Manish Malhotra – Fashion Designer Extraordinaire!
Manish Malhotra stepped into the world of fashion as a model during his college days in Mumbai. Born on December 5th 1965, Manish Malhotra attended the prestigious Elphinstone College in Mumbai. His foray into modelling during his student days got him interested in fashion designing, and soon after, he went on specialize in the field. One thing led to another, and in 1990, he made his debut as a costume designer in Bollywood. For Manish, this was almost a dream come true. To quote the designer, …”I thought to myself, fashion and costumes are where my future lies. And being a die-hard fan of Hindi movies, Bollywood was my heart’s calling”.
His big moment came with Rangeela, when he succeeded in transforming actress Urmila Matondkar from a girl-next-door into a glam queen. Recognition came with his first Filmfare award in 1995. Thereon, he went on to revolutionize styling and costume design in the film industry and helped create memorable characters in over a thousand movies, even as a slew of awards followed in his 20- plus years in the profession. Manish Malhotra has the singular distinction of having won the Indira Priyadarshini Memorial Award for his contribution to the fashion industry, besides having been felicitated by the National Institute of Fashion Technology ( NIFT).
Manish Malhotra is one of the first Bollywood fashion designers who consults the script before designing costumes for a movie. His ability to conceive and create an entire look for his characters, rather than just garments is what makes him outstanding.
Manish Malhotra Designs for Bollywood Divas
His efforts have resulted in incredible make-overs for stars like Karishma Kapoor (Dil Toh Pagal Hai), Sridevi (Judaai), Kareena Kapoor (Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai), Shilpa Shetty (Dhadkan), Sushmita Sen (Main Hoon Na) and Priyanka Chopra (Dostana). From Rekha and Amitabh to Sonam kapoor and Imran khan, generations of silver-screen idols have been dressed to perfection by Manish Malhotra – onscreen and off it. He was even asked to design for Michael Jackson’s Bollywood show.
Manish Malhotra has also dressed many Hollywood celebrities like Demi Moore, Kylie Minogue, Reese Witherspoon, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. Manish Malhotra retails his brand from his flagship stores in Mumbai and Delhi. His designs are available at several leading high-end fashion stores and boutiques across the country.
Manish Malhotra’s Latest Collections have been a prominent part of major Indian fashion and couture shows such as the Lakme India Fashion Week, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week, and the PCJ Delhi Couture Week. Apart from his Bollywood expertise, Manish Malhotra is a much sought- after name for his bridal collections. He is also specialized in Suits and Sarees. His bridal collections infuse contemporary style into traditional elegance, and are the ultimate aspiration for brides who crave a Bollywood –style wedding.
Here are a few more of his breath-taking creations: