A.R. Rahman Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2011 Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
127 Hours (2010)
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
For the song "If I Rise".
2009 Won
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Shared with:
For the song "Jai Ho".
Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Shared with:
For the song "O Saya".

Golden Globes, USA

2011 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
127 Hours (2010)
2009 Won
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

BAFTA Awards

2011 Nominated
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
127 Hours (2010)
2009 Won
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2011 Nominated
EDA Award
Best Film Music or Score
127 Hours (2010)

Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards

2014 Nominated
Apsara Award
Best Music Director
Raanjhanaa (2013)
2013 Nominated
Apsara Award
Best Music Director
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
2009 Won
Apsara Award
Best Music Director
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Nominated
Apsara Award
Best Music Director
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)
2008 Nominated
Apsara Award
Best Music Director
Guru (2007)

Asian Film Awards

2012 Nominated
Asian Film Award
Best Composer
Rockstar (2011)
Shared with:
2009 Nominated
Asian Film Award
Best Composer
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2008 Won
ACCA
Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Awards of the International Indian Film Academy

2012 Won
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Rockstar (2011)
Won
Award for Technical Excellence
Best Background Score
Rockstar (2011)
2010 Nominated
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Delhi-6 (2009)
2009 Won
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Nominated
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Ghajini (2008)
2008 Won
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Guru (2007)
Won
Special Award
Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema
2007 Won
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Won
Award for Technical Excellence
Best Background Score
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Best Song Recording
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Nominated
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer - Male
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Shared with:
For the song "Ru Baroo"
2003 Won
Award for Technical Excellence
Best Background Score
Saathiya (2002)
2002 Won
Popular Award
Music Direction
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Nominated
Popular Award
Music Direction
Zubeidaa (2001)
2001 Nominated
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Fiza (2000)
Shared with:
2000 Won
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Taal (1999)

BMI Film & TV Awards

2010 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Couples Retreat (2009)
2009 Won
BMI Film Music Award
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Bollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Music Awards, IN

2014 3rd place
Surfers' Choice Award
Best Soundtrack
Raanjhanaa (2013)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2011 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Song
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
For the song "If I Rise".
2009 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Composer
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Song
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Shared with:
For the song "Jaiho".

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2011 Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Score
127 Hours (2010)
2009 2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Denver Film Critics Society

2010 Won
DFCS Award
Best Original Song
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
For the song "If I Rise".

Dubai International Film Festival

2011 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Filmfare Awards

2015 Nominated
Technical Award
Best Background Score
Highway (2014)
2014 Nominated
Filmfare Award
Best Music
Raanjhanaa (2013)
2012 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Rockstar (2011)
2010 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Delhi-6 (2009)
2009 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)
Best Background Score
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Nominated
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Ghajini (2008)
Best Music Director
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2008 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Music
Guru (2007)
Best Background Score
Guru (2007)
Nominated
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Guru (2007)
For the song "Tere Bina".
2007 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Music
Rang De Basanti (2006)
2005 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Background Score
Swades: We, the People (2004)
Nominated
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Swades: We, the People (2004)
2003 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Saathiya (2002)
Best Background Score
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
2002 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2000 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Taal (1999)
1999 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Dil Se.. (1998)
1996 Won
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Rangeela (1995)
1995 Won
R.D. Burman Award

Filmfare Awards South

2015 Nominated
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014)
2014 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Kadal (2013)
Nominated
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Maryan (2013)
Best Male Playback Singer
Kadal (2013)
For the song "Elay Keechan"
2011 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
Won
Filmfare Award - Telugu Film Industry
Best Music Director
Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)
Nominated
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Enthiran (2010)
2009 Nominated
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Sakkarakatti (2007)
2008 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Sivaji (2007)
Nominated
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Azhagiya Tamizh Magan (2007)
2007 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Sillunu Oru Kadhal (2006)
2004 Nominated
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Boys (2003)
2001 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Alai Payuthey (2000)
2000 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Mudhalvan (1999)
1999 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Jeans (1998)
1998 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
1997 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Kadhal Desam (1996)
1996 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Bumbai (1995)
1995 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Kadhalan (1994)
1994 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Gentleman (1993)
1993 Won
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Roja (1992)

Gold Derby Awards

2011 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Original Song
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
for "If I Rise"
2009 Won
Gold Derby Award
Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Original Song
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
"Jai Ho"

Grammy Awards

2010 Won
Grammy
Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Shared with:
For the song "Jai Ho".
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Shared with:

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Original Score
127 Hours (2010)
Best Original Song
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
Song: "If I Rise"
2008 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Best Original Song
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Song: "Jai Ho"

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

2009 Nominated
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
Couples Retreat (2009)

International Online Film Critics' Poll

2009 Nominated
IOFCP Award
Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Song
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
Song: "If I Rise".

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Music
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

MTV Movie Awards

2009 Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Best Song from a Movie
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
For the song "Jai'Ho (You Are My Destiny)".

National Film Awards, India

2003 Won
Silver Lotus Award
Best Music Direction
Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
2002 Won
Silver Lotus Award
Best Music Director
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
1997 Won
Silver Lotus Award
Best Music Director
Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
1993 Won
Silver Lotus Award
Best Music Director
Roja (1992)

New York Film Critics, Online

2008 Won
NYFCO Award
Best Use of Music
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Online Film & Television Association

2011 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Song
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
For the song "If I Rise".
2009 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Best Music, Original Song
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Shared with:
For the song "Jai Ho".

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2009 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Score
127 Hours (2010)
2008 Won
SDFCS Award
Best Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Satellite Awards

2010 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Original Score
127 Hours (2010)
Best Original Song
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
For the song "If I Rise".
2008 Won
Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Original Song
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Shared with:
For the song "Jaiho".

Screen Weekly Awards

2014 Nominated
Screen
Best Music
Raanjhanaa (2013)
Best Background Music
Raanjhanaa (2013)
2009 Won
Screen
Best Background Music
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Best Music
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)
Nominated
Screen
Best Music
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Best Playback Singer - Male
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
For "Khwaja Mere Khwaja".
2002 Nominated
Screen
Best Background Score
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Best Music Director
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

South Indian International Movie Awards

2015 Nominated
SIIMA - Tamil
Best Music Director
Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014)
2014 Nominated
SIIMA - Tamil
Best Music Director
Maryan (2013)

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India

1999 Won
Creative Award
Best Music Director
Sangamam (1999)
1996 Won
Creative Award
Best Music Director
Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
1994 Won
Creative Award
Best Music Director
Kadhalan (1994)
1993 Won
Creative Award
Best Music Director
Gentleman (1993)
1992 Won
Creative Award
Best Music Director
Roja (1992)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2010 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Score
127 Hours (2010)

World Soundtrack Awards

2011 Won
Public Choice Award
127 Hours (2010)
Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written for a Film
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
For the song "If I Rise".
2009 Won
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written for a Film
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Shared with:
For the song "Jai Ho".
Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Best Original Song Written for a Film
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Shared with:
    M.I.A. (music by/lyrics by/performer)
For the song "O Saya".

Zee Cine Awards

2014 Nominated
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Raanjhanaa (2013)
2013 Nominated
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
2005 Nominated
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Swades: We, the People (2004)
For the song "Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera".
Nominated
Technical Award
Best Background Score
Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004)
2003 Won
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Saathiya (2002)
Tied with Nadeem Saifi and Shravan Rathod for Secret (2002).
Won
Technical Award
Best Background Score
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
2002 Won
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2000 Won
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Taal (1999)

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