22nd February, 2009
A.R.Rahman was announced winner of the Best Score for Slumdog Millionaire and Best Song for Jai Ho from the same film at the 81st Academy Awards night held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on the 22nd of February, 2009. Rahman is the first Indian to win two Oscars. Slumdog Millionaire swept the Oscars and won 8 out of the 9 categories it was nominated in. Resul Pookutty and Gulzar were the other winners from India.