A.R. Rahman Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2011 Nominee
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 Winner
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".
Nominee
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 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
127 Hours (2010)
2009 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

BAFTA Awards

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

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

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

Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards

2018 Winner
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award
Best Music Director
Mersal (2017)
Kaatru Veliyidai (2017)
2016 Winner
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award
Best Music Director
OK Kanmani (2015)

Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards

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

Asian Film Awards

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

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2008 Winner
ACCA
Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Awards of the International Indian Film Academy

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

BMI Film & TV Awards

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

Bollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Music Awards, IN

2014 Nominee
Surfers' Choice Award
Best Soundtrack
Raanjhanaa (2013)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

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

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2011 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Score
127 Hours (2010)
2009 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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

CNN-IBN Indian of the Year

2009 Winner
Indian of the Year
2009 Indian Of The Year
Entertainment Category

Denver Film Critics Society

2011 Winner
DFCS Award
Best Original Song
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
Song: "If I Rise"

Dubai International Film Festival

2011 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

Filmfare Awards

2018 Nominee
Technical Award
Best Background Score
Mom (2017)
2016 Nominee
Main Award
Best Music Director
Tamasha (2015)
2015 Nominee
Technical Award
Best Background Score
Highway (2014)
2014 Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Music
Raanjhanaa (2013)
2012 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Rockstar (2011)
2010 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Delhi-6 (2009)
2009 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)
Best Background Score
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Ghajini (2008)
Best Music Director
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2008 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Music
Guru (2007)
Best Background Score
Guru (2007)
Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Guru (2007)
For the song "Tere Bina".
2007 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Music
Rang De Basanti (2006)
2005 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Background Score
Swades: We, the People (2004)
Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Swades: We, the People (2004)
2003 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Saathiya (2002)
Best Background Score
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
2002 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2000 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Taal (1999)
1999 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Dil Se.. (1998)
1996 Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Music Director
Rangeela (1995)
1995 Winner
R.D. Burman Award

Filmfare Awards South

2018 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Mersal (2017)
2017 Nominee
Filmfare Award - Telugu Film Industry
Best Music Director
Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo (2016)
2016 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
i (2015)
Nominee
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
OK Kanmani (2015)
Best Male Playback Singer
OK Kanmani (2015)
For the song "Mental Manadhil"
2015 Nominee
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014)
2014 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Kadal (2013)
Nominee
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Maryan (2013)
Best Male Playback Singer
Kadal (2013)
For the song "Elay Keechan"
2011 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
Winner
Filmfare Award - Telugu Film Industry
Best Music Director
Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)
Nominee
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Enthiran (2010)
2009 Nominee
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Sakkarakatti (2007)
2008 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Sivaji (2007)
Nominee
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Azhagiya Tamizh Magan (2007)
2007 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Sillunu Oru Kadhal (2006)
2004 Nominee
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Boys (2003)
2001 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Alai Payuthey (2000)
2000 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Mudhalvan (1999)
1999 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Jeans (1998)
1998 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
1997 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Kadhal Desam (1996)
1996 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Bombay (1995)
1995 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Kadhalan (1994)
1994 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Gentleman (1993)
1993 Winner
Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry
Best Music Director
Roja (1992)

Gold Derby Awards

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

GQ Awards, India

2011 Winner
GQ Award
GQ Legend

Grammy Awards

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

IBNLive Movie Awards

2016 Winner
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Tamasha (2015)

IIFA Utsavam

2017 Winner
Tamil Cinema
Best Music Director
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (2016)

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

2010 Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
Couples Retreat (2009)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2009 Nominee
INOCA
Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

International Online Film Critics' Poll

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

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Music
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

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

National Film Awards, India

2018 Winner
National Film Award
Best Music Director (Songs)
Kaatru Veliyidai (2017)
Best Music Director (Background Music)
Mom (2017)
2003 Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Music Direction
Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
2002 Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Music Director
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
1997 Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Music Director
Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
1993 Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Music Director
Roja (1992)

New York Film Critics, Online

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

Online Film & Television Association

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

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Score
127 Hours (2010)
2008 Winner
SDFCS Award
Best Score
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Satellite Awards

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

Screen Awards, IN

2012 Winner
Screen Award
Best Music
Rockstar (2011)
2009 Winner
Screen Award
Best Music
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Best Music Director
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)
Best Background Music
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
2008 Winner
Screen Award
Best Music
Guru (2007)
2007 Winner
Screen Award
Best Background Music
Rang De Basanti (2006)

Screen Weekly Awards

2002 Nominee
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 Nominee
SIIMA - Tamil
Best Music Director
Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014)
2014 Nominee
SIIMA - Tamil
Best Music Director
Maryan (2013)

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India

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

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2010 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Score
127 Hours (2010)

World Soundtrack Awards

2017 Winner
Public Choice Award
Viceroy's House (2017)
2011 Winner
Public Choice Award
127 Hours (2010)
Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written for a Film
127 Hours (2010)
Shared with:
For the song "If I Rise".
2009 Winner
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written for a Film
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Shared with:
For the song "Jai Ho".
Nominee
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 Nominee
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Raanjhanaa (2013)
2013 Nominee
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
2012 Winner
Jury's Choice Award
Best Music Director
Rockstar (2011)
2005 Nominee
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Swades: We, the People (2004)
For the song "Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera".
Nominee
Technical Award
Best Background Score
Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004)
2003 Winner
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Saathiya (2002)
Tied with Nadeem Saifi and Shravan Rathod for Raaz (2002).
Winner
Technical Award
Best Background Score
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
2002 Winner
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2000 Winner
Popular Award
Best Music Director
Taal (1999)

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