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Along with a good story, exceptional acting, beautiful locations, the clothes worn by the actors also matter a lot while watching the film. It is because of the styling of these actors that we are able to connect with their characters. Although there are many famous fashion designers in India, who design clothes for everyone from Aishwarya Rai to Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone. But being a costume designer for films is a different kind of challenge, clothes are selected for the characters of the films keeping in mind the characters. Be it Tiger or Pathan, everyone has to depend on costume designers for their clothes, so let’s take a look at some of the costume designers who dress Bollywood.
Alvira Khan Agnihotri
Apart from being a film producer, Salman Khan’s sister Alvira Khan Agnihotri is also a fashion designer and costume designer. In the year 2016, she was honored with ‘Best Costume Award’ by Stardust Award for the film ‘Sultan’. He has designed costumes for many films like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Tiger 3’, Dabangg, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’. Not only for brother Salman Khan, Alvira also did costume designing for the film ‘Pathan’ along with Shalini Nathani and Ashley Rebello.
Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone The work of decorating her with beautiful clothes for her film ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was done by famous fashion designer Anju Modi. Along with this film, she was honored with the Best Costume Designer Award by Filmfare for ‘Ramleela’. Not only Bollywood, Anju Modi has also done costume designing for South films.
Manish Malhotra, who has designed costumes for many love birds of Bollywood along with Siddharth Malhotra-Kiara Advani, Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma, tries his best to keep the characters of these actors stylish in films. From ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’ to ‘Radhe’, ‘Student of the Year’, the list of films in which Manish Malhotra has done costume designing is very long.
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Eka Lakhani, who has given ‘char chand’ to the looks of everyone from Arjun Kapoor to Karan Johar this Diwali, is also one of the famous costume designers of Bollywood. Founder of ‘Team A’, Eka has done costume designing for Tamil actor Vijay’s film ‘Leo’, Kartik Aryan’s ‘Shehzada’, Varun Dhawan-Kiara Advani’s ‘Jug Jug Jio’, Aishwarya Rai’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. . Eka and her team have also done costume designing for Shahrukh Khan’s film ‘Dinky’.
55 year old Aki Narula started costume designing with the film ‘Monsoon Wedding’. He has done costume designing for many films like Tiger Shroff’s ‘Ganpat’, John Abraham-Abhishek Bachchan’s ‘Dostana 2’. Along with these costume designers, Neeta Lulla, Vikram Phadnis, Abbu Jani Khosla are also some of the well-known costume designers in the industry.