#Bhanu Athaiya

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
In 2012, Athaiya returned her Oscar to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for safe-keeping. (Twitter/@BhanuAthaiya)

  • Athaiya won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 film 'Gandhi'
  • She began her career as a costume designer with Guru Dutt's 1956 superhit 'C.I.D'
  • She won two National Awards -- for 'Lekin' and 'Lagaan'