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Bhanu Athaiya was the first person from India to win Oscar Award

First Indian to Get an Oscar

Bhanu Athaiya was the First Indian to Get an Oscar. She won the award for the Best Costume Designer for Richard Attenborough's film Gandhi in 1982. Bhanu Athaiya has been associated with the Hindi Film Industry for more than 50 years. She was born as Bhanumati Annasaheb Rajopadhye in Kolhapur in Maharashtra. She married Satyendra Athaiya, a poet and lyricist for Hindi. The marriage ended in separation and Bhanu never remarried. Some of the other notable films for which Bhanu has worked are:
  • Swades (2004)
  • Lagaan (2001)
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2001)
  • 1942 A Love Story (1994)
  • Karz (1980)
  • Meera (1979)
  • Mr. Natwarlal (1979)
  • Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)
  • Dastan (1972)
  • Himmat (1970)
  • Ankhen (1968)
  • Teesri Manzil (1966)
  • Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961)
  • Dil Deke Dekho (1959)

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