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Top Celebrity Makeup Artists in India and Bollywood


Bollywood’s best celebrity makeup artists are those magicians who can completely transform the way actors look. From those trending smoky eyes to winged eyeliners, smooth strobing techniques to on-set movie makeup, they are the genius behind every winning getup. Mickey Contractor, Daniel Bauer, Namrata Soni, Ambika Pillai and Shaan Muttathil are some of the shining names of India and Bollywood’s makeup industry.


It’s another thing that Bollywood has never given enough due to these artists. In fact, the makeup industry in India is still at its nascent stage, unlike the West. Enlighten yourself by reading more about all the makeup artists behind the looks of top actresses such as Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and others.

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Having a flair for natural makeup, Mickey Contractor is the favourite man of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. This top Indian celebrity makeup artist has worked with the lady for years. He is also widely known for his work with Karan Johar’s production house.


2. Daniel Bauer

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Also a popular hair dresser of Bollywood, Daniel Bauer’s name has been on every celebrity’s list now. He is known for grooming Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai. He is German but has carved his own niche in the Indian makeup and hair industry.


3. Ambika Pillai

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A big name in the field of bridal makeup, Ambika Pillai has won many awards and runs various successful salons across the country. She is one of the few makeup artists who put India on the map of the cosmetics industry.


4. Namrata Soni

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The lady magician of top Bollywood actresses including Sonam Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez, Namrata Soni works like wonders. She is also a great hair stylist. One look at Sonam Kapoor’s Instagram is enough to reveal how much she trusts her.


5. Mallika Bhat

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Mallika Bhat boasts of having Kareena Kapoor Khan and Malaika Arora Khan in her clientele list. She was also appointed for grooming looks in top Bollywood films including Don and Bachna Ae Haseeno. Truly, Bollywood is nothing without its makeup guys, isn’t it?


6. Georgiou Gabriel

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Deepika Padukone is the reigning style queen of Hindi film industry and the actress has ensured that she has the best of makeup and fashion team with her. Georgiou Gabriel is one of her talented picks. The makeup man is from LA and has worked with many number of name in Bollywood by now.


7. Shaan Muttathil

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Not every makeup artist shares a great bond with their clients but Shaan Muttathil is an exception. The pictures he shares on his social media handles vouch for the fact that he is not just fabulous at his art but is also a great company to his patrons. Among all the actresses, Shaan is known to be best friends with Jacqueline Fernandez. In fact, the both even went tandem skydiving together in Dubai.


8. Elton J Fernandez

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Revolutionary and effortless, Elton J Fernandez seems to be pacing well against his contemporaries and therefore he is the hot favourite of popular fashion magazines. He also owns a personal YouTube channel where he shares his makeup tips with everyone. After all, the online space is where the Indian makeup industry should be headed, right?


9. Sheetal Khan

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Sheetal Khan is one name which Dabangg beauty Sonakshi Sinha trusts completely. She has worked with the actress in various projects and takes care of her hair dressing and makeup with rest of the team.


10. Nileysh Parmaar

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Another talent from Team Sonakshi is makeup artist Nileysh Parmaar and just by his Instagram pictures, one can see, how good he has been at his job.

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