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List of Indians Who Won the Oscar Awards

Indians Who Won the Oscar Awards

About Oscar Awards

Generally called as Academy Awards are also known as Oscars. it is a prestigious award given to artists of different fields to recognise and acknowledge their  artistic and technical merit in the movie industry. It is an annual award presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It was established in 1927, but the tradition of presenting gold-plated statuette commonly known as Oscar, was initially started in 1929. Venue of the award ceremony is Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

It is considered to be the most significant award in the movie industry as it recognises the best talents globally and later it leads to the rise of the winner as they receive better work offers, pay hike, and worldwide media recognition. Since the talents are picked from various fields of cinema industry, so we have provided you the list of categories in which the awards are given. Check it out –
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Indians Who Won the Oscar Awards: Academy Awards Categories

These are the 24 below mentioned categories:
  1. Best Picture
  2. Best Actor
  3. Best Actress
  4. Best Supporting Actor
  5. Best Supporting Actress
  6. Best Director
  7. Best Original Screenplay
  8. Best Adapted Screenplay
  9. Best Cinematography
  10. Best Production Design
  11. Best Editing
  12. Best Original Score
  13. Best Original Song
  14. Best Costume Design
  15. Best Makeup and Hairstyling
  16. Best Sound Mixing
  17. Best Sound Editing
  18. Best Visual Effects
  19. Best Foreign Language Film
  20. Best Animated Feature Film
  21. Best Animated Short
  22. Best Live Action Short
  23. Best Documentary Feature
  24. Best Documentary Short

Till date, there are 5 Indian in the list of Oscars winners. We have provided the list with the information related to them.

5 Indians Who Won the Oscar Awards

1.  Bhanu Athaiya

Category – Best Costume Design

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Bhanu Athaiya is the first person from India to win Oscar. She is a famous costume designer who won Oscar for the 1982 historical film Gandhi. She has worked with various other projects with the eminent personalities not just from Bollywood, but also from Hollywood.

2. Satyajit Ray

Category – Honorary Award
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One of the most recognised and appreciated name of Indian Cinema is Satyajit Ray who is known for his extraordinary filmmaking skills.  His work is studied as case studies by filmmaking students globally. He contributed a lot both to Indian and Bengali cinema.

His first assignment with the name Pather Panchali won many national and international accolades including the Best Human Document at the Cannes film festival in 1955. In 1992, He was awarded Oscar for Lifetime Achievement.

3. Resul Pookutty

Category – Best Sound Mixing
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Sound engineer Resul Pookutty won the award for the movie Slumdog Millionaire in the category of Best Sound Mixing at the 81st Oscars. He won the award along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke. He dedicated the award to the country in his speech of winning.

4. A.R. Rahman

Category – Best Original Score and Best Original Song
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5. Gulzar

Category – Best Original Song
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‘Jai Ho’ song which is considered to be one the finest masterpieces of India was nominated in various categories at 81st Academy awards and it was awarded for its originality. Popular lyrist Gulzar won an Oscar in the category of Best Original Song.

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FAQs Related to Indians Who Won Oscars

Q1. How many Indians have won the Oscar so far?
Ans. 5 Indians have won the Oscar so far.

Q2. Who is the first Indian to win Oscar award?
Ans. Bhanu Athaiya is the first Indian to win Oscar award

Q3. Which Indian has won the Oscar twice?
Ans. AR Rahman in 2009 Indian has won the Oscar twice

Q4. Name the Indian film which won Oscar?
Ans. No Indian movie has won Oscar till date.

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