Bollywood’s favorite fashion designer for Superstar heroines, Manish Malhotra’s career highlights include embroidered denims for pop legend Michael Jackson and Super Model Naomi Campbell.
Manish Malhotra started his career as a model while studying in college. After a few modeling assignments, he joined a fashion boutique in Mumbai and learnt all aspects of fashion industry. At the age of 25, he got a break in the film Swarg designing Juhi Chawla. And that was the beginning of his long and successful career in designing big Bollywood stars. He has designed clothes for Sridevi Karishma Kapoor, Manisha Koirala , Sushmita Sen, Urmila Matondkar, Twinfle Khanna, Mahima Chowdhury, Jaya Bachchan Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Juhi Chawla Rani Mukherjee, Shilpa Shetty, Aishwarya Rai Amisha Patel and Preeity Zinta Although he usually designs for women, he has also made costumes for Shah Rukh Khan in Mohabbatein, Rajinikanth in Tamil film Shivaji : The Boss and Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan in Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham. He has worked for over thirty blockbuster films so far. Those included Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaaenge, Rangeela, Raja Hindustani, Koyla, Dil to Pagal Hai,Gupt, Duplicate, Satya, Kutch Kutch Hota Hai, Mohabatein, Ek Rishta, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Fanaa Chup Chup Ke, Main Hoon Na, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Talash, Hey Baby. His actress- friends Kajol and Preity Zinta walked the ramp for him. Manish Malhotra also designed clothes for Michael Jackson when he visited India for a show. He trained fellow designer Surily Goel who made her debut at Lakme Fashion Week2006. In 2005, he hosted a television talk show The Manish Malhotra Show.