7 Award-Winning Songs & Albums By A. R. Rahman

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Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)

A.R. Rehman won multiple awards for 'Slumdog Millionaire'. Wining the 'Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score and Original Song' at the Academy Awards, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, a BMI Film and TV Award, the Critics' Choice Award, and a Grammy.

If I Rise (127 Hours)

The Oscar nominated song 'If I Rise' won the 2011 Critics Choice Award in the 'Best Song' category. He shared the award with Dido and Rollo.


Rehman won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award and the National Film Award for Best Music Director in 1992 in one of his many collaborations with the director Mani Ratnam. The album has beautiful classics like 'Chinna Chinna Aasi' and 'Pudhu Vellai Mazhai'.


He won the National Film Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director in 2001 for 'Lagaan'. The album had a beautiful collection of songs like 'Radha Kaise Na Jale' and 'Ghanan Ghanan' without which the film would be impossible to imagine.

Kannathil Muthamittal

Rehman won the National Film Award for this album in 2002 right after his win for 'Lagaan'. The album consisted of songs like 'Signore signore', 'Sundari', etc.


In 2008, he won the Best Music Director at Filmfare and IFFA for his soundtrack for Guru. This album has beautiful songs like 'Ay Hairathe' and 'Tere Bina' for he was also nominated for Best Male Playback Singer at Filmfare.


The popular album got him the Filmfare Award and the IFFA Award for the Best Music Director in 2012. The album has a wide range of songs in different styles, ranging from Sufi music like 'Kun faya Kun' to Bhojpuri style pop like 'Sheher Mein' to Punjabi folk like 'Katiyan Karun' to Eastern European folk 'Hawa Hawa'.

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