The 87th Academy Awards will have a no show for the Indian talent this year. But this does not mean that Indian stars have not made it to the Oscars before.
Some of the movies and music scores have made it to the biggest awards in the years gone by. 2015 might not have been lucky for the Indian cinema as expectations of getting 'Liar's Dice' in the Best Foreign Language film category shattered, however, if we take a look at the past, some of the Indian stars made the country proud by making it to the Oscars.
In 1958, Mehboob Khan's 'Mother India' became the first Indian movie to get nominated in the Best Foreign Language Category.
Indian talents such as AR Rahman and the first Oscar winner, Bhanu Athaiya already have the golden statuette decorated in their homes.
Oscars 2015 is around the corner. This weekend we all will be hooked on to our television sets just to check out the celebrities who will hit the red carpet in designer creations and the nominees win their golden statuette.
We can expect 'Jurassic World' star Irrfan Khan who has now become a regular in Hollywood movies hit the red carpet yet again at the Oscars this year.
If we rewind the Oscars of the past few years, Indian celebrities like 'The Myth' actress, Mallika Sherawat, 'Slumdog Millionaire' star Anil Kapoor, 'Bride and Prejudice' actress Aishwarya Rai and many more have already walked the red carpet of the prestigious awards night.
Before Oscar 2015 kicks off, here is a look at the Indian stars who attended the prestigious award before.
Bhanu is the first Indian to win the prestigious award. Bhanu Athaiya won the Oscar award way back in 1983 for Best Costume Design (Gandhi).
Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker
'Lagaan' was the third Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award in Best Foreign Language Film category after Mother India (1957) and Salaam Bombay! (1988).
The second Indian made a record bywinning 2 Oscar Awards in 2009 for Best Original Score as well as the Best Original Song (Slumdog Millionaire).
Shekhar Kapur For Elizabeth
Director Shekhar Kapur's Hollywood film franchise , Elizabeth I (1998) starring Oscar winner, Cate Blanchett got earned seven Oscar nominations and won 1. His sequel 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' won Best Costume Design. Cate was nominated for Best Actress both the times.
This pic is from the UK premiere of Elizabeth I.
The Indian actress started her career in Hollywood and her first film, 'Slumdog Millionaire' where she played the lead role along with Dev Patel was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 2009, winning most for any film of 2008 (8 wins), including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Indian stars Irrfan Khan, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel, Madhur Mittal and AR Rahman posed together at the Oscar red carpet before winning 8 out of 10 Oscar nods in 2008, becoming the only film to win majority of awards that year.
Asihwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai has acted in many Hollywood movies and is a well known face at the Cannes Film Festival since 14 years. However, the former Miss World made her Oscar red carpet debut in 2011.
John Abraham & Deepa Mehta and Lisa Ray
Deepa Mehta's directed movie, 'Water' made it to the Oscars in 2007 for Best Foreign Language Film category.
The Indian actress has acted in a few Hollywood movies which did not make it to the Oscars. However, she made her presence felt in 2011. Mallika is however a common face at the Cannes every year.
The sound engineer from Kerala also swept away an Oscar Award in 2009 for Best Sound Mixing in Slumdog Millionaire.