India’s first Oscar win came in 1983 when Bhanu Athaiya won the “Best Costume Design” award for the movie “Gandhi”. The movie was directed by Richard Attenborough and starred Ben Kingsley in the titular role. It was a biographical drama based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement.

The movie was a huge success and was praised for its depiction of Gandhi’s life and his struggle for India’s independence. It was also nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 8 of them, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, and Best Costume Design.

Bhanu Athaiya’s win for Best Costume Design was a major milestone for the Indian film industry. She was the first Indian to win an Oscar and the first woman to win an Oscar for costume design. Her work in the movie was highly praised for its accuracy and attention to detail.

The win was a huge moment of pride for India and the Indian film industry. It was a moment that showed the world that Indian films could compete with the best in the world. It also showed that Indian talent was capable of creating something that was worthy of an Oscar.

Since then, Indian films have been nominated for several Academy Awards, but none have been able to replicate the success of “Gandhi”. The movie is still remembered as one of the most iconic films in Indian cinema and its Oscar win is a reminder of the potential of Indian films.

Emily Blunt

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