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Resul Pookutty (Malayalam: റസൂല് പൂക്കുട്ടി ) (born 1971) is an Indian film sound designer, sound editor and mixer. He, along with Richard Pryke and Ian Tapp won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for the film Slumdog Millionaire. He has worked in Hollywood, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam films. Born in a Muslim family in Vilakkupara, Anchal about 58 km from Kollam, Kerala. He was the youngest of eight children born to an impoverished family. His father was a private bus ticket checker. Pookutty had to walk 6 km to the nearest school and study in the light of a kerosene lamp as his village had no electricity. He did his law graduation in Govt.Law college Trivandrum.But not completed. He is a 1995 graduate from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.And later in 2011 June he wrote the remaining LLB exam papers at trivandrum Govt.law college.And he said that it was Resul's father's desire to make him an advocate. Pookutty moved to Mumbai after his graduation. He termed it as "a natural immigration as a graduate of the institute." He pointed out that "Ninety-five per cent of the technicians of the Mumbai film industry are alumni of FTII, Pune.