Rahul Thakkar won an Oscar Award for technical achievement

Jan 22, 2016 15:09 IST

Person of Indian Origin Rahul Thakkar on 8 January 2016 was named as one of winners of the Scientific and Technical Awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, famously called Oscar Awards.

He shares the award with Richard Chuang in the category of groundbreaking design of the DreamWorks Animation Media Review System.

He will receive the award at the Academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on 13 February 2016 in Beverly Hills.

This system is enabled to review desktop and digital theater and it took closely twenty years for the development. It continues to provide artist-driven, integrated, consistent and highly scalable studio-wide playback and interactive reviews.

With this he joined the club of other person of Indian origins who have won Oscar Awards. These are Bhanu Athaiya, Satyajit Ray, Resul Pookutty, A.R. Rahman and Gulzar.

Thakkar is a computer engineering graduate from Mumbai Univeristy and took his Master’s degree in computer science from Utah State University.

About Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards

• The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women and companies who contributed in significant and lasting ways to motion pictures with their discoveries and innovations.

• The Awardees are honoured at a formal dinner held two weeks prior to the Oscar ceremony.

• The Sci-Tech Awards presentation has become a highlight of the Academy Awards season.

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