Born on April 28, 1929, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Bhanu Athaiya née Rajopadhye is an Indian costume creator. She has created a costume in more than 100 movies, since the 50s.She is the daughter of Shantabai and Annasaheb Rajopadhye. She is the third child among her seven siblings.

Her father was a painter. When Athaiya was nine years old, he passed away.She is the daughter of Shantabai and Annasaheb Rajopadhye. She is the third child among her seven siblings. Her father was a painter. When Athaiya was nine years old, her father passed away. At very early age, she started studying art. She took tuition from an art teacher, who came to her house and taught her drawing.

Later after completing her schooling, she enlisted in Mumbai’s Sir J. J. School of Art. She finished her graduation from there in fine arts with a gold medal, top respects, and an internship. The Progressive Artists' Group, a batch of modern artists established by Francis Newton Souza selected her for being a member.

Athaiya wedded to Satyendra Athaiya, an artist and infrequent lyricist for Hindi movies. The marriage finished in detachment, and she remained unmarried. The pair has one little girl, who right now dwells with her family in Kolkata. Athaiya at present works in Mumbai. Athaiya began her vocation as an independent fashion designer for different ladies' magazines including the 'Eve's Weekly' in Mumbai. Later, the editor of the magazine opened a boutique and requested Athaiya design dresses for it.

Hence she found her flair in costume illustrator. Her prosperity as a creator soon prompted her exchanging vocation ways. Her profession started by outlining garments for Guru Dutt's movies. She soon turned into a piece of the Guru Dutt group. People paid tribute in New York at the launch of the SAIFF in November of 2005for her assortment of work. She debuted as a movie costume designer with the motion picture C.I.D. by Raj Khosla in 1956.

She then lined it up with other Guru Dutt works of art such as Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam by Abrar Alvi, Pyaasa by Abrar Alvi and Chaudhvin Ka Chand by Mohammed Sadiq. In her profession spreading over 50 years, she has gotten various honors. She received the Academy honoring the categorization of Best Costume Design split with John Mollo for her exertion in the movie Gandhi in 1982. She turned into the first Indian to gain an Academy Award.

She additionally won two National Film honors, in 1991 and 2002. In March of 2010, Athaiya discharged her book name The Art of Costume Design, distributed by Harper Collins. She gave Dalai Lama the book on 13 January of 2013.Reports accounted that Athaiya wished to restore her Academy grant because she thought that her family wouldn't have the capacity to deal with the trophy after her demise on 23 February of 2012. On 15 December of 2012, reports affirmed that the honor had come back to The Academy.

Niharika Khan Hindi Actress

Niharika Khan

Niharika Khan was born on November 21, 1996, in Jamshedpur, in the Indian state of Jharkhand. She did the bachelor degree in public relation and completed her HR from Seattle US. Her present residence is Mumbai. She has done costume designing in Bollywood. First, she started her work in a corporate set-up, and she hated it and also she did not attend classes of jewellery designs but worked as design head in Tanishq in Banglore. And she started her career as a costume designer with the movie Khoya Khoya Chand (2007) and continued her works with many movies. She got great fame for the movie Rock On. Then Yash Raj Films' Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) got her fame. She won the National award for the best costume designer for the movie Dirty Picture and she got the Film fare award for the same Dirty Picture. In 2011 and 2012 she received the IIFA award as best costume designer for the movies Band Baja Bharat and Dirty Picture respectively. She loves to work in big budget films, emotional drama, love story etc. Niharika always loves to work with different people. Niharika also worked as costume designer for Bombay Velvet, but she made the designs beyond the studio budget then tried to convince them about the budget but that didnt work out and finally, she decided to quit. Niharika has 14 tattoos on her body and 15 piercings. She loves colour and comfort and always want to live in jeans and vests. She never dress for someone else because she thinks as she is the slave to fashion. She is obsessed with silver jewellery. She designs her own stuff and loves hair accessories more. Her favorite perfumes are Tom Ford's Black Violet and Paco Rabanne's Calandre, which was the first perfume gift by her father. Everyonecalls her fluorescent nightingale. Niharika’s brother’s name is Arjun Bhasin who is known as costume designer for the movies Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. She is married to Ayub Khan who is a television actor. They met during college days at the party in Madh Island. Ayub proposed Niharika in an aquarium in Mumbai. And after few years Niharika went to the US for her studies then the relationship was broken.


Kartik Damani

Kartik Damani is a 26 years old Indian costume designer and stylist. He is very well known for his work and he designs the best outfits for all kinds of personalities and occasions. He is famous for designing costumes for Bollywood movies such as Baaghi (2016), Heropanti (2014), andOne Night Stand (2016). Kartik also designs costumes for various clothing brands and shopping websites. Indian commercial ads also have actors wearing stylish clothes designed by him. He resides in Bandra West, Mumbai. He has worked with several Bollywood stars namely Shraddha Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, Sunny Leone, Perizad Kolah, and many more. He styles the wardrobe, hair as well as the make- up of people. He is superbly talented and chooses the best match and combinations. Kartik has designed costumes for many people apart from the film industry including cricketers, singers, businessmen, and common people. In 2012, he designed costumes for Australian musical group 'Girlband' for their album 'Hey Baby.' He was also a part of a commercial for Parachute products which cast Dhanush as its brand ambassador and designed T-shirts for the cricket team in a TVC for IPL and ICC. He developed costumes for futuristic Gothic dancers in the song Milo Na Milo from the movie 'Love Story 2050' starring Harman Baweja as the lead actor. Kartik is a young personality who connects with his fans and admirers on social media and has provided his proper contact details for facilitating his clients. He shares his experiences and projects on Facebook and other such networking sites on a regular basis and accepts all kinds of criticism. He also replies to people who need his suggestions or help. In addition, Kartik has worked with Telugu stars; he designed costumes for Trisha and Jayanth for the song 'Aale Baale' from Theenmaar (2011). While sharing his experience with actor Perizad Kolah, Kartik says that she is a fabulous person to work with. Kartik designed beautiful gowns and lehengas for her from which some of them took more than 45 meters of fabric each. Damani enjoys working with Nomad Films and is an integral part of it. In a TVC 'Incredible India' by Nomad Films, Kartik integrated with Harvey Brown; Kartik feels motivated and loves working with him. Emraan Hashmi's costume designer in the movie Raaz 2 was none other than Kartik Damani. His latest project was for a clothing brand known as 'Rookies Jeans' in Ladakh in 2012. Kartik designed hundreds of retro costumes in just one week for a TVC in plywood category, 'Greenply Plywood.' This shows that this young man is an enthusiastic and a hardworking professional, who is always ready to accept challenges to prove himself. Besides his bubbly and social nature, one cannot ignore his diligence towards his work.

Kartik Damani Hindi Actor