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How rich is A. R. Rahman?

A. R. Rahman net worth:
$280 Million

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A. R. Rahman Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Born A. S. Dileep Kumar on 6 January 1967, in Madras (now Chennai), India, the composer, songwriter, music producer and philanthropist made his mark under his Islamic name – Allah-Rakha Rahman, more commonly just A. R. Rahman, the so-called “Mozart of Madras”. One of the world’s most famous and best paid composers, Rahman has won countless awards for his work, including two Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe, one BAFTA Award and two Academy Awards, and he has distinguished himself in particular by producing soundtracks and background music for numerous blockbuster films, including directors’ Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan’s 2008 drama “Slumdog Millionaire”.

So just how rich is A.R. Rahman? Sources indicate that A.R. is very comfortable, with an impressive estimated net worth of $280 million in 2015, accumulated from his career in the music industry spanning almost 30 years since his debut in 1987.

A. R. Rahman Net Worth $280 Million

A. R. Rahman comes from a history of music, growing up helping his father, R. K. Shekhar, compose soundtracks for various films in their studio, including providing keyboard performances. Unfortunately, Rahman’s father died when the boy was only nine, but the future world-famous composer continued to remain part of the music industry – starting to play in the orchestra of his late father’s good friend, the Malayalam composer M. K. Arjunan. Rahman’s blossoming talents were quick to attract attention, and he soon received a grant to study at London’s Trinity College of Music. When he was 23, Rahman and his whole family converted to Islam, and the composer changed his name to one that would soon become famous worldwide – A. R. Rahman.

Rahman’s professional career took off quickly – in 1992, he produced his first film background score and soundtrack for director Mani Ratnam’s Tamil drama film “Roja”, which met with astounding success – later that year, Rahman attended the National Film Awards to receive his first Silver Lotus award for best music director. In the same year, Rahman opened his own studio, “Panchathan Record Inn”, and what originated as an independent effort in his backyard has since grown to be one of the world’s finest and most advanced recording studios. Rahman continued to work in Tamil film for years, enjoying particular success with his composition for Mani Ratnam’s drama “Bombay” – to date, more than 12 million copies of the film’s soundtrack have been sold across the world, giving Rahman’s net worth a massive boost. Not long after, A. R. Rahman would go on to work on several world-famous blockbusters, winning recognition for his work with the 2008 drama “Slumdog Millionaire”, co-directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan and featuring lead actor Dev Patel, and then working with Danny Boyle on his biographical drama film “127 Hours”, starring American actor James Franco. Overall he has produced soundtracks for 12 films, as well as background music for many more.

Rahman is also known for his prolific production of what might be called concert music, including Vande Mataram celebrating Indis’s 50th anniversary of independence. Further, as well as performing almost continually in halls around the world during three extensive tours in the last 10 years, he choreogaphed  film-dancing for a Tamil troupe which performed with Michael Jackson and Friends at his Munich concert in 1999. Other notable works have included his compositions being performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2010; a 2011 collaboration with Michael Bolton on his album, “Gems – The Duets Collection”; and being part of  SuperHeavy, a group formed by Mick Jagger in 2011 with Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley  which released a self-titled album featuring Jagger singing on Rahman’s composition, “Satyameva Jayate” (“The Truth Alone Triumphs”).

A talented, musically flexible, wealthy and successful man, Rahman’s net worth has led many to hail him as one of the world’s highest-paid composers. However, he is also an active humanitarian, giving back to society through his extensive involvement in various charitable causes, including such foundations as the Stop TB Partnership and Save the Children India.

In his personal life, A. R. Rahman lives with his wife Saira Banu; they married in 1995 and have three children.


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tehzeeb 2003
Tian di ying xiong 2003
Boys 2003
Kadhal Virus 2002
Saathiya 2002
Baba 2002
The Legend of Bhagat Singh 2002
Kannathil Muthamittal 2002
Paarthale Paravasam 2001
Nayak: The Real Hero 2001
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 2001
One 2 Ka 4 2001
Zubeidaa 2001
Alli Arjuna 2001
Star 2001/II
Rhythm 2000
Thenali 2000
Kandukondain Kandukondain 2000
Dil Hi Dil Mein 2000
Alai Payuthey 2000
Pukar 2000
Kadhalar Dinam 1999
Love You Hamesha 1999
Mudhalvan 1999
Padaiyappa 1999
Sangamam 1999
Thakshak 1999
Taj Mahal 1999
Taal 1999
En Swasa Katre 1999
Jodi 1999
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna 1998
Earth 1998
Dil Se.. 1998
Jeans 1998
Kabhi Na Kabhi 1998
Love Birds 1997
Vishwavidhaata 1997
Ratchakan 1997
Daud: Fun on the Run 1997
Iruvar 1997
Minsaara Kanavu 1997
Khel Khiladi Ka 1997
Indira (Priyanka) 1996
Kadhal Desam 1996
Mr. Romeo 1996
Fire 1996
Indian 1996
Anthimanthaarai 1996
Tu Hi Mera Dil 1996
Karuththamma 1995
Muthu 1995
Bumbai 1995
Rangeela 1995
Kadhalan 1994
May Madham 1994
Pavithra 1994
Thiruda Thiruda 1994
Super Police 1994
Duet 1994
Gang Master 1994
Palnati Pourusham 1994
Kizhakku Seemayile 1993
Nippu Ravva 1993 background music
Gentleman 1993
Pudhiya Mannargal 1993
Pudhiya Mugam 1993
Uzhavan 1993
Vandicholai Chinnarasu 1993
Roja 1992
Yodha 1992
Paani 2020 announced
Robot 2 2017 music by filming
Kaatru Veliyidai 2017 filming
Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo 2016 post-production
Sachin 2016 post-production
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada post-production
Mohenjo Daro 2016
24 2016/I
Pelé: Birth of a Legend 2016
Tamasha 2015 music by
Muhammad: The Messenger of God 2015
Nanak Shah Fakir 2015
OK Kanmani 2015
Everest 2014-2015 TV Series 100 episodes
i 2015
Lingaa 2014
Kaaviya Thalaivan 2014
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil 2014
Kochadaiiyaan 2014 original music by
Million Dollar Arm 2014 music by
Highway 2014/I
Maryan 2013
Raanjhanaa 2013
Kadal 2013
Thai Manne Vannakam 2013 TV Movie
Infinite Love 2012 Short
Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012
Godfather 2012
People Like Us 2012
Ekk Deewana Tha 2012
Saloon 2011 Documentary short
Rockstar 2011 music by
Ada... A Way of Life 2010 background score, music
Jhootha Hi Sahi 2010 music
Enthiran 2010 music
Komaram Puli 2010
127 Hours 2010
Raavan 2010 music
Raavanan 2010 music
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa 2010
Ye Maaya Chesave 2010
Phir Mile Sur 2010 Video short
Blue 2009/I
Couples Retreat 2009
Passage 2009/I Short
Delhi-6 2009
Ghajini 2008 music
Yuvvraaj 2008
Slumdog Millionaire 2008
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na 2008
Jodhaa Akbar 2008
Azhagiya Tamizh Magan 2007
Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 as AR Rahman
Sivaji 2007 music
Ek Mohabbat - Vote for Taj 2007 Video short
Sajni 2007
Guru 2007
Bombil and Beatrice 2007
Sakkarakatti 2007
Taj Mahal Anthem: Ek Mohabbat 2007 Short
Provoked: A True Story 2006
Parashuram: One Man Army 2006 as A.R. Rehman
Varalaaru 2006
Rang De Basanti 2006
Sillunu Oru Kadhal 2006
Water 2005/I
Ah Aah: Anbe Aaruyire 2005
Mangal Pandey: The Rising 2005
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero 2005
Kisna: The Warrior Poet 2005
Ennaku 20 Unakku 18 2004
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei 2004
New 2004
Swades 2004 as A.R. Rehman
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha 2004
Ayitha Ezhuthu 2004
Yuva 2004
Naani 2004
Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities 2004
Lakeer - Forbidden Lines 2004
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu 2003
Parasuram 2003
Udhaya 2003

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada music: "Showkali", "Idhu Naal", "Rasaali", "Avalum Naanum", "Thalli Pogathey' post-production
Strictly Come Dancing 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes? TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Lip Sync Battle Philippines 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
24 2016/I producer: "Kaalam En Kadhali" Tamil, "Naan Un" Tamil, "Mei Nigara" Tamil, "Punnagaye" Tamil, "Aararoo" Tamil, "My Twin Brother" Tamil and Telugu, "Kaalam Naa Preyasile" Telugu, "Prema Swaramulalo" Telugu, "Manasuke" Telugu, "Deivam Raasina Kavitha" Telugu, "Laalijo" Telugu
Pelé: Birth of a Legend 2016 "Father Trains Pele", "Santos Dilemma", "Locker Room", "Hat Trick", "Conquering the Demons" , "The History of Ginga" / writer: "The Little Rascal", "Reality", "Celeste's Theme", "World Cup 1950", "Dico Becomes Pele", "The Gift" by nm0230392, "Prodigy" by nm1424120, with T. Raja, Kumaran, Prem, Shankar, Andrew, Kuberan, Purushottam, Yash Pathak, Vettri & Kumar, "The Chase" by nm1424120, with T. Raja, Kumaran, Prem, Shankar, Andrew, Kuberan, Purushottam, Yash Pathak, Vettri & Kumar, "Thiago is Gon
World Championship Snooker 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tamasha 2015 performer: "Parade De La Bastille Instrumental version", "Tu Koi Aur Hai" / producer: "Matargashti", "Heer Toh Badi Sad Hai", "Tum Saath Ho", "Wat Wat Wat", "Chali Kahani", "Safarnama", "Parade De La Bastille Instrumental version", "Tu Koi Aur Hai", "Wat Wat Wat Vengeance Mix"
OK Kanmani 2015 performer: "Mental Manadhil Male", "Theera Ulaa", "Malargal Kaettaen" / producer: "Kaara Attakkaara", "Aye Sinamika", "Paranthu Sella Vaa", "Mental Manadhil Male", "Naane Varugiren", "Theera Ulaa", "Mental Manadhil Female", "Malargal Kaettaen", "Maula Wa Sallim" / writer: "Kaara Attakkaara", "Mental Manadhil Male", "Mental Manadhil Female"
i 2015 producer: "Mersalaayitten", "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal", "Ladio", "Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal", "Aila Aila", "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal Reprise", "Mersalaayitten Remix"
Lingaa 2014 performer: "Indianne Vaa" / producer: "Oh Nanba", "En Mannavva", "Indianne Vaa", "Mona Gasolina", "Unmai Orunaal Vellum"
Kaaviya Thalaivan 2014 producer: "Vaanga Makka Vanga", "Aye Mr. Minor", "Yaarumilla", "Sandi Kuthirai", "Sollividu Sollividu", "Thiruppugazh", "Alli Arjuna"
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014 music: "Afreen" / performer: "Afreen" / producer: "Cafe D'Étoile", "L'Amour des Vieux" / writer: "Cafe D'Étoile", "L'Amour des Vieux"
Kochadaiiyaan 2014 performer: "Karma Veeran" / producer: "Engae Pogudho Vaanam", "Medhuvaagathaan", "Maattram Ondrudhaan Maaraadhadhu", "Manappenin Sathiyam", "Idhayam", "Engal Kochadaiiyaan", "Manamaganini Sathiyam", "Rana's Dream", "Karma Veeran"
Million Dollar Arm 2014 performer: "Spreading The Word", "What Lies Beneath", "Million Dollar Dream", "Ringa Ringa", "Bridge Procession", "Keep The Hustle", "We Could Be Kings", "Thiraakaatha" / producer: "Spreading The Word", "What Lies Beneath", "Million Dollar Dream", "Bridge Procession", "Keep The Hustle", "We Could Be Kings" / writer: "Spreading The Word", "What Lies Beneath", "Million Dollar Dream", "Ringa Ringa", "Bridge Procession", "Keep The Hustle", "We Could Be Kings", "Thiraakaatha"
Dancing on Ice TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2014 performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2014
MTV Webbed TV Mini-Series documentary music - 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
Planes 2013 performer: "Tere Bina" / writer: "Tere Bina"
Maryan 2013 "I Love My Africa" / performer: "Nenjae Ezhu" / producer: "Nenjae Ezhu", "Innum Konjam", "Naetru Aval", "Sonapareeya", "Enga Pona Raasaa", "I Love My Africa", "Kadal Raasa Naan" / writer: "Innum Konjam"
Raanjhanaa 2013 performer: "Tu Mun Shudi", "Aise Na Dekho", "Paarkaadhey Oru Maadhiri" / producer: "Raanjhanaa", "Ambikapathy", "Banarasiya", "Kalaarasiga", "Piya Milenge", "Oliyaaga Vandhaai", "Ay Sakhi", "Kanaave Kanaave", "Nazar Laaye", "Parakka Seivaai", "Tu Mun Shudi", "Solvadhai Seidhu Mudippom", "Aise Na Dekho", "Paarkaadhey Oru Maadhiri", "Tum Tak", "Unnaal Unnaal" / writer: "The Land of Shiva"
Defiance 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Not Today 2013 writer: "Mayya"
Kadal 2013 performer: "Elay Keechaan", "Nenjukkule" / producer: "Chithirai Nela", "Adiye", "Moongil Thottam", "Elay Keechaan", "Nenjukkule", "Anbin Vaasale", "Magudi Magudi"
Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012 writer: "Challa", "Saans", "Saans" Reprise, "Jiya Re", "Ishq Shava", "Ishq Dance", "Heer", "Jab Tak Hai Jaan"
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
People Like Us 2012 writer: "Dotted Line"
Dancing with the Stars 2009-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ekk Deewana Tha 2012 performer: "Kya Hai Mohabbat", "Sharminda Hoon" / producer: "Kya Hai Mohabbat", "Dost Hai Girl I Loved You", "Aromale My Beloved", "Hosanna", "Phoolon Jaisi Ladki", "Sharminda Hoon", "Sun Lo Zara", "Zohra Jabeen", "Broken Promises", "Moments In Kerala", "Jessy's Land", "Jessy's Driving Me Crazy"
The Fresh Beat Band 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rockstar 2011 music: "Phir Se Udd Chala", "Jo Bhi Main", "Katiya Karun", "Kun Faaya Kun", "Sheher Mein", "Hava Hava", "Aur Ho", "Tango For Taj", "Tum Ko", "The Dichotomy of Fame", "Naadaan Parindey", "Tum Ho", "Sadda Haq", "The Meeting Place" / performer: "Kun Faaya Kun", "Naadaan Parindey"
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011 TV Special music: "If I Rise" / performer: "If I Rise"
Enthiran 2010 performer: "Pudhiya Manidha", "Irumbile oru Irudhaiyam" / writer: "Pudhiya Manidha", "Kadhal Anukkal", "Irumbile oru Irudhaiyam", "Arima Arima", "Kilimanjaro", "Boom Boom Robo Da", "Chitti Dance Showcase"
127 Hours 2010 music: "If I Rise" / performer: "If I Rise"
Miral 2010 "Water", "Mumbai Theme Tune"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2009-2010 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Raavan 2010 music: "Beera Beera, Beera Ke Sau Maathey", "Behne De", "Kata Kata", "Khilli Re Khilli", "Madhuban Chor", "Ranjha Ranjha", "Thok De Killi" / performer: "Jaare Ud Jaare" / writer: "Jaare Ud Jaare"
Raavanan 2010 music: "Veera", "Usure Pogudhey", "Kodu Poatta", "Kaattu Sirukki", "Kalvare", "Kedakkari"
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa 2010 performer: "Mannipaaya" / producer: "Omana Penne", "Anbil Avan", "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa", "Hosanna", "Kannukkul Kannai", "Mannipaaya", "Aaromale", "Jessie's Land"
Ye Maaya Chesave 2010 producer: "Kundanapu Bomma", "Manasaa", "Swaasye", "Ee Hridayam", "Vintunnava", "Aakasam", "Aaromale"
Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley 2009 Video short writer: "Jai Ho You Are My Destiny" - as Rahman
Blue 2009/I music: "Chiggy Wiggy", "Aaj Dil Gustakh Hai", "Yeh Fiqrana"
Couples Retreat 2009 performer: "NA NA", "SAJNA" / writer: "NA NA", "SAJNA"
Arranged: The Musical 2009 Short writer: "Khamoshiyan Gangunane Lagi"
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special music: "Jai Ho" / performer: "O Saya", "Jai Ho" / writer: "O Saya"
Delhi-6 2009 performer: "Rehna Tu" / writer: "Masakali Masakali, Matakali Matakali", "Aarti Tumre Bhavan Mein", "Arziyan", "Bhor Bhaye", "Delhi 6", "Dil Gira Dafatan", "Sasural Ghenda Phool", "Hey Kaala Bandar", "Noor", "Rehna Tu"
Ghajini 2008 writer: "Tu Meri Aduri Pyaas Pyaas, Tu Aa Gai Mann Ko Raas Raas", "Aye Bachchu, Tu Sun Le", "Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gai", "Behka Main Behka", "Latoo", "Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gai - Instrumental"
Yuvvraaj 2008 performer: "Tu Meri Dost Hai", "Dil Ka Rishta" / writer: "Main Hoon Yuvvraaj", "Tu Meri Dost Hai", "Shano Shano", "Tu Muskura", "Mastam Mastam", "Zindagi", "Dil Ka Rishta", "Manmohini Morey", "Shano - Remix"
Slumdog Millionaire 2008 music: "Ringa Ringa", "Liquid Dance", "Latika's Theme", "Millionaire", "Gangsta Blues", "Dreams on Fire", "Jai Ho" / performer: "O... Saya", "Swades Theme" uncredited / producer: "O... Saya" / writer: "O... Saya", "Riots", "Mausam & Escape", "Swades Theme" uncredited
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na 2008 performer: "Tu Bole Main Boloon" / writer: "Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai", "Kabhi Kabhi Aditi", "Kahin To Hogi Woh", "Nazrein Milaana Nazrein Churaana", "Pappu Can't Dance Salah", "Pappu Can't Dance Salah - Remix", "Tu Bole Main Boloon"
Jodhaa Akbar 2008 performer: "Khwaja Mere Khwaja" / writer: "Azeem-O-Shaan Shahenshah", "Jashn-E-Bahaaraa", "Khwaja Mere Khwaja", "In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein", "Mann Mohana", "Jashn-E-Bahaaraa - Instrumental", "Khwaja Mere Khwaja - Instrumental"
The Accidental Husband 2008 performer: "Yaro Yarodi", "Rang De", "Swasamae" / writer: "Yaro Yarodi", "Rang De", "Swasamae"
Azhagiya Tamizh Magan 2007 performer: "Ellappugazhum" / writer: "Ellappugazhum", "Ponmagal Vandaal", "Nee Marilyn Monroe", "Valayapatti", "Kelamal Kaiyile", "Maduraikku Pogathede"
Sivaji 2007 performer: "Athiradee" / producer: "Vaaji Vaaji", "Balleilakka", "Style", "Athiradee", "The Boss", "Sahana", "Sahara"
Guru 2007 performer: "Ay Hairathe", "Jaage Rahe", "Tere Bin" / writer: "Barso Re", "Ay Hairathe", "Jaage Rahe", "Ek Lo Ek Muft", "Maiyya Maiyya", "Tere Bin", "Baazi Laga", "Shauk Hai", "Dhoom Dhamaka"
Sakkarakatti 2007 performer: "Marudaani" / producer: "Chinnamma", "Elay", "I Miss You Da", "Marudaani", "Naan Epoudhu", "Taxi Taxi Nanba"
Provoked: A True Story 2006 writer: "Fly Away", "Alaap"
Inside Man 2006 writer: "Chaiyya Chaiyya - Bollywood Joint", "Chaiyya Chaiyya"
Rang De Basanti 2006 performer: "Khalbali Hai Khalbali", "Luka Chuppi", "Rubaroo" / writer: "Rang De Basanti", "Ek Onkar", "Khalbali Hai Khalbali", "Khoon Chala", "Lalkaar", "Luka Chuppi", "Pathshaala Part 1", "Pathshaala Part 2 - 'Be a Rebel'", "Rubaroo", "Tu Bin Bataye"
Sillunu Oru Kadhal 2006 performer: "New York Nagaram" / writer: "Jillunu Oru Kadhal", "Munbe Vaa", "Maricham", "Machakkari Machakkari", "Maza Maza", "New York Nagaram", "Kummi Adi"
Lord of War 2005 performer: "Mumbai Theme Tune" 1997 / writer: "Mumbai Theme Tune" 1997
Water 2005/I "Chan Chan" / writer: "Aoyo Re Sakhi", "Naina Neer", "Vaishnava Janato", "Piya Ho", "Sham Rang Bhar Do", "Bhangari Marori"
Mangal Pandey: The Rising 2005 performer: "Al Maddath Maula" / writer: "Mangal Mangal", "Mangal Mangal" Agni Version, "Mangal Mangal" Aatma Version, "Main Vari Vari", "Holi Re", "Rasiya", "Takey Takey", "Al Maddath Maula"
7 1/2 Phere: More Than a Wedding 2005 performer: "Dil Se Re" / writer: "Jiya Jale", "Dil Se Re"
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero 2005 performer: "Azadi" / writer: "Azadi", "Desh Ki Mitti"
Swades 2004 performer: "Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera" / writer: "Yeh Tara Woh Tara", "Saanwariya Saanwariya", "Yun Hi Chala Chal", "Aahista Aahista", "Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera", "Pal Pal Hai Bhaari", "Dekho Na"
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha 2004 writer: "Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa", "Jane Bahara", "Zindagi Hai Dua", "Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa - Instrumental"
Ayitha Ezhuthu 2004 performer: "Sandakkozhi", "Yaakai Thiri", "Jana Gana Mana" / producer: "Hey Goodbye Nanba", "Sandakkozhi", "Nenjam Ellam", "Dol Dol", "Yaakai Thiri", "Jana Gana Mana", "Nee Mazhai
Yuva 2004 performer: "Dhakka Laga Bukka", "Kabhi Neem Neem", "Fanaa" / writer: "Dhakka Laga Bukka", "Khuda Hafiz", "Kabhi Neem Neem", "Dol Dol", "Baadal", "Fanaa"
Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities 2004 writer: "Yeh Rishta", "Chinnamma Chilakkamma", "Do Kadam Aur Sahi", "Dhuan Dhuan", "Rang Hai", "Noor-un-ala-Noor", "Cyclist's Rhythm", "Potter's Village"
Lakeer - Forbidden Lines 2004 writer: "Nachley", "Paigham", "Shehzaade", "Sadiyaan", "Offho Jalta Hai", "Rozanna"
Tehzeeb 2003 writer: "Khoyee Khoyee Aankhein", "Meherbaan", "Aapko Mujhse Gila Hota Na Shikwa", "Sabaq Aisa", "Mujhpe Toofan Uthaye", "I Wanna Be Free"
Tian di ying xiong 2003 music: "Mirage Warriors in Peace"
Boys 2003 performer: "Boom Boom" / producer: "Girl Friend", "Dating", "Boom Boom", "Secret Of Success", "Ale Ale", "Maro Maro", "Please Sir"
Saathiya 2002 performer: "Mera Yaar Mila De" / writer: "Saathiya", "Aye Udi Udi", "Chhalka Chhalka Re", "Chupke Se", "Mera Yaar Mila De", "O Humdum Soniyo Re", "Naina Milaike", "Mangalyam", "Chori Pe Chori"
Bollywood/Hollywood 2002 writer: "Extract"
Omnibus 2002 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Legend of Bhagat Singh 2002 performer: "Desh MEre Desh"
Divine Intervention 2002 performer: "Mumbai Theme Tune" / writer: "Mumbai Theme Tune"
Kannathil Muthamittal 2002 performer: "Vellaippookkal" / writer: "Vellaippookkal", "Sundari", "Kannathil Muthamittaal", "Chinjore", "Kannathil Muthanittal V.2", "Vidai Kodu"
Nayak: The Real Hero 2001 writer: "Chalo Chale Mitwa", "Shakalaka Baby", "Ruki Sukhi Roti", "Saiyyan", "Chidiya Tu Hoti To", "Tu Achcha Lagta Hai", "Chalo Chale Purva"
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 2001 music: "Ghanan Ghanan", "Mitwa", "Radha Kaise Na Jale", "O Rey Chhori", "Chale Chalo", "Waltz for a Romance", "O Palanhaare", "Lagaan - Once Upon a Time in India" / performer: "Chale Chalo"
Zubeidaa 2001 music: "Dheeme Dheeme", "Main Albeli", "Mehndi Hai Rachnewaali", "So Gaye Hain - 1", "Hai Na", "Pyaara Sa Gaon", "So Gaye Hain - 2", "Chodo Mori Baiyaan"
Thenali 2000 producer: "Athini Sithini" Tamil Version, "Swasame Swasame" Tamil Version, "Injerungo Injerungo" Tamil Version, "Porkalam Ange" Tamil Version, "Alangatti Mazhai" Tamil Version, "Thenali" Tamil Version, "Poredabatai" Telugu Version, "Praname" Telugu Version, "Taalalato Vaana" Telugu Version, "Thenali" Telugu Version, "Yeyayo Yeyayo" Telugu Version
Fiza 2000 performer: "Piya Haji Ali" / writer: "Piya Haji Ali"
Pukar 2000 music: "Kay Sera... Sera", "Sunta Hai Mera Khuda", "Humrahi Jab Ho Mastana", "Hai Jaana... Hai Jaana", "Kismat Se Tum Hum Ko Mile", "Ek Tu Hi Bharosa"
Kadhalar Dinam 1999 writer: "Kadhalenum", "Roja Roja", "Oh Maria", "Enna Villai Azhage", "Nenachapadi Nenachapadi", "Dhandiya Aatamum Poda"
Mudhalvan 1999 producer: "Kurukku Chiruththavale", "Mudhalvanae", "Uppu Karuvadu", "Azhagana Ratchashiyae", "Shakalaka Baby", "Ulundhu Vithakkaiyilae"
Padaiyappa 1999 writer: "Vetri Kodi", "En Peru Padayappa", "Minsara Kanna", "Suthi Suthi", "Kicku Eruthey"
Taal 1999 performer: "Ishq Bina", "Ishq Bina - Remix" / writer: "Taal Se Taal Mila", "Taal Se Taal Mila" Modern Remix, "Kahin Aag Lage", "Ramta Jogi", "Ni Main Samajh Gayee", "Nahin Saamne Tu", "Ishq Bina", "Kya Dekh Rahe Ho Tum", "Beat of Passion", "Ishq Bina - II", "Ishq Bina - III", "Kariye Na", "Ishq Bina - Remix"
Earth 1998 performer: "Piano Theme Instrumental", "Theme Piece" / writer: "Ruth Aa Gayi Re", "Banno Rani", "Dheemi Dheemi", "Raat Ki Dal Dal Hai", "Piano Theme Instrumental", "Yeh Jo Zindagi Hai", "Ishwar Allah", "Yeh Jo Zindagi Hai V.2", "Theme Piece"
Dil Se.. 1998 performer: "Dil Se Re" / writer: "Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya", "Thaiyya Thaiyya", "Jiya Jale, Jaan Chale", "Dil Se Re", "E Ajnabi", "Satrangi Re"
Jeans 1998 performer: "Columbus Columbus" / producer: "Ennake Ennaka", "Columbus Columbus", "Poovukkul", "Kannodu Kaanberallam", "Varayo Thozhi", "Anbe Anbe", "Love Theme", "Punnagayil Thee Mooti"
Ratchakan 1997 performer: "Ratchagan: The power Theme" / writer: "Soniya Soniya", "Chandiranai Thottathu", "Pogum Vazhiyellam", "Nenche Nenche", "Ratchagan: The power Theme", "Mercury Pookkal", "Kaiyyil Mithakkum", "Bombay Madras Delhi", "Lucky Lucky"
Daud: Fun on the Run 1997 music: "O Bhavre", "Zahreela Pyar" / writer: "O Bhavre", "Zahreela Pyar"
Minsaara Kanavu 1997 music: "Awara Bhavre", "Chanda Re" / writer: "Awara Bhavre"
Fire 1996 writer: "Bombay Theme" 1995, "Ek Ho Gaye Hum Aur Tum" 1995
Indian 1996 producer: "Telephone Manipol", "Maya Machindra", "Pachai Kiligal", "Akadanu Naanga", "Kappaleri Poyaachu"
Karuththamma 1995 producer: "Thenmerku Paruva Katru", "Porale Ponnuthayi", "Pacha Kili Paadum", "Kaadu Potta Kaadu", "Araro Ariraro I", "Yaar Petha Pillai", "Araro Ariraro II"
Bumbai 1995 performer: "Kannalanae" Hindi: "Kehna Hi Kya", "Humma Humma" / writer: "Bombay Theme", "Malarodu Malaringu" Hindi: "Aankhon Mein Ummeedon", "Kannalanae" Hindi: "Kehna Hi Kya", "Kuchi Kuchi", "Uyire" Hindi: "Tu Hi Re", "Poovukkenna Poottu Hindi: "Kuch Bhi Na Socho", "Humma Humma", "Idhu Annai Bhoomi" Hindi: "Apna Zameen Yeh"
Rangeela 1995 performer: "Mangta Hai Kya" / writer: "Tanha Tanha Yahan Pe Jeena", "Hai Rama Yeh Kya Hua", "Mangta Hai Kya", "Kya Kare Kya Na Kare", "Pyaar Yeh Jaane Kaisa Hai", "Rangeela Re", "Yaaro Sun Lo Zara"
Kadhalan 1994 performer: "Mukkala Mukkabala", "Oorvasi Oorvasi" / producer: "Ennavale Adi Ennavale", "Mukkala Mukkabala", "Errani Kurathani", "Oorvasi Oorvasi", "Indirayo Ival Sundariyo", "Pettai Rap", "Kollaiyile", "Katru Kuthirayile" / writer: "Kadhalikkum Pennin"
Pavithra 1994 producer: "Sevvaanam Chinna Pen", "Eechambazham", "Uyirum Neeyae", "Mottu Vitadha", "Azhagu Nilave"
Thiruda Thiruda 1994 music: "Hum Bhi Tum Bhi Chor Hai Saarey", "Chandralekha, Chandralekha", "Pyar Kabhi Na Todenge, Saath Kabhi Na Chodenge", "Hardham, Hardham"
Duet 1994 producer: "Anjali Anjali", "Vennilavin Theril Yeri", "Mettuppodu Mettuppodu", "Kathirikka Kathirikka", "En Kadhalae", "Kulicha Kuthaalam", "Naan Paadum Sandham", "Kavithaikku Porul Thandha", "Saththathinaal Vantha", "Love is Torture", "Sax Lullaby", "Title Theme"
Kizhakku Seemayile 1993 producer: "Maanooththu Manthaiyile", "Aathangara Marame", "Edhukku Pondatti", "Then Kizhakku Cheemayile I", "Kathaazha Kaattu Vazhi", "Then Kizhakku Cheemayile II"
Gentleman 1993 producer: "En Veetu Thotathil", "Usalampatti Penkutti", "Chikku Bukku Rayile", "Parkathey", "Ottagathai Kattiko"
Pudhiya Mugam 1993 producer: "Netru Illadha Matram", "Kannukku Mai Azhagu", "July Matham Vanthaal", "Idhudhaan Vazhkai Enbada", "Sambo Sambo", "Theme Music"
Roja 1992 Hindi: "Choti Si Asha", Hindi: "Roja Jaaneman I", Hindi: "Yeh Haseen Waadiyaan", Hindi: "Bharat Hum Ko Jaan Se Pyaara Hain", Bit, Hindi: "Chhoti Si Asha Bit", writer: "Chinna Chinna Aasai", "Rukkumani Rukkumani", "Kaadhal Rojave", "Pudhu Vellai Mazhai", "Thamizha Thamizha", "Chinna Chinna Aasai", "Roja Jaaneman II" Hindi Only, Hindi: "Roja Jaaneman I", Hindi: "Yeh Haseen Waadiyaan", Hindi: "Bharat Hum Ko Jaan Se Pyaara Hain", Bit, Hindi: "Chhoti Si Asha Bit", music: "Rukkumani Rukkumani", "Kaadh

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Robot 2 2017 musical director: Original soundtrack by filming
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada musical director post-production
Pelé: Birth of a Legend 2016 musical director
OK Kanmani 2015 lyricist / playback singer
Lingaa 2014 playback singer
Kochadaiiyaan 2014 playback singer
Maryan 2013 playback singer
Raanjhanaa 2013 playback singer
Kadal 2013 playback singer
People Like Us 2012 musical director
Ekk Deewana Tha 2012 playback singer
Rockstar 2011 playback singer
Ada... A Way of Life 2010 playback singer
Enthiran 2010 playback singer
Komaram Puli 2010 playback singer
127 Hours 2010 musician
Raavanan 2010 playback singer
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa 2010 playback singer
Champions League Twenty20 Cricket 2009 TV Series theme
Delhi-6 2009 playback singer
Yuvvraaj 2008 playback singer
Slumdog Millionaire 2008 music producer
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na 2008 playback singer
Jodhaa Akbar 2008 playback singer
Sivaji 2007 playback singer
Sakkarakatti 2007 playback singer
Taj Mahal Anthem: Ek Mohabbat 2007 Short playback singer
Varalaaru 2006 playback singer
Rang De Basanti 2006 playback singer
Sillunu Oru Kadhal 2006 playback singer
Ah Aah: Anbe Aaruyire 2005 playback singer
Mangal Pandey: The Rising 2005 playback singer
Swades 2004 playback singer - as A.R. Rehman
Ayitha Ezhuthu 2004 playback singer
Yuva 2004 playback singer
Boys 2003 playback singer
Saathiya 2002 playback singer
The Legend of Bhagat Singh 2002 playback singer
Kannathil Muthamittal 2002 playback singer
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 2001 playback singer
Fiza 2000 playback singer
Taal 1999 playback singer
Dil Se.. 1998 playback singer
Jeans 1998 playback singer
Daud: Fun on the Run 1997 playback singer
Iruvar 1997 playback singer
Kadhal Desam 1996 playback singer
Fire 1996 composer: songs "Bombay Theme" and "Ek Ho Gaye Hum Aur Tum"
Bumbai 1995 playback singer
Rangeela 1995 playback singer: "Mangta Hai Kya"
Kadhalan 1994 playback singer
Bala Gopaludu 1989 key musician
Al-risâlah 1976 musical director

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Robot 2 2017 filming Music Director
MTV Unplugged India 2011 TV Series
Coke Studio @ MTV 2011 TV Series
Mission Ustaad 2007 TV Series Judge

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Infinite Love 2012 Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
African Gothic 2014 special thanks
The End! 2013 Short acknowledgment
Thy Beauty's Doom 2012 Short special thanks
Dam999 2011 special thanks
Water 2005/I musical thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself
55th Idea Filmfare Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Phir Mile Sur 2010 Video short Himself
ABC2 Live Presents Jai Ho! 2010 TV Movie Himself
Cirque du Soleil's Poetic Social Mission 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Star Movies: Live from the Red Carpet 2009 TV Movie Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Score and Best Original Song
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2009 TV Series Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Winner Best Composer
Oye! It's Friday! 2008 TV Series Himself
A.R. Rahman, the 3rd Dimension Tour 2007 Documentary Himself
Guru World Premiere in Toronto 2007 TV Movie Himself
Oohlalala 2007 TV Series Himself
Taj Mahal Anthem: Ek Mohabbat 2007 Short Himself
Bollywood - Indiens klingendes Kino 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Omnibus 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Composer
Kandukondain Kandukondain 2000 Himself (uncredited)
Shades of Grey: The Cinema of K. Balachander Documentary announced Himself
The Kapil Sharma Show 2016 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche 2015 TV Series Himself
Jai Ho 2014/II Documentary Himself
The Distortion of Sound 2014 Documentary short
Living the Life 2013 TV Series Himself
The Nation's Favourite Dance Moment 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Thai Manne Vannakam 2013 TV Movie Himself
Infinite Love 2012 Short Himself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Performer: 'If I Rise'
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Ru Ba Ru 2011 Documentary Himself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2010 TV Special Himself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Composer

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director i (2015)
2014 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Kadal (2013)
2012 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Rockstar (2011)
2012 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Music Director Rockstar (2011)
2012 Award for Technical Excellence Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Background Score Rockstar (2011)
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song 127 Hours (2010) · Dido (Performer Writer)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (Writer)
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award Dubai International Film Festival
2011 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
2011 Filmfare Award - Telugu Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)
2011 Public Choice Award World Soundtrack Awards 127 Hours (2010)
2010 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Couples Retreat (2009)
2010 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Original Song 127 Hours (2010) · Dido (lyrics and performed by)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics by)
2010 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Delhi-6 (2009)
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Slumdog Millionaire (2008) · Gulzar
· Tanvi Shah
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Slumdog Millionaire (2008) · H. Sridhar (Mixer)
· Pallikonda Adrushta Deepak (Mixer)
· Vivianne Chalk (engineer)
2009 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Composer Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)
2009 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Background Score Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Background Music Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Music Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)
2009 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for a Film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) · Gulzar (lyrics by)
· Tanvi Shah (lyrics by/performer)
· Sukhwinder Singh (performer)
· Mahalakshmi Iyer (performer)
· Vijay Prakash (performer)
2009 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Slumdog Millionaire (2008) · Gulzar (lyrics)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Music Director Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Music Director Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2008 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Guru (2007)
2008 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Background Score Guru (2007)
2008 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Sivaji (2007)
2008 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Music Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Use of Music Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Music Director Guru (2007)
2008 Special Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema
2007 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Rang De Basanti (2006)
2007 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Sillunu Oru Kadhal (2006)
2007 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Music Director Rang De Basanti (2006)
2007 Award for Technical Excellence Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Background Score Rang De Basanti (2006)
2007 Award for Technical Excellence Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Song Recording Rang De Basanti (2006)
2005 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Background Score Swades: We, the People (2004)
2003 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Saathiya (2002)
2003 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Background Score The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
2003 Silver Lotus Award National Film Awards, India Best Music Direction Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
2003 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Music Director Saathiya (2002)
2003 Technical Award Zee Cine Awards Best Background Score The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
2003 Award for Technical Excellence Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Background Score Saathiya (2002)
2002 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2002 Silver Lotus Award National Film Awards, India Best Music Director Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2002 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Music Director Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2002 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Music Direction Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2001 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Alai Payuthey (2000)
2000 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Music Director Taal (1999)
2000 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Taal (1999)
2000 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Mudhalvan (1999)
2000 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Music Director Taal (1999)
1999 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Dil Se.. (1998)
1999 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Jeans (1998)
1999 Creative Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Best Music Director Sangamam (1999)
1998 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
1997 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Kadhal Desam (1996)
1997 Silver Lotus Award National Film Awards, India Best Music Director Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
1996 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Rangeela (1995)
1996 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Bumbai (1995)
1996 Creative Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Best Music Director Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
1995 R.D. Burman Award Filmfare Awards
1995 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Kadhalan (1994)
1994 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Gentleman (1993)
1994 Creative Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Best Music Director Kadhalan (1994)
1993 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Roja (1992)
1993 Silver Lotus Award National Film Awards, India Best Music Director Roja (1992)
1993 Creative Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Best Music Director Gentleman (1993)
1992 Creative Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Best Music Director Roja (1992)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director OK Kanmani (2015)
2016 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Male Playback Singer OK Kanmani (2015)
2015 Technical Award Filmfare Awards Best Background Score Highway (2014)
2015 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014)
2015 SIIMA - Tamil South Indian International Movie Awards Best Music Director Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014)
2014 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Raanjhanaa (2013)
2014 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Maryan (2013)
2014 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Male Playback Singer Kadal (2013)
2014 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Music Raanjhanaa (2013)
2014 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Background Music Raanjhanaa (2013)
2014 SIIMA - Tamil South Indian International Movie Awards Best Music Director Maryan (2013)
2014 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Music Director Raanjhanaa (2013)
2014 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Music Director Raanjhanaa (2013)
2013 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Music Director Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
2013 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Music Director Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
2012 Asian Film Award Asian Film Awards Best Composer Rockstar (2011) · Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
· Neeraj Shridhar
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Score 127 Hours (2010)
2011 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Enthiran (2010)
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song 127 Hours (2010) · Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong
· Dido
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song 127 Hours (2010) · Dido (lyrics and performed by)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics by)
2011 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for a Film 127 Hours (2010) · Dido (lyrics by/performer)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics by)
2011 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score 127 Hours (2010)
2011 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song 127 Hours (2010) · Dido (lyrics)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics)
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture 127 Hours (2010)
2011 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards 127 Hours (2010)
2011 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Film Music or Score 127 Hours (2010)
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score 127 Hours (2010)
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song 127 Hours (2010) · Dido
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong
2010 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Song 127 Hours (2010) · Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics)
· Dido (lyrics)
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Score 127 Hours (2010)
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score 127 Hours (2010)
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song 127 Hours (2010) · Dido (writer/performer)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (writer)
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Score 127 Hours (2010)
2010 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Music Director Delhi-6 (2009)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Slumdog Millionaire (2008) · Sukhwinder Singh
· Gulzar
2009 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Ghajini (2008)
2009 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Sakkarakatti (2007)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Comedy Film Couples Retreat (2009)
2009 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Original Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Song from a Movie Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Slumdog Millionaire (2008) · Gulzar (lyrics by)
· Sukhwinder Singh (performed by)
· Tanvi Shah (performed by)
· Mahalakshmi Iyer (performed by)
· Vijay Prakash (performed by)
2009 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Music Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Playback Singer - Male Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Soundtrack of the Year Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for a Film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) · M.I.A. (music by/lyrics by/performer)
2009 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Slumdog Millionaire (2008) · M.I.A.
2009 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Music Director Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)
2009 Asian Film Award Asian Film Awards Best Composer Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2009 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Music Director Ghajini (2008)
2008 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Playback Singer (Male) Guru (2007)
2008 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Azhagiya Tamizh Magan (2007)
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Slumdog Millionaire (2008) · Gulzar
2008 Apsara Award Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards Best Music Director Guru (2007)
2007 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Playback Singer - Male Rang De Basanti (2006) · Naresh Iyer
2005 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Swades: We, the People (2004)
2005 Popular Award Zee Cine Awards Best Playback Singer (Male) Swades: We, the People (2004)
2005 Technical Award Zee Cine Awards Best Background Score Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004)
2004 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director Boys (2003)
2002 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Music Direction Zubeidaa (2001)
2002 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Background Score Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2002 Screen Screen Weekly Awards Best Music Director Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2001 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Music Director Fiza (2000) · Anu Malik
· Ranjit Barot

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Score Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Surfers' Choice Award Bollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Music Awards, IN Best Soundtrack Raanjhanaa (2013)


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#Fact
1 Solace song "Din" from Opium Head sampled A R Rahman vocals.
2 Solace song "Sama" from the album Opium Head sampled AR Rahman's songs.
3 Solace song "Lost Children" from Opium Head sampled A R Rahman's songs,.
4 Gave music to the unreleased shelved film " Waqia". Starring Sanjay Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Ramya Krishnan, Danny Denzongpa. Directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur. This would had been his debut in Hindi in 1995. ( Before Rangeela).
5 The Broadway debut of Bombay Dreams will take place on March 28, 2004 at the Broadway Theatre in New York City. [March 2004]
6 A.R.Rahman got the 2500th Filmfare Trophy at the 57th Filmfare Awards, 2011. It was a diamond studded trophy designed by PC Jewellers.
7 Collaborated on The Lord of The Rings' Stage Musical original score with Finnish folk music group Varttina and Christopher Nightingale.
8 Also known as the John Williams of the Indian Film Industry.
9 On August 15, 1997, he released an album called "Vande Mataram," on Columbia/SME Records, to commemorate 50 years of Indian independence. A tribute to the motherland, it featured songs for each of the Indian flag colors. The album was released simultaneously across the world in 28 countries, and Rahman himself performed in New Delhi to a packed audience including the honorable Indian Prime Minister. Over 1.2 million copies were sold in India alone.
10 He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award (The Hilton Award) for Best New Musical of 2002, "Bombay Dreams", performed at the Apollo Theatre, West End, London, and on Broadway in New York City.
11 Studied Western classical music as a student at Oxford University in the UK.

#Quote
1 All my life I had a choice between hate and love. I chose love, and I'm here.
2 A R Rahman's amazing quote : All My Life I Had A Choice Between Hate And Love. I Chose Love, And I'm Here.
3 [on film star and activist Aamir Khan] In a world of false diplomacy and evasiveness, Aamir is a straightforward man. A man of his word. His movies are commercial successes, but they also display a sense of social responsibility: they tackle important themes like poverty and education. He uses his gifts as a charmer to give his audience the most bitter medicine. Hypnotized, we take it without complaint. That's Amir's magic at work.
4 [on winning the 57th Filmfare Awards for Best Music] I want to thank Imtiaz, and all the singers of Rockstar, and everyone who has worked on the music along with me.
5 I hate the word [Bollywood]. I think it's derivative and it doesn't represent the entire film community in India. There's the eastern film industry, four industries in the south - they all make extraordinary films. It's like saying the whole of the West is Hollywood.
6 About his song Vande Mataram: "It had to be unlike the one played on the radio for years. I wanted a sound that would connect me with people and capture a collective energy."
7 About his belief in Sufism: "I'm a deeply spiritual person. Sufism is about love - love for a fellow human, love for all round humanity, and ultimately love for God. For me, it's where music and religion meet - at dargahs, you will find qawwalis. That's my inspiration."
8 I wasn't too happy with the I-don't-want-to-listen-to-it attitude of our youngsters towards film music. Why can't we get our guys to listen to our own music rather than to Michael Jackson? I didn't want us to lose the market to the West. The music had to be cool and rooted, and yet had to branch out. It was like the wild imagination of a child... but it worked... it did travel beyond Madras and attract people.
9 I have rubbed many a producer the wrong way by disturbing the schedule, but it has paid off.


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