Hari Nakai is an Indian Costume and Fashion Designer, popular in the industry for his work in films like
Delhii Heights (2007), Kaptaan (2016), Santa Banta Pvt Ltd (2016), and Zanjeer (2013 - Bollywood). Nakai was introduced into the industry by the famous fashion designer
Ritu Beri. Born and brought up in Sanawar district of Himachal Pradesh, he went to The Lawrence School, Sanawar as a kid. In 2000, he graduated from Brooks College of Design, Los Angeles, with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising, where he also won the Best Fashion Illustration Award. Over the years, Nakai has managed and owned many brand design stores in Delhi, Singapore, and Los Angeles.
Besides his projects in Bollywood, he was the Principal Design Consultant at Hari Nakai Fashion and Costume Design for nine years before acting as the Head of Design at Jinaam Fashion World (2016-18). As a costume designer, he currently has more than ten film credits to his name, the most recent one being Mandeep Kumar’s comedy film Kaptaan (2016), starring
Monica Gill, and
Karishma Kotak. Currently, he lives in Mumbai and works as the Creative Head for Vardi Design House/ Nakai Clothing Company.