Oscar Winners From India: Indian film industry has come a long way. A lot of films are released in a year across the country. Many of these films are popular for different reasons and earn worldwide fame. In the year 1957, the film Mother India was nominated for the Oscars from India. Other films have also been nominated. But in all these years, no film has won an Oscar for India. Although there have been some stars of India who have been awarded Oscars and the name of the country has been proudly raised. In the year 2023, 4 films including The Chello Show have been shortlisted from India for nominations. Now it will be a matter to be seen whether India gets Oscar this year. Let’s look at the history and know about those stars of the country who won the Oscar Award.
1- Satyajit Ray- Satyajit Ray, the biggest director of Bollywood industry, made many films during his career and raised the level of cinema in the country. None of the director’s films got the Oscar award. But Oscar admired Satyajit Ray’s work and he was awarded the Oscar’s Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 1991. But unfortunately he was ill at that time and could not reach the ceremony directly to receive the award.
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2- AR Rahman- AR Rahman gave peace to people all over the world with his music. He has many awards in his bag, including two Oscars. He was awarded this honor for the song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.
3- Gulzar- Gulzar Saheb has done extraordinary work in Bollywood as a director, lyricist and dialogue writer. He wrote the lyrics of Slumdog’s song Jai Ho. For this, he was awarded the Oscar Award in the year 2009.
4- Bhanu Athaiya- Bhanu Athaiya was the first person to win an Oscar from India. But he did not win this award for India. He won the Oscar Award for costume designing in the foreign film Gandhi and brought laurels to the country. In this film, famous Hollywood actor Ben Kingsley played the role of Mahatma Gandhi.
5- Resul Pokutty- Apart from Gulzar and AR Rahman, Resul Pokutty won the Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire. He received this award in the Best Sound Mixing category. Irrfan Khan and Anil Kapoor were also in important roles in this movie. While Dev Patel and Frida Pinto played the lead roles.
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