Jab Tak Hai Jaan is the soundtrack album, composed by A. R. Rahman, to the 2012 Hindi film of the same name, directed by Yash Chopra that stars Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The film was produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. The album has nine tracks and was released on 10 October 2012 on the firm's official record label YRF Music.
The soundtrack was the first collaboration between Chopra, Rahman and the lyricist Gulzar. In May 2011, Rahman was signed to compose the music as well as the background score of the film. The first song of the soundtrack was completed in December 2011. In February 2012, Rahman said in an interview with The Times of India that he had completed three songs for the film. Rahman summarised the soundtrack album, saying, "It's a combination. They wanted to do my kind of songs at the same time they wanted the old charm and soul of music that Indian audience would love and which I wanted to do for a long time."
On 12 September 2012, when the film opened, part of the lyrics of the poem "Jab Tak Hai Jaan", written by Aditya Chopra, were released before the launch of the soundtrack. On 27 September 2012, the film director's 80th birthday, Shahrukh Khan paid homage to Chopra in an event connected to his film where the song "Challa" was deciphered. Chopra said it was his favourite track from the album and even recited a few lines of it. The video promotion of the first song of the soundtrack album, "Challa2, sung by Rabbi Shergill in Punjabi, was released on 1 October 2012 and had over a million views within a day of its release. The first trailer of the film also used the instrumental part of "Challa". The making of "Challa" was released officially on 5 October 2012. Later, it was also made available as a complete track for digital download. A small portion of the song "Heer Heer", sung in Punjabi by Harshdeep Kaur, was leaked on the Internet on 7 October 2012. The video promotion of the second song, "Saans", was launched on 9 October 2012 in an event held in the Ball Room, Taj Land Ends, Bandra, Mumbai. The romantic number was launched in the presence of Khan and Katrina Kaif, web conferencing the event over Skype where Khan named the song "The Breathe of Love". The event was supposed to have included the actress but her shooting schedules for Dhoom 3 in Chicago prevented such an appearance. The video promotion of "Jiya Re", highlighting Anushka Sharma and featuring Khan, was released on 17 October 2012. The complete soundtrack album was released on 10 October 2012 on YRF Music. Video teasers of "Ishq Shava" were released on 26 October 2012 and "Heer Heer" on 6 November 2012.
The soundtrack of Jab Tak Hai Jaan received generally positive critical reception. In a poll conducted by Indiatimes, the song "Saans" won the title of "Most Romantic Song of the year 2012".