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.
Indians Who Won the Oscar Awards: Academy Awards Categories
- Best Picture
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Director
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Adapted Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Production Design
- Best Editing
- Best Original Score
- Best Original Song
- Best Costume Design
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling
- Best Sound Mixing
- Best Sound Editing
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Foreign Language Film
- Best Animated Feature Film
- Best Animated Short
- Best Live Action Short
- Best Documentary Feature
- 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
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
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
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
‘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.
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.