India-born film editor Tariq Anwar in Oscar race

New Delhi: India-born British film editor Tariq Anwar is in the Oscar race with a nomination for his work in the hugely popular historical drama `The King`s Speech`.

This is his second nomination for the prestigious award. In 1999, he was nomianted for `American Beauty`.

Raised in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Tariq has been working as a film editor in Britain for more than two decades and has worked on films like `The Good Shepherd` and `Sylvia`.

Tariq won two BAFTA awards for `Oppenheimer` and `American Beauty`.

The other Indian name in the Oscar nomination list is, of course, composer A.R. Rahman. The Chennai-based maestro, who won two Oscars for `Slumdog Millionaire` in 2009, has been nominated for two awards for `127 Hours` this year.

Colin Firth starrer `The King`s Speech`, which has been appreciated across the globe, has received 12 Oscar nominations.

Tariq will be competing with Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (`The Social Network`), Jon Harris (`127 Hours`), Pamela Martin (`The Fighter`) and Andrew Weisblum (`Black Swan`) for the prestigious award, which will be given Sunday at a gala ceremony.

Tariq`s children are also in showbiz - his daughter Gabrielle Anwar plays Fiona Glenanne in `Burn Notice`, while his son Rafiq is also an actor and he directs as well.