Naatu Naatu, The Elephant Whisperers win at Oscars 2023: Here’s a look at previous Indians winners

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Naatu Naatu, the fiery mass anthem from SS Rajamouli’s superhit period-action drama RRR, won the Best Original Song award at the Oscars 2023 this year

Naatu Naatu wins Best
Original Song

Documentary The Elephant Whisperers won in Best Documentary Short Film category. It pipped the likes of Haulout, The Martha Mitchell Effect, Stranger at a Gate, and How Do You Measure a Year? 

Oscars: The Elephant
Whisperers bags huge

This is not the first time that India has made its presence felt at the Mecca of cinema. Here are some Indians who have lifted the golden statuette before this 

A look at other Oscar
winners from India

Bollywood’s most iconic costume designer Bhanu Athaiya became the first-ever Indian to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Costume Design for Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi in 1983

Bhanu Athaiya 

The veteran filmmaker, known for movies like the Apu trilogy and Shatranj ke Khiladi, was the only Indian to be conferred the Honorary Academy Award for his contributions to the art of filmmaking

Satyajit Ray

Sound designer, editor and audio mixer Resul Pookutty won the Oscar for Best Sound Mixing in 2009 for the Danny Boyle-directorial Slumdog Millionaire

Resul Pookutty

AR Rahman, also fondly known as the Mozart of Madras, won an Oscar award for Best Original Score for Slumdog Millionaire

AR Rahman

AR Rahman and Gulzar won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho in 2009 

AR Rahman, Gulzar

Next: Oscars 2023: Naatu Naatu Wins Best Original Song; MM Keeravaani, Jr NTR, Ram Charan, SS Rajamouli Celebrate Award for RRR Song