The Oscar Award is a dream for every film artist, but sadly, the year 2012 Bhanu gave the Oscar saying that his family and the Government of India are not capable of maintaining the Oscars and it is good in the museum Stayed and returned the academy again.
April 11, 1983, the special day of Indian cinema, when the country received its first Oscar, and Bhanu Athaiya, the woman who won the Oscar, was full named Bhanumati Annasaheb Rajopadhyay for the best costume design for the 1982 film Gandhi with John Mollo was a participant.
Richard Attenborough directed the film Gandhi, Bhanu Born on 24 April 1929 in Kolapur Maharashtra, Bhanu Athaiya designed costume in more than 100 films and she was third among seven siblings. Bhanu was fond of painting from childhood, father Annasaheb and mother Shantabai used to inspire him to draw Gandhiji’s paintings, At that time, he too would not have thought that this little girl Bhanu would grow up one day and bring an Oscar from the film made on Gandhi ji and would brighten the name of the country.
After completing his schooling at Kolapur, Bhanu came to Mumbai for higher education, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree from JJ School of Art with a gold medal.
In the early days of her career, she worked as a freelancer fashion illustrator and also worked for some weekly magazines .. Meanwhile she also tried her hand in dress designing.
In Hindi films, she was given the first break by Gurudutt in his film CID in which Dev Anand was in the lead role .. Apart from this she also designed costumes in more than 100 films which include these films..
C.I.D., Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Ganga Jamuna, Waqt, Guide, Teesri Manzil, Mera Naam Joker, Himmat, Apna Desh, Suhaag, Lekin…, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Mr. Natwarlal, Rocky, Prem Rog, Gandhi, 1942: A Love Story, Lagaan, Swades
But she got international recognition from the film Gandhi in 1982 when she got an Oscar in 1983, She was also awarded the National Award for Ashutosh Gowariker’s film Lagaan, in 2009 Bhanu was also awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.
He worked with directors like Guru Dutt, Raj Khosla, Nasir Hussain, Ravindra Dave, Vijay Anand, Gulzar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Raj Kapoor, B.R. Chopra, Yash Chopra, Ashutosh Gowariker…
She deigned Zeenat Aman’s dress in Guide and Waheeda Rehman in the film Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
She also wrote a book called The Art of Costume Design in the year 2010, and when she met the Dalai Lama, she presented this book to him.
Bhanu married Kavi lyricist Satyendra Athiya but after some time they separated..