Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Bhanu Athaiya


Bhanu Athaiya's collection of heirloom textiles, some over a century old, to be auctioned

July 10, 2021 8:51 am

Athaiya, who died last October, loved it so much that she wore it to her daughter Radhika Gupta’s wedding, styling it elegantly with a waist belt.

Overlooked no more: Bhanu Athaiya, who won India its first Oscar

April 25, 2021 9:16 am

The Oscar was not Bhanu Athaiya’s only major prize. She won India’s National Award for Costume Design twice, for Lekin…” (1991) and for Lagaan a decade later, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

An online auction focusses on celebrated costume designer Bhanu Athaiya’s work as an artist

December 01, 2020 4:09 pm

As many as 32 lots go under the hammer on December 2, with mediums ranging from sketches to her early fashion illustrations and paintings

Bhanu Athaiya’s art was not beholden to stars, spoke its own language

October 21, 2020 10:48 am

Costume even now rarely attracts the attention and respect it is owed as a critical component of communication and feeling in films. But thanks to Athaiya’s meticulous artistry, it has happily gained some of the spotlight.

Artist of design

October 17, 2020 10:06 am

Bhanu Athaiya’s work helped highlight the role costume design plays in cinema

Bhanu Athaiya (1929-2020): Aamir Khan, Renuka Shahane and others pay tribute to India's first Oscar winner

October 16, 2020 11:37 am

Aamir Khan, Renuka Shahane, Simi Garewal and many other film personalities mourned the passing away of Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya.

Bhanu Athaiya (1929-2020): India’s first Oscar winner, creator of hit Bollywood moments and costumes for 60 years

October 16, 2020 8:54 am

Bhanu Athaiya passed away in the early hours of Thursday in Mumbai. She had been diagnosed with meningioma in 2012 but had continued to work; her last costume design was for the Marathi film Nagrik in 2014.