The song Naatu Naatu from the Telugu language hit film RRR made history by becoming the first Indian film song to win an Oscar.
The blockbuster song won Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards, beating out heavyweights like Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
His catchy pace and choreography have captivated audiences around the world.
Accepting the award, composer M.M. Keeravani said the song is the “pride of every Indian”.
He said he grew up listening to the songs of the Carpenters – an American music duo – and sang the rest of his speech to the tune of their hit song Top Of The World.
The audience burst into laughter and applause as he said RRR “put me on top of the world”.
The song that brought India fame at the Oscars
Many Indians took to Twitter to express their happiness for the song’s win.
N Chandrababu Naidu, an influential politician from India’s two Telugu-speaking southern states, tweeted that the song had “sealed its place in history”. “This is probably the best moment for Indian cinema and for Telugus to achieve it is even more special,” he wrote.
The film’s official Twitter handle called the win a “surreal moment” and dedicated it to “all our amazing fans around the world.”