A R Rahman may be getting international recognition at the Oscars only this year but he's given us 17 years of musical brilliance, ever since his debut outing in Mani Ratnam's Roja.
We loved his music in Rangeela, Dil Se, Earth, Taal, Lagaan, Meenaxi, Swades, Rang De Basanti, Jodha Akbar, Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, Ghajini, Slumdog Millionaire, Delhi-6... the list is unending. He's made superb music in Tamil movies as well like Thiruda Thiruda, Boys and Sivaji: The Boss.
Whether Rahman bags an Oscar award or not, there's no doubt of the man's talent.
Let's celebrate it by listing five of his all-time songs -- language no bar -- right here.
The most popular songs will then be voted against, to have our own Rediff Reader's list of Rahman favourites.