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 … She won these two prestigious awards for designing costumes for films like Lagaan, starring Aamir Khan and Gulzar's film Lekin. 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. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who became the first Indian to win an Oscar, is no more. Apart from Oscars, Bhanu Athaiya also bagged National Awards. 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Athaiya was born in Kolhapur, western India, in 1929. Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian-born person to win an Oscar. She soon became a part of the Guru Dutt team. Gandhi (1982) Shared with: John Mollo. Winner. She was 91 and died at her residence after prolonged illness. Bhanu took home the Oscar for Best Costume Design for her work in Lord Richard Attenborough's ‘Gandhi’ at the 55th annual Academy Awards. Athaiya was suffering from a brain tumor for the last eight years, her daughter Radhika Gupta told news agency PTI. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Athaiya won the Academy Award … She was 91 and died at her residence after prolonged illness. India's first Academy Award winner Bhanu Athaiya has passed away at the age of 91. Bhanu Athaiya made history on April 11, 1983, when she became the first Indian to win an Oscar. 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. 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). 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 had a marvelous career spanning five decades during which she designed costumes for at least 100 films. She designed for more than 100 Indian films over a career spanning nearly 60 years. Bhanu Athaiya, who received an Oscar for her work as a costume designer in the 1982 film Gandhi, passed away earlier today. She won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi" along with John Mollo. No Points For Guessing, After Recovering From COVID-19, Kriti Sanon Is Busy Getting Her "Strength Back", Brexit Becomes Reality As UK Leaves European Union's Single Market, Indigo Says Its Servers Hacked During Early Days Of December, Brexit Hour Marks "Amazing Moment" For UK: Boris Johnson, Pollution Control Body Asks Delhi, NCR To Take Steps To Reduce Pollution, Delhi's Air Quality In December Best In 4 Years: Pollution Control Body, This website follows the DNPA Code of Ethics, She won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in 'Gandhi', In 2012, she returned her Oscar to the Academy for safe-keeping, Fb desc: Bhanu Athaiya won two National Awards and an Oscar. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar winner, died at her home on Thursday after prolonged illness, her daughter said.She was 91. She began her career as a fashion illustrator for magazines before she moved to designing costumes for films. 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. She is the first Indian to win the Academy Award. 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. 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. She was 91. She had been diagnosed with benign brain tumour in 2012 and her daughter, Radhika Gupta, had been by her side since then. 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. Celebrated costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who did India proud by winning an Oscar for the costume design of Gandhi (1982), passed away today … She received a number of awards for her remarkable work in the fashion designing world. On 11 April 1983, after winning an Oscar for the film “Gandhi” (1982), she became the first Indian to receive this honour. Bhanuji was one of those film people who beautifully combined accurate research and cinematic flair to bring to life the director's vision. 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. 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.” 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. She was 91. Athaiya won the Academy Award in the Best Costume Design category at the 1983 Oscars for her work in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi". She was 91-years-old. Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com. She died on October 15, 2020 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Mumbai: Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who became the first Indian to win an Oscar, is no more. 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). Oscar. Later when its editor opened a boutique, she asked Athaiya to try designing dresses, hereupon she discovered her flair for designing clothes. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, 91, passed away at her home on Thursday after a prolonged illness. Bhanu Athaiya passed away in the early hours of Thursday in Mumbai. 1983. I had the great privilege of working with her in the Marathi film " Katha Don Ganpatravanchi" — Renuka Shahane (@renukash) October 15, 2020 Best Costume Design. For the last three years, she was bedridden because one side (of her body) was paralysed," her daughter said. Her career began by designing clothes for Guru Dutt's films, starting with C.I.D. 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. Academy Awards, USA. Here’s the video of Bhanu Athaiya’s receiving her Academy Award: Her success as a designer soon led to her switching career paths. 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.”. 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). (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.). Winner of an Oscar award, the pride of our country, yet so very humble. She was 91. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, died at her home on Thursday after prolonged illness, her daughter said. Bhanu Athaiya has been an important name in pioneering Indian cinema. She was 91. 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.”. In 2012, Athaiya returned her Oscar to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for safe-keeping. The last rites took place at the Chandanwadi crematorium in South Mumbai. 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. She is a two-time National Award-winning designer. Upon winning her Oscar (video below), Athaiya said the win was “too good to believe,” before thanking Attenborough for “focusing world attention on India.”. Follow our special coverage of Coronavirus pandemic in India and get news updates from around the world. 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 … Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who won the first Academy Award for India, has died at the age of 91. Athaiya, who won an … Bhanu Athaiya, Costume Designer: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India. — Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) October 15, 2020. Bhanu Athaiya, costume designer and India’s first Oscar winner passed away on the morning of October 15, 2020. She was also nominated in the category at the BAFTAs. (1956). "She passed away early this morning. Athaiya started her career as a freelance fashion illustrator for various women's magazines in Bombay, including the 'Eve's Weekly'. 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… India's first ever Oscar winner, costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, has died at the age of 91. Bhanu Athaiya has worked with several top-notched filmmakers. Bhanu Athaiya was born on April 28, 1929 in Kolhapur, Kolhapur State, British India as Annasaheb Rajopadhye. ................................ 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? She was the first Indian to receive the very prestigious Oscars award. Bhanu Athaiya won an Oscar at the 55th National Awards (courtesy theacademy). She won the costume design Oscar at the 1983 Academy Awards, shared with John Mollo. She is known for her work on Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Gandhi (1982) and Swades (2004). Academy Award-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya passed away on October 15, 2020, at the age of 91. Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with a tumour in her brain. The 91-year-old Athaiya, a … John Mollo and Bhanu Athaiya win the Oscar for Costume Design for Gandhi at the 55th Academy Awards. … The Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya passed away yesterday at the age of 91. She was married to Satyendra Athaiya. Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who won the first Academy Award for India, passed away in Mumbai on Thursday. 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