List of Oscar Award winners and nominees from India
In the 89th Oscar Award ceremony which was organized in Los Angeles, "Moonlight" was awarded for the "Best Film Award", while "La La Land" was rewarded in six categories, including "Best Director" and "Best Actress". In this article we are giving a list of Indians or persons of Indian origin who are awarded or nominated in Oscar award ceremony.
List of nominated/award-winner Indians at Oscar Awards
1. Bhanu Athaiya
Bhanu Athaiya, who worked as a costume designer in more than 100 Indian and international films, was awarded the "Best Costume Designer" award for Richard Attenborough's film "Gandhi" at the 55th Oscar Award ceremony in 1983. She was the first Indian or the first man/woman of Indian origin who had received the Oscar award.
2. Satyajit Ray
Famous Bengali film producer and one of the greatest film makers of the 20th century; Satyajit Ray was honoured with "Honorary Award" at the 64th Oscar Award ceremony in 1992 for his remarkable contributions to the world cinema. He is the first and only Indian to receive this honorary award.
3. Rasool Pukutty
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Renowned sound designer, sound editor and mixer of Hindi cinema, Tamil cinema, Malayalam cinema and Hollywood cinema, Rasool Pukutty along with Richard Peker and Ian Tape Was awarded in the category of "Best Sound Mixing" for the film "Slumdog Millionaire" at the 81st Oscar Award ceremony in 2009.
4. A. R. Rahman
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A popular musician and singer A. R. Rahman, who worked in various Indian and international films, was rewarded in the "Best Original Score" and "Best Original Song" category at the 81st Oscar Award ceremony in 2009 for the film ""Slumdog Millionaire".
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Apart from this, Rahman was nominated in the "Best Original Score" and "Best Original Song" category for the film "127 Hours" at the 83rd Oscar Award ceremony in 2011.
Well known poet and famous Hindi songwriter Gulzar was rewarded in the "Best Original Song" category for film "Slumdog Millionaire" at the 81st Oscar Award ceremony in 2009.
6. Mehboob Khan
Famous producer and director of Hindi cinema Mehboob Khan was the first Indian, whose film was nominated in the Oscar Award ceremony. Mehboob Khan's film "Mother India" was nominated in the "Best Foreign Film" category of at the 30th Oscar Award ceremony in 1958.
7. Ismail Merchant
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British producer-director of Indian origin Ismail Merchant was nominated 4 times in Oscar Awards ceremony for various films. Ismail Merchant's film "The Creation of Woman" was nominated in the "Best Short Film" category at the 33rd Oscars Award ceremony in 1961.
After this, "A Room with a View" was nominated in the "Best Movie" category at the 59th Oscar Awards ceremony in 1987, "Howards end" in the "Best Movie" category at the 65th Oscar Awards ceremony in 1993 and "The Remains of the Day" in the "Best Movie" category at the 66th Oscar Awards ceremony in 1994.
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8. Vidhu Vinod Chopra and K.K. Kapil
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Famous Hindi film producer and director Vidhu Vinod Chopra and K.K. Kapil's film "An Encounter of Faces" was nominated in the "Best Short Documentary Film" category at the 51st Oscar Awards ceremony in 1979.
9. Ravi Shankar
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Famous sitarist and music composer Pandit Ravi Shankar was nominated in the "Best Original Score" category for Richard Attenborough's film "Gandhi" at the 55th Oscar Awards ceremony in 1983.
10. Mira Nair
American producer-director of Indian origin, Mira Nair's film "Salaam Bombay" was nominated in the "Best Foreign Film" category at the 61st Oscar Awards ceremony in 1989.
11. Ashutosh Gowariker
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Renowned film director Ashutosh Gowariker's film "Lagaan" was nominated in the "Best Foreign Film" category at the 74th Oscar Awards ceremony in 2002.
12. Ashwin Kumar
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Renowned independent filmmaker Ashwin Kumar's short film "Little Terrorist" was nominated in the category of "Best Short Film" at the 77th Oscar Awards ceremony in 2005.
13. Deepa Mehta
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Canadian director and film writer of Indian origin Deepa Mehta's "Water" was nominated in the "Best Foreign Film" category at the 79th Oscar Awards ceremony in 2007.
14. Bombay Jayashree
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Famous Carnatic singer and composer Bombay Jayashree was nominated in the "Best Original Song" category for the film "Life of Pie" at the 85th Oscar Awards of 2013.
15. Dev Patel
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Indian-born British actor Dev Patel was nominated for his film "Lion" in the "Best Supporting Actor" category at the 89th Oscar Awards ceremony in 2017.
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