Rocky S: a technically sound designer

One of the known names in the Indian fashion industry and also in Bollywood is Rock S. Rocky is a well known and popular fashion designer of India. He was a student of commerce in college, but he always wanted to do something creative and artistic. Rocky took a formal training on fashion designing from the J.D. Institute of Fashion Designing and thereafter he joined the departmental store, ROOPAM as a designer. Only after gaining the experience and knowing about the technical expertise, he chose to enter the film industry.

The first artist for whom Rocky S had designed was Akshay Kumar, who also proved to be his launch pad in Bollywood . in the year 1994, he was chosen to designs for dress in the film ‘Aatish: Feel The Fire’. Then what followed has created history. By now he has designed in numerous movies and for variety of stars starting from Raveen Tandon to Hrithik Roshan. The prominent films where he has designed include: ‘Fiza’, ‘Yaadein’, ‘Ajnaabe’ , ‘Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham’, ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge’ , ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ , ‘Krishh’ and many more. In each and every film where Rocky has designed, he has showed his talent and his level of creativeness. This creative bent of mind of Rocky has taken him to great heights as a fashion designer. He has a store of retailing exclusive for both men and women wear at Juhu with the name ROCKY-S. He is considered as one of the leading fashion designers in India.

Emraan Hashmi

The kissing guru:Emraan Hashmi !
Emraan Hashmi , the actor is better known for his kissing scenes on screen than his acting. Of course this does not mean he is not a good actor, he indeed acts well. Emraan was born on 24th March, 1979, and his full name is Emraan Anwar Hashmi. He was born to a Muslim father and a Catholic mother. He is also the nephew of the famous director and producer of Indian cinema Mahesh Bhatt. His debut film was ‘Footpath’ which came in the year 2003. Viram Bhatt who is also the nephew of Mahesh Bhatt directed this movie. Though the film did not fair well in the box office, but Hasmi did a commendable job in portraying the he dangerous, crazy, yet, lovable bad person.

However, it was with the movie ‘Murder’ that Emraan Hashmi shot to fame. The movie was directed by the much-acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Basu. Emraan’s role had some negative shades, which he had portrayed very well. This murder thriller proved to a hit in the box office, and the music of the film created records. The film also starred Mallika Sherawt and Ashmit Patel, who is the brother of Bollywood actress Amisha Patel He mostly appears in movies directed by Vikram Bhatt and Mohit Suri, his other relative. His other films include: ‘Kalyug’ where he played a supporting role, ‘Aksar’, ‘Zeher’ opposite Shamita Shetty, ‘Ganster’ where he played the role pf a cop, and the film was quite a big hit, ‘Asig Banaya Apne’and few more.

Shahrukh Khan

The Demi god: Shahrukh Khan
This 5’8” superstar has been ruling the film industry ever since he stepped in Bollywood. Shahrukh Khan was born in 2nd November, 1965. He has been brought up in Delhi. His father Taj Khan was a freedom activist. He studied in St. Columbus School in New Delhi. His has done graduation in Economics and his majors in Mass Communications from Jamia Miliya Islamia. In the late 80s, Shahrukh started acting in serials of which the most famous was ‘Circus’, this proved to be the path of his success. His debut movie was ‘Deewana’ in 1992 for which he received his first award ‘Filmfare Best Male Debut’. Innumerable hits and countless awards followed afterwards.

The most remarkable films of Shahrukh Khan are ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayange’ under the YashRaj banner,the film was directed by renowned film maker Aditya Chopra, this has proved to be the biggest hit of all times, ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’, ‘Khabhi Ha Khabhi Na’, ‘Mohabbatein’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and lots of others. His list is endless. Two movies of him were released in 2007 and both of them have proved to be the biggest grosser of the year. A life size replica of this actor is installed in April 2007 in Madame Tussauds in London. He is one of the most popular actors of Bollywood not only in India but also all over the world. He immortalizes every character he plays in movies. He is also a successful producer and has also hosted popular TV shows. Shahrukh Khan is sure to continue ruling Bollywood in the coming years.

Kangana Ranaut

The girl with poise: Kangana !
Born on 23rd March 2008 in Bhamla , Himachal Pradesh, Kangana Ranaut is the latest to create waves in Bollywood. Kangana Ranuat is an Indian actress who hails from a village called Bhamla. She did her schooling from a school in Shimla. She had studied science and had aspired to become a doctor. Kangana’s father is a businessman whereas her mother is a teacher. She had a passion for acting and has done a number of theatre shows in Delhi. She has an elder sister and a younger brother. Her first on screen appearance was in the movie ‘Gangster’ in 2006, which was directed by the much-acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Basu. The film was produced by Mahesh Bhatt and proved to be a huge hit both commercially and critically. The film also featured Shiney Ahuja and Imraan Hashmi. Kangana was very much appreciated.

For ‘Gangster’ Kangana Ranaut won the mentioned awards : 2006: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer – Female for Gangster 2007: GIFA Best Female Debut Award for Gangster 2007: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Gangster 2007: ;Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Female for Gangster 2007: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for Gangster 2007: IIFA Star debut for Gangster 2007: AIFA Awards, Best Debut – Female for Gangster 2007: Bollywood Movie Award – Best Female Debut for Gangster. ‘Woh Lamhe’ which was released in 2006 also helped Kangana in winning more praises. In the 2007 movie ‘Life In A…Metro’ Kanagna portrayed the role of a confused girl searching for real love. Kangana Ranaut is a brilliant actress.

Vidya Balan

The graceful Vidya Balan!
Vidya Balan is a graceful Indian actress who was born on January 1, 1978. This is one actress who started her career through music videos, soap, commercials and operas and then landed on doing films because of her talent. Vidya has studied in St. Anthony’s Girls High School in Chembur and has been brought up in Mumbai. She graduated with a degree in sociology from the St. Xaviers’ College, Mumbai. Her father is the Vice President of ETC Channel while her mother is a homemaker. Vidya Balan won the Anandalok Puraskar Best Actress award in Kolkata for this film. She has acted in the famous serial of the mid 90s ‘Hum Paanch’ under the Balaji banner. Her debut movie was a Bengali movie named ‘Bhalo Theko’ in 2003. This film won her critical acclaim.

In 2005, Vidya Balan made her debut in Hindi film with ‘Parineeta’ directed by the famous ad maker Pradeep Sarkar. The film starred popular actors like Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt ,Sabyasachi Chakrovorty. Vidya Balan was very much praised for her performance in the movie and she won her first ‘Filmfare Best Female Debut’ award. She has appeared on plenty of music videos including videos by Euphoria, Subha Mudgal and Pakaj Udhas. The film ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’ where Vidya Balan was paired opposite Sanjay Dutt was a huge box office success and her performance was again appreciated by the critics. Her famous movies include: ‘Guru’, ‘Hey Babby’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ and few more. Her film ‘Eklavya: The Royal Guard’ was selected as India’s official entries to the Oscars. Vidya Balan is indeed a versatile female actors in Bollywood and she is here to reach the stars.

Manish Malhotra

Leader in designs: Manish Malhotra
One of the leading fashion designers of the fashion industry and also of Bollywood in recent years is Manish Malhotra. He did his first assignment at the age of 25 in the movie ‘Swarg’ where he designed for Juhi Chawla. His name became synonymous with style in Bollywood. He has designed for more than a dozen of the famous Bollywood stars. His different way of styling his ladies makes him stand out from the rest of the designers. He mainly designs for the leading ladies of Bollywood but there have been few occasions where Manish has designed for the leading men, including Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. The fashion scene in Bollywood is considered to have been revolutionized by Manish Malhotra.
He has designed for Sridevi, Urmila Matondkar, Karishma Kapoor, Kajol, Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala, Madhuri Dixit, Twinkle Khanna, Shilpa Shetty, Kareena Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherjee and Preity Zinta. The films where he created magic include Raja Hindustani for Karisma which earned her a different image, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Khamoshi, Rangeela, Hero No.1, Judaai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Hum Saath Saath Hai , Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Mast, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Satya, Dhadkan and Mohabbatein.

Manish Malhotra has been showing his talent in the film industry for over a decade by now. He even won a Filmfare Award for his costume designs in ‘Rangeela’. Manish has also been felicitated by the NIFT with Indira Priyadarshini Memorial Award for his contribution to the fashion industry. His first fashion show was in November 1999 and since that day he has moved a long way.

Show it in style

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