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List of Indian winners and nominees of the Academy Awards

A picture of Bhanu Athya.

Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to win an Academy Award for designing the costumes for Richard Attenborough‘s Gandhi (1982).

Several Indian individuals and films have received or been nominated for the Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars) in different categories. As of 2021, 13 Indians have been nominated and eight have won Oscars including in the  scientific and technical category.

At the 30th Academy AwardsMehboob Khan‘s 1957 Hindi-language film Mother India was India’s first submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film category. It was nominated alongside four other films and lost to the Italian film Nights of Cabiria (1957) by one vote.In 1982, The National Film Development Corporation of India was instrumental in co-producing Richard Attenborough‘s biographical film Gandhi.[4][5] At the 55th Academy AwardsBhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to win an Academy Award for designing the costumes. Ravi Shankar was nominated for Best Original Score for the same film.As of 2022, apart from Mother India, only two Indian films have been nominated for the Oscars—Salaam Bombay! (1988) and Lagaan (2001).

In 1992, legendary Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray was bestowed with an Honorary Academy Award, becoming the only Indian to date to receive the honour.[8] Resul Pookutty and A. R. Rahman won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing and Best Original Score respectively for the 2008 British film Slumdog Millionaire. Rahman also shared the Best Original Song Award with lyricist Gulzar for the song “Jai Ho“. Rahman is the only Indian to win more than one Academy Award.[10] Several Indians and Indian Americans have received the Oscars in the technical category like Rahul ThakkarCottalango Leon and Vikas Sathaye.

Honorary awards

A portrait of Satyajit Ray.

Satyajit Ray became the first Indian to receive an Honorary Academy Award in 1992.

Year Recipient Note

Competitive awards[edit]

Competitive awards
Year Nominee(s)/recipient(s) Film Category Result
Mother India Mother India Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
Ismail Merchant The Creation of Woman Best Short Subject (Live Action) Nominated
Fali Bilimoria The House That Ananda Built Best Documentary (Short Subject) Nominated
Ishu Patel Bead Game Best Animated Short Film Nominated
K. K. Kapil An Encounter with Faces Best Documentary (Short Subject) Nominated
Bhanu Athaiya Gandhi Best Costume Design Won
Ravi Shankar Best Original Score Nominated
Ismail Merchant A Room with a View Best Picture Nominated
Salaam Bombay! Salaam Bombay! Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
Ismail Merchant Howards End Best Picture Nominated
The Remains of the Day Nominated
Lagaan Lagaan Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
Ashvin Kumar Little Terrorist Best Short Subject (Live Action) Nominated
Resul Pookutty Slumdog Millionaire Best Sound Mixing Won
Best Original Song (For “Jai Ho“) Won
A. R. Rahman
Best Original Score Won
Best Original Song (For “O… Saya“) Nominated
127 Hours Best Original Score Nominated
Best Original Song (For “If I Rise“) Nominated
Bombay Jayashri
Life of Pi Best Original Song (For “Pi’s Lullaby“) Nominated
Guneet Monga Period. End of Sentence. Best Documentary (Short Subject) Won
Rintu Thomas
Sushmit Ghosh
Writing with Fire Best Documentary Feature Nominated
Shaunak Sen
Aman Mann
All That Breathes Best Documentary Feature Nominated ]
Kartiki Gonsalves
Guneet Monga
The Elephant Whisperers Best Documentary (Short Subject) Won
M.M. Keeravani (Music)
Chandrabose (Lyrics)
RRR Best Original Song (For “Naatu Naatu“) Won

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