Before ‘Natu Natu’ and ‘The Elephant Whispers’, Know How Many Times India Got Oscars

The 95th Academy Awards took place on March 13 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The Academy Awards are also known as the Oscars and are one of the most prestigious awards in the film industry. This year Oscar 2023 has been very special for India. In fact, this year India made history by winning two Oscars.

While South Movie’s ‘RRR’ ‘Naatu Naatu’ won the Oscar in the Best Original Song category, Guneet Monga’s ‘The Elephant Whispers’ won the Oscar in the Best Documentary Short category. Even before this, many times Indian movies have done the country proud on the international stage. Let us know here how many times India has won Oscars.

The 1957 film ‘Mother India’, directed by India’s Mehboob Khan, was the first to receive a nomination at the 30th Academy Awards in the Best International Film category. However, it was defeated by the Italian film Knights of Cabiria (1957) and Mother India was left without winning an Oscar. After this, these are included in the Indian films that won the Oscar.

  • ‘Bhanu Athaiya’ received the Oscar Award in 1983 in the category of Best Costume Design
  • Satyajit Ray received the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1992 Oscars.
  • Resul Pookutty received the 2009 Oscar Award for Best Sound Mixing for ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’
  • Gulzar received the Oscar title in 2009 for Best Original Song (Jai Ho).
  • AR Rahman received an Oscar in 2009 for ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’ in the category of Best Original Score and the second category of Best Original Song (Jai Ho).
  • ‘The Elephant Whispers’ by Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga has won the Oscar in the category of Best Documentary Short Film in 2023.
  • The song Natu-Natu from the film RRR del Sur has won the Oscar in the category of Best Original Song.

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