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Bhanu Athaiya 

Bhanu Athaiya

Bhanu Athaiya is Bollywood’s well regarded contume designer, having worked in over 100 films, since the 1950s, with noted filmmakers like Guru Datt, Yash Chopra, Raj Kapoor, Ashutosh Gowariker and international directors like Conrad Rooks and Richard Attenborough.

Her Work

She made her debut as a costume with the film CID in 1956 and followed it up with other Guru Dutt classics like Pyaasa (1956), Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960) and Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam (1964). In her career spanning 50 years, she has received many awards, indluding the Oscar for best costume, for the 1982 film Gandhi, which made her the first Indian to win an Oscar. She has also won two National film awards in 1991 and 2002.

Returning the Oscar

Bhanu Athaiya has returned her Oscar statuette, to its original owner, the Academy of motion pictures Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, She says, “I do…

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