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Who Got First Oscar Award in India?

Who Got First Oscar Award in India?

  1. Bhanu Athaiya 
  2. Resul Pookutty
  3. A. R. Rahman
  4. Gulzar

Ans. (1) Bhanu Athaiya 

Bhanu Athaiya was the first Indian to win an Academy Award for designing the costumes (55th Academy Awards).  She was the only woman member of the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group, group of modern artists based in Bombay. She won an Academy Award for “Best Costume Design” for her work in the movie Gandhi (1982).

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Who Got First Oscar Award in India? Solution

Oscar Awards or Academy Awards are hosted by United States. Academy Awards are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) annually. These awards are given for the artistic and technical merit in the film industry. These are the most prestigious and significant awards in the entertainment industry worldwide. AMPAS first presented these in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel which would become known as the 1st Academy Awards.

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List of Indians Who Won Oscars

There are several Indians who have received the Oscar Award or have been nominated in different categories. As of 2021, 13 Indians have been nominated and eight have won Oscars including in the scientific and technical category. Below is the list of Indians who have received the Academy Awards.

Recipients Category
Bhanu Athaiya Best Costume Design
Satyajit Ray Honorary Award
Resul Pookutty Best Sound Mixing
Gulzar Best Original Song
A R Rahman Best Original Score and Best Original Song

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