AR Rahman’s 2009 Oscar award winner Jai Ho lyrics, Oscar speech

AR Rahman is the winner of the 2009 Oscar Best Original Song award for Jai Ho, from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. The lyrics of Jai Ho have been penned by Gulzar.

AR Rahman with the two 2009 Oscars for Best Music score and Best Song

AR Rahman with the two 2009 Oscars for Best Music score and Best Song

AR Rahman also won the 2009 Oscar award for Best Music score for a motion picture for Slumdog Millionaire.

Photo: Cast and crew of Slumdog Millionaire at the 2009 Oscar awards

Photo: Cast and crew of Slumdog Millionaire at the 2009 Oscar awards

In his 2009 Oscar acceptance speech, AR Rahman said:

“Before coming I was excited and terrified..the last time I felt like that during my marriage. There is this dialogue from my hindi film called meri pass maa hein..which means I have nothing but i have my mother..my mother is here..her blessings are there with me..I am grateful for her to come here all the way.
I want to thank the academy for being so kind…all the jury members. I want to thank all the crew of Slumdog Millionaire, Gulzar, musicians from chennai and mumbai.”

“I want to say something in Tamil, which i normally say at every award Elaa Pugazhum Iraivanukey – God is great!
Thank you,” he finished.

When he took the 2009 Oscar award for the Best Original Song, he praised “all the people from Mumbai and the essence of the film, which is about optimism and the power of hope and our lives”.

“All my life I’ve had a choice of hate and love. I chose love and I’m here. God bless,” he added.

AR Rahman performs the Jai Ho song at the 2009 Oscar awards ceremony

AR Rahman 2009 Oscar performance photo

AR Rahman 2009 Oscar performance photo

Photo: AR Rahman peforming at the 2009 Oscars

Photo: AR Rahman performing at the 2009 Oscars

AR Rahman performed the song Jai Ho at the 2009 Oscar award ceremony. Earlier, Sukhwinder Singh was supposed to perform with AR Rahman at the 2009 Oscars but in the end it was only AR Rahman who sang Jai Ho.

Here are the lyrics of Jai Ho.

Lyrics: Gulzar
Vocals: Sukhwinder Singh.
Music: AR Rahman

Jai Ho!

Aaja aaja jind shamiyaane ke taley

Aaja zari waale neele aasmaane ke taley

Jai Ho!

Ratti ratti sachchi maine jaan gawayi hai

Nach Nach koylon pe raat bitaayi hai

Ankhiyon ki neend maine phoonkon se udaa di

Gin gin taarey maine ungli jalayi hai

Eh Aaja aaja jind shamiyaane ke taley

Aaja zari waale neele aasmaane ke taley

Baila! Baila! (Dance! Dance!)

Ahora conmigo, tu baila para hoy (Now with me, you dance for today)

Por nuestro dia de movidas, (For our day of moves,)

los problemas los que sean (whatever problems may be)

Salud! (Cheers!)

Baila! Baila! (Dance! Dance!)

Jai Ho!

Chakh le, haan chakh le, yeh raat shehed hai

Chakh le, haan rakh le,

Dil hai, dil aakhri hadd hai

Kaala kaala kaajal tera

Koi kaala jaadu hai na?

Aaja aaja jind shamiyaane ke taley

Aaja zari waale neele aasmaane ke taley

Jai Ho!

Kab se haan kab se jo lab pe ruki hai

Keh de, keh de, haan keh de

Ab aankh jhuki hai

Aisi aisi roshan aankhein

Roshan dono heerey hain kya?

Aaja aaja jind shamiyaane ke taley

Aaja zari waale neele aasmaane ke taley

Jai Ho!

Slumdog Millionaire bagged the major 2009 Oscar awards, for Best Picture and Best Director. All in all, the movie won eight awards: Best Sound Mixing (Resul Pookutty), Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Music Score, Best Original Song, and Best Film Editing.

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4 Responses to AR Rahman’s 2009 Oscar award winner Jai Ho lyrics, Oscar speech

  1. Venkatesh says:

    I am very very Happy that day jai Hoo…… Rahaman I think next year 3 Asctor Awards (Rahaman

  2. Lalitha says:

    Im really proud of the Living Legend Mr.A.R.Rahuman sir……He is so great. Proud to be an Indian……
    Jai Hind!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. santosh says:

    I thank A.r.rahaman sir for his sucess for the song Jai hoo and i am proud to be an Indian

  4. parthy from Nagai says:

    whole nation loves ar rahman sir and his music………………….then from nagai dieheart fans we are all wish him to all his success and one thing i wanna say is The real meaning of legend and genious is AR RAHAMAN sir……..

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