Age: 55 Years
Husband: Shyam Lulla
|Profession(s)||Indian Costume Designer, Fashion Stylist, Couturier|
|Famous For||Designing the costumes for the film Devdas (2002)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
|Hair Colour||Light Brown|
|Debut||Film (Costume Designer): Tamacha (1988)|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||National Film Awards
• Best Costume Design for Lamhe (1991)
• Best Costume Design for Devdas (2002)
• Best Costume Design for Jodhaa Akbar and Balgandharva (2008, 2011)
• IIFA Best Costume Design Awards (2000, 2009)
• Bollywood Movie Awards (2001, 2003)
• Zee Cine Award for Best Costume Designer (2002)
• Kingfisher Fashion Award (2005)
• Fashion Designer of the Decade Award at Satya Brahma (2016)
|Date of Birth||5 March 1965 (Friday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||55 Years|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|College/University||SNDT University, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||Diploma in Pattern Making and Garment Manufacture|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Doing Adventure Sports|
|Relationships & More|
|Husband/Spouse||Shyam Lulla (Psychiatrist)
|Children||Son- Siddharth Lulla (Businessman)
Daughter- Nishka Lulla (Fashion Designer)
|Parents||Names Not Known
|Fashion Designer||Alexander McQueen|
|Perfume||Angel by Thierry Mugler|
|Holiday Destinations||Rome, Africa, Dubai|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Neeta Lulla
- Neeta Lulla is one of the most triumphant Indian fashion designers in the industry known for her stunning collections.
- She was born in Mumbai and grew up in Ahmedabad.
- Neeta was a tomboy in her school days and had no interest in fashion.
- She was not so good at studies and preferred extracurricular activities over studying.
- To inculcate a habit of reading in Neeta, her father bought her the popular magazines “Seventeen” and “Cosmopolitan” (which were available only in selected stores). The magazines featured Bollywood’s connection with fashion, which drew her interest towards fashion.
- When she was 16 years old, she agreed to get married in order to escape her studies.
- After her marriage, her husband, Shyam Lulla, asked her to complete her formal education. So, she pursued a Diploma in Pattern Making and Garment Manufacture from Mumbai’s SNDT University.
- Her Guru, Hemant Trivedi, trained her in make-up, fashion choreography, and styling shows.
- After clearing her Diploma, Lulla received an offer to join her college as a lecturer in fashion coordination.
- She started her career by assisting the fashion choreographer Jeanne Naoroji.
- Lulla worked with Naoroji for around two and a half years.
- After gaining knowledge and experience in the fashion industry, she began her own journey with a single sewing machine and a Kaarigar.
- She got her first Bollywood designing project for the film Tamacha in 1988.
- Lamhe (1991) was the movie that brought her immediate stardom in Bollywood.
- Lulla’s name associated inseparably with the Indian film industry after actresses, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai wore her outfits in the film Devdas in 2002.
- She has also designed for Sridevi, Juhi Chawla, Shilpa Shetty, Salma Azad, Isha Koppikar, and others.
- Neeta has a fashion institute in Mumbai, “The Whistling Wood International Neeta School of Fashion”. This institute provides a wide range of courses in fashion, online marketing, and merchandising.
- In 2017, she designed the wedding and reception outfits of Bharti Singh (Indian stand-up Comedian).
- Today, Neeta Lulla is an international brand who has earned countless awards.
- She has designed costumes for more than 350 films and has served approximately 10 lakhs clients globally.
- She is the only Indian fashion designer who has won four National Awards for her stupendous work.
- In her early years, she wanted to become a choreographer, but her creative designing skills, natural sense for beautiful embellishments, and gorgeous fabrics changed her destiny, and she became a well-known fashion designer in the Indian Fashion Industry.
- Neeta has designed the costumes for many popular Bollywood films, like “Manikarnika,” “Hum Aapke Hai Kaun,” “Darr,” “Khal Nayak,” and “Taal.”
- Her fashion label, House of Neeta Lulla compromises for four different brands, namely, “Nisshk,” “Neeta Lulla,” “Little Nisshk,” and “N Bride.”
- On 5 April 1993, Neeta Lulla, along with her husband Shyam Lulla and Divya Bharti‘s maid, Amrita, were present at Divya Bharti’s house in Tulsi, Versova, Mumbai when Divya died. The actress died after falling from the 5th floor of her building. Neeta was very close to the actress and had designed several costumes for her. India Today
- During an interview, when Neeta was asked about getting so much of stardom despite being an outsider in an industry that is often termed in popular media to promote nepotism, Lulla said,
I just blocked out the nepotism and focused on the quality of my work and let my products be the showstoppers.