Rohit Bal Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Srinagar
Age: 62 Years
Marital Status: Unmarried

Rohit Bal

NicknameGudda [1]Mint
ProfessionFashion Designer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourHazel Green
Hair ColourBlonde
Awards• In 2006, Rohit Bal won the 'Designer of the Year' award at the Indian Fashion Awards.
• In 2001, he won 'Designer of the Year' at the Kingfisher Fashion Achievement Awards.
• In 2012, he was honoured as the Lakme Grand Finale Designer.
• In 2013, he won the Most Stylish Men's Evening Wear Award at the PETA-Approved Vegan Fashion Awards.
• In 2020, he was recognized as "Iconic Fashion Designer of the country" by the jury of the Rajnigandha Pearls India Fashion Awards.
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 May 1961 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023) 62 Years
BirthplaceSrinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Zodiac signTaurus
School• Woodlands House School, Srinagar
• Burn Hall School, Srinagar
• Delhi Public School, New Delhi
College/University• St. Stephen's College, Delhi University
• National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi
Educational Qualification(s)• First class degree in History at St. Stephens, Delhi University
• Fashion studies at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
ReligionHinduism [2]Pernia's Pop Up Shop
CasteKashmiri Pandit [3]Pernia's Pop Up Shop
Food HabitVegetarian [4]Hindustan Times
HobbiesWatching Films, Playing Tennis
Controversies• Arrested for threatening his neighbour:
On 22 September 2017, Rohit Bal, along with Lalit Kumar, Ramesh, and Pramod, was arrested by Delhi police after his neighbor named Iqbal Singh filed a complaint against them. According to Iqbal, the four men forcefully entered his house and, "under the influence of alcohol, threatened him and created a ruckus." The case was registered, and Rohit Bal was released the next day on bail. Later, Bal's assistant made a statement regarding the issue, and said,

"It was a fight over car parking. It is over now and he (Bal) is taking rest."[5]NDTV

• FIR against Cibo:
On 1 December 2010, an FIR was filed against Rohit Bal’s restaurant Cibo, claiming that it was a pick-up joint. A man named Maqsood made these claims and made an FIR but Alok aggarwal, the co-owner of the restaurant claimed that it was not true and said,
“This man is cooking up stories.” [6]Hindustan Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/partnersLalit Tehlan (2009-2011) (Model)
Rohit Bal with Lalit Tehlan
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Duffy Bal (died of a heart attack in 1968)
Mother- Rakka Bal
SiblingsBrother- 1
• Rajeev Bal
Rohit Bal's brother, Rajiv Bal
Sister(s)- 2
• Aruna Bal Sharma
• Neera Bal.
Rohit Bal's childhood picture with his sisters
Writer(s)Thomas Hardy, Paulo Coelho
Book Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
SongHouse Music by Benny Benassi
Restaurant(s)• Veda Restaurant in New Delhi
• Bukhara in New Delhi
• Nobu Downtown in New York
ArtistM. F. Husain
Cuisine(s)Kashmiri, Italian
Rohit BalSome Lesser Known Facts About Rohit Bal

  • Rohit Bal is an Indian fashion designer. He is known for designing the costumes for Amitabh Bachchan for the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
  • Since childhood, Rohit Bal aspired to be a fashion designer; therefore, after completing his graduation, he pursued fashion studies at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi.
  • In 1986, Rohit Bal started a company with his elder brother, Rajeev Bal, named Orchid Oversea Pvt. Ltd. In 1990, Rohit began his career as a fashion designer when he launched his first independent collection. His collection includes apparel for both men and women. Rohit Bal opened his first flagship store in New Delhi and has stores in different cities in India including Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Chennai.
  • In 1996, Time Magazine named him “India’s Master of Fabric and Fantasy.”
  • Rohit is known for combining traditional patterns of Indian royalty, opulence, and craftsmanship with modern sensibilities and for including Lotus and Peacock motifs in the design. Rohit’s work is mostly inspired by the Mughal and the Gupta period. His designs are worn by celebrities in Bollywood including Kajol, Kangana Ranaut, and Ranveer Singh.

    Rohit Bal with Kareena Kapoor Khan at a fashion show

    Rohit Bal with Kareena Kapoor Khan at a fashion show

  • In the late 1990s, Rohit Bal was appointed by the Khadi Gram Udyog, the largest handloom textile operation in Panchkula, to work as a designer for them. In 2001, he became an ambassador for Omega watches.
  • In February 2010, Rohit Bal suffered a heart attack and underwent an emergency angioplasty.
  • According to Rohit, he has little knowledge of technology, and he still likes to use paper and a pencil to draw a design.
  • Rohit Bal has partnered with many international designers and brands including Christian Louboutin, Nebula-Titan watches, and “Reid & Taylor.”
  • Rohit Bal has collaborated with many brands including Oriflame, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Windproof Zippo. In 2010, as a partner of Mitsubishi, Rohit Bal launched the Outlander car by the company. During the campaign, it was shown that after being inspired by the Outlander 2010, Rohit launched a fashion line titled Outlander Signature Collection, unveiled alongside the SUV at a fashion show in New Delhi. In an interview, talking about the reason for choosing Rohit Bal as the ambassador for the car, Pritam Saikia, marketing head of  Mitsubishi Motors said,

    To position an SUV as a veritable fashion icon was something unique. As a first mover, we wanted to gain maximum mileage from such a strategy. We felt that Rohit Bal embodied the spirit of the Outlander – he was a global name, had a flamboyant persona and was much admired. Importantly he would integrate with the brand and not overwhelm it.”

  • In 2012, Danish luxury carpet maker Ege started a partnership with Rohit Bal to create “an India-inspired series for the global market.” [7]The HinduLater, in the same year, Rohit Bal was appointed the brand ambassador for an Aditya Birla Group company, Linen Club.
  • In 2014, Rohit Bal launched his first restaurant, ‘Veda,’ in New Delhi along with his businessman friend Alok Aggarwal. Later, the global mass media company Condé Nast Traveller included Veda in its Top 100 Restaurants in the World list. After the success of Veda, Rohit Bal opened a second restaurant, Cibo, at Connaught Place in New Delhi. Rohit Bal also opened three more Vedas, two in Delhi, one in Mumbai and has opened a fifth restaurant in Kolkata. [8]The Times of India

    Rohit Bal at his restaurant in New Delhi

    Rohit Bal at his restaurant in New Delhi

  • Rohit Bal has styled many international celebrities including Uma Thurman, Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson, Elizabeth Hurley, and Naomi Campbell. In 2018, international luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin wore one of the Rohit Bal’s apparel at the Met Gala 2018.


  • Reportedly, Rohit Bal suffered from alcohol addiction and went to rehab many times before being admitted to Medhanta Hospital in Mumbai in November 2022. Later, talking about his health, his friend said,

    Gudda is in very bad shape. He was almost dead in November. The doctors had to flush out alcohol and sleeping pills from his system when his friends took him to the hospital.”

    On 28 November 2023, Rohit Bal was again admitted to the Medhanta Hospital in Mumbai under very critical conditions.