A. R. Rahman discography

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This is a discography of composer, record producer and multi-instrumentalist A. R. Rahman.

Original Score[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
1992 Roja Tamil National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Listed in TIME's "10 Best Soundtracks" of all time in 2005[1]
Yodha Malayalam
1993 Pudhiya Mugam Tamil
Nippu Ravva Telugu Background score only[2]
Gentleman Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Kizhakku Cheemayile Tamil
Uzhavan Tamil
Thiruda Thiruda Tamil
1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu Tamil
Super Police Telugu
Duet Tamil
May Madham Tamil
Kadhalan Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Pavithra Tamil
Karuththamma Tamil
Pudhiya Mannargal Tamil
Palnati Pourusham Telugu Remake of Kizhakku Cheemayile. All songs re-used.
Gangmaster Telugu
1995 Bombay Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Listed in The Guardian 's "1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die"[3]
"Kannalane/ Kehna hi kya" listed in The Guardian 's "1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear"[3]
Sold 12 million soundtrack albums.[4]
Indira Tamil
Rangeela Hindi Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
Muthu Tamil Most Popular Foreign Soundtrack in Japan[5]
1996 Love Birds Tamil
Indian Tamil
Kadhal Desam Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Fire Hindi
Mr. Romeo Tamil
1997 Anthimanthaarai Tamil
Minsara Kanavu Tamil National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Iruvar Tamil
Daud Hindi
Ratchagan Tamil
Vishwavidhaata Hindi Remake of Pudhiya Mugam. All songs re-used.
Kabhi Na Kabhi Hindi
1998 Jeans Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Dil Se.. Hindi Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
MTV Video Music Award for Best Song (International Viewer's Choice) for "Dil Se Re"
"Chaiyya Chaiyya" was 9th in BBC World Service top 10 songs of all time[6]
Earth Hindi
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Hindi
1999 En Swasa Kaatre Tamil
Padayappa Tamil
Kadhalar Dhinam Tamil
Taal Hindi Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Screen Award for Best Music Director
Bollywood Movie Award for Best Music Director
V. Shantaram Award for Best Music
Sangamam Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Jodi Tamil
Thakshak Hindi
Mudhalvan Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Taj Mahal Tamil

2000s[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2000 Pukar Hindi
Alaipayuthey Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Kandukondain Kandukondain Tamil Special Appearance in the film
Rhythm Tamil
Thenali Tamil
Zubeidaa Hindi
2001 One 2 Ka 4 Hindi
Nayak: The Real Hero Hindi Remake of Mudhalvan. Rahman's compositions reused
Love You Hamesha Hindi Remake of May Madham. All songs reused.
Lagaan Hindi National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Music of the Decade Award
Bollywood Movie Award for Best Music Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Music
Ranked No. 44 on Amazon.com's "The 100 Greatest World Music Albums of All Time"[7][8]
Sold 3.5 million soundtrack albums.[4]
Star Tamil
Paarthale Paravasam Tamil
Alli Arjuna Tamil
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Tamil National Film Award for Best Music Direction
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Hindi Filmfare Best Background Score Award
Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Baba Tamil
Kadhal Virus Tamil Special Appearance in the film
Saathiya Hindi Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Bollywood Movie Award for Best Music Director
MTV Award for Best Composer (Film Category)
Remake of Alaipayuthey. Rahman's compositions reused
2003 Parasuram Tamil
Boys Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Warriors of Heaven and Earth Mandarin,
English,
Hindi
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Tamil MTV Asia Award for Best Composer (India)
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Telugu Nominated—CineMAA Award for Best Music Director
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei Tamil
Tehzeeb Hindi
2004 Udhaya Tamil Soundtrack only
Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities Hindi Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Sangeet Award for Best Music Arrangement for "Yeh Rishta" (Critics' Choice)
Aaytha Ezhuthu Tamil
Lakeer - Forbidden Lines Hindi All songs re-used from Rhythm
Yuva Hindi Sangeet Award for Best Music Direction (Critics' Choice)
New Tamil
Naani Telugu
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa Hindi 4 songs
Swades Hindi Filmfare Best Background Score Award
Sangeet Award for Best Music Direction (Critics' Choice)
Nominated—Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Hindi
Mangal Pandey: The Rising Hindi
Anbe Aaruyire Tamil
Water Hindi Indian release (soundtrack only)
Longlisted—Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Aayo Re Sakhi"
2006 Rang De Basanti Hindi Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Screen Award for Best Background Score
GIFA Award for Best Music Director
GIFA Award for Best Background Score
Bollywood Movie Award for Best Music Director
CNN-IBN Song of the Year Award - "Roobaroo"
RMIM Puraskaar Award for Best Composed and Arranged Song - "Roobaroo"
Planet-Bollywood People's Choice Best Background Music Award
Planet-Bollywood People's Choice Best Music Award
iTunes Music Award for Best Indian Album
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Music Director
Longlisted—Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Luka Chuppi"
Longlisted—Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Khalbali"
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Favorite Music Director
Varalaru Tamil
2007 Guru Hindi Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Filmfare Best Background Score Award
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Background Score
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Background Music
Screen Award for Best Music Director
Screen Award for Best Background Music
V. Shantaram Award for Best Music
CNN-IBN Song of the Year Award for "Tere Bina"
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Provoked Hindi
Bombil and Beatrice English
Sivaji Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Elizabeth: The Golden Age English With Craig Armstrong
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Hindi Filmfare Best Background Score
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Background Score
Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Screen Award for Best Background Music
Mirchi Music Award for Best Background Score
V. Shantaram Award for Best Music
Nominated—Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Nominated—Asian Film Award for Best Composer[9]
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Hindi Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Screen Award for Best Music Director
Mirchi Music Award for Best Music Director
Mirchi Music Award for Best Album
Mirchi Music Award for Best Album (Listener's Choice)
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Ada... A Way of Life Hindi
Sakkarakatti Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Yuvvraaj Hindi
Ghajini Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Slumdog Millionaire English,
Hindi
Academy Award for Best Original Score
Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Jai Ho"
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Composer
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album
Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for "Jai Ho"
Satellite Award for Best Original Score
World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film for "Jai Ho"
Black Reel Award for Best Original Soundtrack
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Original Song for "O…Saya"
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Original Song for "Jai Ho"
Nominated—World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song for "O Saya"
Nominated—World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
2009 Delhi-6 Hindi Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Mirchi Music Award for Best Music Director
Mirchi Music Award for Best Album
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Blue Hindi
Couples Retreat English BMI London Award for Best Score[10]
Longlisted

Nominated—Academy Award for Best Original Song for "NaNa"[11]

2010s[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu[12][13]
CineMAA Award for Best Music Director[14][15]
South Scope Award for Best Album – Telugu
South Scope Award for Best Album (Listener's Choice) – Telugu
South Scope Award for Best Background Score (Technical Award)
iTunes Music Award for Best Telugu Album
TSR-TV9 Film Award for Best Background Score (Technical Award)
Nominated—South Scope Award for Best Music Director – Telugu
Nominated—South Scope Award for Best Song - "Ee Hrudayam"
Raavan Hindi Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Background Score[16]
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Score[17]
Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Background Score[18]
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Song in Sufi Tradition - "Raanjha Raanjha"[16]
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Programmed and Arranged Song - "Raanjha Raanjha"[16]
Raavanan Tamil Mirchi Music Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Puli Telugu Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Album
Enthiran Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Nominated—Edison Award for Best Music Director
Jhootha Hi Sahi Hindi
127 Hours English Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Song for "If I Rise"[19]
Denver Film Critics Society for Best Song for "If I Rise"[20]
World Soundtrack Award – Public Choice
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score[21]
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Original Score[22]
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Original Song for "If I Rise"[22]
Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Score[23]
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Film Music[24]
Nominated – Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Score[25]
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score[26]
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Song for "If I Rise"[26]
Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Song for "If I Rise"[27]
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score[28]
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Original Score[29]
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Original Song for "If I Rise"[29]
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Score[30]

Nominated – World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film for "If I Rise"

2011 Rockstar Hindi Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Screen Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Music Director
IIFA Award for Best Background Score
iTunes Music Award for Best Indian Album
GiMa Best Music Director Award
Mirchi Music Awards (Music Director of the Year)
FICCI Frames Excellence Awards - Best Music Director
RMIM Puraskaar - Music Director of the Year 2012
GiMA Best Background Score Award
GiMA Best Film Album Award
Nominated, Asian Film Award for Best Composer of the Year
Nominated, BIG Star Most Entertaining Music
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Hindi Remake of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya
People like Us English
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Hindi Cosmopolitan Award for Most Popular Music Overseas
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Music Director[31]
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Technical Background Score
Kadal Tamil Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Radio Mirchi Song Of The Year - "Nenjukkule"
Nominated—MTV Europe Music Award for Best Indian Act
Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Direction
2013 Maryan Tamil Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Music Director
SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
iTunes Music Award for Best Tamil Album[32][33]
Mirchi Music Awards South - Album of the Year
Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Direction
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Nominated—Edison Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Edison Award for Best Background Score
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Background Score
Raanjhanaa Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director[34]
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background Score[34]
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Music Director[35]
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Score[35]
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director[36]
Nominated—BIG Star Most Entertaining Music[37]
Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Background Score[38]
Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Film Album[38]
2014 Highway Hindi Nominated— Stardust Award for Standout Performance by a Music Director[39][40]
Million Dollar Arm English
Kochadaiiyaan Tamil
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Hindi
The Hundred-Foot Journey English
Kaaviya Thalaivan Tamil
I Tamil
Lingaa Tamil
2015 Okay Kanmani Tamil
Malayalam
Filming[41][42][43][44][45]
Muhammad[46] Persian
Arabic
English
Post-production[47]
Pele English Filming[48]
Sattendru Maarudhu Vaanilai Tamil Delayed[49]
Saat Hindustani[50] Hindi Pre-production[51]
Tamasha Hindi Filming[52]
2016 Mohenjo-Daro Hindi Pre-production[53]
24 Tamil Pre-production[54]
2017 Bollywood Superstar Monkey English Filming[55][56][57][58]
Paani English, Hindi Pre-Production[59]
double-dagger Upcoming release

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Tamil Hindi English Other languages Dubbed Releases
1992 Roja Roja (Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi)
Yodha • (Malayalam) Dharam Yodha (Hindi), Asokan (Tamil), Yoddha (Telugu)
1993 Uzhavan
Thiruda Thiruda Donga Donga (Telugu), Chor Chor (Hindi)
Vandicholai Chinraasu Bobili Paparayudu (Telugu)
Kizhakku Cheemayile Palnati Pourusham (1994) ♦ (Telugu)
Pudhiya Mannargal
Pudhiya Mugam Vishwavidhaata (1997) ♦ Padmavyuham (Telugu)
Gentleman Gentleman (Telugu)
1994 Super Police • (Telugu) Super Police (Tamil), Khel Khiladi Ka (1996) (Hindi)
Pavithra
May Madham Love You Hamesha (2000) ♦ Hrudayanjali (1999) (Telugu)
Karuththamma Vanitha (Telugu)
Kadhalan Humse Hai Muqabla (1995) (Hindi), Premikudu (1995) (Telugu)
Duet Tu Hi Mera Dil(1995) (Hindi), Duet(1995) (Telugu)
Gangmaster • (Telugu) Manitha Manitha (Tamil)
1995 Indira Priyanka (Hindi), Indira (Telugu)
Bombay Bombay (Hindi, Telugu)
Rangeela Rangeela (Tamil), Rangeli (Telugu)
Muthu Muthu (Telugu), Muthu Maharaja (2001) (Hindi), Muthu: The Dancing Maharaja (Japanese)
1996 Love Birds Love Birds (1997) (Hindi, Telugu)
Indian Hindustani (Hindi), Bharateeyudu (Telugu)
Kadhal Desam Duniya Dilwalon Ki (Hindi), Premadesam (Telugu)
Fire Fire
Mr. Romeo Mr. Romeo (Telugu, Hindi)
Anthimanthaarai
1997 Minsara Kanavu Sapnay (Hindi), Merupu Kalalu (Telugu)
Iruvar Iddaru (Telugu)
Daud Ottam (Tamil), 50–50 (Telugu)
Ratchagan Rakshakudu (Telugu)
1998 Jeans Jeans (Hindi, Telugu)
Dil Se.. Uyire (Tamil), Prematho (Telugu)
Kabhi Na Kabhi Mona Lisa (Tamil)
Earth Earth
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Oonjal (Tamil)
1999 En Swasa Kaatre Premante Pranamistha (Telugu)
Jodi Sajni (2007) (Kannada) ♦ Jodi (Telugu)
Padayappa Narasimha (Telugu)
Taal Taalam (Tamil)
Thakshak
Kadhalar Dhinam Dil Hi Dil Mein (Hindi), Premikula Roju (Telugu)
Sangamam
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal (Telugu)
Mudhalvan Nayak (2001) ♦ Oke Okkadu (Telugu)
2000 Alaipayuthey Saathiya Sakhi (Telugu)
Fiza
Kandukondain Kandukondain Priyuralu Pilichindi (Telugu)
Pukar
Rhythm Rhythm (Telugu)
Thenali Thenali (Telugu)
Zubeidaa
2001 One 2 Ka 4
Star Takkari Donga Chakkani Chukka (Telugu), Baaghi (Hindi)
Lagaan
Paarthale Paravasam Paravasham (Telugu)
Alli Arjuna
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Amrutha (Telugu), A Peck on the Cheek (Sinhalese)
The Legend of Bhagat Singh
Baba Baba (Telugu)
Kadhal Virus
2003 Udhaya • !
Parasuram Parashuram (Hindi),Police Kartavyam (Telugu)
Boys Boys (Telugu, Hindi)
Tehzeeb
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu • (Telugu)
Warriors of Heaven and Earth • (Mandarin)
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei Woh Paanch Din (Hindi)
2004 Lakeer – Forbidden Lines
Meenaxi
Aayutha Ezhuthu Yuva Yuva (Telugu)
New Naani (Telugu)•
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
Swades Desam (Tamil)
Kisna: The Warrior Poet
2005 Bose: The Forgotten Hero
Mangal Pandey
Anbe Aaruyire
Rang De Basanti
Water
2006 Varalaru Godfather (2012) (Kannada) ♦
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Nuvvu Nenu Prema (Telugu)
Guru Guru Gurukanth (Telugu)
2007 Sivaji Sivaji (Telugu, Hindi)
Provoked Provoked (Tamil, Telugu, Hindi)
Bombil and Beatrice
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan Sabse Bada Khiladi (Hindi), Maha Muduru (Telugu)
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Jodhaa Akbar (Tamil, Telugu)
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
Ada... A Way of Life
Sakkarakatti
Yuvvraaj
Ghajini
Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Crorepati (Hindi), Naanum Kodieswaran (Tamil)
2009 Delhi-6
Blue
Couples Retreat
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Ekk Deewana Tha (2011) ♦ Ye Maaya Chesave (Telugu)•
Raavanan Raavan Villain (Telugu)
Puli • (Telugu)
Enthiran Robot (Hindi), Robo (Telugu)
Jhootha Hi Sahi
127 Hours
2011 Rockstar
2012 People Like Us
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Kadal Kadali (Telugu)
2013 Maryan
Raanjhanaa Ambikapathy (Tamil)
2014 Highway
Kochadaiiyaan Kochadaiiyaan (Hindi), Vikramasimha (Telugu)
Million Dollar Arm
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Kaaviya Thalaivan Pradhi Nayagan (Malayalam)
I
Lingaa Lingaa (Hindi), Lingaa (Telugu)

Notes:

  • The films are listed in order that the music released, regardless of the dates the film released.
  • The year next to the title of the affected films indicates the release year of the either dubbed or remade version in the named language later than the original version.
  •  ! indicates only the songs are composed by Rahman, while the background score is composed by another composer.
  • • indicates original language release. Indicates simultaneous makes, if featuring in more languages.
  • ♦ indicates a remade version, the remaining ones being dubbed versions.
  • The films Nayak: The Real Hero (2001, Hindi) and Saathiya (2002, Hindi) were remakes of the films Mudhalvan (1999, Tamil) and Alaipayuthey (2000, Tamil), respectively. The soundtracks were reused with changes and additional songs.
  • The films Yuva (2004, Hindi), Raavan (2010, Hindi) and Ye Maaya Chesave (2010, Telugu) were simultaneous makes of the films Aaytha Ezhuthu (2004, Tamil), Raavanan (2010, Tamil) and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya (2010, Tamil), respectively. The soundtracks were reused with changes and additional vocals.
  • He has contributed one song: "Piya Haji Ali" to Fiza (1999, Hindi).
  • He has also contributed for a promotional song with Tamil lyrics in the movie Lavender (Malayalam).
  • He made a guest appearance as himself in the film Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000, Tamil).[60]
    • He made a guest appearance as himself in the film Kadhal Virus (2002, Tamil).

Reused tracks[edit]

The following films had soundtracks reused from previous Rahman soundtracks:

  • Pavithra (1994, Tamil) from Yodha (1992, Malayalam) (1 song "Maampoove" used as "Sevvanam Chinnappen")
  • Gangmaster (1994, Telugu) from Uzhavan (1993, Tamil) (1 song "Raa Kozhi Randum" used as "Aa Siggu Eggulenthavaraku")
  • Rangeela (1995, Hindi) from Super Police (1994, Telugu) (1 song "Baabu Love Cheyyara" used as "Yaaro Sun Lo Zara")
  • Anthimanthaarai (1997, Tamil) from Karuththamma (1994, Tamil) (1 song "Pacha Kili Padum" used as "Pullai Thinnum")
  • Vishwa Vidhaata (1997, Hindi) from Pudhiya Mugam (1993, Tamil) excluding the track "Humdum Pyaara Pyaara" sung by Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy.
  • Kabhi Na Kabhi (1998, Hindi) from Duet (1994, Tamil) 1 song (Anjali), with changes into (Mil Gayee Mil Gayee)
  • Vande Mataram (1998, Hindi) reused "Porale Ponnuthayi" from Karuththamma (1994, Tamil) as Chanda Suraj and "Ottagathai Kattikko" from Gentleman (1993, Tamil) as Musafir, both with completely different vocals and instrumentation
  • Thakshak (1999, Hindi) from En Swasa Kaatre (1999, Tamil) 1 song (Jumbalaka), with changes in vocals and instrumentation
  • Pukar (1999, Hindi) from En Swasa Kaatre (1999, Tamil) 1 song ('Kay Sera Sera' from 'Nayagara'), with changes in vocals and instrumentation. Rahman reused his single Oh Bosnia in this movie with changes in lyrics which is Ek tuhi Barosa which was sung by Lata Mangeskar.
  • Jodi (1999, Tamil) and Sajni (2007, Kannada) from Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1999, Hindi), with 3 new songs added
  • Star (2001, Tamil) from Thakshak (1999, Hindi – 3 songs ('Boondin Se Baaten' reused as 'Manasukkul' | 'Dheem Tara Dare' reused as 'Thom Karuvil Irun Thom' | 'Range De' reused as 'Rasika' ) and 1947/Earth (1998, Hindi – 1 song ('Rut Aa Gayi Re' reused as 'Macha Machiniye'), with 1 new song added
  • Love You Hamesha (2001, Hindi) from May Madham (1994, Tamil)
  • Alli Arjuna (2001,Tamil ) reused from One 2 Ka 4 (2001, Hindi ) 2 songs ("Sona Nahi" reused as "Enthan Nenjil") & ("Osakka Muraiya" reused as "Osakka "), from Pukar (1999, Hindi) 1 song (Sunta Hai Mera Khuda) and Earth(1998, Hindi) 1 song (Banno Rani).
  • Lakeer – Forbidden Lines (2004, Hindi) from Rhythm (2000, Tamil – 3 songs), with 3 new songs added
  • Swades (2004, Hindi) from Baba (2002, Tamil) (1 song "Baba Kichchu Tha" used as "Dekho Na" with different vocals and instrumentation)
  • Sakkarakatti (2008, Tamil) : Reused 2 tracks from Meenaxi (2004, Hindi) – "Chinnamma" from 'Chinnamma Chilakkamma', and "Naan Epoudhu" from 'Yeh Rishta'
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2009, English): "Liquid Dance" was previously used as a background track in Azhagiya Thamizh Magan (2007, Tamil) with different instrumentation and no vocals, "Gangsta blues" was used as "Dochey" in Komaram Puli with different vocals and certain changes.
  • SuperHeavy (2011, English): The instrumental composition of the song Jiya Se Jiya (sung by A. R. Rahman, Karthik, Raqueeb Aalam) from his own album Connections (2009) was reused as a song named Mahiya that had slight changes in instrumentation, featuring vocals by himself, Joss Stone, Mick Jagger, Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley and was included as a bonus track in the deluxe edition of the album SuperHeavy (2011).
  • Ekk Deewana Tha (2012, Hindi): All compositions from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2009, Tamil) were re-used with additional tracks— instrumental song "Moments In Kerala", extended versions of songs "Jessy's Land", "Jessie's Driving Me Crazy" and change in instrumentation of "Kannukkul Kannai" as "Dost Hai".
  • Godfather (2012, Kannada) from Varalaru (2006, Tamil), with 1 new track added
  • Million Dollar Arm (2014, English): "Unborn Children" song was used as a re-recording piece of "Thirakatha" from En Swasa Kaatre (1999, Tamil)[1]

Filmography as playback singer[edit]

Year Song Title Film Title Co-Singer Language
1992 "Chinna Chinna Aasai" Roja Minmini Tamil
1994 "Urvasi Urvasi" Kadhalan Suresh Peters Tamil
1995 "Humma Humma" Bombay Suresh Peters, Swarnalatha Tamil
"Kannalanae" K. S. Chithra & Chorus
"Poovukkenna Poottu" Noel, Anupama, Shubha & G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Mangta Hai Kya" Rangeela Shweta Shetty Hindi
1996 "No Problem" Love Birds Apache Indian Tamil
"Mustafa Mustafa" Kadhal Desam Solo Tamil
"Hello Doctor" Storms, Neol, Anupama
"Kalloori Salai" Hariharan, Aslam Mustafa
1998 "Columbus Columbus" Jeans Solo Tamil
"Dil Se Re" Dil Se.. Anupama, Anuradha Sriram Hindi
1999 "Ishq Bina" Taal Anuradha Sriram, Sujatha Mohan, Sonu Nigam Hindi
"Rang De" Thakshak Asha Bhosle
2000 "Piya Haji Ali" Fiza Srinivas, Murtaza Khan, Qadir Khan Hindi
"Endendrum Punnagai" Alaipayuthey Clinton Cerejo, Srinivas, Shankar Mahadevan Tamil
"Maangalyam" Clinton Cerejo, Srinivas
2001 "Chale Chalo" Lagaan Srinivas Hindi
2002 "Vellai Pookal" Kannathil Muthamittal Solo Tamil
"Mere Yaar Mila De" Saathiya Solo Hindi
2004 "Jana Gana Mana" Aaytha Ezhuthu Karthik Tamil
"Sandakkozhi" Madhushree
"Yaakai Thiri" Sunitha Sarathy, Pop Shalini
"Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera" Swades Solo Hindi
"Aazadi" Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Anuradha Sriram Hindi
"Zikr" Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Solo Hindi
2005 "Al Maddath Maula" Mangal Pandey: The Rising Kailash Kher, Murtuza Khan, Kadir Hindi
"Aararai Kodi" Anbe Aaruyire Solo Tamil
2006 "Khalbali" Rang De Basanti Mohammed Aslam, Naccim Hindi
"Lukka Chuppi" Lata Mangeshkar
"Rubaroo" Naresh Iyer
"Theeyil Vizhunda" Varalaru Solo Tamil
"New York Nagaram" Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Solo Tamil
2007 "Tere Bina" Guru Chinmayi Hindi
"Ay Hairathe" Hariharan, Alka Yagnik
"Jaage Hain" K.S.Chithra, Madras Chorale Group
"Athiradee" Sivaji Sayanora Philip Tamil
"Ellapugazhum" Azhagiya Thamizh Magan Solo Tamil
2008 "Khwaja Mere Khwaja" Jodhaa Akbar Solo Hindi
"Tu Bole Main Boloon" Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Solo Hindi
"Meherbaan" Ada... A Way of Life Solo Hindi
"Marudaani" Sakkarakatti Madhushree Tamil
"Tu Mera Dost Hai" Yuvvraaj Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghoshal Hindi
"Tu Muskura" Alka Yagnik, Javed Ali
"Dil Ka Rishta" Sonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod, Clinton Cerejo, Suzanne, Vivienne Pocha, Sunaina, Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer, Blaaze
"O…Saya" Slumdog Millionaire M I A English
2009 "Rehna Tu" Delhi-6 Benny Dayal, Tanvi Shah Hindi
2010 "Kuru Kuru" Couples Retreat Solo English
"NaNa" Blaaze, Vivian Chaix, A. R. Ameen, Clinton Cerejo & Dominique Cerejo
"Mannipaaya" Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Shreya Ghoshal Tamil
"Maaralante Lokam" Puli Solo Telugu
"Pudhiya Manidha" Endhiran S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Khatija Rahman Tamil
"Irumbile Oru Irudhaiyam" Kash n' Krissy
2011 "Kun Faya Kun" Rockstar Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan Hindi
"Naadaan Parindey" Mohit Chauhan
2012 "Kya Hai Mohabbat" Ekk Deewana Tha Solo Hindi
"Sharminda Hoon" Madhushree
"Nenjukkule" Kadal Shakthisree Gopalan Tamil
"Elay Keechaan" Solo
2013 "Nenje Yaezhu" Maryan Solo Tamil
"I Love My Africa" Blaaze, Madras Youth Choir
"Tu Mun Shudi" Raanjhanaa Rabbi Shergill Hindi
"Aise Na Dekho" Karthik
2014 "Maahi Ve" Highway Solo Hindi
"Patakha Guddi (Male Version)"
"Karma Veerane" Kochadaiyaan A. R. Raihanah Tamil
"Khalifa" Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Shweta Pandit, Suzanne D'Mello, Hriday Gattani, Mahesh Vinayakram Hindi
"My Mind Is a Stranger Without You" The Hundred-Foot Journey Solange Merdinian English
"Indiane Vaa" Lingaa Solo Tamil

Albums[edit]

Year Album details
2014 Raunaq
  • Released: 27 February 2014
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
2011 SuperHeavy
  • Released: 16 September 2011
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
With SuperHeavy
2011 Gems
(Studio album by Michael Bolton)

1 out of 12 tracks
2011 Connections
2008 Connections
2004 Choreography
(Studio album by Vanessa-Mae)
  • Released: 18 October 2004
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD, digital download

1 out of 10 tracks
2003 Harem
(Studio album by Sarah Brightman)
  • Released: Canada13 May 2003
    United StatesJapan20 May 2003
    Europe6 June 2003
    United Kingdom29 September 2003
  • Label: Angel Records/EMI
  • Format: CD, digital download

1 out of 14 tracks
2001 Indian Mantra
  • Released: 20 December 2008
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download

5 out of 10 tracks
2000 Jana Gana Mana
  • Released: 26 January 2000
    • Re-released: 2006 (Corrected version)
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
1998 Gurus of Peace
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download

1 out of 4 tracks
1997 Vande Mataram
1994 Fantasy / Andhi Maalai
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Pyramid / Melody
  • Format: CD
as a keyboardist only
1992 Then Vandhu Paayedhu
  • Released: 1992
    • Re-released: 2001
  • Label: Magnasound
  • Format: CD
background score only
1992 Colours
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: PAN / BMG Crescendo
  • Format: CD, digital download
as a keyboardist only
1991 Shubhaa – Set Me Freeee
  • Released: 1991
    • Re-released: 1996
  • Label: Magnasound
  • Format: CD
1989 Deen Isai Maalai
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Prince Music
  • Format: CD
1987 Disco Disco
  • Released: 1987
  • Label:
  • Format: CD
record producer[61]

Singles[edit]

Year Details
2012 "Infinite Love" (Behad Pyaar)
  • Released: 20 December 2012
  • Format: digital download
2012 "Nimma Nimma"
  • Released: 28 July 2012
  • Format: digital download
2012 "Oscar Sangamam"
  • Released: 26 February 2012
  • Format: digital download
2011 "Satyameva Jayathe"
  • Released: 9 August 2011
  • Format: digital download
2011 "Miracle Worker"
  • Released: 7 July 2011
  • Format: digital download
2010 "Semmozhiyaana Tamizh Mozhiyaam"
  • Released: 15 May 2010
  • Format: digital download
2010 "Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat"
  • Released: 1 May 2010
  • Format: digital download
2009 "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)"
(with The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
(Charts – US:#11 UK:#3 AUS:#1CAN:#5
)
  • Released: 23 February 2009
  • Label: Interscope
  • Format: CD single, digital download
2008 "Marhaba Mustapha"
  • Released: 2008
  • Format: CD, digital download
2007 "One Love"
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: EMI Music
  • Format: CD Single, digital download
2007 "Pray for Me Brother"
2005 "We Can Make It Better"
  • Released: 2005
  • Format: CD Single, digital download
2002 "Ek Rahen Ek Nazaria"
  • Released: 14 November 2002
  • Format: digital download
2002 "Love’s Never Easy"
(with Preeya Kalidas)
2002 "Shakalaka Baby"
(with Preeya Kalidas)
1999 "Hey Jawan Tujhe Salaam"
  • Released: 11 July 1999
  • Format: digital download
1998 "Ekam Satyam"
  • Released: 24 December 1998
  • Format: digital download
1996 "Oh Bosnia"
  • Released: 1996
  • Format: digital download

Featured singles[edit]

2010 "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" (with Artists for Haiti)
(Charts – US:#2 UK:#50 AUS:#18 CAN:#7
)
  • Released: 12 February 2010.
  • Format: CD Single, music download
2010 "Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara"
  • Released: 26 January 2010.
  • Format: CD Single, music download.

Writer[edit]

Year Details
2014 "It's My Birthday" (with will.i.am and Cody Wise)
(Charts – UK:#1 AUS:#4 NZ:#16
)
  • Released: 27 May 2014.
  • Format: CD Single, music download

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1997 "Maa Tujhe Salaam" Bharatbala[62]
2007 "Pray for Me Brother" Bharatbala[63]
"One Love" Owais Husain[64]
2008 "Jiya Se Jiya" Kanika Myer[65]
2009 "Vellai Pookkal" Mani Ratnam
2009 "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" Thomas Kloss[66]
2010 "Semmozhiyaana Tamizh Mozhiyaam" Gautham Menon[67]
"Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto" Bharatbala[68]
2011 "Changing Seasons" Mani Ratnam, John Warner[69]
"If I Rise" [70]
"Miracle Worker" Paul Boyd
"Satyameva Jayathe" Paul Boyd
2012 "Infinite Love" Paul Boyd
2014 "Kismat Se"

Special films[edit]

Year Details
2009 Passage
  • Released: 2009
2006 The Banyan
  • Released: 2006
2004 Shakthi Foundation
  • Released: 2004
2001 Jaya He
  • Released: 15 February 2001
2001 India on IMAX
  • Released: 1 January 2001
1999 Desh Ka Salaam
  • Released: 15 August 1999

Documentary[edit]

Year Details
2009 Chale Chalo
  • Released: 2003

Theatre[edit]

Concert recordings[edit]

Year Name Publishing Label
1997 A. R. Rahman Live in Malaysia. Columbus
2000 A. R. Rahman Live in Dubai. Sony BMG
2001 A. R. Rahman Live in USA 2000. HMV
2012 Classic Incantations T-Series

Concert tours[edit]

DVDs[edit]

  • A.R. Rahman Hits Vol 1A.R. Rahman Hits Vol 6. Ayngaran International
  • Top 50 of A. R. Rahman. Pyramid
  • Super Hits of A.R. Rahman (2008)
  • A.R.Rahman live in Concert (California 2000)

Compilations / additional soundtracks[edit]

  • The Accidental Husband (2008). Tracks: "Yaro Yarodi", "Swasamae", "Rang De"
  • Anokha – Soundz of the Asian Underground (1997). Polygram. Track: "Bombay Theme" 1
  • A. R. Rahman – A World of Music (2009). Sony BMG. 59 Tracks
  • A. R. Rahman Connections – A Journey Through Anthems. Universal. (2009)
  • The Best of the Musicals. Solid Gold. Track: "Shakalaka Baby"
  • Ambient Chillout Mix Vol. 1 (2002). Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Essential Guide to India. (2006). Union Square Music. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Essential Guide to World Music. (2006). Union Square Music. Track: "Mazhai Thuli"
  • Café del Mar Vol. 5 (1998). MCA. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Chakra Seven Centers (Instrumental) (1995). Meta Records. Track:"Ajna Chakra"(Bombay Theme)
  • Chilled Symphonies. Meta Records. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Denti Mercury. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Divine Intervention. Milan Music. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Fly Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Flying Carpet. Wagram Records. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Incredible India. Universal Records. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Indian Summer. C4. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Eastern Drums and Breaks Vol. 2. Track: "So Gaye Hain"
  • India The Women's Voice. Union Square Music. Tracks: "Kehna Hi Kya", Yaro Yarodi"
  • In the Heart of the World (2007). Track: "Shakalaka Baby"
  • Inside Man (2006). Varèse Sarabande. Track: Chaiyya Chaiyya
  • Introducing A. R. Rahman (2006). Union Square Music. 20 Tracks
  • Lord of War (2005). Lakeshore Records. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Mondo India. Ark 21. Tracks: "Varaaghai Nadhi", "Sowkiyamma", "Narumugaiyye", "Mazhai Thuli"
  • MTV Total Mix. Ark 21. Track: "Musafir"(Vande Mataram)
  • Paradisiac 2. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Patchwork. Naive. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Pilotes AutomatiqueLa Caution's Peines De Maures / Arc-en-ciel Pour Daltoniens (2005). Kerozen Music, Wagram. Track: "Ottagathai Kattiko remix)"
  • Princess Mononoke Track: "Bombay Theme"(used in trailers)
  • Sa trincha Vol 2. Universal International. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • The Streets of Bollywood and Beyond (2006). Times Square Records. Track: "Narthirthinna"
  • Varka Mix. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • Vedic Path. Palm World Voices. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • VIP Lounge 1. Wagram Records. Track: "Gurus of Peace"(Vande Mataram)
  • Zen 3. Track: "Bombay Theme"
  • 1 "Bombay Theme" is alternatively credited as "Bombay Theme Tune," "Mumbai Theme Tune" or "Bombay Theme Music" in compilations

Ad jingles[edit]

Ringtones[edit]

Rahman released five original ringtones in 2002 exclusive to Airtel customers.[78] Later, he released another ringtone "Disabled Film" for the same brand. In 2010, he composed a ringtone for Lebara Mobile.

  • Buddy (2002)
  • Desire (2002)
  • Dream (2002)
  • Little One (2002)
  • Sizzle (2002)
  • Disabled Film (2004)
  • Lebara Bird Call (2010)

Signature tunes[edit]

Instrumental adaptation[edit]

  • Roja (1992)
  • Gentleman (1993)
  • May Madham (1994)

Television[edit]

References[edit]

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