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.