Neeta Lulla

Couturier | Costume Designer | Stylist

With a career spanning over a three decades across movies and fashion Neeta Lulla is one of the most iconic fashion figures in the Indian Fashion industry. She began her career with one kaarigar and a single sewing machine. Today with over 300 films to her credits, 4 National Awards and a member of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Neeta’s design philosophy takes an inspiration from the Edwardian era with a modern twist using age of handloom techniques from India. Some of her most statement and iconic design elements is the usage of kalamkari, paithani, the iconic nauvari sarees among many others.

An artist in the truest sense she has shepherded the fashion industry with drapes and silhouettes that has now been reinvented through the decades by the industry at large.

“What I create is a beauty, the process of creating that beauty is magical and magic has the capability to transform” -Neeta Lulla

Awards and Honours

National Film Awards

Best Costume Design for Lamhe (1991)

Best Costume Design for Devdas (2002)

Best Costume Design for Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Best Costume Design for Balgandharva (2011)

Other Awards

IIFA Best Costume Design Award (2000)

Bollywood Movies Awards (2001)

Zee Cine Award for Best Costume Designer (2002)

Bollywood Movie Awards (2003)

Kingfisher Fashion Award (2005)

IIFA Best Costume Design Award (2009)

Fashion Designer of the Decade Award at Satya Brahma (2016)