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List of awards and nominations received by

A. R. Rahman

A. R. Rahman awards and nominations


Award Wins Nominations
MTV Asia Awards 2 3
MTV Video Music Awards 1 2
Academy Awards 2 3
BAFTA Awards 1 1
Golden Globes 1 1
Critics' Choice Awards 1 2
Satellite Awards 1 2
National Film Awards 4 4
Filmfare Awards 13 11
Filmfare Awards South 12 12
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 6 6
Totals
Awards won 98
Nominations 110
This page presents a list of awards and nominations awarded to Indian film composer
and instrumentalist A. R. Rahman.

Awards
Honorary

• 1995 - Kalaimamani
o Contributions to music awarded by the Government of Tamil Nadu
• 1995 - Mauritius National Award
o Contributions to music awarded by Mauritius
• 1995 - Malaysian Award
o Contributions to music awarded by Malaysia
• 2000 - Padma Shri
o Fourth highest civilian award awarded by Government of India
• 2004 - National Lata Mangeshkar Award [1]
o Contributions to music awarded by the Government of Madhya Pradesh
• 2005 - Mahavir-Mahatma Award [2]
• 2006 - Swaralaya Yesudas Award
o Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award for outstanding performance in the
music field
• 2006 - Honorary Award from Stanford University [3]
• 2008 - Rotary Club of Madras
o Lifetime Achievement Award
• 2009 - Honorary Doctorate from Anna University [4]

National

Film awards

• National Film Awards


o 1993 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Roja
o 1997 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Minsaara Kanavu
o 2002 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Lagaan
o 2003 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Kannathil
Muthamittal

• Filmfare Awards
o 1995 - Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
o 1996 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Rangeela
o 1999 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Dil Se
o 2000 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Taal
o 2002 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Lagaan
o 2003 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Saathiya
o 2003 - Filmfare Best Background Score - The Legend of Bhagat Singh
o 2005 - Filmfare Best Background Score - Swades
o 2007 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Rang de Basanti
o 2008 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Guru
o 2008 - Filmfare Best Background Score - Guru
o 2009 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
o 2009 - Filmfare Best Background Score - Jodhaa Akbar

• Filmfare Awards South


o 1992 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Roja
o 1993 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Gentleman
o 1994 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Kadhalan
o 1995 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Bombay
o 1996 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Kadhal Desam
o 1997 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Minsaara Kanavu
o 1998 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Jeans
o 1999 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Mudhalvan
o 2000 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Alaipayuthey
o 2006 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Sillunu Oru Kadhal
o 2007 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Sivaji: The Boss

• Bollywood Movie Awards


o 2002 - Best Music Direction - Lagaan
o 2003 - Best Music Direction - Saathiya

• Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA)


o 2007 - GIFA Award for Best Music - Rang De Basanti
o 2007 - GIFA Award for Best Background Music - Rang De Basanti

• International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA)


o 2000 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Taal
o 2002 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Lagaan
o 2003 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Saathiya
o 2007 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Rang De Basanti
o 2008 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Guru
o 2008 - IIFA Best Background Music - Guru
o 2008 - Outstanding contribution by an Indian in International Cinema
o 2009 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Jodhaa Akbar
o 2009 - IIFA Best Background Music - Jodhaa Akbar
o 2009 - IIFA Music Director of the Decade

• Sangeet Awards
o 2004 - Best Music Direction (Critics Award) - Yuva
o 2004 - Best Music Arrangement (Critics Award) - Yeh Rishta - Meenaxi: A
Tale of Three Cities

• Screen-Videocon Awards / Star Screen Awards


o 1998 - Best Non-film Album - Vande Mataram (Non-film category)
o 2000 - Best Music Direction - Taal
o 2007 - Best Background Music- Rang De Basanti
o 2008 - Best Music Direction - Guru
o 2008 - Best Background Music - Guru
o 2009 - Best Music Direction - Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na
o 2009 - Best Background Music - Jodhaa Akbar

• Tamil Nadu State Film Awards


o 1992 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction - Roja
o 1993 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction -
Gentleman
o 1994 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction - Kadhalan
o 1995 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction - Bombay
o 1997 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction - Minsaara
Kanavu
o 1999 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction -
Sangamam

• Zee Cine Awards


o 2000 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Taal
o 2002 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Lagaan
o 2003 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Saathiya
o 2007 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Rang De Basanti
o 2008 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Guru
o 2008 - Zee Cine Award Best Background Music - Guru

Other awards

• Planet-Bollywood People's Choice Awards


o 2006 - People's Choice Best Music Award - Rang De Basanti
o 2006 - People's Choice Best Background Music Award - Rang De Basanti

• Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards


o 2008 - Best Music Composer of the Year - Sivaji: The Boss [5]

• Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards [6]


o 2009 - Music Director Of The Year - Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
o 2009 - Technical Award For Film Background Score - Jodhaa Akbar
o 2009 - Album Of The Year - Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
o 2009 - Tata Indicom Mirchi Listeners Choice Song Of The Year - "Kabhi
kabhi aditi" (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
o 2009 - Tata Indicom Mirchi Listeners Choice Album Of The Year - Jaane
Tu Ya Jaane Na

• V. Shantaram Award
o 2007 - Best Music - Guru
o 2008 - Best Music - Jodhaa Akbar

International

Film awards

• Academy Awards (Oscars) (United States)


o 2009 - Best Original Music Score - Slumdog Millionaire
o 2009 - Best Original Song - "Jai Ho" - Slumdog Millionaire

• Golden Globe Awards (United States)


o 2009 - Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire

• British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) (United Kingdom)


o 2009 - Anthony Asquith Award for Best Film Music - Slumdog
Millionaire

• Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (United States)


o 2008 - Critics' Choice Award for Best Composer - Slumdog Millionaire

• Black Reel Awards


o 2008 - Best Original Soundtrack - Slumdog Millionaire

• Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (United States)


o 2008 - Best Music Score - Slumdog Millionaire

• New York Film Critics Online Awards (United States)


o 2008 - NYFCO Best Score Award - Slumdog Millionaire

• Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards


o 2008 - Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire

• San Diego Film Critics Society Awards (United States)


o 2008 - Best Score - Slumdog Millionaire

• Satellite Awards (United States)


o 2008 - Satellite Award for Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire
• UK Asian Music Awards (United Kingdom)
o 2009 - Outstanding Achievement by an Asian in music field

Other awards

• MTV Awards
o MTV Video Music Awards
 1999 - International Viewer's Choice Awards (MTV India) - "Dil
Se Re" - Dil Se
o MTV Asia Awards
 2003 - MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist India
o MTV Immies
 2003 - Best Music Composer (Film Category) - "Saathiya" -
Saathiya

Nominations
National

• International Indian Film Academy Awards


o 2001 - Best Music Direction - Fiza
o 2009 - Best Music Direction - Ghajini

• Filmfare Awards
o 2005 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Swades
o 2009 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Ghajini
o 2009 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Jodhaa Akbar

• Screen Weekly Awards


o 2002 - Best Music Direction - Lagaan
o 2002 - Best Background Score - Lagaan

• Zee Cine Awards


o 2005 - Best Music Direction - Swades
o 2005 - Best Background Score - Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities

International

• Academy Awards (Oscars) (United States)


o 2009 - Best Original Song - "O Saya" - Slumdog Millionaire

• Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards


o 2008 - Critics' Choice Award for Best Song - "Jai Ho" - Slumdog
Millionaire

• Asian Film Awards (Hong Kong International Film Festival)


o 2009 - Best Composer - Jodhaa Akbar [7]

• Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Canada)


o 2006 - General Theatre Division - Outstanding Musical Direction - The
Lord of the Rings (along with Värttinä) [1]

• Chicago Film Critics Association Awards


o 2008 - CFCA Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire

• Houston Film Critics Society Awards


o 2008 - Runner-up: Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire
o 2008 - Runner-up: Best Original Song - "Jai Ho" performed by
Sukhwinder Singh, written by A. R. Rahman and Gulzar

• Laurence Olivier Awards (United Kingdom)


o 2003 - Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical - Bombay Dreams

• Satellite Awards (United States)


o 2008 - Satellite Award for Best Original Song - "Jai Ho" - Slumdog
Millionaire

• MTV Awards
o MTV India
 2006 - MTV Youth Icon of the Year
o MTV Movie Awards
 2009 - Best Song From a Movie - "Jai Ho" - Slumdog Millionaire

Longlisted
This section refers to awards where Rahman was being considered for a nomination but
was not nominated.

• Academy Awards [8][9]


o 2007 - Best Original Song - "Lukka Chuppi" - Rang De Basanti
o 2007 - Best Original Song - "Khalbali" - Rang De Basanti
o 2007 - Best Original Song - "Chan Chan" - Water
Top ten lists
Rahman's songs and soundtracks have been included in the following top ten lists:

• 2003 - In a BBC World Service poll across 155 countries, Rahman's "Chaiyya
Chaiyya" from Dil Se was voted 9th in the top ten songs of all time.[10]
• 2005 - Rahman's debut soundtrack for Roja was listed in TIME's "10 Best
Soundtracks" of all time by film critic Richard Corliss.[11][12]

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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