|Profession(s)||Fashion Designer and Stylist|
|Famous For||Being the stylist of the South Indian actress Samantha Akkineni|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Date of Birth||16 May 1988 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||33 Years|
|College/University||University of Mumbai, Mumbai Facebook- Preetham Jukalker|
|Food Habit||Vegetarian Instagram- Preetham Jukalker|
|Controversy||In 2021, when the South Indian actors Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya announced their separation, people started trolling Samantha’s stylist Preetham Jukalker for having an extra-marital affair with Samantha. Netizens also said that it was Preetham who was responsible for Samantha and Naga’s separation. Later, in an interview, Preetham clarified the rumours and said that he treated Samantha like his sister and called her Jiji. India Today
He further said,
“Everybody knows that I call Samantha ‘Jiji’ which is a north Indian term for sister. How can there possibly be a link-up between us? I’ve known Chaitanya for years. He too knows the kind of relationship that Samantha and I have. I feel that he could’ve spoken up and told people not to comment like that about Sam and me. Even if he had issued one statement, it would have made a lot of difference. Right now, it’s these so-called fans who are making these statements and spreading false rumours. I think a statement from Chaitanya’s side would’ve helped keep these people in check."
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known
Mother- Saroja Jukalkar
|Siblings||Sister- Priyanka Jukalkar
Some Lesser Known Facts About Preetham Jukalker
- Preetham Jukalker is an Indian celebrity fashion designer and stylist.
- In 2007, he started working as a designer at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
- In an interview, when he was asked how he developed an interest in fashion designing. He replied,
I happened to watch a documentary entitled, ‘The True Cost’, which offers an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people behind our clothes. It altered my design philosophy, and I decided to shift my fashion line into a sustainable one.”
He further said,
As a kid, I loved watching my mother sit on her sewing machine, making shirts for me. While she was away, I would take over the machine and would stitch some baby clothes. I used to have a collage made of all the fashionable stuff I saw, which triggered me to do a degree in Fashion and textiles.”
- Under his fashion label ‘Preetham Jukalker Label,’ he has launched many clothing ranges like ‘All About Ishq,’ ‘Ikat Pocket Sarees,’ and ‘Handmade Love.’
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- He has worked on the project ‘TWEAVE’ in collaboration with the Telangana Government to revive the state culture through his clothing range.
- He has styled many popular Indian actors like Raashi Khanna, Samantha Akkineni, and Rashmika Mandanna.