Popular Bollywood celebrities such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat, Anupam Kher among others have time and again made India proud at various global award functions and the annual Academy Awards is no exception. As Oscars 2014 fast approaches we go down memory lane to see when India shined at Oscars!
Bollywood actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai had graced the Oscars Red Carpet in 2011, with her husband Abhishek Bachchan.
Aishwarya Rai was dazzling in a shimmering Armani Privé strapless dress at 83rd Annual Academy Awards. The Indian beauty, who has become synonymous with Bollywood elite on global platforms, was hands down gorgeous. Ash finished off her look with the right make-up, soft side curls and shimmering lip gloss.
Aishwarya accessorised her look with a bracelet and black box clutch.
Aishwarya attended the Oscars with her husband Abhishek Bachchan, who was suave in the formal suit for the event.
A R Rahman who received two Oscars awards for ‘Slumdog Miliionaire’ in 2009 came in with his wife Saira.
LEFT: In 2009 Rahman was dapper in a Lavin suit and teamed it with a Sabhyasachi tie. While Saira looked pretty and simple in a Sabhyasachi suit. She picked Lieber clutch to finish off her look.
Right: In 2011, A R looked picked a Corneliani suit while Saira looked beautiful in a custom Rahul Mishra that she paired with Farah Khan Ali jewellery and a gold Leiber clutch.
Controversy’s favourite child, Mallika Sherawat too made it to the Academy Awards in 2011. The actress picked a sparkly white gown with a thigh-high slit. Though often, Mallika makes headlines for her disastrous choices at prestigious awards show (yes we mean Cannes), here Mallika was bang on. Mallika finished off her look with long ear drops. We like!
With the backing of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, Bollywood brigade comprising Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan along with Indian origin actors Dev Patel and Freida Pinto shined at the Academy Awards in 2009.
The men were dapper at the black tie event.
Wearing a blue John Galliano gown with exquisite net details, Freida Pinto was one of that year’s favourite at the Oscars Red Carpet. Freida accessorised her look with simple eardrops and took a trendy clutch. Since then Freida has been a regular at the Academy Awards.
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher’s claim to Oscars came via 2013 Oscars nominated film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ in which he played a pivotal role. The actor was dressed by fashion brand Burberry in a tailor made suit for the actor. (Photo: Twitter)
Bollywood playback singer Bombay Jayshree was also seen at Oscars Red Carpet in 2013. Bombay Jayshree was nominated for her song ‘Pi’s Lullaby’ in the award winning film by Ang Lee ‘Life Of Pi’.
Bombay Jayshree unfortunately lost the award to Adele. (Photo: Twitter)
Industrialist Anil Ambani also attended the Oscars with wife Tina Ambani. Anil and Tina Ambani strike a pose with director Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw and actor Daniel Day-Lewis and his wife Rebecca Miller. (Photo: Twitter)
Anupam Kher was happy to pose with ‘Life of Pi’ director Ang Lee. He had then tweeted: “Congratulations to the entire team of Life Of Pi and to the Genius called Ang Lee. Proud to have worked with him.:)” (Photo: Twitter)
Here the actor is seen with legendary actor Bruce Willis. Anupam Kher had tweeted, "Bruce Willis was happy to see an equally good looking man from India. He was warm & Hilarious." (Photo: Twitter)
While at Oscars, Anupam Kher didn't miss a chance to click a snap with actress Hillary Swank. (Photo: Twitter)
Anupam Kher shares a fun moment with producer Bruce Cohen. (Photo: Twitter)
Anupam Kher gets a click with ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ producer Jon Gordon and his wife. (Photo: Twitter)