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Bhanu Athaiya

Bhanu Athaiya was born on April 28, 1929 in Kolhapur, Kolhapur State, British India. She is known for her work on Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Gandhi (1982) and Swades (2004). See full bio »

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Gandhi Costume Designer
Swades Costume Designer
Ankhen Costume Designer


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 2014 Nagrik
 2013 Mahabharat (TV Series) (series costume designer - 20 episodes)
- Pandu Informs Kunti About The War (2013) ... (series costume designer)
- Shakuni Provokes Dhritarashtra (2013) ... (series costume designer)
- Vidur Welcomes Pandu And Kunti (2013) ... (series costume designer)
- Kunti Hides Her Past From Pandu (2013) ... (series costume designer)
- Bhishma Advises Satyavati (2013) ... (series costume designer)
 2008 Phir Kabhi
 2004 Swades
 2002 India: Kingdom of the Tiger (Documentary short)
 2001 Dhyasparva
 1995 Prem
 1994 The Cloud Door (Short)
 1993 Sahibaan (as Bhanu Atthaiya)
 1991 Henna
 1991 Prodigy
 1990 Aashiqui
 1990 Lekin...
 1989 Chandni
 1987 Kaash (as Bhanu Atheiya)
 1986 Sultanat
 1985 Faasle
 1985 Ulta Seedha
 1984 Tarang
 1983 Razia Sultan
 1982 Gandhi
 1982 Prem Rog (as Bhanu)
 1981 Ek Duuje Ke Liye (as Smt. Bhanu Athaiya)
 1981 Biwi-O-Biwi (as Bhanu)
 1980 Agreement
 1980 Karz
 1979 Surakksha
 1979 Mr. Natwarlal
 1979 Meera
 1978 Karmayogi
 1978 Shalimar
 1978 Anjane Mein
 1978 Bhola Bhala
 1977 Ram Bharose
 1977 Jai-Vijay (as Smt. Bhanu)
 1977 Aap Ki Khatir
 1977 Prelude (as Athaya Bhanu)
 1976 Bairaag
 1976 Kabeela
 1976 Foul Play
 1976 Charas (as Bhanoo)
 1975 Sanyasi (as Bhanu Atheiya)
 1975 Kaala Sona (as Mrs. Bhanu Athaiyya)
 1975 Aakraman
 1974 Drunk (as Mrs. Athaiya)
 1974 Bidaai
 1973 Keemat
 1973 Jheel Ke Us Paar (as Bhanumati)
 1973 Anhonee
 1973 Dhund
 1972 Paving Stone
 1972 Siddhartha (as Bhanu)
 1972 Lalkar (The Challenge) (as Bhanoo)
 1972 Dastaan (costume designer: ladies)
 1970 Bhai-Bhai
 1970 Himmat (as Mrs. Bhanoo Athaiya)
 1970 Johny Mera Naam (ladies)
 1970 The Train (costumes)
 1969 Jeene Ki Raah
 1968 Ankhen (as Mrs. Bhanu Athaiya)
 1968/I Brahmachari (as Mrs. Bhanu Athaiya)
 1968 Dil Aur Mohabbat (as Mrs. Bhanoo Athaiyya)
 1967 Anita
 1967 Raaz (as Mrs. Bhanu Athaiya)
 1967 Milan (as Bhanumati Athaiya)
 1966 Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (as Bhanumati)
 1966 Yeh Raat Phir Na Aaygi (as Bhanu)
 1966 Teesri Manzil
 1966 Amrapali (as Bhanumati Athaiya)
 1966 Mera Saaya
 1965 Kaajal (as Smt. Bhanu Athaiya)
 1965 Waqt
 1965 Arzoo (as Mrs. Bhanu Athaiya)
 1965 Janwar (as Mrs. Bhanu Athaiya)
 1964 Majboor (as Smt. Bhanu Athaiya)
 1963 Mujhe Jeene Do (as Mrs. Bhanu Athaiya)
 1962 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (as Bhanumathi)
 1961 Gunga Jumna
 1960 Full Moon (as Bhanumati)
 1959 Dil Deke Dekho (as Mrs. Bhanu Athaiya)
 1959 Kaagaz Ke Phool (as Bhanumati)
 1957 Pyaasa (as Bhanu Mati)
 1956 C.I.D. (as Bhanumati)
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Alternate Names:

Bhanumati Athaiya | Mrs Bhanoo Athaiya | Mrs. Banu Athaiya | Mrs. Bhanoo Athaiya | Mrs. Bhanu Athaiya | Mrs. Athaiya | Smt. Bhanu Athaiya | Bhanu Athaiyya | Mrs. Bhanoo Athaiyya | Mrs. Bhanu Athaiyya | Mrs. Athaiyya | Mrs. Athaya | Bhanu Atheiya | Bhanu Athia | Mrs. Bhanu Athiya | Mrs. Athiya | Bhanu Atthaiya | Bhanoo | Athaya Bhanu | Smt. Bhanu | Bhanumathi | R. Bhanumati | Bhanumati | Bhanu | Bhanubehn Hathaiya | Bhanu Mati

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