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

Ritu Kumar

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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 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
• Delhi's Most Stylish Award by Hindustan Times in 2015

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 one of the most renowned female fashion designers in India who has been in the Fashion Industry for the last 40 years.
  • She met her husband Shashi Kumar at Lady Irwin College during her graduation, the couple fell in love with each other and married.
  • She started her career in a very small town of Kolkata in 1969; using hand-block printing and a couple of small tables.

    Ritu Kumar at her Career Starting

    Ritu Kumar at her Career Starting

  • She began with evening clothes and bridal wear in the 1960s and 1970s and created a niche for her in the international market within these two decades.
  • After becoming a successful entrepreneur in the field of fashion designing in India, in 1996, she expanded her business by opening several branches of her company in other countries 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” was published in October 1999. The book chronicles the great history of art designs and textiles in India.

    Ritu Kumar Book Costumes and Textiles of Royal India

    Ritu Kumar Book Costumes and Textiles of Royal India

  • She got her first designing project in 2002 for the movie “Bollywood Hollywood” (a Canadian movie by an Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta).

    Ritu Kumar First Movie Hollywood Bollywood

    Ritu Kumar First Movie Hollywood Bollywood

  • Her designs focus on traditional printing & weaving techniques and natural fabrics.
  • She also launched a fragrance- “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

    Ritu Kumar Subbrand

  • With her extraordinary work 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 vision towards ethnic wears.
  • She is the person who had designed Kareena Kapoor Khan’s wedding outfit.

    Ritu Kumar designed Kareena Kapoor Khan Wedding Dress

    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) was also fascinated with Ritu Kumar’s work and she also used to wear some of the masterpieces of her.
  • 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”.
  • Ritu Kumar has her fashion outlets in more than 14 cities across India.
  • Here is a conversation between this iconic fashion designer:

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