Oscar 2023 is going to start in a few days. Filmmakers across the world are eager to see their films win awards. The 95th Academy Awards ceremony turned special for Indians as the song Natu Natu from the Telugu film RRR has been nominated in the Best Original Song category. Natu Natu has already won the Golden Globe Award, due to which the expectations of its victory have increased. This is the first time in the history of Oscar Awards that an Indian song has reached the nominations.
This is also important for RRR because the film directly staked its claim at the Oscars. India's official entry Chhelo Show is already out in the race for nominations. Amidst the expectations from the song Natu Natu, we know about those Indian artists, who brought laurels to the country by winning the Oscar Awards. India has received such a great honor on the international stage only five times so far.
India has been represented at the Oscars since the fifties, but Bhanu Athaiya won the first Oscar for the film Gandhi. He was given the Oscar Award in the Best Costume Design category for this 1983 film. This biopic film of Mahatma Gandhi won five Oscars including Best Film Award and Best Actor Award.
The country's veteran filmmaker Satyajit Ray was also awarded the Oscar Award. He received the Oscar Award for Honorary Lifetime Achievement. However, he was unable to attend the Oscar ceremony to receive the award. He received this award for his invaluable contribution to the cinema world. After the Oscar ceremony, this award was sent to him in Kolkata.
Resul Pookutty won the Oscar for the British film Slumdog Millionaire. He was given this award for Best Sound Mixing in the film. Slumdog Millionaire was nominated in 10 categories, out of which it won the Oscar Award in 8.
AR Rahman also won the Oscar Award for Slumdog Millionaire. He won two awards for the song Jai Ho from the film. AR Rahman won in the categories of Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
Gulzar is a veteran writer, lyricist, screenwriter and film director of the country. He was awarded in the Best Original Song category for the lyrics of the song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.