Manish Malhotra is one of India’s most successful and influential fashion designers. He is also a costume stylist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, and revivalist who has worked in the fashion and film industry for over three decades. He founded his eponymous label, Manish Malhotra, which offers a range of couture, bridal, diffusion, and ready-to-wear collections. He is known for his innovative and glamorous designs that have adorned many Bollywood stars and international celebrities. He has also won numerous awards and accolades for his work in cinema and fashion. Here are details about his net worth, wiki, biography, relationship, age, height, and career.
Manish Malhotra Net Worth
Manish Malhotra’s net worth is estimated at around $20.5 million to $21 million as of 2023. He earns income from his fashion label, which has outlets in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Dubai, London, and New York. He also earns from his collaborations with various brands, such as Google, Kolkata Knight Riders, MAC Cosmetics, and Zoya Jewels. He also charges a hefty fee for designing costumes for films and celebrities. In March 2022, he bought an apartment worth Rs 21.1 crore in Mumbai.
Manish Malhotra was born on December 5, 1966, in Westminster, London, United Kingdom. He belongs to a Punjabi family and grew up in Mumbai, India. He studied at the Sacred Heart Boys High School and Elphinstone College in Mumbai. He had no formal fashion design training but had a passion for sketching and painting since childhood. He was also influenced by Bollywood films and wanted to be a part of the industry.
Manish Malhotra started his career as a model when he was 19 years old. He appeared in Fu’s, Weekender’s, Frooti’s, and Goldspot’s ad campaigns. He saved some money from his modeling gigs and traveled to Bangkok and Singapore to explore the world. When he returned, he joined a boutique called Equinox in Bandra, where he spent a year sketching and draping mannequins for a meager salary.
He got his first break as a fashion designer when he designed costumes for Juhi Chawla in the film Swarg (1990). He then went on to design costumes for many Bollywood films such as Rangeela (1995), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Raja Hindustani (1996), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Veer-Zaara (2004), Om Shanti Om (2007), Jab We Met (2007), Dostana (2008), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), Padmaavat (2018), and many more.
He has also styled and designed costumes for Hollywood stars like Demi Moore, Kylie Minogue, Reese Witherspoon, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Michael Jackson. He has also worked with international filmmakers such as Ang Lee for Life of Pi (2012) and Steven Spielberg for The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014).
He launched his label, Manish Malhotra, in 1998. His label offers various collections catering to different occasions and tastes. He is known for his signature style of blending traditional Indian craftsmanship with contemporary silhouettes and colors. He has also revived some of the country’s forgotten crafts, such as Chikankari, Phulkari, Kashmiri embroidery, Banarasi weaving, etc.
He has showcased his collections at various national and international fashion weeks, such as Lakme Fashion Week, India Couture Week, India Fashion Week Dubai, London Fashion Week, etc. He has also collaborated with various celebrities to create exclusive lines such as Mijwan by Manish Malhotra with Shabana Azmi and Namrata Goyal, Regal Threads by Manish Malhotra with Deepika Padukone, The Persian Story by Manish Malhotra with Fawad Khan, etc.
He has expanded his brand into other verticals, such as beauty, jewelry, film production, and home decor. He launched Manish Malhotra Beauty in 2019 in partnership with MyGlamm. He launched Manish Malhotra Jewellery in 2020 in collaboration with Raniwala in 1881. He also started his film production company, Manish Malhotra Productions, in 2018. He is scheduled to make his directorial debut with a musical love story set against the backdrop of the partition, produced by Dharma Productions. He also launched his home decor line, Manish Malhotra Home, in 2021.
He has also ventured into the tech space by launching his NFTs (non-fungible tokens) in the blockchain business in 2021. He became the first Indian designer to create digital art using NFTs and auction them on a global platform.
He has also hosted a talk show called The Manish Malhotra Show on Zoom TV in 2005. He has also been a judge on reality shows such as Nach Baliye 4 (2008), India’s Next Top Model (2015-2016), and Project Runway Middle East (2016).
He has also been honored with many awards and recognitions for his contribution to the fashion and film industry. Some of them are:
- Filmfare Award for Best Costume Design for Rangeela (1995)
- IIFA Award for Best Costume Design for Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
- Zee Cine Award for Best Costume Design for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
- Bollywood Movie Award for Best Costume Design for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
- National Film Award for Best Costume Design for Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
- Apsara Award for Best Costume Design for Enthiran (2010)
- Priyadarshini Memorial Award for his contribution to the fashion industry (2013)
- Indo-American Corporate Excellence Award for Fashion Designer of the Year (2014)
- HT Most Stylish Award for Most Stylish Designer of the Year (2016)
- Vogue Beauty Award for Man of the Decade (2017)
- GQ Men of the Year Award for Designer of the Year (2017)
- Filmfare Glamour and Style Award for Most Stylish Designer of the Year (2019)
Manish Malhotra is unmarried and has not revealed much about his personal life. He is rumored to have dated actress Karisma Kapoor, but they never confirmed their relationship publicly. He is also said to be close friends with many Bollywood celebrities such as Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karan Johar, Kajol, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sridevi, etc.
Age and Height
Manish Malhotra is 56 years old as of 2021. He was born on December 5, 1966.
Manish Malhotra is 5 feet 10 inches tall or 178 cm in height.