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Ritu Kumar Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Bio/Wiki
Real NameRitu Kumar
ProfessionFashion Designer
Famous ForHer exceptional fashion designing skills
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 158 cm
in meters- 1.58 m
in feet inches- 5’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 130 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 November 1944
Age (as in 2017) 73 Years
BirthplaceAmritsar, Punjab
Sun signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownAmritsar, Punjab, India
SchoolLoreto Convent, Tara Hall, Shimla
CollegeLady Irwin College, New Delhi
Educational QualificationsStudied Art History at Briarcliff College in New York in 1966
Studied Museology at Asutosh Museum of Indian Art, part of the University of Calcutta in 1967
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesReading
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Lifetime Achievement Award set by NIFT
• Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Award by PHDCC
• Lifetime achievement award at the Kingfisher Fashion Fantasia, July 2000 in Bangalore
• Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award
Ritu Kumar with Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award
• Padma Shri Award in 2013
Ritu Kumar receiving Padma Shri Award
• Hindustan Times Delhi's Most Stylish 2015 Awards

Note: She has earned many more awards for her remarkable work.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
HusbandShashi Kumar
Ritu Kumar with her Husband
ChildrenSon(s)- Amrish Kumar (CEO-Ritu Kumar),
Ritu Kumar with Amrish Kumar
Ashvin Kumar (Writer and Film Maker)
Ritu Kumar Son Ashvin Kumar
Daughter- None
ParentsNames Not Known
Money Factor
Net Worth Not Known

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ritu Kumar

  • Does Ritu Kumar smoke? : Not Known
  • Does Ritu Kumar drink alcohol? : Not Known
  • She is the first female fashion designer in India and has been in the Indian Fashion Industry for 40 years.
  • She was born on 11 November 1944 in Amritsar, Punjab, India.
  • She has studied the Art History and Museology, which represents her passion for creative designing from her early ages.
  • She met her husband Shashi Kumar at Lady Irwin College during her graduation period, the couple fell in love with each other and married.
  • The lady started her career in a very small town in Kolkata in 1969 using hand-block printing and a couple of small tables. Ritu Kumar at her Career Starting
  • She began with evening clothes and bridal wear in the 1960s and 1970s and made her identity in the international market within these two decades.
  • Apart from India in 1996, her company has opened several branches in foreign countries too including New York, Paris, and London. (London branch closed in 1999)
  • The annual turnover of her company at that time was around ₹10 billion, higher than any other Indian Fashion Outlet.
  • She is the woman who introduced Boutique culture in India with brand name RITU.
  • Kumar’s book “Costumes and Textiles of Royal India” published in October 1999 by Christies that chronicles the great history of art designs and textiles in India. Ritu Kumar Book Costumes and Textiles of Royal India
  • She got her first designing project in 2002 for movie “Bollywood/Hollywood” (a Canadian movie by Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta). Ritu Kumar First Movie Hollywood Bollywood
  • Her designs focus on traditional printing, weaving techniques, and natural fabrics.
  • She launched a fragrance name “The Tree of Life” in April 2002.
  • In the same year i.e. 2002, her son Amrish Kumar joined her and launched a sub-brand: Ritu Kumar, LABEL. Ritu Kumar Subbrand
  • Through her extraordinary role in the fashion industry, she has become one of the top fashion designers in India.
  • The only thing that makes Ritu Kumar an outstanding Indian Fashion designer is her intellectual and unique thinking towards ethnic wears.
  • She is the person who designed Kareena Kapoor Khan’s wedding outfit. Ritu Kumar designed Kareena Kapoor Khan Wedding Dress
  • Her designer outfits are often used by the contestants of Indian Pageants like Miss Universe, Miss Asia Pacific, and Miss India.
  • Late Princess Diana (1 July 1961-31 August 1997) has also worn and patronized her beautiful designer clothes.
  • Ritu Kumar has not designed outfits for any Bollywood film yet and the only reason she gave to IANS in an interview was “The way things are in Bollywood, I don’t think I have the time and patience for all that”.
  • Today, the lady has her fashion outlets in approximately 14 cities all across the country.
  • A conversation between this iconic fashion designer and Saeed Naqvi (anchor):

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