Resul Pokutty, 36 year old shared the Oscar with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for their work in the Mumbai-based rags-to-riches movie Slumdog.
"This is unbelievable. I share this stage with two magicians...I dedicate this award to my country," Pookutty said while accepting the award here on Monday, Feb 23.
Pokutty lives in Mumbai with his wife and two young children. He got his big break in Bollywood with the critically acclaimed 2005 film 'Black' that was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
His other works include Musafir (2004), Zinda (2006), Traffic Signal (2007), Gandhi, My Father (2007), Saawariya (2007) and Dus Kahaniyaan (2007) apart from several others. He also designed sound for the 2008 blockbuster Ghajini, starring Aamir Khan.
Pokutty next movie is with Rajat Kapoor's Rectangular Love Story. His other forthcoming projects include Suarabh Shukla's Pappu Can't Dance Saala and new director Sharad's Rangeen In Love.
Pokutty hails from Kerala. He did his schooling in Malayalam medium. He was the youngest of eight children and had a passion for films right from his young days.