List of Awards and Nominations received by A. R. Rahman - ARRahmanian

A.R. Rahman Awards

A.R. Rahman Awards and Honours

Milestones

At the Academy Awards, A.R. Rahman is the first Asian to win two Oscars in same year and be nominated twice in the same category for the same film. He is the first Asian to receive three Oscar nominations in same year and also the first Asian to receive multiple nominations in the category Academy Award for Best Original Score.

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Honorary

Government

Year Award
2010 Padma Bhushan
2004 National Lata Mangeshkar Award
2001 Awadh Samman
2000 Padma Shri
1995 Kalaimamani

Honorary Doctorate

Year Honouring body
2014 Berklee College of Music
2014 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2009 Middlesex University
2009 Aligarh University
2009 Anna University

Other Honorary Awards

Year Award
2012 Vuclip Icons of the Year 2012 – Most Admired Bollywood Music Composer
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival
2011 GQ Legend of the Year Award
2010 Outstanding Achievement in Music at The Asian Awards
2010 Crystal Award - Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by World Economic Forum
2010 Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
2010 British Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music
2010 10th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival - Globalization of Indian Music
2009 Placed by Time magazine in List of World's Most Influential People
2009 UK Asian Music Award for Outstanding Achievement
2009 NDTV Global Indian Entertainer Award
2009 CNN-IBN Indian of the Year
2009 CNN-IBN Entertainer of the Year
2008 Rotary Club of Madras - Lifetime Achievement Award
2008 NDTV Indian of the Year
2008 CNN-IBN Global Indian of the Year
2007 Limca Book of Records Indian of the Year for Contribution to Popular Music
2006 Swaralaya Yesudas Award - Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award for outstanding performance in the music field
2006 Sanatan Sangeet Puraskar - Contributions to music awarded by the Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti
2006 Honorary Award from Stanford University
2005 Mahavir-Mahatma Award
2002 Amir Khusro Sangeet Nawaz Award
2001 Al-Ameen Education Society Community Award
1996 Gana Kaladhar
1995 Rajiv Gandhi Award
1995 Malaysian Award - Contributions to music awarded by Malaysia
1995 Mauritius National Award - Contributions to music awarded by Mauritius
1995 Bommai Nagi Reddy Award
1994 Sanskriti Award - Contributions to music awarded by the Sanskriti Foundation

Film awards

Academy Awards

Year Film Category
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Score
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Song

BAFTA Awards

Year Film Category
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Film Music

Golden Globe Awards

Year Film Category
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Score

Grammy Awards

Year Film Category
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Compilation Soundtrack
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Song Written

National Film Awards

Year Film Category
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Best Music Direction
2001 Lagaan Best Music Direction
1996 Minsara Kanavu Best Music Direction
1992 Roja Best Music Direction

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

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

Filmfare Awards

Soundtrack

Year Film Category
2012 Rockstar Best Music Director
2010 Delhi 6 Best Music Director
2009 Jodha Akbar Best Music Director
2008 Guru Best Music Director
2007 Rang de Basanti Best Music Director
2003 Saathiya Best Music Director
2001 Lagaan Best Music Director
2000 Taal Best Music Director
1999 Dil Se.. Best Music Director
1996 Rangeela Best Music Director

Background Score

Year Film Category
2005 Swades Best Background Score
2003 The Legend of Bhagat Singh Best Background Score

Special Awards

Year Category
1995 Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent

Filmfare Awards South

Tamil

Year Film Category
2016 I Best Music Director
2014 Kadal Best Music Director
2011 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Best Music Director
2008 Sivaji: The Boss Best Music Director
2007 Sillunu Oru Kadhal Best Music Director
2001 Alaipayuthey Best Music Director
2000 Mudhalvan Best Music Director
1999 Jeans Best Music Director
1998 Minsaara Kanavu Best Music Director
1997 Kadhal Desam Best Music Director
1996 Bombay Best Music Director
1995 Kadhalan Best Music Director
1994 Gentleman Best Music Director
1993 Roja Best Music Director

Telugu

Year Film Category
2011 Ye Maaya Chesave Best Music Director

IIFA Awards

Soundtrack

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

Background Score

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

Background Score

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

Other Awards

BIG Star Entertainment Awards
2011 – BIG Star Most Entertaining Song – "Saadda Haq" (Rockstar)
Bollywood Music Awards
2003 – Best Music Direction – Saathiya
2002 – Best Music Direction – Lagaan
2000 – Best Song – "Taal Se Taal Mila" (Taal)
2000 – Best Music Direction – Taal
Cinema Express Awards
2013 – Best Music (Tamil) – Maryan
1999 – Best Music (Tamil) – Jeans
1997 – Best Music (Tamil) – Kadhal Desam
1995 – Best Music (Tamil) – Kadhalan
1994 – Best Music (Tamil) – Gentleman
1993 – Best Music (Tamil) – Roja
CineGoers' Award
1996 – Best Music (Tamil) – Bombay
1995 – Best Music (Tamil) – Kadhalan
1994 – Best Music (Tamil) – Gentleman
1993 – Best Music (Tamil) – Roja
Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA)
2007 – GIFA Award for Best Background Music – Rang De Basanti
2007 – GIFA Award for Best Music – Rang De Basanti
Film Fans' Award
1996 – Best Music (Tamil) – Bombay
1995 – Best Music (Tamil) – Kadhalan
1994 – Best Music (Tamil) – Gentleman
1993 – Best Music (Tamil) – Roja
Kalasaagar Award
1996 – Best Music (Tamil) – Bombay
1995 – Best Music (Tamil) – Kadhalan
1994 – Best Music (Tamil) – Gentleman
1993 – Best Music (Tamil) – Roja
Sangeet Awards
2005 – Best Music Direction (Critics Award) – Swades
2004 – Best Music Arrangement (Critics Award) – "Yeh Rishta" – Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities
2004 – Best Music Direction (Critics Award) – Yuva
Screen Videocon Awards / Star Screen Awards
2012 – Best Music Direction – Rockstar
2010 – Best Music Direction – Delhi-6
2009 – Best Background Music – Jodhaa Akbar
2009 – Best Music Direction – Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na
2008 – Best Background Music – Guru
2008 – Best Music Direction – Guru
2007 – Best Background Music- Rang De Basanti
2000 – Best Music Direction – Taal
1998 – Best Non-film Album – Vande Mataram (Non-film category)
Screen-Videocon Awards South
1998 – Best Music Direction (Tamil) – Minsara Kanavu
1997 – Best Music Direction (Tamil) – Kadhal Desam
Zee Cine Awards
2012 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Rockstar
2008 – Zee Cine Award Best Background Music – Guru
2008 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Guru
2007 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Rang De Basanti
2003 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Saathiya
2002 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Lagaan
2000 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Taal
Vijay Awards
2013 – Vijay Award for Best Music Director – Kadal
2010 – Vijay Award for Best Music Director – Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
2007 – Vijay Award for Best Music Director – Sivaji
2006 – Most Favourite Music Director
Vikatan Awards
2011 – Best Music Director – Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
V. Shantaram Award
2008 – Best Music – Jodhaa Akbar
2007 – Best Music – Guru
2001 – Best Music – Taal
CineMAA Awards
2011 – Best Music Director – Ye Maaya Chesave
CNN-IBN Song of the Year Award
2008 – "Kabhi Kabhi Aditi" (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
2007 – "Tere Bina" (Guru)
2006 – "Roobaroo" (Rang De Basanti)
2011 Mirchi Music Awards
Music Director of the Year – A. R. Rahman for Rockstar
Album of The Year – Rockstar
Listeners Choice Song of the Year – "Naadan Parindey" (Rockstar)
Listeners Choice Album of The Year – Rockstar
2009 Airtel Mirchi Music Awards
Music Director of the Year – A. R. Rahman for Delhi-6
Album of the Year – Delhi-6
Best Song Arranger and Programmer – "Masakali" (Delhi-6)
Song of the Year – "Masakali" (Delhi-6)
2008 Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards
Music Director of the Year – A. R. Rahman for Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Technical Award For Film Background Score – Jodhaa Akbar
Album of the Year – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Tata Indicom Mirchi Listeners Choice Song of the Year – "Kabhi Kabhi Aditi" (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
Tata Indicom Mirchi Listeners Choice Album of the Year – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Planet-Bollywood People's Choice Awards
2006: People's Choice Best Background Music Award – Rang De Basanti
2006: People's Choice Best Music Award – Rang De Basanti
SuMu Music Awards
1993: R. D. Burman Award for Best New Composer
Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards
2008: Best Music Composer of the Year – Sivaji: The Boss
Black Reel Awards
2008 – Best Original Soundtrack – Slumdog Millionaire
BMI London Awards
2010 – Best Score – Couples Retreat
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (United States)
2010 – Critics' Choice Award for Best Song – "If I Rise" – 127 Hours
2008 – Critics' Choice Award for Best Composer – Slumdog Millionaire
Denver Film Critics Society Awards
2010 – Best Song – "If I Rise" – 127 Hours
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (United States)
2008 – Best Music Score – Slumdog Millionaire
New York Film Critics Online Awards (United States)
2008 – NYFCO Best Score Award – Slumdog Millionaire
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
2008 – Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards (United States)
2008 – Best Score – Slumdog Millionaire
Satellite Awards (United States)
2008 – Satellite Award for Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire
Just Plain Folks Music Awards
2009 – Just Plain Folks Music Award For Best Music Album – Varalaru
MTV Immies
2003 – Best Music Composer (Film Category) – "Saathiya" – Saathiya
MTV Asia Awards
2003 – MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist India
MTV Video Music Awards
1999 – International Viewer's Choice Awards (MTV India) – "Dil Se Re" – Dil Se..
UK Asian Music Awards (United Kingdom)
2009 – Outstanding Achievement by an Asian in Music Field
World Soundtrack Awards
2011 – The Public Choice Award – 127 Hours
2009 – Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film – "Jai Ho" – Slumdog Millionaire

Top lists

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

2009 – Rahman's soundtrack for Lagaan was ranked at No. 45 on Amazon.com's "The 100 Greatest World Music Albums of All Time" list.

2009 – The song "Kehna Hi Kya" from Rahman's soundtrack for Bombay was included in The Guardian's "1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear" list.

2007 – Rahman's soundtrack for Bombay was included in The Guardian's "1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die" list.

2005 – Rahman's debut soundtrack for Roja was listed in TIME's "10 Best Soundtracks" of all time by film critic Richard Corliss.

2003 – In a BBC World Service poll across 155 countries, Rahman's "Maa Tujhe Salaam" from Vande Matharam and "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from Dil Se.. were voted 2nd and 9th respectively in "The World's Top Ten" songs of all time.

Other Achievements

Rahman was honoured in 2013 with a street named after him in Markham, Ontario, Canada, called "Allah-Rakha Rahman Street".

Enthiran reached No. 1 in the iTunes Top 10 World Albums chart, making it the first Indian album to reach the spot.

The album rights for Tamil film Kandukondain Kandukondain were bought by Sa Re Ga Ma for a then record sum of ₹22 million. The record was reset by Sivaji: The Boss in 2007, and later by Enthiran in 2010.

The signature tune for telecom company Airtel, composed by Rahman, is the world's most downloaded mobile music with over 150 million downloads.

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.

In 2009, Time magazine placed him in its list of World's Most Influential People.

Time magazine has described him as "India's most prominent movie songwriter".

By 2004, Rahman had sold more than 150 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide, and sold over 200 million cassettes, making him one of the world's all-time top selling recording artists.