Couturier, Costume Stylist, Entrepreneur, and Revivalist
Couturier, costume stylist, entrepreneur, and revivalist; Manish Malhotra’s prolific career spanning 30 years has seen him redefine fashion for an entire generation of India. Manish started his career as a model but soon his passionate love for Bollywood movies and love for fashion, drew him towards costume designing. He has been quoted saying, “I only cried to see a movie!” An avid Bollywood film enthusiast, Manish brought an inimitable aesthetics to costume design and styling for country’s leading actors and style icons.
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.
Manish started his career in 1990 as a Costume Designer in Bollywood and won his first Filmfare Award for Costume Design in 1995 for the film Rangeela, since then, Manish Malhotra in on his journey to recart fashion philosophy through celluloid.
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, the designer worked for a whopping total of seven movies.
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.