Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian-born person to win an Oscar. Being an … … Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Academy Award-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya passed away on October 15, 2020, at the age of 91. Bhanu Athaiya, the costume designer who became the first Indian to win an Oscar, for Richard Attenborough’s “ Gandhi ” (1982), died at her home in Mumbai Thursday after a prolonged illness. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, died at her home on Thursday after prolonged illness, her daughter said. Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya passed away in Mumbai at the age of 91 on October 15. Her success as a designer soon led to her switching career paths. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, 91, passed away at her home on Thursday after a prolonged illness. Gandhi (1982) Shared with: John Mollo. The 91-year-old Athaiya, a … Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, died at her home on Thursday after prolonged illness, her daughter said. India's first ever Oscar winner, costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, has died at the age of 91. In 2012, Athaiya returned her Oscar to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for safe-keeping. RIP Bhanu Athaiya What an amazing, committed Costume designer she was. She received a number of awards for her remarkable work in the fashion designing world. Athaiya, who was born in Kolhapur, began her career as a costume designer in Hindi cinema with Guru Dutt's 1956 super hit C.I.D. Bhanu Athaiya, Costume Designer: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India. 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She had been diagnosed with meningioma in 2012 but had continued to work; her last costume design was for the Marathi film Nagrik in 2014. Athaiya, who won an … She was 91 and died at her residence after prolonged illness. She was 91. She soon became a part of the Guru Dutt team. Winner. Athaiya started her career as a freelance fashion illustrator for various women's magazines in Bombay, including the 'Eve's Weekly'. Athaiya won the Academy Award … In a career spanning five decades and over 100 films, she won two National Awards - for Gulzar's mystery drama Lekin (1990) and the period film Lagaan directed by Ashutosh Gowariker (2001). Bhanu Athaiya (1929-2020): India’s first Oscar winner, creator of hit Bollywood moments and costumes for 60 years. Her notable work following her Oscar win includes “Chandni,” “Aashiqui” and “1942: A Love Story.” For the Oscar-nominated “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India” (2001), Athaiya won India’s National Award for costume design. She was 91. In 2012, Athaiya returned her Oscar to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for safe-keeping. She is a two-time National Award-winning designer. Bhanuji was one of those film people who beautifully combined accurate research and cinematic flair to bring to life the director's vision. India's first Academy Award winner Bhanu Athaiya, who made history on 11 April 1983 by winning the Oscar for Best Costume Design for Lord Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, has passed away, as … (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.). She is the first Indian to win the Academy Award. (1956). In a career of more than five decades and over 100 films, Athaiya won two National Awards -- for Gulzar's mystery drama "Lekin" (1990) and the … Bhanu Athaiya passed away in the early hours of Thursday in Mumbai. She died on October 15, 2020 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Winner of an Oscar award, the pride of our country, yet so very humble. Bhanu took home the Oscar for Best Costume Design for her work in Lord Richard Attenborough's ‘Gandhi’ at the 55th annual Academy Awards. Bhanu Athaiya was born on April 28, 1929 in Kolhapur, Kolhapur State, British India as Annasaheb Rajopadhye. Bhanu Athaiya, costume designer and India’s first Oscar winner passed away on the morning of October 15, 2020. She began her career as a fashion illustrator for magazines before she moved to designing costumes for films. Athaiya, who started out as a fashion illustrator for women's magazines, worked in almost 100 films over a decades-long career, and became the first Indian to win an Academy Award for Costume Design for her work with British collaborator John Mollo in Sir Richard Attenborough’s biopic Gandhi (1982). Later when its editor opened a boutique, she asked Athaiya to try designing dresses, hereupon she discovered her flair for designing clothes. She won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi" along with John Mollo. Bhanu Athaiya has worked with several top-notched filmmakers. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar winner, died at her home on Thursday after prolonged illness, her daughter said.She was 91. Her career began by designing clothes for Guru Dutt's films, starting with C.I.D. John Mollo and Bhanu Athaiya win the Oscar for Costume Design for Gandhi at the 55th Academy Awards. ................................ Advertisement ................................ Costume Designer Bhanu Athaiya, India's First Oscar Winner, Dies At 91, Ben Stokes Complains About Test Team Of The Decade Cap, ICC Responds, China Is Making It Harder To Solve The Mystery Of How Covid Began, Kiara Advani Adds Sparkle To Maldives And She's Not Alone, Who Is That In A Nurse's Uniform With Sara Ali Khan? Bhanu Athaiya won two National Film Awards for Best Costume Design - one for Lekin, produced by legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, directed by Gulzar and starring Dimple Kapadia… Athaiya was suffering from a brain tumor for the last eight years, her daughter Radhika Gupta told news agency PTI. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who won the first Academy Award for India, has died at the age of 91. Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 film Gandhi, passed away peacefully in her sleep, her daughter Radhika Gupta told PTI. 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She was also nominated in the category at the BAFTAs. Athaiya was born in Kolhapur, western India, in 1929. She had been diagnosed with benign brain tumour in 2012 and her daughter, Radhika Gupta, had been by her side since then. She won the costume design Oscar at the 1983 Academy Awards, shared with John Mollo. Apart from Oscars, Bhanu Athaiya also bagged National Awards. 1983. She was 91-years-old. Bhanu Athaiya, the costume designer who became the first Indian to win an Oscar, for Richard Attenborough’s “Gandhi” (1982), died at her home in Mumbai Thursday after a prolonged illness. She is known for her work on Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Gandhi (1982) and Swades (2004). Bhanu Athaiya has been an important name in pioneering Indian cinema. She was 91. She was the first Indian to receive the very prestigious Oscars award. Mumbai: Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who became the first Indian to win an Oscar, is no more. I had the great privilege of working with her in the Marathi film " Katha Don Ganpatravanchi" — Renuka Shahane (@renukash) October 15, 2020 She was 91. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who became the first Indian to win an Oscar, is no more. Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com. Academy Awards, USA. Best Costume Design. Upon winning her Oscar (video below), Athaiya said the win was “too good to believe,” before thanking Attenborough for “focusing world attention on India.”. Ms. Athaiya… Aamir Khan, star and producer of “Lagaan,” tweeted: “Bhanuji was one of those film people who beautifully combined accurate research and cinematic flair to bring to life the director’s vision.”. Her output in the 1960s included “Gunga Jumna,” “Waqt,” “Amrapali,” “Teesri Manzil” and “Milan.” In the 1970s she worked on “Johny Mera Naam,” Conrad Rooks’ “Siddhartha,” “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” and “Meera.”. On 11 April 1983, after winning an Oscar for the film “Gandhi” (1982), she became the first Indian to receive this honour. She was married to Satyendra Athaiya. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who won the first Academy Award for India, passed away in Mumbai on Thursday. Buy movie tickets in advance, find movie times, watch trailers, read movie reviews, and more at Fandango. She won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi along with John Mollo. She made her debut with Raj Khosla’s “C.I.D.” (1956) and went on to design for some of the landmark films of Indian cinema, including Guru Dutt’s “Pyaasa” (1957) and “Kaagaz Ke Phool” (1959) and Abrar Alvi’s “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam” (1962). Celebrated costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who did India proud by winning an Oscar for the costume design of Gandhi (1982), passed away today … She had a marvelous career spanning five decades during which she designed costumes for at least 100 films. The Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya passed away yesterday at the age of 91. She designed for more than 100 Indian films over a career spanning nearly 60 years. She won these two prestigious awards for designing costumes for films like Lagaan, starring Aamir Khan and Gulzar's film Lekin. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. For the last three years, she was bedridden because one side (of her body) was paralysed," her daughter said. The last rites took place at the Chandanwadi crematorium in South Mumbai. She continued being associated with the best of Hindi-language cinema in the 1980s, including “Karz,” “Prem Rog” and “Ek Duje Ke Liye.” When she was hired for “Gandhi,” she was by some distance the most in-demand costume designer in India. Bhanu Athaiya, who received an Oscar for her work as a costume designer in the 1982 film Gandhi, passed away earlier today. Bhanu Athaiya made history on April 11, 1983, when she became the first Indian to win an Oscar. Here’s the video of Bhanu Athaiya’s receiving her Academy Award: India's first Academy Award winner Bhanu Athaiya has passed away at the age of 91. — Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) October 15, 2020. When she bagged the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Gandhi (1982), Athaiya, while accepting the statuette at the ceremony in 1983, said “It is too good to believe.Thank you, Academy and thank you, Sir Richard Attenborough, for focusing world attention on India.” Bhanu Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 epic film 'Gandhi,' passed away peacefully in her sleep, her daughter Radhika Gupta told PTI. Bhanu Athaiya won an Oscar at the 55th National Awards (courtesy theacademy). Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with a tumour in her brain. 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