List of 5 Academy Award (Oscar) winners from India

The prestigious Academy Awards also named as the Oscars, honor’s the most talented artists of the movie industry across the globe. There are numerous people who dream to receive the Oscar once in their lifetime but only a few fortunate ones get the chance to hold the golden statue.

There are many gems in our Indian cinema who with their artistic brilliance have backed Oscar award and made the nation proud. So here is the list of all the Indian artists who have won the Oscars

List of Indian Oscar Winners (Academy Award Winners from India)

1. Bhanu Athaiya (First Indian to win oscar award in 1983)

First Indian to win oscar award

She is one of the most acclaimed artist of Indian Cinema. She won the Oscar along with John Mollo under the category of Best Costume Designer for the movie Gandhi(1982). She is the first Indian to be awarded such a prestigious award. She has worked with the most eminent personalities of the Indian cinema like Guru Dutt, Yash Chopra, Raj Kapoor, etc.

2. Satyajit Ray (First Indian to win Honorary Award)

Honorary Oscar Award Winner from India

He is a renowned director of Indian and Bengali cinema. He was presented with the Honorary Oscar Award for his Lifetime Achievement in the movie industry in 1992. He is a motivation to many filmmakers all over the world. Satyajit Ray has also received the highest civilian award The Bharat Ratna in 1992. He has directed 36 movies of which 29 are feature films, 5 are documentaries and 2 are short films.

3. A.R.Rahman

A.R.Rahman Indian Oscar Winners (Academy Award Winners from India)

A music composer, singer, lyricist, and music director who needs no introduction. He is a globally acclaimed name and his creations are chartbusters. He was honored with the Academy Award in the categories of  Best Original Song and Best Original Score for the song Jai Ho of the movie Slumdog Millionaire. He is comfortable with a dozen of musical instruments like keyboard, goblet drum, etc.

4. Resul Pookutty

Resul Pookutty Oscar Winner from India

He is an Indian sound designer, sound editor, and mixer. He received the Oscar under the category of Best Sound Mixing for the movie Slumdog Millionaire along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke. He has also been awarded Padma Shri, BAFTA award, National Film award, etc.

5. Gulzar

Gulzar Oscar Winner from IndiaHe is a lyricist and a renowned poet. His sensational songs are heart touching and loved by everyone. He received his Academy award under the category of Best Original Song for Jai Ho of Slumdog Millionaire. He is the first Indian lyricist to have backed the highest Indian film honor The Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

There have been many Academy awards backed by the Indian artists but still, none of the Indian movies have won an award in the Foreign Movie category. The Indian cinema would have pulled off a beauty so that many more of such awards could be backed by the nation.

Do Let us know in the comment section if we missed mentioning any Indian Oscar winners in the list.


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