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List of awards and nominations received by A. R. Rahman

List of awards won by A. R. Rahman

A. R. Rahman at his residence in Chennai after bagging two Academy Awards for his work in Slumdog Millionaire
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 117 138
Footnotes

A. R. Rahman is an Indian composer, singer and songwriter. Described by Time as "the world's most prolific and popular composer",[1] he is has provided musical scores predominantly for Tamil and Hindi films apart from a few films in other regional film industries of India and international productions. Rahman started his career by composing musical scores for documentaries, advertisements and Television channels. He made his debut as a film composer through Roja after being approached by its director Mani Ratnam. The soundtrack became popular upon release, which led to him winning the National Film Award for Best Music Direction at the 41st National Film Awards, the first time for a debutant.[1] As of 2014, Rahman has garnered four National Film Awards, 15 Filmfare Awards and 14 Filmfare Awards South, a record for an Indian composer.

Awards

Honorary

Government

Year Award Honouring body Notes
1995 Kalaimamani Government of Tamil Nadu Awarded for contributions to music
2000 Padma Shri[3] Government of India Fourth highest civilian award
2001 Awadh Samman Government of Uttar Pradesh Awarded for exceptional and meritorious contribution in music
2004 National Lata Mangeshkar Award[4] Government of Madhya Pradesh Awarded for Contributions to music
2010 Padma Bhushan[5] Government of India Third highest civilian award

Honorary Doctorate

Year Honouring body
2009 Anna University[6]
2009 Aligarh University[7]
2009 Middlesex University[8]
2014 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland[9][10]
2014 Berklee College of Music[11]

Other Honorary Awards

Film awards

Academy Awards

Year Film Category Result
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Music Score[36] Won
Best Original Song (Shared with Gulzar)[36]

BAFTA Awards

Year Film Category Result
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Anthony Asquith Award for Best Film Music[37] Won

Golden Globe Awards

Year Film Category Result
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Score[38] Won

Grammy Awards

Year Film Category Result
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media[39] Won
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (Jai Ho)

National Film Awards

Year Film Category Result
1992 Roja Best Music Direction Won
1997 Minsaara Kanavu
2002 Lagaan
2003 Kannathil Muthamittal

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Year Film Category Result
1992 Roja Best Music Direction Won
1993 Gentleman
1994 Kadhalan
1996 Minsaara Kanavu
1999 Sangamam

Filmfare Awards

Soundtrack

Year Film Category Result
1996 Rangeela Best Music Director Won
1999 Dil Se..
2000 Taal
2002 Lagaan
2003 Saathiya
2007 Rang de Basanti
2008 Guru
2009 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
2010 Delhi 6
2012 Rockstar[40]

Background Score

Year Film Category Result
2003 The Legend of Bhagat Singh Best Background Score Won
2005 Swades
2008 Guru

Special Awards

Year Category Result
1995 Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent Won

Filmfare Awards South

Tamil

Year Film Category Result
1993 Roja Best Music Director Won
1994 Gentleman
1995 Kadhalan
1996 Bombay
1997 Kadhal Desam
1998 Minsaara Kanavu
1999 Jeans
2000 Mudhalvan
2001 Alaipayuthey
2007 Sillunu Oru Kadhal
2008 Sivaji: The Boss
2011 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
2014 Kadal

Telugu

Year Film Category Result
2011 Ye Maaya Chesave Best Music Director Won

IIFA Awards

Soundtrack

Year Film Category Result
2000 Taal Best Music Director Won
2002 Lagaan
2003 Saathiya
2007 Rang De Basanti
2008 Guru
2009 Jodhaa Akbar
2012 Rockstar

Background Score

Year Film Category Result
2008 Guru Best Background Score Won
2009 Jodhaa Akbar
2012 Rockstar

Special Awards

Year Category Result
2008 Outstanding Contribution by an Indian in International Cinema Won
2009 IIFA Music Director of the Decade

Other Awards

  • Film Fans' Award
    • 1993 – Best Music (Tamil) – Roja
    • 1994 – Best Music (Tamil) – Gentleman
    • 1995 – Best Music (Tamil) – Kadhalan
    • 1996 – Best Music (Tamil) – Bombay
  • Kalasaagar Award
    • 1993 – Best Music (Tamil) – Roja
    • 1994 – Best Music (Tamil) – Gentleman
    • 1995 – Best Music (Tamil) – Kadhalan
    • 1996 – Best Music (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
  • V. Shantaram Award
  • Planet-Bollywood People's Choice Awards
  • SuMu Music Awards
    • 1993: R. D. Burman Award for Best New Composer[13]

Nominations

National

  • Zee Cine Awards
    • 2005 – Best Music Direction – Swades
    • 2005 – Best Background Score – Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities
    • 2011 – Best Background Score – Raavan

International

Longlisted

This section refers to awards where Rahman has been considered for a nomination but has not been nominated.

Top lists

Rahman's songs and soundtracks have been included in the following top lists:

Other achievements

  • By 2004, Rahman had sold more than 150 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide,[93][94] and sold over 200 million cassettes,[95] making him one of the world's all-time top selling recording artists.
  • Time magazine has described him as "India's most prominent movie songwriter".[96]
  • In 2009, Time magazine placed him in its list of World's Most Influential People.[27]
  • His name has also been included in the list of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, issued by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in Amman, Jordan.[97]
  • The signature tune for telecom company Airtel, composed by Rahman, is the world's most downloaded mobile music with over 150 million downloads.[98]
  • The album rights for Tamil film [100]
  • Enthiran reached No. 1 in the iTunes Top 10 World Albums chart, making it the first Indian album to reach the spot.[101]
  • Rahman was honoured in 2013 with a street named after him in Markham, Ontario, Canada, called "Allah-Rakha Rahman Street".[102]

Milestones

Footnotes

  1. ^ Rahman was tied with Ilaiyaraaja before Balu Mahendra, the chairman of the jury decided to vote in favour of Rahman.[2]

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