Madras Mozart AR Rahman is the only Indian music director to win an Oscar. He won Oscar for best original score and best original song in the year 2008 for the film Slumdog Millionaire. He even won Grammy award for that film. Now, he is again in the Oscar nomination race in the same two categories for the film Pele: The Legend.
Pele: The Legend is the biopic of Brazilian soccer legend Pele. Rahman composed the music for this film. The original score of this film is one among the 145 original scores that are selected by the Oscars. His song from this film, Ginga is one of the 91 original songs that are selected for the awards. The nominations of Oscars will be revealed on January 24, 2017 and the awards event will be held on February 26, 2017.