMani RatnamTamil
1995IndiraSuhasini ManiratnamTamil
1995RangeelaRam Gopal VarmaHindi
1995MuthuK. S. RavikumarTamil
1996Love BirdsP. VasuTamil
1996IndianS. ShankarTamil
1996AnthimanthaaraiBharathirajaTamil
1996Kadhal DesamKathirTamil
1996Mr. RomeoK. S. RaviTamil
1997Minsara KanavuRajiv MenonTamil
1997IruvarMani RatnamTamil
1997DaudRam Gopal VarmaHindi
1997FireDeepa MehtaHindi
1997RatchaganPraveen GandhiTamil
1998Kabhi Na KabhiPriyadarshanHindi
1998JeansS. ShankarTamil
1998Dil Se..Mani RatnamHindi
1998Doli Saja Ke RakhnaPriyadarshanHindi
1999En Swasa KaatreK. S. RaviTamil
1999PadayappaK. S. RavikumarTamil
1999Kadhalar DhinamKathirTamil
1999SangamamSuresh KrishnaTamil
1999TaalSubhash GhaiHindi
1999JodiPraveen GandhiTamil
1999EarthDeepa MehtaHindi
1999MudhalvanS. ShankarTamil
1999Taj MahalBharathirajaTamil
1999ThakshakGovind NihalaniHindi

2000s

YearFilmDirectorLanguageNotes
2000PukarRajkumar SantoshiHindi
2000AlaipayutheyMani RatnamTamilFilmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
2000Kandukondain KandukondainRajiv MenonTamil
2000RhythmVasanthTamil
2000ThenaliK. S. RavikumarTamil
2001ZubeidaaShyam BenegalHindi
2001One 2 Ka 4Shashilal K. NairHindi
2001LagaanAshutosh GowarikerHindiNational Film Award for Best Music DirectionFilmfare Award for Best Music DirectorIIFA Award for Best Music DirectorIIFA Music of the Decade AwardBollywood Movie Award for Best Music DirectorZee Cine Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—Screen Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—Screen Award for Best Background MusicAmazon.com's "The 100 Greatest World Music Albums of All Time"
2001StarPraveen GandhiTamil
2001Paarthale ParavasamK. BalachanderTamil
2002Alli ArjunaSaranTamil
2002Kannathil MuthamittalMani RatnamTamilNational Film Award for Best Music Direction
2002The Legend of Bhagat SinghRajkumar SantoshiHindiFilmfare Best Background Score AwardZee Cine Award for Best Background Score
2002BabaSuresh KrishnaTamil50th Film
2002SaathiyaShaad AliHindiAll songs except "Naina Milaike" and "Mera Yaar Mila De" are covers of tracks from AlaipayutheyFilmfare Award for Best Music Director
2002Kadhal VirusKathirTamilSpecial appearance in the film
2003ParasuramArjun SarjaTamil
2003BoysS. ShankarTamil75th Film Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
2003Warriors of Heaven and EarthHe PingMandarin,English,Hindi
2003Enakku 20 Unakku 18Jyothi KrishnaTamilMTV Asia Award for Best Composer (India)
2003Nee Manasu Naaku TelusuJyothi KrishnaTeluguNominated—CineMAA Award for Best Music Director
2003Kangalal Kaidhu SeiBharathirajaTamil
2003TehzeebKhalid MohammedHindi
2004Meenaxi: A Tale of Three CitiesM. F. HussainHindiNominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Background ScoreSangeet Award for Best Music Arrangement for "Yeh Rishta" (Critics' Choice)
2004Aaytha EzhuthuMani RatnamTamil
2004YuvaMani RatnamHindiSangeet Award for Best Music Direction (Critics' Choice)
2004NewS. J. SuryaTamil
2004NaaniS. J. SuryaTelugu
2004SwadesAshutosh GowarikerHindiFilmfare Best Background Score AwardSangeet Award for Best Music Direction (critics' choice)Nominated—Filmfare Best Music Director AwardNominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
2004UdhayaAzhagam PerumalTamilOnly composed the songs
2005Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten HeroShyam BenegalHindi
2005Mangal Pandey: The RisingKetan MehtaHindi
2005Anbe AaruyireS. J. SuryaTamil
2005Kisna: The Warrior PoetSubhash GhaiHindi
2005WaterDeepa MehtaHindi
2006Rang De BasantiRakeysh Omprakash MehraHindiFilmfare Award for Best Music DirectorIIFA Award for Best Music DirectorZee Cine Award for Best Music DirectorScreen Award for Best Background ScoreGIFA Award for Best Music DirectorGIFA Award for Best Background ScoreBollywood Movie Award for Best Music DirectorCNN-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 AwardPlanet-Bollywood People's Choice Best Music AwardiTunes Music Award for Best Indian AlbumNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background ScoreNominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Background ScoreNominated—IIFA Award for Best Background ScoreNominated—Screen Award for Best Music Director
2006Sillunu Oru KaadhalN. KrishnaTamilFilmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilVijay Award for Favorite Music Director
2006VaralaruK. S. RavikumarTamil
2007GuruMani RatnamHindiFilmfare Best Music Director AwardFilmfare Best Background Score AwardIIFA Award for Best Music DirectorIIFA Award for Best Background ScoreZee Cine Award for Best Music DirectorZee Cine Award for Best Background MusicScreen Award for Best Music DirectorScreen Award for Best Background MusicV. Shantaram Award for Best MusicCNN-IBN Song of the Year Award for "Tere Bina"Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer
2007ProvokedJag MundhraEnglish,Hindi
2007Bombil and BeatriceKaizad GustadEnglish
2007SivajiS. ShankarTamil100th Film Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilVijay Award for Best Music Director
2007Azhagiya Thamizh MaganBharathanTamilNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
2007Elizabeth: The Golden AgeShekhar KapurEnglishWith Craig Armstrong
2008Jodhaa AkbarAshutosh GowarikerHindiFilmfare Best Background ScoreIIFA Award for Best Music DirectorIIFA Award for Best Background ScoreApsara Award for Best Music DirectorScreen Award for Best Background MusicMirchi Music Award for Best Background ScoreV. Shantaram Award for Best MusicNominated—Filmfare Best Music Director AwardNominated—Asian Film Award for Best Composer
2008Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane NaAbbas TyrewalaHindiFilmfare Best Music Director AwardScreen Award for Best Music DirectorMirchi Music Award for Best Music DirectorMirchi Music Award for Best AlbumMirchi Music Award for Best Album (Listener's Choice)Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
2008Ada... A Way of LifeTanvir AhmadHindi
2008SakkarakattiKala PrabhuTamilNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
2008YuvvraajSubhash GhaiHindi
2008GhajiniA. R. MurugadossHindiNominated—Filmfare Best Music Director AwardNominated—IIFA Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
2008Slumdog MillionaireDanny BoyleEnglishAcademy Award for Best Original ScoreAcademy Award for Best Original Song for "Jai Ho"BAFTA Award for Best Film MusicBroadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best ComposerGolden Globe Award for Best Original ScoreGrammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack AlbumGrammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for "Jai Ho"Satellite Award for Best Original ScoreWorld Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film for "Jai Ho"Black Reel Award for Best Original SoundtrackNominated—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
2009Delhi-6Rakeysh Omprakash MehraHindiFilmfare Best Music Director AwardStar Screen Award for Best Music DirectorMirchi Music Award for Best Music DirectorMirchi Music Award for Best AlbumNominated—IIFA Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
2009BlueAnthony D'souzaHindi
2009Couples RetreatPeter BillingsleyEnglishBMI London Award for Best Score

2010s

YearFilmDirectorLanguageNotes
2010Vinnaithaandi VaruvaayaaGautham MenonTamilFilmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilVijay Award for Best Music DirectoriTunes Music Award for Best Tamil Album
2010Ye Maaya ChesaveGautham MenonTeluguFilmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu[11][12]CineMAA Award for Best Music Director[13]South Scope Award for Best Album – TeluguSouth Scope Award for Best Album (Listener's Choice) – TeluguSouth Scope Award for Best Background Score (Technical Award)iTunes Music Award for Best Telugu AlbumTSR-TV9 Film Award for Best Background Score (Technical Award)Nominated—South Scope Award for Best Music Director – TeluguNominated—South Scope Award for Best Song - "Ee Hrudayam"
2010RaavanMani RatnamHindiNominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Background Score[14]Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Score[15]Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Background Score[16]Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background ScoreNominated—IIFA Award for Best Background ScoreNominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Background ScoreNominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Song in Sufi Tradition - "Raanjha Raanjha"[14]Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Programmed and Arranged Song - "Raanjha Raanjha"
2010RaavananMani RatnamTamilMirchi Music Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
2010Komaram PuliS. J. SuryaTeluguNominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Album
2010EnthiranS. ShankarTamilNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilNominated—Edison Award for Best Music Director
2010Jhootha Hi SahiAbbas TyrewalaHindi
2010127 HoursDanny BoyleEnglishNominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Song for "If I Rise"[17]Denver Film Critics Society for Best Song for "If I Rise"[18]World Soundtrack Award – Public ChoiceNominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score[19]Nominated – Academy Award for Best Original Score[20]Nominated – Academy Award for Best Original Song for "If I Rise"[20]Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Score[21]Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Film Music[22]Nominated – Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best ScoreNominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score[24]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 ScoreNominated – Satellite Award for Best Original ScoreNominated – Satellite Award for Best Original Song for "If I Rise"[27]Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Score[28] Nominated – World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film for "If I Rise"
2011RockstarImtiaz AliHindiFilmfare Best Music Director AwardZee Cine Award for Best Music DirectorScreen Award for Best Music DirectorIIFA Award for Best Music DirectorIIFA Award for Best Background ScoreiTunes Music Award for Best Indian AlbumGiMa Best Music Director AwardMirchi Music Awards (Music Director of the Year)FICCI Frames Excellence Awards – Best Music DirectorRMIM Puraskaar – Music Director of the Year 2012GiMA Best Background Score AwardGiMA Best Film Album AwardNominated, Asian Film Award for Best Composer of the YearNominated, BIG Star Most Entertaining Music
2012Ekk Deewana ThaGautham MenonHindi
2012People like UsAlex KurtzmanEnglish
2012Jab Tak Hai JaanYash ChopraHindiCosmopolitan Award for Most Popular Music OverseasNominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—Apsara Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—IIFA Award for Best Music Director[29]Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Technical Background Score
2012KadalMani RatnamTamilNorway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Music DirectorFilmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilVijay Award for Best Music DirectorRadio Mirchi Song Of The Year - "Nenjukkule"Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music DirectionNominated—MTV Europe Music Award for Best Indian Act
2013MaryanBharat BalaTamilNorway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Music DirectoriTunes Music Award for Best Tamil Album[30][31]Mirchi Music Awards South – Album of the YearBehindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music DirectionNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilNominated—SIIMA Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—Edison Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—Edison Award for Best Background ScoreNominated—Vijay Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—Vijay Award for Best Background Score
2013RaanjhanaaAnand L. RaiHindiNominated—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 DirectorNominated—BIG Star Most Entertaining Music Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Background Score Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Film Album
2014HighwayImtiaz AliHindiGiMA 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
2014Million Dollar ArmCraig GillespieEnglish
2014KochadaiiyaanSoundarya RajinikanthTamil
2014Lekar Hum Deewana DilArif AliHindi
2014The Hundred-Foot JourneyLasse HallströmEnglish
2014Kaaviya ThalaivanVasanthabalanTamilNominated—Edison Award for Best Music Director Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil Nominated —IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Music Director – Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director Nominated – SIIMA Award For Best Music Director
2014LingaaK. S. RavikumarTamil125th Film
2015IS. ShankarTamilFilmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
2015O Kadhal KanmaniMani RatnamTamilNominated – IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Music Director – Tamil iTunes Music Award for Best Indian AlbumiTunes Music Award for Best ArtisteVikatan Award for Best Music DirectorNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – TamilNominated – SIIMA Award For Best Music Director
2015TamashaImtiaz AliHindiNominated—Sony Guild Awards Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Direction Nominated –Zee Cine Award Best Music Director
2015Muhammad: The Messenger of GodMajid MajidiPersian
201624Vikram KumarTamilNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil. Kollywoodcinema Award – 2016 for Best Music Director
2016Achcham Yenbadhu MadamaiyadaGautham MenonTamilFilmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil Vikatan Awards For Best Music Director IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Music Director (Tamil)Kollywoodcinema Award – 2016 for Best Music Director SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
2016Sahasam Swasaga SagipoGautham MenonTeluguNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu
2016PeleJeff ZimbalistEnglish
2016Mohenjo DaroAshutosh GowarikerHindi
2017OK JaanuShaad AliHindi
2017Kaatru VeliyidaiMani RatnamTamilVikatan Awards For Best Music Director National Film Award for Best Music Direction Vijay Award for Best Music Director Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Tamil Radio City Cine Awards Tamil - Favourite Music Director Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Music Director Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Direction
2017Sachin: A Billion DreamsJames ErskineHindi
2017Cinema VeeranAishwarya RajinikanthTamilHotstar documentaryBackground score only
2017MomRavi UdyawarHindiNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background Score National Film Award for Best Background Score
2017Viceroy's HouseGurinder ChadhaEnglishWorld Soundtrack Award - The Public Choice Award
2017MersalAtleeTamilVikatan Awards For Best Music Director Vijay 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 The soundtrack crossed 100 million streams within ten days, setting a streaming record for a Tamil album.
2017Daughters of DestinyVanessa RothEnglishNetflix Documentary
2018Beyond the CloudsMajid MajidiHindi
2018Chekka Chivantha VaanamMani RatnamTamilNominated- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil Nominated- SIIMA Award for Best Music Director Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Playback Singer Male
2018SarkarAR MurugadossTamilKollywoodCinema Award for Favorite Music Director KollywoodCinema Award for Best Song - "Oru Viral"
20182.0S. ShankarTamil
2019The Fakir Of VeniceAnand SurapurHindiFilmed in 2008. Delayed release.
2019Blinded by the LightGurinder ChadhaEnglish
2019Sarvam Thaala MayamRajiv MenonTamil
2019BigilAtleeTamilSpecial appearance in film Pending Edison Award For Best Music Director Pending: Edison Award For Best Background Score Pending: Edison Award For Best Play Back Singer Male for -Singappenney Nominated: Zee Cine Award Tamil for Favorite Song Of The Year - Verithanam Nominated: Zee Cine Award Tamil for Favorite Music Director Pending: Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards for Best Music Director Gaana Top Album Tamil 2019 BIG FM 92.7 Song of The Year - Singappenney

2020s

YearFilmDirectorLanguageNotes
2020ShikaraVidhu Vinod ChopraHindiBackground score only
2020Karthik Dial Seytha YennGautham Vasudev MenonTamilShort film on YouTube. Promotional sequel to Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya.
2020Dil BecharaMukesh ChhabraHindiDisney+ Hotstar filmNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, Filmfare Award for Best Background Music
202199 SongsVishwesh KrishnamoorthyHindi
2021MimiLaxman UtekarHindi
2021Navarasa9 directorsTamilNetflix anthology series (Segment: Rowthiram)
2021House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths[58]Leena Yadhav, Anubhav ChopraHindiNetflix Documentary
2021No Land's Man[59]Mostofa Sarwar FarookiEnglishPremiered at 26th Busan International Film Festival
2021Atrangi Re[59]Aanand L. RaiHindiDisney+ Hotstar film
2022Heropanti 2[60]Ahmed KhanHindi
2022Maidaan[61]Amit Ravindernath SharmaHindiPost-production
2022CobraR. Ajay GnanamuthuTamilPost-production
2022Ponniyin Selvan: I[59]Mani RatnamTamilPost-production
2022Pippa[62]Raja Krishna MenonHindiFilming
TBALe Musk[59]A. R. RahmanEnglishPost-production
TBAAyalaan[63]R. RavikumarTamilPost-production
TBAMalayankunju[64][65]Sajimon PrabhakarMalayalamPost-production
TBAPathu Thala[66]N. KrishnaTamilFilming
TBAAadujeevitham[67]BlessyMalayalamFilming
TBAIravin Nizhal[68]R. ParthibanTamilPre-production
TBAVendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu[69]Gautham Vasudev MenonTamilFilming
TBAMiliXavier MathkuttyHindiPost-production
TBAMaamannan[70]Mari SelvarajTamilFilming
TBAHai Yeh Woh Aatish Ghalib[59]Srijit MukherjiHindiAnnounced
TBAUntitled Shah Rukh Khan starrer[71][72][73]AtleeHindiFilming
TBAUntitled Love story [74]KathirTamilAnnounced
TBAUntitled Anniyan RemakeS. ShankarHindiAnnounced
TBAUntitled Period filmRakeysh Omprakash Mehra[75]HindiAnnounced
TBAUntitled filmImtiaz Ali[76]HindiAnnounced

Soundtracks

YearTamilHindiEnglishOther languagesDubbed releases
1992RojaRoja (Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi)
1992Yoddha (Malayalam)Dharam Yodha (Hindi), Asokan (Tamil), Yoddha (Telugu)
1993Uzhavan
1993Thiruda ThirudaDonga Donga (Telugu), Chor Chor (Hindi)
1993Vandicholai ChinraasuBobili Paparayudu (Telugu)
1993Kizhakku CheemayilePalnati Pourusham (1994) (Telugu)♦
1993Pudhiya Mannargal
1993Pudhiya MugamVishwavidhaata (1997)♦Padmavyuham (Telugu)
1993GentlemanGentleman (Telugu)
1994Super Police (Telugu)Super Police (Tamil), Khel Khiladi Ka (1996) (Hindi)
1994Pavithra
1994May MadhamLove You Hamesha (2000)♦Hrudayanjali (1999) (Telugu)
1994KaruththammaVanitha (Telugu)
1994KadhalanHumse Hai Muqabla (1995) (Hindi), Premikudu (1995) (Telugu)
1994DuetTu Hi Mera Dil(1995) (Hindi), Duet(1995) (Telugu)
1994Gangmaster (Telugu)Manitha Manitha (Tamil)
1995IndiraPriyanka (Hindi), Indira (Telugu)
1995BombayBombay (Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam)
1995RangeelaRangeela (Tamil), Rangeli (Telugu)
1995MuthuMuthu (Telugu), Muthu Maharaja (2001) (Hindi)
1996Love BirdsLove Birds (1997) (Hindi, Telugu)
1996IndianHindustani (Hindi), Bharateeyudu (Telugu), Indian (Malayalam)
1996Kadhal DesamDuniya Dilwalon Ki (Hindi), Premadesam (Telugu)
1996FireFire
1996Mr. RomeoMr. Romeo (Telugu, Hindi)
1996Anthimanthaarai
1997Minsara KanavuSapnay (Hindi), Merupu Kalalu (Telugu)
1997IruvarIddaru (Telugu), Iruvar (Malayalam)
1997DaudOttam (Tamil), 50–50 (Telugu)
1997RatchaganRakshakudu (Telugu)
1998JeansJeans (Hindi, Telugu)
1998Dil Se..Uyire (Tamil), Prematho (Telugu)
1998Kabhi Na KabhiMona Lisa (Tamil)
1998EarthEarth
1998Doli Saja Ke RakhnaOonjal (Tamil)
1999En Swasa Kaatre
1999JodiSajni (2006) (Kannada) ♦!Jodi (Telugu)
1999PadayappaNarasimha (Telugu)
1999TaalTaalam (Tamil)
1999Thakshak
1999Kadhalar DhinamDil Hi Dil Mein (Hindi), Premikula Roju (Telugu)
1999Sangamam
1999Taj MahalTaj Mahal (Telugu)
1999MudhalvanNayak (2001)Oke Okkadu (Telugu)
2000AlaipayutheySaathiya (2002)♦Sakhi (Telugu)
2000Fiza
2000Kandukondain KandukondainPriyuralu Pilichindi (Telugu)
2000Pukar
2000RhythmRhythm (Telugu)
2000ThenaliThenali (Telugu)
2000Zubeidaa
2001One 2 Ka 4
2001StarTakkari Donga Chakkani Chukka (Telugu), Baaghi (Hindi)
2001Lagaan
2001Paarthale Paravasam
2001Alli Arjuna
2002Kannathil MuthamittalAmrutha (Telugu), A Peck on the Cheek (Sinhalese), Kannathil Muthamittal (Malayalam)
2002The Legend of Bhagat Singh
2002BabaBaba (Telugu)
2002Kadhal Virus
2003Udhaya !Toofan One Man Army (Hindi)
2003ParasuramParashuram (Hindi),Police Kartavyam (Telugu)
2003BoysBoys (Telugu, Hindi)
2003Tehzeeb
2003Enakku 20 Unakku 18Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu (Telugu)
2003Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Mandarin)
2003Kangalal Kaidhu SeiWoh Paanch Din (Hindi)
2004Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities
2004Aaytha EzhuthuYuvaYuva (Telugu)
2004NewNaani (Telugu)
2004Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa !
2004SwadesDesam (Tamil)
2005Kisna: The Warrior Poet
2005Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero
2005Mangal Pandey: The Rising
2005Anbe Aaruyire
2005Rang De Basanti
2005Water
2006VaralaruGodfather (2012) (Kannada) ♦ !
2006Sillunu Oru KaadhalNuvvu Nenu Prema (Telugu), Mohhabat Ke Dushman (Hindi)
2006GuruGuru(Tamil), Gurukanth (Telugu)
2007SivajiSivaji (Telugu, Hindi)
2007ProvokedProvoked (Tamil, Telugu, Hindi)
2007Bombil and Beatrice
2007Elizabeth: The Golden Age
2007Azhagiya Thamizh MaganSabse Bada Khiladi (Hindi), Maha Muduru (Telugu)
2008Jodhaa AkbarJodhaa Akbar (Tamil, Telugu)
2008Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
2008Ada... A Way of Life
2008Sakkarakatti
2008Yuvvraaj
2008Ghajini
2008Slumdog MillionaireSlumdog Crorepati (Hindi), Naanum Kodieswaran (Tamil), Slumdog Millionaire (Malayalam)
2009Delhi-6
2009BlueBlue (Telugu)
2009Couples Retreat
2010Vinnaithaandi VaruvaayaaEkk Deewana Tha (2011)♦Ye Maaya Chesave (Telugu)
2010RaavananRaavanVillain (Telugu)
2010Komaram Puli (Telugu)
2010EnthiranRobot (Hindi), Robo (Telugu), Bombat Robo (Kannada)
2010Jhootha Hi Sahi
2010127 Hours
2011Rockstar
2012People Like Us
2012Jab Tak Hai Jaan
2012KadalKadali (Telugu)
2013MaryanMariyaan (Telugu)
2013RaanjhanaaAmbikapathy (Tamil)
2014Highway
2014KochadaiiyaanKochadaiiyaan (Hindi, Malayalam, English), Vikramasimha (Telugu), Kochadaiiyaan (Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi)
2014Million Dollar Arm
2014Lekar Hum Deewana Dil
2014The Hundred-Foot Journey
2014Kaaviya ThalaivanPradhi Nayagan (Malayalam), Premaalayam (Telugu)
2014II (Hindi, Telugu)
2014LingaaLingaa (Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam)
2015O Kadhal KanmaniOk Jaanu (2017)OK Bangaram (Telugu)
2015Tamasha
2015Muhammad: The Messenger of God (Persian)
20162424 (Telugu)
2016Achcham Yenbadhu MadamaiyadaSahasam Swasaga Sagipo (Telugu)
2016Pele
2016Mohenjo Daro
2017Kaatru VeliyidaiCheliyaa (Telugu)
2017Viceroy's House (film)
2017MomMom (Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu)
2017Sachin: A Billion DreamsSachin: A Billion Dreams (Tamil, Telugu, Marathi)
2017MersalAdhirindhi (Telugu), Maayagara (Kannada), Mersal (Malayalam)
20182.02.0 (Telugu), 2.0 (Hindi)
2018Beyond the Clouds
2018Sanju2 songs: "Ruby Ruby" & "Mujhe Chaand Pe Le Chalo"
2018Chekka Chivantha VaanamNawab (Telugu)
2018Sarkar
2019The Fakir of Venice
2019Blinded by the Light
2019Sarvam Thaala Mayam
2019BigilBigil (Kannada), Whistle (Telugu)
2020Dil Bechara
202199 Songs99 Songs(Tamil), 99 Songs(Telugu)
2021Mimi
2021Atrangi ReGalatta Kalyanam(Tamil)
2022Malayankunju (Malayalam)
2022Heropanti 2
2022Ayalaan
2022Cobra
2022Ponniyin Selvan: I
2022Pippa

Playback Singer

YearSong titleFilm titleCo-singerLanguage
1992"Chinna Chinna Aasai"RojaMinminiTamil
1994"Urvasi Urvasi"KadhalanSuresh PetersTamil
1995"Humma Humma"BombaySuresh Peters, SwarnalathaTamil
1995"Kannalanae"BombayK. S. Chithra & ChorusTamil
1995"Poovukkenna Poottu"BombayNoel, Anupama, Shubha & G. V. Prakash KumarTamil
1995"Mangta Hai Kya"RangeelaShweta ShettyHindi
1996"No Problem"Love BirdsApache IndianTamil
1996"Mustafa Mustafa"Kadhal DesamSoloTamil
1996"Hello Doctor"Kadhal DesamStorms, Neol, AnupamaTamil
1996"Kalloori Salai"Kadhal DesamHariharan, Aslam MustafaTamil
1998"Columbus Columbus"JeansSoloTamil
1998"Dil Se Re"Dil Se..Anupama, Anuradha SriramHindi
1999"Ishq Bina"TaalAnuradha Sriram, Sujatha Mohan, Sonu NigamHindi
1999"Rang De"ThakshakAsha BhosleHindi
2000"Piya Haji Ali"FizaSrinivas, Murtaza Khan, Qadir KhanHindi
2000"Endendrum Punnagai"AlaipayutheyClinton Cerejo, Srinivas, Shankar MahadevanTamil
2000"Maangalyam"AlaipayutheyClinton Cerejo, SrinivasTamil
2001"Chale Chalo"LagaanSrinivasHindi
2002"Vellai Pookal"Kannathil MuthamittalSoloTamil
2002"Mere Yaar Mila De"SaathiyaSoloHindi
2004"Jana Gana Mana"Aaytha EzhuthuKarthikTamil
2004"Sandakkozhi"Aaytha EzhuthuMadhushreeTamil
2004"Yaakai Thiri"Aaytha EzhuthuSunitha Sarathy, Pop ShaliniTamil
2004"Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera"SwadesSoloHindi
2005"Aazadi"Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten HeroAnuradha SriramHindi
2005"Zikr"Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten HeroSoloHindi
2005"Al Maddath Maula"Mangal Pandey: The RisingKailash Kher, Murtuza Khan, KadirHindi
2005"Aararai Kodi"Anbe AaruyireSoloTamil
2006"Khalbali"Rang De BasantiMohammed Aslam, NaccimHindi
2006"Lukka Chuppi"Rang De BasantiLata MangeshkarHindi
2006"Rubaroo"Rang De BasantiNaresh IyerHindi
2006"Theeyil Vizhunda"VaralaruSoloTamil
2006"New York Nagaram"Sillunu Oru KaadhalSoloTamil
2007"Tere Bina"GuruChinmayiHindi
2007"Ay Hairathe"GuruHariharan, Alka YagnikHindi
2007"Jaage Hain"GuruK.S.Chithra, Madras Chorale GroupHindi
2007"Athiradee"SivajiSayanora PhilipTamil
2007"Ellapugazhum"Azhagiya Thamizh MaganSoloTamil
2008"Khwaja Mere Khwaja"Jodhaa AkbarSoloHindi
2008"Tu Bole Main Boloon"Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane NaSoloHindi
2008"Meherbaan"Ada... A Way of LifeSoloHindi
2008"Marudaani"SakkarakattiMadhushreeTamil
2008"Tu Mera Dost Hai"YuvvraajBenny Dayal, Shreya GhoshalHindi
2008"Tu Muskura"YuvvraajAlka Yagnik, Javed AliHindi
2008"Dil Ka Rishta"YuvvraajSonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod, Clinton Cerejo, Suzanne, Vivienne Pocha, Sunaina, Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer, BlaazeHindi
2008"O…Saya"Slumdog MillionaireM I AEnglish
2009"Rehna Tu"Delhi-6Benny Dayal, Tanvi ShahHindi
2009"Kuru Kuru"Couples RetreatSoloEnglish
2009"NaNa"Couples RetreatBlaaze, Vivian Chaix, A. R. Ameen, Clinton Cerejo & Dominique CerejoEnglish
2010"Mannipaaya"Vinnaithaandi VaruvaayaaShreya GhoshalTamil
2010"Maaralante Lokam"Komaram PuliSoloTelugu
2010"Pudhiya Manidha"EndhiranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Khatija RahmanTamil
2010"Irumbile Oru Irudhaiyam"EndhiranKash n' KrissyTamil
2011"Kun Faya Kun"RockstarJaved Ali, Mohit ChauhanHindi
2011"Naadaan Parindey"RockstarMohit ChauhanHindi
2012"Kya Hai Mohabbat"Ekk Deewana ThaSoloHindi
2012"Sharminda Hoon"Ekk Deewana ThaMadhushreeHindi
2012"Nenjukkule"KadalShakthisree GopalanTamil
2012"Elay Keechaan"KadalSoloTamil
2013"Nenje Yaezhu"MaryanSoloTamil
2013"I Love My Africa"MaryanBlaaze, Madras Youth ChoirTamil
2013"Tu Mun Shudi"RaanjhanaaRabbi ShergillHindi
2013"Aise Na Dekho"RaanjhanaaKarthikHindi
2014"Maahi Ve"HighwaySoloHindi
2014"Patakha Guddi (Male Version)"HighwaySoloHindi
2014"Karma Veerane"KochadaiyaanA. R. RaihanahTamil
2014"Khalifa"Lekar Hum Deewana DilShweta Pandit, Suzanne D'Mello, Hriday Gattani, Mahesh VinayakramHindi
2014"My Mind Is a Stranger Without You"The Hundred-Foot JourneySolange MerdinianEnglish
2014"Indiane Vaa"LingaaSoloTamil
2015"Mental Manadhil (Male)"O Kadhal KanmaniJonita GandhiTamil
2015"Theera Ula"O Kadhal KanmaniDarshana, Nikita GandhiTamil
2015"Malargal Kaettaen"O Kadhal KanmaniK. S. ChitraTamil
2015"Tu Koi Aur Hai"TamashaAlma Ferovic, Arjun ChandyHindi
2016"Laakhon Salaam"Jugni[78]SoloHindi
2016"Tu Hai"Mohenjo Daro[79]Sanah MoiduttyHindi
2016"Sindhu Ma"Mohenjo Daro[79]Sanah MoiduttyHindi
2016"Mohenjo Mohenjo"Mohenjo Daro[79]Arijit Singh, Bela Shende, Sanah MoiduttyHindi
2017"OK Jaanu"OK JaanuSrinidhi VenkateshHindi
2017"Jee Lein"OK JaanuArjun Chandy, Neeti MohanHindi
2017"O Sona Tere Liye"MomShashaa TirupatiHindi
2017"Neethanae"MersalShreya GhoshalTamil
2018"I Am More"Love SoniaBishop BriggsEnglish
2018"Mazhai Kuruvi"Chekka Chivantha VaanamSoloTamil
2018"Oru Viral Puratchi"SarkarSrinidhi VenkateshTamil
2018"Jai Hind India"Hockey World CupSoloHindi
2019"Wako Naam Fakir"The Fakir of VeniceArjun Chandy, Abhay JodhpurkarHindi
2019"Marvel Anthem"Promotional Track for Avengers: EndgameBacking Vocals by Arjun Chandy, Nakul Abhyankar, MC Heam, Suryansh, Hiral Viradia, Lavita Lobo, Deepthi Suresh, Veena Murali, Srinivas, Sowmya, Madumitha, Shenbagaraj, Jaganjoth, Mayank, Soundarya, Aravind Srinivas, Jithin, Santosh, AksharaHindi/Tamil/Telugu
2019"Singappenney"BigilShashaa TirupatiTamil
2020"Sai Shirdi Sai"99 SongsBela ShendeHindi/Tamil/Telugu
2020Sofia99 SongsShashwat SinghHindi/Tamil/Telugu
2020O Aashiqa99 SongsShashwat SinghHindi/Tamil/Telugu
2020"Dil Bechara Title Track"Dil BecharaN.AHindi
2020"Hum Haar Nahi Manenge"HDFC Bank COVID-19Khatija Rahman, Mika Singh, Clinton Cerejo, Jonita Gandhi, Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan, Sashaa Tirupathi, Sid sriram, Shruti Hassan, Harshdeep kaurHindi
2021Vera Level SagoAyalaanNATamil
2021"Rihaayi De"MimiHindi
2022"DaFa Kar"Heropanti 2Hiral ViradiaHindi

Discography as lyricist

YearSong titleFilm titleCo-lyricistLanguage
2013"Nenjae Ezhu"MaryanKutti RevathiTamil
2013"Innum Konjam"MaryanKabilanTamil
2013"Enga Pona Raasaa"MaryanKutti RevathiTamil
2015"Kaara Attakkaaraa"O Kadhal KanmaniMani Ratnam, Dinesh KanagaratnamTamil
2015"Mental Manadhil" (Male)O Kadhal KanmaniMani RatnamTamil
2015"Mental Manadhil" (Female)O Kadhal KanmaniMani RatnamTamil

Albums

YearDetailsTracks
2017The Flying Lotus Released: 6 October 2017 Label: Universal Music Group Format: CD, digital downloadTrack list Tiranga (4:19) Masoom (1:15) Pukaar (1:40) Bechain (1:52) Demonetisation 2016 (4:25) Subah (2:44) Manuhaar (1:34) Mustakbil (1:11) The Flying Lotus (19:03)
2014Raunaq Released: 27 February 2014 Label: Sony Music Format: CD, digital download
2013Coke Studio Label: Sony Music
2011SuperHeavy Released: 16 September 2011 Label: A&M Records Format: CD, digital downloadWith SuperHeavy
2011Gems(Studio album by Michael Bolton) Released: 21 June 2011 Label: Sony Music, Legacy Recordings Format: CD, digital downloadTrack list Sajna - Michael Bolton feat. A. R. Rahman1 out of 12 tracks
2011Connections Released: 27 June 2011 Label: Sony Music/K.M. Musiq Limited Format: CDTrack list Silent Invocation 1 Silent Invocation 2 Silent Invocation 3 Mylapore Blues Himalaya Machhar Khan Kural Mann Chandra
2011Connections... A Journey Through Anthems Released: 27 June 2011 Label: Universal Music/K.M. Musiq Limited Format: CDTrack list Jiya Se Jiya - A. R. Rahman, Karthik, Raqeeb Alam Meherbaan Pray for me brother-Rahman, Blaaze Dil Se Re Ek Mohabbat Bombay Theme Pray For Me Brother (Instrumental) Jiya Se Jiya (club mix)
2008Nokia Connections Released: 20 December 2008 Label: Nokia Ovi Music/K.M. Musiq Limited Format: CD, digital downloadTrack list Jiya Se Jiya - Karthik, Raqeeb Alam Mann Chanda Re - Sukhwinder Singh Kural - Blaaze Silent Invocation A - instrumental Silent Invocation B - instrumental Silent Invocation C - instrumental Mylapore Blues - instrumental Himalaya - instrumental Mosquito - instrumental
2004Choreography(Studio album by Vanessa-Mae) Released: 18 October 2004 Label: Sony BMG Format: CD, digital downloadTrack list Raga's Dance - instrumental1 out of 10 tracks
2003Harem(Studio album by Sarah Brightman) Released: 13 May 200320 May 20036 June 200329 September 2003 Label: Angel Records/EMI Format: CD, digital downloadTrack list The Journey Home - Sarah Brightman1 out of 14 tracks
2001Indian Mantra Released: 20 December 2008 Label: Sony Music Format: CD, digital downloadTrack list Maa Tujhe Salaam - A. R. Rahman Gurus of Peace - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, A. R. Rahman Only You - A. R. Rahman Jana Gana Mana - instrumental Jana Gana Mana - various artists5 out of 10 tracks
2000Jana Gana Mana Released: 26 January 2000 Re-released: 2006 (corrected version) Label: Sony Music Format: CD, digital downloadTrack list Jana Gana Mana Collective Vocal Version - various artists
1998Gurus of Peace Released: 1998 Label: Sony Music Format: CD, digital downloadTrack list Masoom - A. R. Rahman1 out of 4 tracks
1997Vande Mataram Released: 9 December 1997 Label: Sony Music / Columbia Records Format: CD, digital downloadTrack list Maa Tujhe Salaam - A. R. Rahman Revival - various artists, arranged by A. R. Rahman Gurus of Peace - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, A. R. Rahman Tauba Tauba - A. R. Rahman Only You - A. R. Rahman Missing - instrumental Thai Mannai Vanakkam - A. R. Rahman Masoom - A. R. Rahman Musafir - A. R. Rahman, Faye
1994Fantasy / Andhi Maalai Released: 1994 Label: Pyramid / Melody Format: CDTrack list Nilavukku Pakkam - S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Chorus Andhi Maalai Kovil - S. Janaki Thottaach Chinungi Chediye - Mano, Chorus Kaathal Sugamaanathu - Mano, S. Janaki Muthal Muththam - S. Janaki Iniya Kalloori - Dinesh Pengal Ingu Yaarum - Mano Instrumental Track 1 - instrumental Instrumental Track 2 - instrumental Instrumental Track 3 - instrumental Instrumental Track 4 - instrumentalas a keyboardist only
1992Then Vandhu Paayedhu Released: 1992 Re-released: 2001 Label: Magnasound Format: CDTrack list Kadhalithu Paar - recital Viragu - recital Irakka Mudiyadha Siluvai - recital O Nayagara - recital Maji Manthiri - recital Kadhal Chithan - recital Yendiyamma Kuthavacha - recital Andhi - recital Rathiri Raagam - recital Nadhiyodu Vuraiyadi - recital Kadaisippagal - recital Avasarathalattu - recitalbackground score only
1992Colours Released: 1992 Label: PAN / BMG Crescendo Format: CD, digital downloadTrack list Quest For Music - instrumental Valliya Naayaganae - instrumental Evolution - instrumental Samaja Varagamana - instrumental Abharaama Bhakti - instrumentalas a keyboardist only
1991Shubhaa – Set Me Freeee Released: 1991 Re-released: 1996 Label: Magnasound Format: CDTrack list Over The Hill - Shubha Zombie - Shubha Boogie Night - Shubha Set Me Free - Shubha Heart Break - Shubha She Says - Shubha Dark Moon - Shubha Take Nine - Shubha
1989Deen Isai Maalai Released: 1989 Label: Prince Music Format: CDTrack list Allahu - Mano Arputhangal - Shahul Hameed Enthisaiullorum - Shahul Hameed Ellapugazhum Iraivanukke - Shahul Hameed Idhayangalellam - Sujatha Mohan Iraiyoreen Irai Petra - Shahul Hameed, Sujatha Mohan Deen Valarkum - Mano Nabi Natharin - Shahul Hameed Arulin Vadivaaga - Sujatha Mohan Aalum Nayagar - Mano Arpootham Oongum - Shahul Hameed
1987Disco Disco Released: 1987 Label: Format: CDrecord producer

Singles

YearDetailsNotes
2021"Amar Shonar Bangla" Released: 27 March 2021 Format: Digital DownloadYouTube Single with lyrics by Zulfiqer Russell
2019"Light Upon Light" Released: 9 November 2019 Format: Digital DownloadYouTube Single ft. Sami Yusuf
2019"Ahimsa" Released: 21 November 2019 Label: Island Records Format: Digital DownloadCollaboration with U2
2019A.R. Ameen's "Sago" Released: 27 June 2019 Label: Sony Music South (7up Madras Gig Season 2) Format: Digital DownloadCredited for composition and as a co-producer
2019Amal Maher's "Asl El Ehsas"[81] Released (on YouTube): 10 January 2019 Format: digital downloadcredited for "Music Arrangement" (collaboration with Egyptian singer Amal Maher)
2015"Humko Mann Ki Shakti Dena" Released: 26 November 2015[82] Label: Sa Re Ga Ma Format: digital downloadMore A tribute song to the victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The song was originally written by poet Gulzar and composed by Vasant Desai for the film Guddi. A. R. Rahman has sung and re-composed the track retaining the lyrics by Gulzar.
2012"Infinite Love" (Behad Pyaar) Released: 20 December 2012 Label: KM Musiq under License to Sony Music India Format: digital downloadMore The song was recorded to instill faith and optimism in people prior to the predicted Doomsday on 21 December 2012.
2012"Nimma Nimma" Released: 28 July 2012 Format: digital downloadMore The song was composed for the 2012 Summer Olympics and was released through the album Isles of Wonder.
2012"Oscar Sangamam" Released: 26 February 2012 Format: digital downloadMore Rahman's interpretation of the theme for the 84th Academy Awards, composed originally by Hans Zimmer. The song was performed at the ceremony by Rahman and was later released for digital download as a track in the album "Celebrate the Music – The 84th Academy Awards".
2011"Satyameva Jayathe" Released: 9 August 2011 Format: digital downloadMore Sanskrit song for SuperHeavy.
2011"Miracle Worker" Released: 7 July 2011 Format: digital downloadMore "Miracle Worker" is the debut single by rock supergroup SuperHeavy from their self-titled debut studio album.
2010"Semmozhiyaana Tamizh Mozhiyaam" Released: 15 May 2010 Format: digital downloadMore Tamil song composed by A. R. Rahman, penned by M. Karunanidhi and performed by several leading Tamil artistes of over three generations. It is officially the theme song for the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010.
2010"Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat" Released: 1 May 2010 Format: digital downloadMore Gujarati song composed by A. R. Rahman, penned by Narmad and performed by various artists. It was composed as part of the 50th year of formation of Gujarat state.
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 downloadMore Pop song composed by A. R. Rahman and performed by The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger, from the album Doll Domination 2.0. The song is the English interpretation of the song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.
2008"Marhaba Mustapha" Released: 2008 Format: CD, digital downloadMore Islamic Sufi song composed and performed by A. R. Rahman for the 2008 multilingual film Al Risalah.
2007"One Love" Released: 2007 Label: EMI Music Format: CD single, digital downloadMore Song composed by A. R. Rahman, performed by A. R. Rahman, Karthik, Naresh Iyer and penned by Raqeeb Aalam in six different languages, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali. It was made to commemorate the beauty of Taj Mahal and celebrate its status as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.Track list Ek Mohabbat Kaadal Ondrallava Pranayam Onnu Allo Prema Okkatega Premavu Illi Onde Bhalobasha Ek Hoye
2007"Pray for Me Brother" Released: 2007 Label: Universal Music Group Format: CD single, digital downloadMore English pop song composed and performed by A. R. Rahman, featuring Blaaze. The song was conceived as an anti-poverty anthem for the Millennium Goals for the United Nations. It is part of a joint venture between the A. R. Rahman Foundation and Nokia.
2005"We Can Make It Better" Released: 2005 Format: CD single, digital downloadMore Song composed by A. R. Rahman from the album Donasian and featuring Shaan, Jaspinder Narula, Sukhwinder Singh, Hans Raj Hans, Am'nico, Apache Indian, Palvinder Dhami, Channi Singh, Djinn Mistri, E=MC, Sumeet, Shahin Badar, Surinder Sandhu and Shahbaz Khan. It was composed as part of aiding the Tsunami victims of Asia.Track list We Can Make It Better – Shaan, Jaspinder Narula, Sukhwinder Singh, Hans Raj Hans, Am'nico, Apache Indian, Palvinder Dhami, Channi Singh, Djinn Mistri, E=MC, Sumeet, Shahin Badar, Surinder Sandhu, Shahbaz Khan Tsunami Theme – Instrumental
2002"Ek Rahen Ek Nazaria" Released: 14 November 2002 Format: digital downloadMore A. R. Rahman set to tune, a song based on a poem written by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Song of Youth from his book, Ignited Minds. The song was performed on the occasion of Children's Day on 14 November 2002 by a group of children.
2002"Love's Never Easy"(with Preeya Kalidas) Released: 2002 Label: Sony Music / Really Useful Records Format: CD single, digital downloadMore All songs composed originally for the musical Bombay Dreams.Track list Love's Never Easy – Preeya Kalidas Wedding Qawwali – Sukhwinder Singh
2002"Shakalaka Baby"(with Preeya Kalidas) Released: 2002 Label: Really Useful Records Format: CD single, digital downloadMore All songs composed originally for the musical Bombay Dreams.Track list Shakalaka Baby – Preeya Kalidas Shakalaka Baby (Shri Mix) – Preeya Kalidas Tak Dheen – Preeya Kalidas
1999"Hey Jawan Tujhe Salaam" Released: 11 July 1999 Format: digital downloadMore Song composed and performed by A. R. Rahman and chorus in the Kargil Benefit Evening organised by Sahara at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi on 11 July 1999. The song was penned by Mehboob and shared the same tune as well as lyrics (except for the phrase Hey Jawan Tujhe Salaam) with Maa Tujhe Sallam.
1998"Ekam Satyam" Released: 24 December 1998 Format: digital downloadMore Song composed and performed by A. R. Rahman in the AIDS Awareness Concert organised by Mukti, a Smita Thackeray foundation in association with the UB group at the Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai on 24 December 1998.
1996"Oh Bosnia" Released: 1996 Format: digital downloadMore Malay song composed by A. R. Rahman, and performed by a choir of children in the A.R.Rahman Malaysia Concert and was in aid of Bosnian war victims. This song was reused as "Ek Tu Hi Bharosa" in Pukar.

Featured Singles

YearDetailsNotes
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 downloadMore A. R. Rahman was one among the featured artists in the Artists for Haiti who recorded the song for aiding the victims of 2010 Haiti earthquake.
2010"Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" Released: 26 January 2010. Format: CD single, music download.More A. R. Rahman was one among the featured artists in Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara.

Writer

YearDetailsNotes
2014"It's My Birthday" (with will.i.am and Cody Wise)(Charts – UK:#1 AUS:#4 NZ:#16) Released: 27 May 2014. Format: CD single, music downloadMore Based on his previous song "Urvasi Urvasi" from the 1994 film Kadhalan.

Music Videos

YearTitleDirector
1997"Maa Tujhe Salaam"Bharatbala
2007"Pray for Me Brother"Bharatbala
2007"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 Vasudev Menon[89]
2010"Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto"Bharatbala[90]
2011"Changing Seasons"Mani Ratnam, John Warner
2011"If I Rise"
2011"Miracle Worker"Paul Boyd
2011"Satyameva Jayathe"Paul Boyd
2012"Infinite Love"Paul Boyd
2014"Kismat Se"
2018"Jai Hind India"
2019"Sago"Amith Krishnan
2019"Marvel Anthem"Punit Malhotra
2019"SingappenneyAtlee Kumar
2019"For You My Love"Blinded by the Light (2019 film)
2020"You Got Me"Uma-Gaiti AR Rahman ft Nexa Music Lab Winners- Nisa, Heat Sink, Jonathan,Pelenuo & Simetri
2021"Rihaayi De" Promotional Music Video - MimiRajesh Bhatia

Special Films

YearDetailsNotes
2009Passage Released: 2009More Short film directed by Shekhar Kapoor and produced by Curious Pictures and Swarovski Entertainment. Score and Soundtrack were composed by A. R. RahmanOfficial websiteTrack list Opening – instrumental Area – Kavita Belliga Tango – instrumental Waltz – instrumental Atmosphere – instrumental
2006The Banyan Released: 2006More Short film on the Chennai based institution for differently abled and destitute women, The Banyan. The film was premiered at the Netru, Indru, Naalai Concert. A meditation like theme song was composed by A. R. Rahman which was used in the background of the film.
2004Shakthi Foundation Released: 2004More Short film directed by Mani Ratnam and featuring Sachin Tendulkar on Shakthi Foundation which works for the rights of the physically challenged. Score was composed by A. R. Rahman.
2001Jaya He Released: 15 February 2001More Short film for the Indian Navy on the occasion of International Fleet Review. The film has been directed by Kanika Bala under Bharat Bala Productions. Music was scored by A. R. Rahman and features narration by Amitabh Bachchan.
2001India on IMAX Released: 1 January 2001More First Indian short film made with IMAX technology. The 7-minute film was filmed across the length and breadth of India covering thousands of kilometres and featured background score by A. R. Rahman.
1999Desh Ka Salaam Released: 15 August 1999More Desh Ka Salaam was a precursor to the Jana Gana Mana album. This 10-minute-long short film features 4 songs, out of which 3 were composed by Rahman. Several leading vocalists paired with Rahman for this short musical film.Track list Desh Ka Salaam – Hariharan Jana Gana Mana – instrumental Jana Gana Mana – various artists

Concert Recordings

YearNamePublishing Label
1997A. R. Rahman Live in MalaysiaColumbus
2000A. R. Rahman Live in DubaiSony BMG
2001A. R. Rahman Live in USA 2000HMV
2012Classic IncantationsT-Series
2012A. R. Rahman Live in ChennaiIndia

Album Sales

YearSoundtrack albumSalesNote(s)
1995Bombay15,000,000Tamil Hindi
1995Rangeela10,000,000Hindi
1998Dil Se..6,000,000Urdu Tamil
1993 / 1994Gentleman / The Gentleman4,300,000Gentleman (Tamil) – 300,000 The Gentleman (Hindi) – 4,000,000
1999Taal4,000,000Hindi
2001Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India3,500,000Hindi
1992Roja3,000,000Tamil – 200,000 Hindi – 2,800,000
2000 / 2002Alaipayuthey / Saathiya2,600,000Alaipayuthey (Tamil) – 600,000 Saathiya (Hindi) – 2,000,000
1994Humse Hai Muqabala2,500,000Hindi
1997Minsara Kanavu2,500,000Tamil
2000Fiza2,500,000Hindi
1996Indian / Hindustani2,400,000Indian (Tamil) – 600,000 Hindustani (Hindi) – 1,800,000
1997Vande Mataram2,000,000Hindustani
1997Daud2,000,000Hindi
2008Slumdog Millionaire: Music from the Motion Picture2,000,000English Hindi
2005Rang De Basanti1,900,000Hindi
2008Ghajini1,900,000Hindi
1998Jeans1,800,000Hindi
1999 / 2000Mudhalvan / Nayak: The Real Hero1,700,000Mudhalvan (Tamil) – 300,000 Nayak (Hindi) – 1,400,000
2008Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na1,500,000Hindi
2004Swades1,300,000Hindi
2004Kisna: The Warrior Poet1,200,000Hindi
2006Guru1,150,000Hindi
2008Jodhaa Akbar1,100,000Urdu
2010Komaram Puli760,000Telugu
2000Kandukondain Kandukondain400,000Tamil[citation needed]
2000Rhythm350,000Tamil[citation needed]
2002Bombay Dreams250,000English
2007Sivaji248,000Tamil
2003Boys60,000Tamil
2010Enthiran25,000Tamil
Total sales200,000,000

Awards And Nominations

Government

YearAwardHonouring bodyNotes
1995KalaimamaniGovernment of Tamil NaduAwarded for contributions to music
2000Padma ShriGovernment of IndiaFourth-highest civilian award
2001Awadh SammanGovernment of Uttar PradeshAwarded for exceptional and meritorious contribution in music
2004National Lata Mangeshkar AwardGovernment of Madhya PradeshAwarded for contributions to music
2010Padma BhushanGovernment of IndiaThird-highest civilian award

Honorary Doctorate

YearHonouring body
2009Anna University
2009Aligarh University
2009Middlesex University
2014Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2014Berklee College of Music

Other Honorary Awards

  • 1994 – Sanskriti Award
    • Contributions to music awarded by the Sanskriti Foundation
  • 1995 – Bommai Nagi Reddy Award
  • 1995 – Mauritius National Award
    • Contributions to music awarded by Mauritius
  • 1995 – Malaysian Award
    • Contributions to music awarded by Malaysia
  • 1995 – Rajiv Gandhi Award
  • 1996 – ‘Gana Kaladhar
  • 2001 – Al-Ameen Education Society Community Award
  • 2002 – Amir Khusro Sangeet Nawaz Award
  • 2005 – Mahavir-Mahatma Award
  • 2006 – Honorary Award from Stanford University
  • 2006 – Sanatan Sangeet Puraskar
    • Contributions to music awarded by the Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti
  • 2006 – Swaralaya Yesudas Award
    • Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award for outstanding performance in the music field
  • 2007 – Limca Book of Records Indian of the Year for Contribution to Popular Music
  • 2008 – CNN-IBN Global Indian of the Year
  • 2008 – NDTV Indian of the Year
  • 2008 – Rotary Club of Madras
    • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2009 – CNN-IBN Entertainer of the Year
  • 2009 – CNN-IBN Indian of the Year
  • 2009 – NDTV Global Indian Entertainer Award
  • 2009 – UK Asian Music Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • 2009 – Placed by Time magazine in List of World’s Most Influential People.
  • 2010 – 10th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival
    • Special Achievement Award for Significant Contribution to the Globalization of Indian Music
  • 2010 – British Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music
  • 2010 – Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
  • 2010 – FICCI Global Icon
  • 2010 – “Crystal Award”
    • Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by World Economic Forum
  • 2010 – Outstanding Achievement in Music at The Asian Awards
  • 2011 – GQ Legend of the Year Award
  • 2011 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival
  • 2012 – Vuclip Icons of the Year 2012 – Most Admired Bollywood Music Composer
  • 2016 – Fukuoka Prize (Japan)
  • 2018 – Lifetime Achievement Award From KISS Foundation
  • 2019 – “Global Icon Of Inspiration” (Behindwoods Gold Mic Music Awards)

Film Awards and Nominations

Academy Awards

YearFilmCategoryResult
2009Slumdog MillionaireBest Original ScoreWon
2009Slumdog MillionaireBest Original Song(Shared with Gulzar for "Jai Ho")Won
2009Slumdog MillionaireBest Original Song(Shared with M.I.A. for "O... Saya")Nominated
2011127 HoursBest Original ScoreNominated
2011127 HoursBest Original Song(Shared with Dido and Rollo Armstrong for "If I Rise"Nominated

BAFTA AWARDS

  • 2009 – Slumdog Millionaire (Best Original Score) – Won
  • 2011 – 127 Hours (Best Original Score) – Nominated

Golden Globe Awards

  • 2009 – Slumdog Millionaire (Best Original Score) – Won
  • 2011 – 127 Hours (Best Original Score) – Nominated

Grammy Awards

  • 2009 – Slumdog Millionaire(Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media), (Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media For Jai Ho) – Won

World Soundtrack Awards

  • 2009 – Slumdog Millionaire (Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film) – Won
  • 2011 – 127 Hours (The Public Choice Award) – Won

National Film Awards

YearFilmCategoryResult
1992Roja (Tamil)Best Music DirectionWon
1996Minsara Kanavu (Tamil)Best Music DirectionWon
2001Lagaan (Hindi)Best Music DirectionWon
2002Kannathil Muthamittal (Tamil)Best Music DirectionWon
2017Kaatru Veliyidai (Tamil)Best Music DirectionWon
2017Mom (Hindi)Best Background ScoreWon

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

  • 1992 – Roja (Best Music Direction) – Won
  • 1993 – Gentleman (Best Music Direction) – Won
  • 1994 – Kadhalan (Best Music Direction) – Won
  • 1996 – Minsaara Kanavu (Best Music Direction) – Won
  • 1999 – Sangamam (Best Music Direction) – Won
  • 2014 – Kaaviya Thalaivan (Best Music Direction) – Won

Filmfare Awards

Soundtrack

YearFilmCategoryResult
1996RangeelaBest Music DirectorWon
1999Dil Se..Best Music DirectorWon
1999Doli Saja Ke RakhnaBest Music DirectorNominated
2000TaalBest Music DirectorWon
2002LagaanBest Music DirectorWon
2003SaathiyaBest Music DirectorWon
2005SwadesBest Music DirectorNominated
2007Rang De BasantiBest Music DirectorWon
2008GuruBest Music DirectorWon
2009Jodhaa AkbarBest Music DirectorNominated
2009GhajiniBest Music DirectorNominated
2009Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane NaBest Music DirectorWon
2010Delhi 6Best Music DirectorWon
2012RockstarBest Music DirectorWon
2014RaanjhanaaBest Music DirectorNominated
2016TamashaBest Music DirectorNominated
2021Dil BecharaBest Music DirectorNominated

Background Score

  • 2003 – The Legend of Bhagat Singh (Best background Score) – Won
  • 2005 – Swades (Best background Score) – Won
  • 2008 – Guru (Best background Score) – Won
  • 2009 – Jodhaa Akbar (Best background Score) – Won
  • 2018 – Mom (Best background Score) – Nominated

Special Awards

  • 1995 – (R. D. Burman Award for New Music Talent) – Won

Filmfare Awards South

Tamil

YearFilmCategoryResult
1993RojaBest Music DirectorWon
1994GentlemanBest Music DirectorWon
1995KadhalanBest Music DirectorWon
1996BombayBest Music DirectorWon
1997Kadhal DesamBest Music DirectorWon
1998Minsaara KanavuBest Music DirectorWon
1999JeansBest Music DirectorWon
2000MudhalvanBest Music DirectorWon
2001AlaipayutheyBest Music DirectorWon
2006Sillunu Oru KadhalBest Music DirectorWon
2007Sivaji: The BossBest Music DirectorWon
2011Vinnaithaandi VaruvaayaaBest Music DirectorWon
2014KadalBest Music DirectorWon
2016IBest Music DirectorWon
2017Achcham Yenbadhu MadamaiyadaBest Music DirectorWon
2018MersalBest Music DirectorWon

Telugu

  • 2011 – Ye Maaya Chesave (Best Music Director) – Won

IIFA Awards

Soundtrack

YearFilmCategoryResult
2000TaalBest Music DirectorWon
2002LagaanBest Music DirectorWon
2003SaathiyaBest Music DirectorWon
2007Rang De BasantiBest Music DirectorWon
2008GuruBest Music DirectorWon
2009Jodhaa AkbarBest Music DirectorWon
2012RockstarBest Music DirectorWon

Background Score

  • 2008 – Guru (Best Background Score) – Won
  • 2009 – Jodhaa Akbar (Best Background Score) – Won
  • 2012 – Rockstar (Best Background Score) – Won

Special Awards

  • 2008 – Outstanding Contribution by an Indian in International Cinema – Won
  • 2009 – Music Director of the Decade – Won

Other Awards

  • BIG Star Entertainment Awards
    • 2011 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Song – “Saadda Haq” (Rockstar)
  • Bollywood Music Awards
    • 2000 – Best Music Direction – Taal
    • 2000 – Best Song – “Taal Se Taal Mila” (Taal)
    • 2002 – Best Music Director – Lagaan
    • 2003 – Best Music Director – Saathiya
  • Cinema Express Awards
    • 1993 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Roja
    • 1994 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Gentleman
    • 1995 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Kadhalan
    • 1997 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Kadhal Desam
    • 1999 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Jeans
    • 2013 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Maryan
  • IIFA Utsavam
    • 2017 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada
  • CineGoers’ Award
    • 1993 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Roja
    • 1994 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Gentleman
    • 1995 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Kadhalan
    • 1996 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Bombay
  • Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA)
    • 2007 – Best Music – Rang De Basanti
    • 2007 – Best Background Music – Rang De Basanti
  • Film Fans’ Awards
    • 1993 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Roja
    • 1994 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Gentleman
    • 1995 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Kadhalan
    • 1996 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Bombay
  • Kalasaagar Awards
    • 1993 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Roja
    • 1994 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Gentleman
    • 1995 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Kadhalan
    • 1996 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Bombay
  • Sangeet Awards
    • 2004 – Best Music Direction (Critics Award) – Yuva
    • 2004 – Best Music Arrangement (Critics Award) – “Yeh Rishta” – Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities
    • 2005 – Best Music Direction (Critics Award) – Swades
  • Screen Videocon Awards / Star Screen Awards
    • 1998 – Best Non-film Album – Vande Mataram (Non-film category)
    • 2000 – Best Music Director – Taal
    • 2007 – Best Background Music- Rang De Basanti
    • 2008 – Best Music Director – Guru
    • 2008 – Best Background Music – Guru
    • 2009 – Best Music Director – Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
    • 2009 – Best Background Music – Jodhaa Akbar
    • 2010 – Best Music Director – Delhi-6
    • 2012 – Best Music Directoe – Rockstar
  • Screen-Videocon Awards South
    • 1997 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Kadhal Desam
    • 1998 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Minsara Kanavu
  • South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA)
    • 2017 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada
  • Zee Cine Awards
    • 2000 – Best Music Director – Taal
    • 2002 – Best Music Director – Lagaan
    • 2003 – Best Music Director – Saathiya
    • 2007 – Best Music Director – Rang De Basanti
    • 2008 – Best Music Director – Guru
    • 2008 – Best Background Music – Guru
    • 2012 – Best Music Director – Rockstar
  • Vijay Awards
    • 2007 – Best Music Director – Sivaji
    • 2008 – Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema
    • 2010 – Best Music Director – Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
    • 2013 – Best Music Director – Kadal
    • 2017 – Best Music Director – Kaatru Veliyidai
  • Vikatan Awards
    • 2011 – Best Music Director – Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
    • 2016 – Best Music Director – O Kadhal Kanmani
    • 2017 – Best Music Director – Mersal and Kaatru Veliyidai
  • V. Shantaram Award
    • 2001 – Best Music Director – Taal
    • 2007 – Best Music Director – Guru
    • 2008 – Best Music Director – Jodhaa Akbar
  • CineMAA Awards
    • 2011 – Best Music Director – Ye Maaya Chesave
  • CNN-IBN Song of the Year Award
    • 2006 – “Roobaroo” (Rang De Basanti)
    • 2007 – “Tere Bina” (Guru)
    • 2008 – “Kabhi Kabhi Aditi” (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
  • Mirchi Music Awards
    • 2008 (Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards)
      • Music Director of the Year – A. R. Rahman for Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
      • Technical Award For Film Background Score – Jodhaa Akbar
      • Album of the Year – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
      • Tata Indicom Mirchi Listeners Choice Song of the Year – “Kabhi Kabhi Aditi” (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
      • Tata Indicom Mirchi Listeners Choice Album of the Year – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
    • 2009
      • Music Director of the Year – A. R. Rahman for Delhi-6
      • Album of the Year – Delhi-6
      • Best Song Arranger and Programmer – “Masakali” (Delhi-6)
      • Song of the Year – “Masakali” (Delhi-6)
    • 2010
      • Best Programmer & Arranger of the Year – “Ranjha Ranjha” (Raavan) – Nominated
      • Best Background Score of the Year – Raavan – Nominated
    • 2011
      • Album of The Year – Rockstar
      • Listeners’ Choice Album of the Year – Rockstar
      • Listeners’ Choice Song of the Year – “Naadan Parindey” (Rockstar)
      • Music Composer of The Year – “Naadan Parindey” (Rockstar)
      • Music Composer of The Year – “Sadda Haq” (Rockstar) – Nominated
      • Song of The Year – “Naadan Parindey” (Rockstar) – Nominated
      • Song of The Year – “Sadda Haq” (Rockstar) – Nominated
    • 2012
      • Background Score of the Year – Jab Tak Hai Jaan – Nominated
    • 2014
      • Best Background Score – Highway – Nominated
  • Planet-Bollywood People’s Choice Awards
    • 2006: People’s Choice Best Music Award – Rang De Basanti
    • 2006: People’s Choice Best Background Music Award – Rang De Basanti
  • SuMu Music Awards
    • 1993: R. D. Burman Award for Best New Composer
  • Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards
    • 2008: Best Music Composer of the Year – Sivaji: The Boss
  • Black Reel Awards
    • 2008 – Best Original Soundtrack – Slumdog Millionaire
  • BMI London Awards
    • 2010 – Best Score – Couples Retreat
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (United States)
    • 2008 – Critics’ Choice Award for Best Composer – Slumdog Millionaire
    • 2010 – Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song – “If I Rise” – 127 Hours
  • Denver Film Critics Society Awards
    • 2010 – Best Song – “If I Rise” – 127 Hours
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (United States)
    • 2008 – Best Music Score – Slumdog Millionaire
  • New York Film Critics Online Awards (United States)
    • 2008 – NYFCO Award for Best Score – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
    • 2008 – Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Awards (United States)
    • 2008 – Best Score – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Satellite Awards (United States)
    • 2008 – Satellite Award for Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Just Plain Folks Music Awards
    • 2009 – Just Plain Folks Music Award For Best Music Album – Varalaru
  • MTV Awards
    • MTV Video Music Awards
      • 1999 – International Viewer’s Choice Awards (MTV India) – “Dil Se Re” – Dil Se..
    • MTV Asia Awards
      • 2003 – MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist India
    • MTV Immies
      • 2003 – Best Music Composer (Film Category) – “Saathiya” – Saathiya
  • UK Asian Music Awards (United Kingdom)
    • 2009 – Outstanding Achievement by an Asian in Music Field
  • World Soundtrack Awards
    • 2009 – Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film – “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire
    • 2011 – The Public Choice Award – 127 Hours
  • Zee Cine Awards Tamil
    • Zee Cine Award Tamil for Pride of Indian Cinema (2020)

Nominations

National

  • BIG Star Entertainment Awards
    • 2011 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Music – Rockstar
  • International Indian Film Academy Awards
    • 2001 – Best Music Direction – Fiza
    • 2009 – Best Music Direction – Ghajini
  • Filmfare Awards
    • 2005 – Best Music Direction – Swades
    • 2008 – Best Male Playback – “Tere Bina” from Guru
    • 2009 – Best Music Direction – Ghajini
    • 2009 – Best Music Direction – Jodhaa Akbar
    • 2011 – Best Background Score – Raavan
    • 2014 – Best Music Direction – Raanjhanaa
    • 2014 – Best Background Score – Raanjhanaa
    • 2015 – Best Background Score – Highway
    • 2016 – Best Music Direction – Tamasha
  • Filmfare Awards South
    • 2004 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Boys
    • 2008 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Azhagiya Tamil Magan
    • 2009 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Sakkarakatti
    • 2011 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Enthiran
    • 2014 ― Best Music Director (Tamil) ― Maryan
    • 2015 ― Best Music Director (Tamil) ― Kaaviya Thalaivan
    • 2016 ― Best Music Director (Tamil) ― O Kadhal Kanmani
    • 2017 ― Best Music Director (Tamil) ― 24
    • 2017 ― Best Music Director (Telugu) ― Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo
  • South Indian International Movie Awards
    • 2013 – Best Music Director (Kannada) – Godfather
    • 2018 – Best Male Playback Singer – “Neethanae”
    • 2018 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Kaatru Veliyidai
    • 2019 – Best Music Director (Tamil) – Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
    • 2019 – Best Male Playback Singer – “Mazha Kuruvi”
  • Screen Weekly Awards
    • 2002 – Best Music Director – Lagaan
    • 2002 – Best Background Score – Lagaan
  • CineMAA Awards
    • 2004 – Best Music Director – Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu
  • Zee Cine Awards
    • 2005 – Best Music Director – Swades
    • 2005 – Best Background Score – Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities
    • 2011 – Best Background Score – Raavan

International

  • Academy Awards (United States)
    • 2009 – Best Original Song – “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire (with Gulzar)
    • 2009 – Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire
    • 2010 – Best Original Score – 127 Hours (Nominated)
    • 2010 – Best Original Song – “If I Rise” – 127 Hours (with Dido and Rollo Armstrong) (Nominated)
  • Asian Film Awards (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
    • 2009 – Best Composer – Jodhaa Akbar
    • 2019 – Best Original Music – Sanju
  • British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) (United Kingdom)
    • 2010 – Best Original Music – 127 Hours
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
    • 2008 – Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song – “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Canada)
    • 2006 – General Theatre Division – Outstanding Musical Direction – The Lord of the Rings (along with Värttinä)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
    • 2008 – Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Golden Globe Awards
    • 2010 – Best Original Score – 127 Hours
  • Houston Film Critics Society Awards
    • 2008 – Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire
    • 2008 – Best Original Song – “Jai Ho” (performed by Sukhwinder Singh, written by A. R. Rahman and Gulzar)
    • 2010 – Best Original Score – 127 Hours
    • 2010 – Best Original Song – “If I Rise” (performed by Dido and A. R. Rahman, written by A. R. Rahman and Rollo)
  • Laurence Olivier Awards (United Kingdom)
    • 2003 – Best New Musical – Bombay Dreams
  • MTV Awards
    • MTV India
      • 2006 – MTV Youth Icon of the Year
    • MTV Movie Awards
      • 2009 – Best Song From a Movie – “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Satellite Awards (United States)
    • 2008 – Satellite Award for Best Original Song – “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire
    • 2010 – Satellite Award for Best Original Score – 127 Hours
    • 2010 – Satellite Award for Best Original Song – “If I Rise” – 127 Hours
  • WAFCA Awards
    • 2010 – Best Score – 127 Hours
  • World Soundtrack Awards
    • 2009 – Best Original Score of the Year – Slumdog Millionaire
    • 2009 – Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film – “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire with M.I.A.
    • 2011 – Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film – “If I Rise” – 127 Hours

Longlisted

Academy Awards

  • 2007 – Best Original Song – “Lukka Chuppi” – Rang De Basanti
  • 2007 – Best Original Song – “Khalbali” – Rang De Basanti
  • 2007 – Best Original Song – “Aayo Re Sakhi” – Water
  • 2010 – Best Original Song – “Nana” – Couples Retreat
  • 2015 – Best Original Song – “Million Dollar Dream” – Million Dollar Arm
  • 2015 – Best Original Song – “Spreading The Word/Makhna” – Million Dollar Arm
  • 2015 – Best Original Song – “We Could Be Kings” – Million Dollar Arm
  • 2015 – Best Original Song – “Afreen” – The Hundred-Foot Journey
  • 2016 – Best Original Song – “Ginga” – Pelé: Birth of a Legend

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