Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra is India's leading fashion designer.

Manish Malhotra has designed for many leading actresses in Bollywood. He is known for his different style and his ability to envision a 'look' for the character. He is most probably known for designing the costumes for Urmila Matondkar in the film Rangeela. Stars including Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Aishwarya Rai, and Preity Zinta have all worn his designs. Although he usually designs for women, he designed for Shahrukh Khan in Mohabbatein. He was also asked to design clothes for Michael Jackson when he visited India for a Bollywood show.

His designs have been seen in films such as Raja Hindustani, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dhadkan and Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai.

Manish has trained fellow designer Surily Goel, who made her debut at Lakme Fashion Week 2006.

In 2005, he began a talk show named The Manish Malhotra Show.

Latest Designs

His designs were worn by Kareena Kapoor in the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001). He designed for Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na (2004), Kajol in Fanaa and he has designed for Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta in the film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). He also showcased his new collection in April 2006 at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. His all-white collection was titled Freedom and was inspired from Sufism. His actress-friends Kajol and Preity Zinta walked the ramp for him.


  • Filmfare Award for Costume Design for Rangeela
  • Showtime Opinion Poll Award for Raja Hindustani
  • Siemen's Viewer's Choice Award for Dil To Pagal Hai
  • Zee Cine Award for Costume Design.
  • Bollywood Award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  • Indira Priyadarshini Memorial Award for his contribution to the fashion industry
  • Stylish Designer Of the Year at the Elle Style Awards in 1999.
  • Manish was Felicitated by National Institute Of Fashion Technology.
  • GPBA (German Public Bollywood Award for Om Shanti Om - Best Costumes

Costume Design Filmography

Future Plans

Malhotra is now heading towards the field of Film Direction and he will be starting his career as a director with Sri Krishna International.

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