BHANU ATHAIYA

  • Richard Attenborough, Academy Awardwinning director of 'Gandhi', passes away at 90 August 25, 2014

    London: Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscarwinning director for the muchlauded 'Gandhi' and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie. Babyfaced as a young actor and whitely bearded in his older age, Attenborough warmly known as 'Dickie Darling'...
  • 'Mahabharat' will revive Indian handicrafts: Bhanu Athaiya September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya has been roped in as a consulting faculty for the look of the upcoming mythological show 'Mahabharat'. She believes the show will help in the revival of Indian handicrafts and traditional weaves. The 85-year-old has said that ancient techniques have been used to create...
  • Gauri Shinde to receive 'Laadli' award January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Oscarwinning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya will receive the lifetime achievement honour at the Laadli National Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity, while filmmaker Gauri Shinde will be awarded for her debut movie 'English Vinglish' at the event to be held here Feb 5. Athaiya, who had won an Oscar for costume...
  • Bhanu Athaiya: No regrets on returning Oscar December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who has returned her Oscar trophy to the Academy for safekeeping, says she is happy that her most treasured asset has reached the right and safe place. Athaiya, now 86, became India's first Oscar winner in 1983 when she bagged the golden statuette...
  • First Indian Oscar winner roots for A R Rahman February 23, 2009

    Mumbai: Even as A R Rahman and Resul Pookutty are ready for their big outing at the Oscars, CNNIBNs Varsha Pillai spoke to India's first Oscar winner, costume Designer Bhanu Athaiya in an exclusive interview about her Oscar glory days and also about India's next potential Oscar winner AR Rahman. "This...
  • India's first Oscar winner walks down memory lane February 20, 2009

    Mumbai: Twentyseven years ago, she made history when she became the first Indian to win an Oscar. Now, as two other Indians are again within kissing distance of that prized statuette, Bhanu Athaiya walks down nostalgia lane to remember that 1982 day when she won the Oscar for best costume...
  • India's first Oscar winner wishes Rahman luck January 24, 2009

    Mumbai: Even as AR Rahman readies for his big outing at the Oscars this year, we spoke to India's first Oscar winner, costume designer Bhanu Athaiya about her days of glory at the Academy Awards and also about India's next potential Oscar winner Rahman. I'm no speech maker, so I decided...