Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra, born on December 5, 1965, is recognized for creating costumes for Indian television stars and superstars from Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu, and Hollywood. His perspective on the value of costumes in movies made him famous, and he frequently participated in the narration and screenplay reading processes to create costumes for films. Additionally, he received the ‘Priyadarshini Memorial Award’ for his services to the fashion sector. Filmfare created the ‘Best Costume Design’ award to honor Malhotra’s style and design efforts in the movie “Rangeela.” Let’s celebrate his birthday!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Manish Malhotra



Birth date:

December 5, 1965



Zodiac Sign:



5' 10"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$20.5 million

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Manish Malhotra was born in Westminster, London, U.K., on December 5, 1965. Suraj Prakash Malhotra is his father, and Dinesh Malhotra and Rakesh Malhotra are his two brothers. His early years were spent in the Mumbai suburbs. He is a Sagittarius and belongs to a Hindu caste.

Malhotra did not receive a formal education in fashion design. Still, his love of painting and sketching, and his enthusiasm for movies and fashion led him in that direction. He made his costume styling debut in the Hindi film industry in 1990 with the film “Swarg.” He created Sridevi’s character’s entire appearance for Mahesh Bhatt’s “Gumrah” in 1993. His clothing designs for “Rangeela,” the film’s star heroine, marked the beginning of his successful career (1995). He transformed Urmila Matondkar from a simple and sober heroine in the movie into an alluring and attractive woman. Malhotra received an offer to style and design Yash Raj Chopra’s “Dil Toh Pagal Hai” in 1997. He received seven individual category honors for the costumes and styling of Karan Johar’s “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” which in 1998 caused an incredible frenzy. In 1999, Karan Johar made him an offer to style Kareena Kapoor’s appearance in the multi-star family drama “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.” He gained fame in 2004 for dressing Sushmita Sen in flowy chiffon sarees in the movie “Main Hoon Na” with vibrant colors and designs. He received the Filmfare Award for his excellent 30 years of contributions to the Bollywood style. He received recognition in 2008 for Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s appearance in the film “Dostana.” He received an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018.

Malhotra is currently single.

Career timeline

His Costume Styling Debut

Malhotra debuts as a costume designer for the Govinda, Rajesh Khanna, and Juhi Chawla-starring film "Swarg."

The Beginning of His Successful Career

“Rangeela” is a turning point in his career because Malhotra is the first winner of the new category for costume design that the Filmfare Awards create as a result of the popularity of the movie.

The ‘Best Costume’ Award

He receives the inaugural I.I.F.A. ‘Best Costume’ award for the romantic musical drama, "Mohabbatein."

He Opens His First Two Flagship Stores

In Khar West, Mumbai, India, he opens his first two flagship stores.

Manish Malhotra Jewellery

He opens a new business called Manish Malhotra Jewellery in collaboration with the renowned jewelry manufacturer, Raniwala 1881.

His Foray into the Crypto World

Malhotra is the first Indian fashion designer to enter the cryptocurrency market with his initial offering of non-fungible tokens (N.F.T.s).

Why We Love Manish Malhotra

  1. He has a passion for fashion designing

    Malhotra decided to forgo taking over his family's business to follow his ambition of working in the fashion industry, which he had been interested in since he was a little child. He hasn't received any training in design. Instead, he achieved success thanks to his sincere passion for designing apparel.

  2. A legend in the fashion industry

    He is legendary in the fashion world. His is a name that will come up repeatedly when someone searches for Indian fashion if they adore luxurious clothing. The British Royal family and other celebrities worldwide have worn his outfits. In addition to reviving some of the nation's long-forgotten handicrafts, he is recognized for rethinking and modernizing how actors appear in Indian films.

  3. He is a charitable man

    Malhotra is a kindhearted person. He has donated twice, once in 2013 and once in 2016, to Pratham, the largest education N.G.O. in India. Additionally, he has been a part of the Mijwan Welfare Society since the first show.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. An outfit for the “King of Pop”

    Malhotra was the first Indian fashion designer to dress the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson.

  2. “The Manish Malhotra Show”

    The name of his 2005 talk show was "The Manish Malhotra Show."

  3. Malhotra designed a number of wedding outfits

    Malhotra created a variety of bridal attire, the most well-known of which was Kareena Kapoor's.

  4. Hollywood celebrities wore his designs

    Hollywood stars like Demi Moore, Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova, Reese Witherspoon, and Kate Moss wore his designs.

  5. Malhotra launched the first-ever virtual store

    Malhotra was the first in the Indian design industry to introduce the first virtual store on January 14, 2021.

Manish Malhotra FAQs

What is the relationship between Manish Malhotra and Varun Dhawan?

They are cousins.

Who are Manish Malhotra’s favorite actresses?

His favorite actresses are Karishma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kajol, and Sridevi.

Who is Manish Malhotra’s nephew?

Punit Malhotra, an Indian film director, is his nephew.

Manish Malhotra’s birthday dates

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