Indian composer A.R. Rahman to perform at state dinner

ar rahmanWanna sing at tonight's state dinner? Better have an Oscar.

Jennifer Hudson won't be the only Academy Award-winner appearing when the Obamas honor Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at this evening's White House state dinner. Indian composer A.R. Rahman is also confirmed to perform, according to his spokesperson.

Rahman is a celebrated figure in Indian music, but his global popularity spiked after his soundtrack work for the 2008 film "Slumdog Millionaire" won him Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "Jai Ho."

By Chris Richards |  November 24, 2009; 3:34 PM ET Politics
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