A. R. Rahman discography

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

Original scores[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Film Director Language Notes
1992 Roja Mani Ratnam 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]
Yoddha Sangeeth Sivan Malayalam
1993 Pudhiya Mugam Suresh Chandra Menon Tamil
Gentleman S. Shankar Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Kizhakku Cheemayile Bharathiraja Tamil
Uzhavan Kathir Tamil
Thiruda Thiruda Mani Ratnam Tamil Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu Manoj Kumar Tamil
Duet K. Balachander Tamil
Super Police K. Murali Mohan Rao Telugu
Gangmaster B. Gopal Telugu
May Madham Venus Balu Tamil
Kadhalan S. Shankar Tamil Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Pavithra K. Subash Tamil
Karuththamma Bharathiraja Tamil
Pudhiya Mannargal Vikraman Tamil
1995 Bombay Mani Ratnam Tamil Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Listed in The Guardian 's "1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die"[2]
"Kannalane/ Kehna hi kya" listed in The Guardian 's "1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear"[2]
Sold 15 million soundtrack albums.[3][4]
Indira Suhasini Maniratnam Tamil
Rangeela Ram Gopal Varma Hindi Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
Muthu K. S. Ravikumar Tamil Most Popular Foreign Soundtrack in Japan[5]
1996 Love Birds P. Vasu Tamil
Indian S. Shankar Tamil
Anthimanthaarai Bharathiraja Tamil
Kadhal Desam Kathir Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Fire Deepa Mehta Hindi
Mr. Romeo K. S. Ravi Tamil
1997 Minsara Kanavu Rajiv Menon 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 Mani Ratnam Tamil
Daud Ram Gopal Varma Hindi
Ratchagan Praveen Gandhi Tamil
Kabhi Na Kabhi Priyadarshan Hindi
1998 Jeans S. Shankar Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Dil Se.. Mani Ratnam Hindi Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
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]
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Priyadarshan Hindi
1999 En Swasa Kaatre K. S. Ravi Tamil
Padayappa K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
Kadhalar Dhinam Kathir Tamil
Sangamam Suresh Krishna Tamil Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Taal Subhash Ghai Hindi Nominated—National Film Award for Best Music Direction
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
Jodi Praveen Gandhi Tamil
1947: Earth Deepa Mehta Hindi
Mudhalvan S. Shankar Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Taj Mahal Bharathiraja Tamil
Thakshak Govind Nihalani Hindi

2000s[edit]

Year Film Director Language Notes
2000 Pukar Rajkumar Santoshi Hindi
Alaipayuthey Mani Ratnam Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Kandukondain Kandukondain Rajiv Menon Tamil Special appearance in the film
Rhythm Vasanth Tamil
Thenali K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
2001 Zubeidaa Shyam Benegal Hindi
One 2 Ka 4 Shashilal K. Nair Hindi
Lagaan Ashutosh Gowariker 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
Amazon.com's "The 100 Greatest World Music Albums of All Time"[7][8]
[4]
Star Praveen Gandhi Tamil
Paarthale Paravasam K. Balachander Tamil
2002 Alli Arjuna Saran Tamil
Kannathil Muthamittal Mani Ratnam Tamil National Film Award for Best Music Direction
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Rajkumar Santoshi Hindi Filmfare Best Background Score Award
Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Baba Suresh Krishna Tamil
Kadhal Virus Kathir Tamil Special appearance in the film
2003 Parasuram Arjun Sarja Tamil
Boys S. Shankar Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Warriors of Heaven and Earth He Ping Mandarin,
English,
Hindi
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Jyothi Krishna Tamil MTV Asia Award for Best Composer (India)
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Telugu Nominated—CineMAA Award for Best Music Director
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei Bharathiraja Tamil
Tehzeeb Khalid Mohammed Hindi
2004 Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities M. F. Hussain Hindi Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Sangeet Award for Best Music Arrangement for "Yeh Rishta" (Critics' Choice)
Udhaya Azhagam Perumal Tamil
Aaytha Ezhuthu Mani Ratnam Tamil
Yuva Mani Ratnam Hindi Sangeet Award for Best Music Direction (critics' choice)
New S. J. Suryaah Tamil
Naani Telugu
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa Atul Agnihotri Hindi 3 songs: Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Jaane Bahara, Zindagi Hai Dua
Swades Ashutosh Gowariker 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 Shyam Benegal Hindi
Mangal Pandey: The Rising Ketan Mehta Hindi
Anbe Aaruyire S. J. Suryaah Tamil
Kisna: The Warrior Poet Subhash Ghai Hindi
Water Deepa Mehta Hindi
2006 Rang De Basanti Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 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
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal N. Krishna Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Favorite Music Director
Varalaru K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
2007 Guru Mani Ratnam 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 Jag Mundhra English,
Hindi
Bombil and Beatrice Kaizad Gustad English
Sivaji S. Shankar Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan Bharathan Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Elizabeth: The Golden Age Shekhar Kapur English With Craig Armstrong
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Ashutosh Gowariker 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 Abbas Tyrewala 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 Tanvir Ahmad Hindi
Sakkarakatti Kala Prabhu Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Yuvvraaj Subhash Ghai Hindi
Ghajini A. R. Murugadoss Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle 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 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 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 Anthony D'souza Hindi
Couples Retreat Peter Billingsley English BMI London Award for Best Score[10]

2010s[edit]

[50][51]
Year Film Director Language Notes
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Gautham Vasudev Menon Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
iTunes Music Award for Best Tamil Album
Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu[11][12]
CineMAA Award for Best Music Director[13]
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 Mani Ratnam Hindi Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Background Score[14]
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Score[15]
Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Background Score[16]
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"[14]
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Programmed and Arranged Song - "Raanjha Raanjha"[14]
Raavanan Tamil Mirchi Music Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Komaram Puli S. J. Suryaah Telugu Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Best Album
Enthiran S. Shankar Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Nominated—Edison Award for Best Music Director
Jhootha Hi Sahi Abbas Tyrewala Hindi
127 Hours Danny Boyle English Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Song for "If I Rise"[17]
Denver Film Critics Society for Best Song for "If I Rise"[18]
World Soundtrack Award – Public Choice
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score[19]
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Original Score[20]
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Original Song for "If I Rise"[20]
Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Score[21]
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Film Music[22]
Nominated – Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Score[23]
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score[24]
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Song for "If I Rise"[24]
Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Song for "If I Rise"[25]
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score[26]
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Original Score[27]
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Original Song for "If I Rise"[27]
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Score[28]

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

2011 Rockstar Imtiaz Ali 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 Gautham Menon Hindi
People like Us Alex Kurtzman English
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Yash Chopra 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[29]
Nominated—Mirchi Music Award for Technical Background Score
Kadal Mani Ratnam 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"
Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Direction
Nominated—MTV Europe Music Award for Best Indian Act
2013 Maryan Bharat Bala Tamil Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Music Director
iTunes Music Award for Best Tamil Album[30][31]
Mirchi Music Awards South – Album of the Year
Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Direction
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
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 Anand L. Rai Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director[32]
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background Score[32]
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Music Director[33]
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Score[33]
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Apsara Award for Best Music Director[34]
Nominated—BIG Star Most Entertaining Music[35]
Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Background Score[36]
Nominated—GiMA Award for Best Film Album[36]
2014 Highway Imtiaz Ali Hindi GiMA Award for Best Film Album
Nominated— GiMA Award for Best Music Arranger & Programmer
Nominated— GiMA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated— GiMA Award for Best Background Score Composer[37][38]
Nominated— Stardust Award for Standout Performance-Music Director[39][40]
Nominated— Star Guild Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Screen Award for Best Background Music
Nominated— Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
Million Dollar Arm Craig Gillespie English
Kochadaiiyaan Soundarya Rajinikanth Tamil
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Arif Ali Hindi
The Hundred-Foot Journey Lasse Hallström English
Kaaviya Thalaivan Vasanthabalan Tamil Nominated—Edison Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil

Nominated —IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Music Director – Tamil

Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director

Nominated – SIIMA Award For Best Music Dirctor

Lingaa K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
2015 I S. Shankar Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
O Kadhal Kanmani Mani Ratnam Tamil Nominated – IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
iTunes Music Award for Best Indian Album
iTunes Music Award for Best Artiste.

Vikatan Award for Best Music Director. Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil

Nominated – SIIMA Award For Best Music Director

Tamasha Imtiaz Ali Hindi Nominated—Sony Guild Awards

Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Direction

Nominated –Zee Cine Award Best Music Director[41]

Muhammad: The Messenger of God Majid Majidi Persian
2016 24 Vikram Kumar Tamil Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil.

Kollywoodcinema Award – 2016 for Best Music Director

Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Gautham Menon Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil

Vikatan Awards For Best Music Director[42]
IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Music Director (Tamil)
Kollywoodcinema Award – 2016 for Best Music Director

SIIMA Award for Best Music Director

Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Telugu Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu
Jugni Shefali Bhushan Hindi Playback singer
Pele Jeff Zimbalist English [43]For the 89th Academy Awards, A. R. Rahman has been shortlisted for nomination under Academy Award for Best Original Score among 145 candidates and the song "Ginga" produced by A. R. Rahman and performed by A. R. Rahman, Anna Beatriz and Aditya Rao has found its place among 91 contenders under Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Mohenjo-Daro Ashutosh Gowariker Hindi
2017 OK Jaanu Shaad Ali Hindi
Kaatru Veliyidai[44] Mani Ratnam Tamil Vikatan Awards For Best Music Director


National Film Award for Best Music Direction

Vijay Award for Best Music Director

Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Tamil

Radio City Cine Awards Tamil - Favourite Music Director

Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Music Director

Sachin: A Billion Dreams[45] James Erskine Hindi
Mom Ravi Udyawar Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Background Score

National Film Award for Best Background Score

Viceroy's House[46] Gurinder Chadha English World Soundtrack Award - The Public Choice Award
Mersal Atlee Tamil Vikatan Awards For Best Music Director

Vijay Award for Favourite Song - "Aalaporaan Thamizhan"

Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil - "Neethanae" from Mersal

Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil

Radio City Cine Awards Tamil - Favourite Music Director

Radio City Cine Awards Tamil - Playback Singer Male For "Neethanae"

SIIMA Award for Best Music Director

Nominated - SIIMA Award For Best Playback Singer Male For "Neethanae"

Daughters of Destiny Vanessa Roth English Netflix Documentary[47][48]
2018 Beyond the Clouds Majid Majidi Hindi
2.0 S. Shankar Tamil,
Hindi
Post Production
Le Musk A. R. Rahman English Filming
99 Songs[49] Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy Hindi Filming
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Mani Ratnam Tamil Post Production
Sarvam Thaala Mayam Rajiv Menon Tamil Filming
Sarkar AR Murugadoss Tamil Post Production
Aadujeevitham Blessy Malayalam Filming
SK 13 R. Ravikumar Tamil Pre production
Kizie Aur Manny Mukesh Chhabra Hindi Filming[52][53]
double-dagger Upcoming releases

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Tamil Hindi English Other languages Dubbed releases
1992 Roja Roje (Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi)
Yoddha • (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, Malayalam)
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), Indian (Malayalam)
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), Iruvar (Malayalam)
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), Kannathil Muthamittal (Malayalam)
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)
2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet
Bose: The Forgotten Hero
Mangal Pandey
Anbe Aaruyire
Rang De Basanti
Water
2006 Varalaru Godfather (2012) (Kannada) ♦ !
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Nuvvu Nenu Prema (Telugu), Mohhabat Ke Dushman (Hindi
Guru Guru(Tamil), 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), Slumdog Millionaire (Malayalam)
2009 Delhi-6
Blue Blue (Telugu)
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 Mariyaan (Telugu)
Raanjhanaa Ambikapathy (Tamil)
2014 Highway
Kochadaiiyaan Kochadaiiyaan (Hindi, Malayalam, English), Vikramasimha (Telugu), Kochadaiiyaan (Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi)
Million Dollar Arm
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Kaaviya Thalaivan Pradhi Nayagan (Malayalam), Premaalayam (Telugu)
I I (Hindi, Telugu)
Lingaa Lingaa (Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam)
2015 O Kadhal Kanmani Ok Jaanu OK Bangaram (Telugu)
Tamasha •
Muhammad: The Messenger of God (Persian)
2016 24 24 (Telugu)
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo (Telugu) •
Pele
Mohenjo Daro
2017 Kaatru Veliyidai Cheliyaa (Telugu)
Viceroy's House
Mom Mom (Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu)
Sachin: A Billion Dreams Sachin: A Billion Dreams (Tamil, Telugu, Marathi)
Mersal Adhirindhi (Telugu)
2018 2.0 2.0 2.0 (Telugu)
Beyond the Clouds
Sanju
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Nawab (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), Saathiya (2002, Hindi), and Ok Jaanu (2017, Hindi) were remakes of the films Mudhalvan (1999, Tamil), Alaipayuthey (2000, Tamil), and O Kadhal Kanmani (2015, 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).[54]
  • He made a guest appearance as himself in the film Kadhal Virus (2002, Tamil).

Soundtrack sales[edit]

Year Soundtrack album Sales Note(s)
1995 Bombay 15,000,000 Tamil
Hindi[3]
1995 Rangeela 10,000,000 Hindi[55]
1998 Dil Se.. 6,000,000 Hindi-Urdu[56][57]
Tamil[57]
1993 /
1994
Gentleman /
The Gentleman
4,300,000 Gentleman (Tamil) – 300,000[58]
The Gentleman (Hindi) – 4,000,000[55]
1999 Taal 4,000,000 Hindi[59]
2001 Lagaan:
Once Upon a Time in India
3,500,000 Hindi[60]
1992 Roja 3,000,000 Tamil – 200,000[61]
Hindi – 2,800,000[59]
2000 /
2002
Alaipayuthey /
Saathiya
2,600,000 Alaipayuthey (Tamil) – 600,000[62]
Saathiya (Hindi) – 2,000,000[63][64]
1994 Humse Hai Muqabala 2,500,000 Hindi[59]
1997 Sapnay 2,500,000
2000 Fiza 2,500,000 Hindi[63]
1996 Indian /
Hindustani
2,400,000 Indian (Tamil) – 600,000[65]
Hindustani (Hindi) – 1,800,000[59]
1997 Daud 2,000,000 Hindi[59]
2008 Slumdog Millionaire:
Music from the Motion Picture
2,000,000 English
Hindi[66]
2005 Rang De Basanti 1,900,000 Hindi[63]
2008 Ghajini 1,900,000
1998 Jeans 1,800,000 Hindi[59]
1999 /
2000
Mudhalvan /
Nayak: The Real Hero
1,700,000 Mudhalvan (Tamil) – 300,000[67]
Nayak (Hindi) – 1,400,000[63]
2008 Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na 1,500,000 Hindi[63]
2004 Swades 1,300,000 Hindi[63]
Kisna: The Warrior Poet 1,200,000
2006 Guru 1,150,000
2008 Jodhaa Akbar 1,100,000 Hindi-Urdu[68][63]
2010 Komaram Puli 760,000 Telugu[69]
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain 400,000 Tamil
Rhythm 350,000
2002 Bombay Dreams 250,000 English[70]
2007 Sivaji 248,000 Tamil[71]
2003 Boys 60,000 Tamil[65]
2010 Enthiran 25,000 Tamil[67]
Total sales 200,000,000 [4]


Reused tracks[edit]

The following films had soundtracks reused from previous Rahman soundtracks:

  • Pavithra (1994, Tamil) from Yoddha (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)[72]

Discography 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
2015 "Mental Manadhil (Male)" O Kadhal Kanmani Jonita Gandhi Tamil
"Theera Ula" Darshana, Nikita Gandhi
"Malargal Kaettaen" K. S. Chitra
"Tu Koi Aur Hai" Tamasha Alma Ferovic, Arjun Chandy Hindi
2016 "Laakhon Salaam" Jugni[73] Solo Hindi
"Tu Hai" Mohanjo Daro[74] Sanah Moidutty Hindi
"Sindhu Ma" Sanah Moidutty
"Mohenjo Mohenjo" Arijit Singh, Bela Shende, Sanah Moidutty
2017 "OK Jaanu" OK Jaanu Srinidhi Venkatesh Hindi
"Jee Lein" Arjun Chandy, Neeti Mohan
"O Sona Tere Liye" Mom Shashaa Tirupati Hindi
"Neethanae" Mersal Shreya Ghoshal Tamil
2018 "Mazhai Kuruvi" Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Solo Tamil

Discography as director[edit]

Year Movie title Language Notes
2018 Le Musk English [75]

Discography as lyricist[edit]

Year Song title Film title Co-lyricist Language
2013 "Nenjae Ezhu" Maryan Kutti Revathi Tamil
"Innum Konjam" Kabilan
"Enga Pona Raasaa" Kutti Revathi
2015 "Kaara Attakkaaraa" O Kadhal Kanmani Mani Ratnam, Dinesh Kanagaratnam Tamil
"Mental Manadhil" (Male) Mani Ratnam
"Mental Manadhil" (Female) Mani Ratnam

Albums[edit]

Year Album details
2017 The Flying Lotus
2014 Raunaq
  • Released: 27 February 2014
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
2013 Coke Studio
2011 SuperHeavy
  • Released: 16 September 2011
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
With SuperHeavy
2011 Gems
(Studio album by Michael Bolton)
Track list

1 out of 12 tracks
2011 Connections
  • Released: 27 June 2011
  • Label: Sony Music/K.M. Musiq Limited
  • Format: CD
Track list
  1. Silent Invocation 1
  2. Silent Invocation 2
  3. Silent Invocation 3
  4. Mylapore Blues
  5. Himalaya
  6. Machhar Khan
  7. Kural
  8. Mann Chandra
2011 Connections... A Journey Through Anthems
Track list
  1. Jiya Se Jiya - A. R. Rahman, Karthik, Raqueeb Aalam
  2. Meherbaan
  3. Pray for me brother-Rahman, Blaaze
  4. Dil Se Re
  5. Ek Mohabbat
  6. Bombay Theme
  7. Pray For Me Brother (Instrumental)
  8. Jiya Se Jiya (club mix)
2008 Nokia Connections
  • Released: 20 December 2008
  • Label: Nokia Ovi Music/K.M. Musiq Limited
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Jiya Se Jiya - Karthik, Raqueeb Aalam
  2. Mann Chanda Re - Sukhwinder Singh
  3. Kural - Blaaze
  4. Silent Invocation A - instrumental
  5. Silent Invocation B - instrumental
  6. Silent Invocation C - instrumental
  7. Mylapore Blues - instrumental
  8. Himalaya - instrumental
  9. Mosquito - instrumental
2004 Choreography
(Studio album by Vanessa-Mae)
  • Released: 18 October 2004
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Raga's Dance - instrumental

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
Track list
  1. The Journey Home - Sarah Brightman

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
Track list
1998 Gurus of Peace
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list

1 out of 4 tracks
1997 Vande Mataram
Track list
  1. Maa Tujhe Salaam - A. R. Rahman
  2. Revival - various artists, arranged by A. R. Rahman
  3. Gurus of Peace - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, A. R. Rahman
  4. Tauba Tauba - A. R. Rahman
  5. Only You - A. R. Rahman
  6. Missing - instrumental
  7. Thai Mannai Vanakkam - A. R. Rahman
  8. Masoom - A. R. Rahman
  9. Musafir - A. R. Rahman, Faye
1994 Fantasy / Andhi Maalai
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Pyramid / Melody
  • Format: CD
Track list
  1. Nilavukku Pakkam - S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Chorus
  2. Andhi Maalai Kovil - S. Janaki
  3. Thottaach Chinungi Chediye - Mano, Chorus
  4. Kaathal Sugamaanathu - Mano, S. Janaki
  5. Muthal Muththam - S. Janaki
  6. Iniya Kalloori - Dinesh
  7. Pengal Ingu Yaarum - Mano
  8. Instrumental Track 1 - instrumental
  9. Instrumental Track 2 - instrumental
  10. Instrumental Track 3 - instrumental
  11. Instrumental Track 4 - instrumental
as a keyboardist only
1992 Then Vandhu Paayedhu
  • Released: 1992
    • Re-released: 2001
  • Label: Magnasound
  • Format: CD
Track list
  1. Kadhalithu Paar - recital
  2. Viragu - recital
  3. Irakka Mudiyadha Siluvai - recital
  4. O Nayagara - recital
  5. Maji Manthiri - recital
  6. Kadhal Chithan - recital
  7. Yendiyamma Kuthavacha - recital
  8. Andhi - recital
  9. Rathiri Raagam - recital
  10. Nadhiyodu Vuraiyadi - recital
  11. Kadaisippagal - recital
  12. Avasarathalattu - recital
background score only
1992 Colours
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: PAN / BMG Crescendo
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Quest For Music - instrumental
  2. Valliya Naayaganae - instrumental
  3. Evolution - instrumental
  4. Samaja Varagamana - instrumental
  5. Abharaama Bhakti - instrumental
as a keyboardist only
1991 Shubhaa – Set Me Freeee
  • Released: 1991
    • Re-released: 1996
  • Label: Magnasound
  • Format: CD
Track list
  1. Over The Hill - Shubha
  2. Zombie - Shubha
  3. Boogie Night - Shubha
  4. Set Me Free - Shubha
  5. Heart Break - Shubha
  6. She Says - Shubha
  7. Dark Moon - Shubha
  8. Take Nine - Shubha
1989 Deen Isai Maalai
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Prince Music
  • Format: CD
Track list
  1. Allahu - Mano
  2. Arputhangal - Shahul Hameed
  3. Enthisaiullorum - Shahul Hameed
  4. Ellapugazhum Iraivanukke - Shahul Hameed
  5. Idhayangalellam - Sujatha
  6. Iraiyoreen Irai Petra - Shahul Hameed, Sujatha
  7. Deen Valarkum - Mano
  8. Nabi Natharin - Shahul Hameed
  9. Arulin Vadivaaga - Sujatha
  10. Aalum Nayagar - Mano
  11. Arpootham Oongum - Shahul Hameed
1987 Disco Disco
  • Released: 1987
  • Label:
  • Format: CD
record producer[76]

Singles[edit]

Year Details
2015 "Humko Mann Ki Shakti Dena"
More
A tribute song to the victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The song was originally written by poet Gulzar and composed by Vasant Desai for the film Guddi. A. R. Rahman has sung and re-composed the track retaining the lyrics by Gulzar.
2012 "Infinite Love" (Behad Pyaar)
  • Released: 20 December 2012
  • Label: KM Musiq under License to Sony Music India
  • Format: digital download
More
The song was recorded to instill faith and optimism in people prior to the predicted Doomsday on 21 December 2012.
2012 "Nimma Nimma"
  • Released: 28 July 2012
  • Format: digital download
More
The song was composed for the 2012 Beijing Olympics and was released through the album Isles of Wonder.
2012 "Oscar Sangamam"
  • Released: 26 February 2012
  • Format: digital download
More
Rahman's interpretation of the theme for the 84th Academy Awards, composed originally by Hans Zimmer. The song was performed at the ceremony by Rahman and was later released for digital download as a track in the album "Celebrate the Music – The 84th Academy Awards".
2011 "Satyameva Jayathe"
  • Released: 9 August 2011
  • Format: digital download
More
Sanskrit song for SuperHeavy.
2011 "Miracle Worker"
  • Released: 7 July 2011
  • Format: digital download
More
"Miracle Worker" is the debut single by rock supergroup SuperHeavy from their self-titled debut studio album.
2010 "Semmozhiyaana Tamizh Mozhiyaam"
  • Released: 15 May 2010
  • Format: digital download
More
Tamil song composed by A. R. Rahman, penned by M. Karunanidhi and performed by several leading Tamil artistes of over three generations. It is officially the theme song for the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010.
2010 "Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat"
  • Released: 1 May 2010
  • Format: digital download
More
Gujarati song composed by A. R. Rahman, penned by Narmad and performed by various artists. It was composed as part of the 50th year of formation of Gujarat state.
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
More
Pop song composed by A. R. Rahman and performed by The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger, from the album Doll Domination 2.0. The song is the English interpretation of the song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.
2008 "Marhaba Mustapha"
  • Released: 2008
  • Format: CD, digital download
More
Islamic Sufi song composed and performed by A. R. Rahman for the 2008 multilingual film Al Risalah.
2007 "One Love"
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: EMI Music
  • Format: CD single, digital download
More

Song composed by A. R. Rahman, performed by A. R. Rahman, Karthik, Naresh Iyer and penned by Raqeeb Aalam in six different languages, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali. It was made to commemorate the beauty of Taj Mahal and celebrate its status as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Track list

  1. Ek Mohabbat
  2. Kaadal Ondrallava
  3. Pranayam Onnu Allo
  4. Prema Okkatega
  5. Premavu Illi Onde
  6. Bhalobasha Ek Hoye
2007 "Pray for Me Brother"
More
English pop song composed and performed by A. R. Rahman, featuring Blaaze. The song was conceived as an anti-poverty anthem for the Millennium Goals for the United Nations. It is part of a joint venture between the A. R. Rahman Foundation and Nokia.
2005 "We Can Make It Better"
  • Released: 2005
  • Format: CD single, digital download
More

Song composed by A. R. Rahman from the album Donasian and featuring Shaan, Jaspinder Narula, Sukhwinder Singh, Hans Raj Hans, Am'nico, Apache Indian, Palvinder Dhami, Channi Singh, Djinn Mistri, E=MC, Sumeet, Shahin Badar, Surinder Sandhu and Shahbaz Khan. It was composed as part of aiding the Tsunami victims of Asia.
Track list

  1. We Can Make It Better – Shaan, Jaspinder Narula, Sukhwinder Singh, Hans Raj Hans, Am'nico, Apache Indian, Palvinder Dhami, Channi Singh, Djinn Mistri, E=MC, Sumeet, Shahin Badar, Surinder Sandhu, Shahbaz Khan
  2. Tsunami Theme – Instrumental
2002 "Ek Rahen Ek Nazaria"
  • Released: 14 November 2002
  • Format: digital download
More
A. R. Rahman set to tune, a song based on a poem written by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Song of Youth from his book, Ignited Minds. The song was performed on the occasion of Children's Day on 14 November 2002 by a group of children.
2002 "Love's Never Easy"
(with Preeya Kalidas)
More

All songs composed originally for the musical Bombay Dreams.
Track list

  1. Love's Never Easy – Preeya Kalidas
  2. Wedding Qawwali – Sukhwinder Singh
2002 "Shakalaka Baby"
(with Preeya Kalidas)
More

All songs composed originally for the musical Bombay Dreams.
Track list

  1. Shakalaka Baby – Preeya Kalidas
  2. Shakalaka Baby (Shri Mix) – Preeya Kalidas
  3. Tak Dheen – Preeya Kalidas
1999 "Hey Jawan Tujhe Salaam"
  • Released: 11 July 1999
  • Format: digital download
More
Song composed and performed by A. R. Rahman and chorus in the Kargil Benefit Evening organised by Sahara at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi on 11 July 1999. The song was penned by Mehboob and shared the same tune as well as lyrics (except for the phrase Hey Jawan Tujhe Salaam) with Maa Tujhe Sallam.
1998 "Ekam Satyam"
  • Released: 24 December 1998
  • Format: digital download
More
Song composed and performed by A. R. Rahman in the AIDS Awareness Concert organised by Mukti, a Smita Thackeray foundation in association with the UB group at the Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai on 24 December 1998.
1996 "Oh Bosnia"
  • Released: 1996
  • Format: digital download
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Malay song composed by A. R. Rahman, and performed by a choir of children in the A.R.Rahman Malaysia Concert and was in aid of Bosnian war victims. This song was reused as "Ek Tu Hi Bharosa" in Pukar.

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
More
A. R. Rahman was one among the featured artists in the Artists for Haiti who recorded the song for aiding the victims of 2010 Haiti earthquake.
2010 "Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara"
  • Released: 26 January 2010.
  • Format: CD single, music download.
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A. R. Rahman was one among the featured artists in Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara.

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
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Based on his previous song "Urvasi Urvasi" from the 1994 film Kadhalan.

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Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1997 "Maa Tujhe Salaam" Bharatbala[80]
2007 "Pray for Me Brother" Bharatbala[81]
"One Love" Owais Husain[82]
2008 "Jiya Se Jiya" Kanika Myer[83]
2009 "Vellai Pookkal" Mani Ratnam
2009 "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" Thomas Kloss[84]
2010 "Semmozhiyaana Tamizh Mozhiyaam" Gautham Menon[85]
"Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto" Bharatbala[86]
2011 "Changing Seasons" Mani Ratnam, John Warner[87]
"If I Rise" [88]
"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
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Short film directed by Shekhar Kapoor and produced by Curious Pictures and Swarovski Entertainment. Score and Soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman
Official website
Track list

  1. Opening – instrumental
  2. Area – Kavita Belliga
  3. Tango – instrumental
  4. Waltz – instrumental
  5. Atmosphere – instrumental
2006 The Banyan
  • Released: 2006
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Short film on the Chennai based institution for differently abled and destitute women, The Banyan. The film was premiered at the Netru, Indru, Naalai Concert. A meditation like theme song was composed by A. R. Rahman which was used in the background of the film.
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2004 Shakthi Foundation
  • Released: 2004
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Short film directed by Mani Ratnam and featuring Sachin Tendulkar on Shakthi Foundation which works for the rights of the physically challenged. Score was composed by A. R. Rahman.
2001 Jaya He
  • Released: 15 February 2001
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Short film for the Indian Navy on the occasion of International Fleet Review. The film has been directed by Kanika Bala under Bharat Bala Productions. Music was scored by A. R. Rahman and features narration by Amitabh Bachchan.
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2001 India on IMAX
  • Released: 1 January 2001
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First Indian short film made with IMAX technology. The 7-minute film was filmed across the length and breadth of India covering thousands of kilometres and featured background score by A. R. Rahman.
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1999 Desh Ka Salaam
  • Released: 15 August 1999
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Desh Ka Salaam was a precursor to the Jana Gana Mana album. This 10-minute-long short film features 4 songs, out of which 3 were composed by Rahman. Several leading vocalists paired with Rahman for this short musical film.
Track list

  1. Desh Ka Salaam – Hariharan
  2. Jana Gana Mana – instrumental
  3. Jana Gana Mana – various artists

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
2012 A. R. Rahman Live in Chennai India

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.[96] 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]

  • Bharti Airtel: Signature tune for Bharti Airtel became the world's most downloaded mobile music with over 150 million downloads. A new version was released in 2010.
  • Asianet: Signature song for Malayalam channel Asianet, titled "Shyama Sundara Kera Kedara Bhoomi"; performed by Sujatha and Kalyani Menon; Released 1994
  • Champions League Twenty20: Official anthem for the Champions League Twenty20; Released 2008[97]
  • Chirakukal: Theme music for a weekly children's television series on Asianet in the mid-1990s
  • Commonwealth Games 2010: Official anthem for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, titled "Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto"; performed by Rahman; Released 28 August 2010[98]
  • Hyderabad International Airport: Theme song for Hyderabad International Airport, titled "Aasman"; performed by Benny Dayal and chorus; Released 2008
  • JJTV: Signature song for Tamil channel JJTV
  • Josh FM: signature song for josh fm radio; Released 2012[99]
  • 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival: Rahman's tune would be used in a special promo film that will be played during the festival, which will be held from 29 October 2015 to 5 November 2015. The tune was first featured in the festival's campaign film. The entire tune, however, will be played at the opening ceremony.[100]
  • National Games:
  • News 7: A Tamil News television channel to attract youth and teenagers; Released October 2014[101]
  • NDTV India: Theme song for Indian news channel NDTV; Released 2003[102]
  • Radio DesiBeat: Signature tune for Radio Desi Beats; Released 20 November 2010[103]
  • South Asian Games 1995: Official anthem for the 1995 SAF Games held in Chennai
  • Spirit of Unity: Theme song for the Madras Telugu Academy's concerts
  • Sun TV: Pongal theme of Tamil channel Sun TV
  • Toyota Etios: Theme song for Toyota Etios, titled "Pehli Baar"; performed by Chinmayi, Javed Ali, Madhushree; Released 1 December 2010[104]
  • Unity of Light: Theme song for live musical show, Unity of Light, aired on Vijay TV 18 and 25 May 2003[105]
  • World Classical Tamil Conference 2010: Anthem for the meet, "Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam" penned by M. Karunanidhi and performed by leading artists
  • WorldSpace: Theme song for WorldSpace radio; Released 2006[106]
  • Starplus: Rishta Wahi, Baat Nayi, The brand signature tune has been composed by A.R. Rahman[107]

Instrumental adaptation[edit]

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

Television[edit]

References[edit]

General

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