Nidhi Yasha is a renowned costume designer of the Indian film industry. She has worked extensively on the genre of history in both the television as well as the Film industry. Nidhi was born on 28th, April 1983 in the city of Patna, Bihar. She did her schooling from St Joseph’s Convent school, Patna and then moved to Delhi to complete her graduation from NIFT, Delhi. Initially, her career started with the brand Wadhavan Lifestyle which is a retail brand. She worked in the men’s section of the company. It was around 2008, but soon her life changed as she worked on the most brilliant mythological television shows of her time.

The period show Ramleela- Ajay Devgan Ajay Devgn is an Indian film actor. He is perhaps >> Read More... ke saath in 2009 was one of her first shows. She also worked on Devon Ke Dev Mahadev on & TV, Chandragupta Maurya Chandragupta Maurya was co-created by Sagar Expres >> Read More... on NDTV Imagine, Shobha somnath ki on Zee TV, Navya on Star Plus, Anhoniyo ka Andhera, Buddha, Durga, Jodha-Akbar on Zee TV, and Mahabharat on Star Plus. Technically, she worked in the top-most mythological shows on all favourite Hindi channels. It was a great achievement for her. History was always a matter more than interest for her.

She learned about period textiles through more than four hundred books before designing the costumes for the Mahabharat show. The talented designer has worked in magnum opus films like Haunted, Jal, 1920 Evil Returns, Dangerous Ishq, Maximum, Zilla Ghaziabad, and policegiri to name a few. She also won the Indian Telly Awards for the show Shobha Somnath ki on Zee TV and few other telly awards for her superb taste in historical costumes. She received the Indian telly jury award. Nidhi worked with the production house called Swastik pictures, as it is one of the best production houses to produce mythological projects on Indian television.

Nidhi gave lectures on the topic of Indian costume design at the University of Hawai in the year 2013. She also put up an exhibition in East-West center gallery showcasing the period costume collection by her. The diva is the owner of Nidhi Yasha Pret Couture and the NY Studio with the single aim of converting Rural Indian crafts into urban luxury. She worked with different ethical labels, specialized in Indian costumes ranging from different periods and different backgrounds. Her work is pure art as it involves extensive research and skillful execution to get the best output. She is too deep into the Indian culture and history and wants to propagate it through the medium of visual communication.

Sanjeev Mulchandani Hindi Actor

Sanjeev Mulchandani

Hindi cinema has undergone a great change in the past few decades and fashion designing is also undergoing a great facelift. The fashion designers and stylists think in a very innovative manner and come up with an entirely new look for Bollywood flicks. Now let’s take the film Main Hoon Na. Apart from the direction of Farah Khan, the beautiful choreography and peppy songs, it’s the costume designing that garnered the attention of the audiences. Amrita Arora had a completely new look with the costume designing of Sanjeev Mulchandani. The IIFA award ceremony, which gives the award to an artist who has given excellent costume designs for the flick’s actors, didn’t fail to recognize the talent of Sanjeev Mulchandani; he got the award along with Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra at the function in 2008 for the same flick  Main Hoon Na. Sanjeev Mulchandani, along with Manish Malhotra, had a good rapport for Om Shanti Om and produced timeless costume designing. When asked about style Sanjeev revealed that it is a personal choice. Also he is very down-to-earth when he says that one has to rely on the mirror rather than looking at magazines or celebrities for developing one’s fashion sense. And Sanjeev likes traditional dressing of women. Apart from Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om (these two movies were directed by choreographer Farah Khan) Mulchandani had also worked in Dus Kahaaniyan as costume designer. This flick was released in 2007. And he is also associated with Quick Gun Murugun, an Indian action Western flick. It hit the screens in 2009 and was known for its flashy costumes.

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Maria Tharakan

Maria Tharakan is a Costume designer and Costume supervisor, well known for her work in movies like “Bareilly Ki Barfi,” “Qarib Qarib,” and “Pela Adhi Akshar”. She has been part of Indian Film Industry since 2010. She has been part of costume designing team in many Bollywood movies, short movies, such as “My sun sets to Rise Again,” “Fitoor,” “Singh is Bling,” “Bombay Velvet,” “Bangistan,” ”Ek Tha Tiger,” “The Dirty Picture,” “F.A.LT.U.,” and many more. She started as an assistant costume designer in the movie “Band Baaja Baraat,” directed by Maneesh Sharma, starring Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma Kohli, and Ranjit Batra. This movie won awards for Best Film, Best Costume Design, Best Story, and many more. After working under the guidance of Niharika Bashin in Band Baaja Baraat, she worked as an assistant costume designer in F.A.L.T.U., directed by Remo, starring Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, and Jackky Bhagnani. In this movie, she worked as an assistant for Amrita Sarkar. She also worked as a patchwork supervisor in the movie “Bangistan,” directed by Karan Anshuman, starring Jacqueline Fernandez, Michalina Olszanska, and Riteish Deshmukh. She was Wardrobe supervisor in the movie “Fitoor,” directed by Abhishek Kapoor, starring Aditya Roy Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, and Tabu. After working as an assistant costume designer, Maria Tharakan worked as a costume designer in “Dishkiyaoon”. This movie was her first as a costume designer as she worked as an assistant before. “Dishkiyaoon” was directed by Sanamjit Singh Talwar, starring Sunny Deol, Harman Baweja, and Harsh Chhaya. She also worked as a costume designer in “Bareilly Ki Barfi,” directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, starring Kriti Sanon, Ayushman Khurrana, and Rajkumar Rao. This movie was a remake of the novel “Bareilly Ki Barfi”. After working in Bareilly Ki Barfi , she was hired as an Costume designer and wardrobe supervisor in “Mukkabaaz,” directed by Anurag Kashyap, starring Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, and Ravi Kishan, “Ittefaq,” directed by Abhay Chopra, starring Siddharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, and Akshay Khanna, “Qarib Qarib Single,” directed by Tanuja Chandra, starring Irrfan Khan, Parvathy, and Bajrangbali Singh. She also worked in a short film as a costume designer. The name of the short film was, “Love at First Sight,” directed by Manuja Tyagi, starring Salon Batra, Sayani Gupta, and Sunny Kaushal and “My Sun Sets to rise again,” directed by Dana Offenbach, starring Parvin Dabas, Mnasi Rachh, and Sujata Kumar. She is recently working in “Once Again”. This movie is directed by Kanwal Sethi, starring Neeraj Kabi, Shefali Shah, and Rasika Dugal. This movie is under production.

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Maria Tharakan Hindi Actress