Awards Received by AR Rahman

Awards Received by AR Rahman

Allah Rakha Rahman, composer, record producer, musician and singer began his career in the early 1990s. Referred to as the “Mozart of Madras” by the Time magazine, he won a great number of awards just at the age of 44.

The music genius has won fourteen Filmfare Awards, four National Film Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards, and two Academy Awards among others.
Hereunder is the complete list of Awards Received by AR Rahman so far.

Honorary

1995 – Kalaimamani
Contributions to music awarded by the Government of Tamil Nadu
1995 – Mauritius National Award
Contributions to music awarded by Mauritius
1995 – Malaysian Award
Contributions to music awarded by Malaysia
2000 – Padma Shri
Fourth highest civilian award awarded by Government of India
2004 – National Lata Mangeshkar Award
Contributions to music awarded by the Government of Madhya Pradesh
2005 – Mahavir-Mahatma Award
2006 – Swaralaya Yesudas Award
Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award for outstanding performance in the music field
2006 – Honorary Award from Stanford University
2008 – Rotary Club of Madras

Awards Received by AR Rahman

Lifetime Achievement Award

2009 – Honorary Doctorate from Anna University
2009 – Honorary Doctorate from Aligarh University
2009 – Honorary Doctorate from Middlesex University
2010 – Padma Bhushan
Third highest civilian award awarded by Government of India

National Film awards

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

Filmfare Awards

1995 – Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
1996 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Rangeela
1999 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Dil Se
2000 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Taal
2002 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Lagaan
2003 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Saathiya
2003 – Filmfare Best Background Score – The Legend of Bhagat Singh
2005 – Filmfare Best Background Score – Swades
2007 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Rang de Basanti
2008 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Guru
2008 – Filmfare Best Background Score – Guru
2009 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
2009 – Filmfare Best Background Score – Jodhaa Akbar
2010 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Delhi 6

Filmfare Awards South

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

Bollywood Movie Awards

2002 – Best Music Direction – Lagaan
2003 – Best Music Direction – Saathiya
Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA)
2007 – GIFA Award for Best Music – Rang De Basanti
2007 – GIFA Award for Best Background Music – Rang De Basanti

International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA)

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

Sangeet Awards

2004 – Best Music Direction (Critics Award) – Yuva
2004 – Best Music Arrangement (Critics Award) – Yeh Rishta – Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities

Screen-Videocon Awards / Star Screen Awards

1998 – Best Non-film Album – Vande Mataram (Non-film category)
2000 – Best Music Direction – Taal
2007 – Best Background Music- Rang De Basanti
2008 – Best Music Direction – Guru
2008 – Best Background Music – Guru
2009 – Best Music Direction – Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
2009 – Best Background Music – Jodhaa Akbar
2010 – Best Music Direction – Delhi-6

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

1992 – Best Music Direction – Roja
1993 – Best Music Direction – Gentleman
1994 – Best Music Direction – Kadhalan
1996 – Best Music Direction – Minsaara Kanavu
1999 – Best Music Direction – Sangamam

Zee Cine Awards

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

Vijay Awards

2007 – Vijay Award for Best Music Director – Sivaji

Other awards

Planet-Bollywood People’s Choice Awards
2006 – People’s Choice Best Music Award – Rang De Basanti
2006 – People’s Choice Best Background Music Award – Rang De Basanti

Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards

2008 – Best Music Composer of the Year – Sivaji: The Boss

Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards

2009 – Music Director Of The Year – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
2009 – Technical Award for Film Background Score – Jodhaa Akbar
2009 – Album Of The Year – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
2009 – Tata Indicom Mirchi Listeners Choice Song Of The Year – “Kabhi Kabhi Aditi” (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
2009 – Tata Indicom Mirchi Listeners Choice Album Of The Year – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

V. Shantaram Award

2007 – Best Music – Guru
2008 – Best Music – Jodhaa Akbar

International Film awards

Academy Awards (Oscars) (United States)
2009 – Best Original Music Score – Slumdog Millionaire
2009 – Best Original Song – “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire
Golden Globe Awards (United States)
2009 – Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire
British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) (United Kingdom)
2009 – Anthony Asquith Award for Best Film Music – Slumdog Millionaire
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (United States)
2008 – Critics’ Choice Award for Best Composer – Slumdog Millionaire

Black Reel Awards

2008 – Best Original Soundtrack – Slumdog Millionaire
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

Other awards

Grammy Awards

2009 – Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – Slumdog Millionaire
2009 – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire
Just Plain Folks Music Awards
2009 – * Just Plain Folks Music Award For Best Music Album – Varalaru

MTV Awards

MTV Video Music Awards
1999 – International Viewer’s Choice Awards (MTV India) – “Dil Se Re” – Dil Se
MTV Asia Awards
2003 – MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist India
MTV Immies
2003 – Best Music Composer (Film Category) – “Saathiya” – Saathiya
UK Asian Music Awards (United Kingdom)
2009 – Outstanding Achievement by an Asian in music field
World Soundtrack Awards
2009 – Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film – “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire


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