Resul Pookutty, born in 1971, is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winning Indian film sound designer and mixer. Pookutty is from Vilakkupara, Kollam in Kerala. He is the first Indian and only Asian to win the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing.
Resul Pookutty was born in a Muslim family in Vilakkupara, Anchal 23 km from Kollam, Kerala. He was the youngest of eight children born to an impoverished family. His father was a private bus conductor, and he had to walk 6 km to the nearest school and studied in the light of the kerosene lamp as their village had no electricity.
He is a 1995 graduate from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Pookutty is married to Shadia. They have a son Rayan and a daughter, Salna.