Bhanu Athaiya

Costume Designing (Maharashtra, India) 2013

Bhanu AthaiyaCostume Designing (Maharashtra, India) 2013

BHANU ATHAIYA – She is a celebrated Indian costume designer, with a career spanning over 100 films since the 1950s. Collaborating with renowned filmmakers like Guru Dutt, Yash Chopra, Raj Kapoor, and international directors such as Conrad Rooks and Richard Attenborough, she has left an indelible mark on the world of cinema.

Her journey in art began at a young age, with an art teacher coming to her home to teach her drawing. After completing her schooling, she pursued further education in art, enrolling in an art school where she graduated with top honors, earning a gold medal and a fellowship. She was also nominated as a member of the Progressive Artists’ Group, a prestigious honor founded by Francis Newton Souza.

She made history by becoming the first woman designer to win an ‘Oscar Award’ for her exceptional work in the film ‘Gandhi’ by Richard Attenborough, bringing immense pride to India. Her talent, dedication, and groundbreaking achievements have solidified her legacy as a pioneer in the world of costume design in Indian cinema.

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