Resul Pookutty: First Asian to Win Golden Reel Award


Resul Pookutty sound designer has won the prestigious American Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) Golden Reel Award for best sound for documentary “India’s Daughter” directed by Leslee Udwin and is based on the Delhi gangrape incident of December 2012.

He is the first Asian to win the coveted award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) of United States for best sound.

About Resul Pookutty

  • Pookutty was born on 30th may 1971 in Vilakkupara; Kerala.
  • He is one of the best film sound designer, sound editor and mixer and works in Hollywood, Hindi cinema, Malayalam Cinema and Tamil cinema.
  • He had completed his graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.


  • He had won the Academy Awards (Oscar) for best sound mixing for the film “Slumdog Millionaire” along with Richard Pryke and Ian Tapp in 2009.
  • National Film Award for Best Audiography in 2010
  • Padma Shri in 2010.

About Golden Reel Award:

  • It was founded in 1953.
  • It is being instituted by the MPSE.
  • It identifies quality in an array of sound editing achievement, sound effects and foley to discussion and score integration and ADR to music.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 29, 2016