Varuna Sridhar is a young fashion stylist who is well known for being the youngest costume designer of Tamil film industry. Varuna Sridhar is the daughter of famous Tamil movie director and artist Sridhar. She was born in 2001 in Tamil Nadu. Sridhar, her father, has drawn over 100 pictures of Kamal Hassan, a Tamil movie actor well known for his work in a popular hit drama “Apoorva Raagangal” and famous Tamil movie, named “Dasavathaaram.” Varuna Sridhar grew interested in paintings after watching her father. She was mentored by her father. She loves to take part in painting competitions held in her school, and have won many prizes. She is as talented as her father. Varuna Sridhar took part in a lot of painting competitions.

She participated in many school level painting competitions and won various prizes at the district as well as state level. She also won many prizes in painting competitions which were held at international levels. Her paintings were represented in competitions held in various countries like Germany, Singapore, Venice and many other countries. She was also, awarded as the “Youngest Designer in Asia Pacific Region in 2015, " when she was just 14 years old. She slowly developed an interest in fashion designing when her father made her design the costume designer of his film “Maiyam.” The movie starred Appu, Aditya Baskaran, and many more. It proved to be the life-changing experience for the young talent. She came to be known as the youngest costume designer when she worked in the movie “Maiyam” directed by her father, Sridhar.

She did an outstanding and exceptional work as compared to the kid of her age. Her father, at first made her work with dolls. She was asked to design clothes for dolls, and then they were examined by Sridhar himself before appointing her as a costume designer in the movie. While working in the movie, she gained a lot of experience and now, has become one of the best costume designers of Tamil film industry. Apart from fashion designing and painting, Varuna Sridhar is good in her academics and sports as well. She scores top rank in her class every year. She is currently studying in Class 12.She wants to grow her experience in costume designing so she worked with her father while pursuing her studies side by side. The young talent is appreciated for her work whether it’s in her academics or professional life.

Eka Lakhani Tamil Actress

Eka Lakhani

Eka Lakhani is a costume designer in Kollywood and Bollywood from Patiala, Punjab. She chose an exciting career designing costumes for many major films. Her costume design takes a focus on the actors’ appearance. Her costume design often lies at the heart of the stories of the actors in movies who want to show and tell the audiences how they look in the particular movie. Just choose any costumes that she has designed be it what Nithya Menon wore in OK Kanmani or the T-shirt and jacket which Anushka Sharma wore in NH10. It is said that she learnt to work on costume designing as per the script. While working as an assistant to Sabyasachi Mukherjee for ‘Raavan’, she was instructed by Sabyasachi that every costume speak the character. Hence, she had learned to take into account of character’s mood and situation that helps her in designing the costumes for movies. Eka was associated with the job of an assistant costume designer to Sabyasachi Mukherjee in Raavanan and Raavan. But later, she worked independently in movies like ‘OK Kanmani’, ’NH10’ and ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’. Her favorite costume design that she can remember is for Aditi Rao Hydari for movie ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’. Eka’s father – Bharat Lakhani is a renowned business tycoon in the field of textile in Mumbai and wanted her to follow his footstep and take a control of the family business. But, she had her own thoughts. While she was doing her undergraduate studies, she took a chance to join SNDT PVP to get her degree in fashion/apparel design. Eka even won a contest in the final show and bagged two awards in two different categories (best construction and collection). Yet, Eka’s ego was not satisfied and she wanted to scale more heights and went to Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and did courses on fashion design, fashion styling, and costume designing. When she came back to India, she got a film project ‘Raavan’ and she made her solo costume design debut with the Malayalam film ‘Urumi', followed by the Tamil film 'Kadal' and a number of other great movies. She also did costume designs for 'Gulaab Gang', '24', 'K Jaanu', 'Haseena Parkar' and other movies. Two of her projects such as 'Fanney Khan' and '99 Songs' is in the filming stage. One would truly agree that her choice of a career which ideally placed Eka to study the interaction between costume and the other arts such as fashion, textiles, jeweler, etc for sake of film industry really made her a favorite designer now in the film industry.

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