Legendary Indian costume designer Bhanu Athaiya won India its first Oscar for her work in Gandhi. Throughout her illustrious career, she had worked with legendary directors such as Yash Chopra and Raj Kapoor. Initially a fashion magazine illustrator, she was also interested in painting but later chose fashion designing instead.
Birthdate: April 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolhapur, Kolhapur State, India
Died: October 15, 2020
Anjolie Ela Menon
(One of India’s Leading Contemporary Artists)
Birthdate: July 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burnpur, Asansol, West Bengal, India
Padma Shri-winning artist Anjolie Ela Menon is known for her use of vibrant colors and her love for religious themes, nudes, and portraits. Her works also mirrored a cubist influence. She earned an art scholarship to Paris and later experimented with various media, such as oil, computer graphics, and glass.