We all have been drooling over our favourite Bollywood celebrities’ style and their fashion statements but not everyone is aware of the dedicated and hard-working team of stylists who work round-the-clock to hone the appearances of actors. Knowing a celebrity’s personal preference, body type, penchant for carrying certain outfits with ease, building relationships with fashion brands and sometimes even handling celebrity nakhras and tantrums – all this comes in a day’s job for a stylist.
Be it a red carpet event or a magazine’s photo shoot, the credit to every star’s breathtaking appeal goes to their creative styling team. Let’s take a stroll through the style smiths of the industry who are the real brain behind every celebrity’s sartorial reputation.
1. Shaleena Nathani – Deepika Padukone
Styling one of the most promising actresses of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone is no easy task and Shaleena Nathani does her challenging job with sheer perfection. No wonder, the beauty counts on her stylist for her perpetual stunning looks.
Right from picking unique apparels that suit the actress’s statuesque frame to selecting statement handbags for Deepika, Shaleena has played her part in the best way possible. So, if ever Deepika’s sartorial elegance bowls you over again, now you know who to look for.
2. Ami Patel – Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt
The creative genius behind ravishing Bollywood beauties Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Alia Bhatt is none other than Ami Patel. She maintains a streak of balance as she plays with chic attires and stunning silhouettes with utmost ease.
So far, Ami has been picking looks for her actresses from barnds like Nikhil & Thampi, Pankaj & Nidhi, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Manish Malhotra and high-street fashion labels like Zara, Asos and Christian Louboutin. The best part about her work is that her styling for each actress is very individualistic.
3. Rhea Kapoor – Sonam Kapoor
Unarguably, Sonam Kapoor rules the list of most popular celebrities on social media with her acute style quotients and charming persona. Kudos to her style advisor, younger sister and producer Rhea Kapoor!
Be it Sonam’s amazing flowy gowns at Cannes red carpet events or her bold experimental avatars, Rhea is the name behind her back. She also styles her cousin Arjun Kapoor. Aware of their talented sibling, the actors too credit Rhea for their sartorial elegance.
4. Tanya Ghavri – Kareena Kapoor Khan, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shraddha Kapoor
Sometimes, it’s almost impossible to take eyes off gorgeous divas Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez and Shraddha Kapoor – hats off to the awesomeness of their stylist Tanya Ghavri.
Such is Tanya’s grip on her styling excellence that whatever she picks look good on her client. Right from Jacqueline Fernandez’s glamourous looks to Kareena’s timeless elegance, Tanya has delivered her A-game.
5. Nitasha Gaurav – Ranveer Singh
The eye candy of the ladies and the most eligible bachelor of the industry, Ranveer Singh has stirred the fashion world with his out-of-the-box choices. And no points for guessing, the name behind his inimitable dressing sense is Nitasha Gaurav.
A woman styling a main-stream actor and that too in Bollywood might sound like a rarity but Nitasha has busted conventional norms. She has also styled Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff and Pulkit Samrat.
6. Aastha Sharma – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Esha Gupta
Aastha Sharma who is a founder of The Wardrobist has the names like Esha Gupta and one of the internationally acclaimed actresses of Hindi cinema, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her kitty.
The lady rules the roost with her unmatched grip over fashion. Be it Esha’s bohemian looks or Aishwarya’s striking outfits at prestigious film festivals, Aastha has proved her brilliance every time.
7. Sanjana Batra – Parineeti Chopra, Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Sanjana is the lady behind the stunning looks of svelte Parineeti Chopra and style icon Shilpa Shetty Kundra. The credit for changing Parineeti’s styling and getting the actress accolades in fashion is because of her.
Aastha shows off her penchant for quirky and easy-breezy outfits through her choices. Going by her work so far, she has done a stellar job. Her other celebrity clients include Huma Qureshi and Prachi Desai.
8. Akshay Tyagi – Hrithik Roshan
Being the chief stylist of the Greek God Hrithik Roshan sounds like a responsible job and the actor has chosen Akshay Tyagi for it. A few of Akshay’s preferred brands include H&M, Christian Louboutin, Zara and Diesel.
Right from ethnic kurtas to camouflage jackets, the stylist has tried to make Hrithik look effortlessly suave in whatever he wears. A designer and innovator at StyleCell, Akshay is certainly a versatile talent.
9. Priyanka and Kazim – Emraan Hashmi, Imran Khan
There is no denying that Emraan Hashmi and Imran Khan are one of the best-dressed celebrities when it comes to Bollywood’s men. The magicians behind their stunningly well-groomed appearances are Priyanka and Kazim.
Together, the duo goes by the name The Vainglorious and they have also styled industry’s young brigade Sooraj Pancholi and Aditya Roy Kapur. The stylists need no introduction as their work says it all.
10. Eshaa Amin – Karisma Kapoor, Lara Dutta
If you ever pondered the secret behind Lara Dutta and Karisma Kapoor’s oh-so-hot-looks, the talented Eshaa Amin is the answer. The stylist is known for her well-defined finishing touches which is clearly evident from the actresses’ stylish avatars.
Off-shoulder dresses, body-hugging evening gowns, maxi or peppy outfits, Eshaa excels at every single element of the wardrobe. She also loves designing and is the proud director of an eponymous style label.
Image Credits: Instagram handles of respective stylists