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Ritu Kumar Biography

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Ritu Kumar – Biography
Name Ritu Kumar
Born11 November 1944 (age 69)
 Amritsar, in Punjab, India
EducationBriarcliff College New York
 Lady Irwin College Delhi
OccupationFashion designer
AwardsPadma Shri 2013
Labels'Ritu Kumar', 'Ri', and 'LABEL Ritu Kumar
Ritu Kumar, the leading name in fashion world, was born as Ritu Kumar on Nov 11, 1944 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Kumar completed her graduation from Lady Irwin College New Delhi in 1964 and did her higher education from Briarcliff College, NY, USA in 1966. She is first woman in India who bring the "Boutique" culture. Ritu Kumar launched her label in 2002 named "Ritu". She has developed unique styles in her designs with art history and museology and the best use of traditional crafts has created unique designs aesthetic.


Ritu Kumar started his career from a small village in 1960, near Calcutta with a set of hand block printers and two tables. passage of years, fashion grew and Ritu Kumar started his career in 2002 after launching his own label "Ritu". Today there are many outlets in 14 cities in India with the brand name "Ritu". Ritu's boutiques specially produced the range of high fashion garments and the best of Indian design using silk, leather and cotton. women across the world can easily identify her designs from traditions and individual styles.

Ritu Kumar has been admired all over the world. Ritu Kumar's Designs have been worn by the world's most famous celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Dia Mirza, Vidya Balan, Lara Dutta, Aishwarya Rai and few international celebrities such as the Anna Ivanovic, Anoushka Shankar and Mischa Barton and more. Ritu Kumar has designed the wardrobes for Miss India to participate in international contests such as Miss Asia Pacific, Miss World & Miss Universe.

Awards and Nominations

Ritu Kumar awarded serval times for the most outstading fashion designs and best work. She rewarded by Padma Shri Award for her exceptional and distinguished service in the field of fashion, textile and craftsmanship in 2013. She also Achieved many awards like Achievement Award at the L'oreal Paris Femina Women's Awards 2012, Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini award for her achievements and contribution in the field of fashion The Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award by the PHD - Chamber of Commerce in 1998, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kingfisher Group of Industries in 2000 and so on.
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