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26/06/2018 2:47 PM IST | Updated 26/06/2018 2:55 PM IST

Here's A List Of Indian Film Personalities Who've Been Extended Membership By The Oscars

SRK, Naseeruddin Shah, Anil Mehta are on it.

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan meets his waxwork double at Madame Tussauds in London.
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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan meets his waxwork double at Madame Tussauds in London.

In a bid to make the decision-making process more inclusive, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended its membership to several Indian film personalities, including Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Chopra, and Naseeruddin Shah.

Overall, 20 Indian filmmakers, actors, technicians have made the cut. As members of the Academy, they will get to vote for the respective branches they belong to (Actors vote for Best Actor, Directors vote for Best Director).

All members of the Academy, 6000 in all, are eligible to vote for the Best Picture category.

Here's the list of people chosen from India:

ACTORS:

Naseeruddin Shah

Madhabi Mukherjee

Madhuri Dixit

Soumitra Chatterjee

Shah Rukh Khan

Ali Fazal

Anil Kapoor

Tabu

PRODUCERS:

Aditya Chopra

Guneet Monga

PRODUCTION DESIGNERS:

Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray (Raazi, Haider)

COSTUME DESIGNERS:

Dolly Ahluwalia and Manish Malhotra

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Anil Mehta (Rockstar, Kal Ho Na Ho Highway)

SOUND DESIGNERS

Biswadeep Chatterjee (3 Idiots, Madras Cafe)

Debajit Changmai (Raazi, Court)

MUSIC COMPOSERS

Usha Khanna

Sneha Khanwalkar (Gangs of Wasseypur)

EDITOR

Balli Saluja (Dangal)

How does one get the membership and why were these people chosen over others?

According to Academy guidelines, one must've "achieved distinction in the motion picture arts and sciences," to qualify as a member. Membership is, of course, by invitation only.

As of last year, 31% of the members of the Academy were women and 16 percent were people of color. The number is expected to go up this year as more invites have been rolled out.

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