Manish Malhotra

Biography

Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra is a leading Indian fashion designer who has spent 29 years in the field of costume designing for over 500 movies and innumerable designs. With a team of 700 artists, craftsmen and professionals spread across the country and international waters, his namesake label has marked 14 years in the fashion industry. Manish started his career in 1990 as a Costume Designer in the ‘Indian Film Industry’, popularly known as Bollywood. Having won the first Filmfare Award for Costume Design in 1995 for the film Rangeela, Manish Malhotra redefined and contemporized costumes in Indian Cinema.

Founder of the eponymous label, Manish Malhotra is known in the Bollywood industry for his pathbreaking makeover of actors on silver screen and giving them an individual style narrative in personal lives walking alongside in their journey of stardom. The first-ever fashion influencer and bold fashion creator, Manish Malhotra has extended his influence beyond fashion to carve his niche as an Indian luxury designer.

Manish Malhotra signature Chiffon sarees has become an iconic, his striking color combinations and an aboriginal western silhouette laden with glamour has received worldwide acclaim. Some of his most celebrated works in Bollywood that has given a new meaning to the fashion of Indian cinema with movies such as Rangeela, Raja Hindustani, Judaai, Dil toh Paagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dhadkan, Jab We Met, Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Om Shanti Om, Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to name a few.

In 2018 alone, Manish Malhotra worked for a whopping total of nine movies.

To mention about new line of business, Manish Malhotra has launched his first ever make-up line in collaboration with My Glamm in the month of December 2018. Manish Malhotra started his Productions arm last year with India’s most elite and beau monde wedding of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. The entire Sangeet event was conceptualized, curated and executed by Manish Malhotra Productions.

Come 2019, August, Manish Malhotra made two big announcements; partnered with heritage jewellery brand, Raniwala 1881 and launched his Jewellery line. This association has started with a curation by the designer which will be followed by a collaborative collection launch in the following years. And launched Manish Malhotra Home in partnership with luxury architect, Seetu Kohli.

This year, the label marked the launch of its flagship store in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad and also augmented it’s first-ever flagship store in New Delhi to making it a 15,000 sq. ft. store topping the charts of one among the largest stores in designer category in the country.

The label Manish Malhotra also took the responsibility to promote regional handicrafts and workmanship from rural India. The Label has adopted 45 girl workers from the Village of Mijwan, Uttar Pradesh in association with Shabana Azmi’s NGO, Mijwan Welfare Society for their intricate and exclusive hand embroidery chikankari, as the brand strongly believes in providing employment for women and empowering women in India. The Label has also taken an initiative to develop and procure Kashmiri embroideries such as ari and tilla. The beautiful workmanship of the Kashmiri craft has resulted in a long association with the brand that provides employment to a number of substantial Kashmiri houses. With his unrelenting energy and interminable spirit, Manish Malhotra still continues to win more acknowledgments and million hearts in this magnificent journey.