Neeta Lulla is one of the most prevalent designers in Indian fashion and film industry. Her thriving career consists of more than two and a half decades shows her stupendous contributions especially for Indian Film Industry. The look she has given to the actors in Bollywood leading films turned out to be an everlasting magnum opus. She didn’t work for Bollywood alone but her designing has also been acknowledged universally for Hollywood.
Creating the costumes of the era which had been lost long ago has proved her core competences. Her designs have all the attributes from simplicity to royalty. She has almost over 350 movies and many outstanding awards to her credit.
Neeta Lulla started her career by working as an assistant to Jeanne Naoroji, a former Indian leading fashion choreographer, in the late 1980’s. Her first endeavor to the fashion world was “Tamasha” with Kimi Katkar But the real achievement which brought her into the glare of stardom was “Lamhe”. This film brought her a national award for designing great attires.
After that she did a number of shows in U.S., Canada, Monte Carlo and Rome. The designing of all the costumes for the Hollywood mega film “One Night with the King” with actors Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole is another accomplishment by her. She is also designing for “Mistress of Spices” by Gurinder Chadha-Paul Myeda with Aishwarya Rai acting in it and Tanuja Chandra’s Hollywood film. Neeta Lulla has fashioned designs for Bollywood’s high profile movies Devdas and Jodha Akbar and given them the best aesthetic and historical sense.
Neeta Lulla has won following awards during her career till now:
- National Film Award for Best Costume Design in 1991 for Lamhe
- Bollywood Movie Award for Best Costume Designer in 2001 for Mission Kashmir
- National Film Award for Best Costume Design in 2002 for Devdas
- Bollywood Movie Award for Best Costume Designer in 2003 for Devdas
- IIFA Best Costume Design Award in 2009 for Jodhaa Akbar
- National Film Award for Best Costume Design in 2009 for Jodhaa Akbar
Neeta Lulla has most of the leading celebrities as her clientele including Sridevi, Juhi Chawla, Tabu, Mahima Chowdhary, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. Now she has opened a two-story flagship store in Mumbai, a store having her comprehensive collection.