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Manish Malhotra

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Nationality  Indian
Role  Fashion designer
Name  Manish Malhotra

Known for  Munshi
Occupation  Fashion Designer
Education  Elphinstone College
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Born  5 December 1965 (age 57) (1965-12-05) Bombay,India
Relatives  Punit Malhotra (Nephew)Dicky Malhotra and Rakesh Malhotra(Brothers)
Awards  Bollywood Movie Award – Best Costume Designer
Nominations  Vijay Award for Best Costume Designer, Zee Cine Award for Best Costume Design
Similar People  Sabyasachi Mukherji, Tarun Tahiliani, Neeta Lulla, Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal

How indian fashion designer manish malhotra got his big break

Manish Malhotra is an Indian fashion designer who often works with Hindi cinema actresses. He launched his label in 2005.


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In 2014, his label marked a turnover of over INR 1 Billion making it one of the first Indian luxury fashion houses to do so.

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Manish Malhotra started his career as a model, while studying at the Elphinstone College in Mumbai. Though he did not have formal fashion design training, he was attracted towards costume design due to interest in clothes, costumes and art.

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Film career

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His first film as a designer was 'Swarg' for Juhi Chawla. He later won a Filmfare Costume Award for the film ‘Rangeela’. Since then, he has worked in costume design and styling for many actors and style icons.

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In 1998, he ventured into mainstream designing with his couture store 'Reverie - Manish Malhotra'. This brought him clientele from beyond the film industry to include fashion-mavens across India and the Indian diaspora.

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Soon after, he received appreciation for his glamorous ensembles using traditional colours, craftsmanship, textures and embroideries presented at his first runway show in November 1999.

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In 2005, he launched his couture label MANISH MALHOTRA which offers bridal, couture, diffusion and men's wear collections and currently retails at two stores in Mumbai and New Delhi. The label also retails at multi-brand boutiques across India and in Dubai.

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Malhotra has been reported to have been inspired by Indian craftsmanship and promotes regional handicrafts and workmanship from rural India through his association with the ‘Mijwan Welfare Society’– an NGO founded by Late Kaifi Azmi and headed by Shabana Azmi and Namrata Goyal.

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Some of the label’s recent collections feature handloom textiles from Varanasi, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh as well as centuries-old crafts techniques for the modern consumer. In March 2017, the Philadelphia Museum of Art featured outfits from the Manish Malhotra 2013 couture collection – Thread of Emotion, in an ongoing retrospective spotlighting the Phulkari technique at their Joan Spain Gallery.

Clients & Projects

Malhotra has dressed some of the leading actresses in Hindi cinema such as Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He has presented his collections at showcases across the globe.

Malhotra worked on the design a traditional outfit for Michael Jackson, during his visit to India in the late 1990s. He has also worked for Jean-Claude Van Damme, Reese Witherspoon in Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair, Kylie Minogue and Jermaine Jackson and wife Halima. He also designed the wedding outfits for the Princess of Riyadh.

In August 2016, Malhotra's show for Lakme Fashion Week’s Winter-Festive edition was shot for a Virtual Reality fashion experience by Etihad Airways. The Virtual Reality video was released earlier in January 2017 at Etihad’s Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi.

He also collaborated with Google to launch the ‘G Suite’ – a set of intelligent apps designed for modern professionals.


Filmfare Award

  • 1995 -Filmfare Award for Costume Design - Rangeela
  • Filmfare Glamour & Style Award
  • Bollywood Movie Award

  • 1999 Bollywood Award for Costume Design - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  • 2002 Bollywood Awards Designer of Year - Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
  • 2005 Bollywood Awards Designer of Year - Veer Zaara
  • 2007 Bollywood Awards Designer of Year - Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
  • Zee Cine Award

  • Zee Cine Award Zee Cine Award for Costume Design
  • Zee Cine Award for Best Costume for Mohabbatein
  • Zee Cine Award - Zenith 'London' for Best Costume in 2008
  • IIFA Awards

  • 2001 IIFA Award for Best Costume - Mohabbatein
  • 2002 IIFA Award for Best Costume for Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
  • 2004 IIFA Award for Best Costume for Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • Wizcraft Samsung IIFA Award for Costume Designing
  • 2017 IIFA Award for Best Costume Designing.
  • Filmfare Awards South

  • 2010 Filmfare Awards South for Costume Design - Enthiran
  • Masala Awards

  • Masala Awards for International Asian Designer of the year in 2010
  • Masa Awards for Fashion Personality in 2012
  • Bollywood Fashion Awards

  • Designer of the year in 2002
  • Best costume designer in 2004
  • Designer of the year in 2004
  • Designer of the year in 2005
  • Best costume designer in 2005
  • Other Awards

  • Showtime Opinion Poll Award for Raja Hindustani
  • Rok Glam Award Zoom for Contemporary Wear Design - Women in 2007
  • Siemen's Viewer's Choice Award for Dil To Pagal Hai
  • Stylish Designer Of the Year at the Elle Style Awards in 1999
  • Indo American Society Award for contribution to Fashion Designing
  • Indira Priyadarshini Memorial Award for his contribution to the fashion industry
  • Manish was Felicitated by National Institute Of Fashion Technology
  • Indian Affairs of Network 7 Media Group felicitated Manish at India Leadership Conclave 2013 as "Fashion Icon of the Decade 2013".
  • SAIFTA in 2013 for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema & Fashion
  • International Film Festival Of India - Goa for Excellence Award
  • Rajiv Gandhi Awards for designing in 2002
  • Hall of Fame for HELLO in 2014
  • Rang Sadhana for Costume Designer in 2008
  • AICOG Achievers Award
  • MOET & Chandon Champagne for tribute to Asian fashion designing in 2006
  • Power brands & Fame & Planman for Styling new India in 2012
  • Hindustan Times for Most Stylish - Delhi Season 6 in 2016
  • Pratham, USA for Excellence in fashion in 2016
  • The Antwerp medical team for noble cause in 2006
  • Lycra MTV Style Awards for Celebrity Style in 2006
  • Lyrca MTC Style Awards for Bollywood designer of the year
  • FICCI - Speaker in 2014 for Changing facade of fashion industry in India
  • Clariden LEU for appreciation for creativity
  • Magzimise Awards 2016 for creative fashion & fashion accessories
  • References

    Manish Malhotra Wikipedia