2009 was the year where India actually stood on Oscar road due to a Mozart of Madras A.R.Rahman. There is another possibility this year for an Oscar by another citizen of Chennai, Bombay Jayashree. The busiest South Indian singer was nominated to Oscars for her lullaby in the film ‘Life of Pie’ under the direction of Ang Lee which was the biggest block buster last year.
The song was written, composed and sung by Jayashree and the mellifluous title track has become a sort of signature tune of the movie, in which the mother puts her child to sleep while describing how precious and beautiful he is. This song is nominated along with five other nominations for best original song. So there is a chance of 20 percentage to win the Academy award this time.
She was trained in both Carnatic and Hundustani streams from a very young age. She sung many notable songs for A.R.Rahman, Ilayaraja, Harris Jayaraj and Yuvan Shankar Raja for many South Indian films which were block busters.