Ritu Kumar

Profession: Fashion Designer


Husband of Ritu Kumar

Shashi Kumar

Son(s) of Ritu Kumar

Amrish Kumar (CEO-Ritu Kumar),
Ashvin Kumar (Writer and Film Maker)

Awards, Honours, Achievements of Ritu Kumar

Lifetime Achievement Award by NIFT
Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Award by PHDCC
Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kingfisher Fashion Fantasia, July 2000 in Bangalore
Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award
Padma Shri Award in 2013
Delhi's Most Stylish Award by Hindustan Times in 2015

Information about Ritu Kumar

Kumar's book 'Costumes and Textiles of Royal India' was published in October 1999. The book chronicles the great history of art designs and textiles in India.  The only thing that makes Ritu Kumar an outstanding Indian Fashion designer is her intellectual and unique vision towards ethnic wears.  With her extraordinary work in the fashion industry, she has become one of the top fashion designers in India.  She is one of the most renowned female fashion designers in India who has been in the Fashion Industry for the last 40 years.  She got her first designing project in 2002 for the movie 'Bollywood Hollywood' (a Canadian movie by an Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta).  After becoming a successful entrepreneur in the field of fashion designing in India, in 1996, she expanded her business by opening several branches of her company in other countries including New York, Paris, and London. (London branch closed in 1999)  Does Ritu Kumar smoke?: Not Known  Ritu Kumar is an Indian fashion designer.  She began with evening clothes and bridal wear in the 1960s and 1970s and created a niche for her in the international market within these two decades.  She met her husband Shashi Kumar at Lady Irwin College during her graduation, the couple fell in love with each other and married.  Her designs focus on traditional printing & weaving techniques and natural fabrics.  The annual turnover of her company at that time was around ₹10 billion, higher than any other Indian Fashion Outlet.  She is the woman who introduced Boutique culture in India with brand name RITU.  She also launched a fragrance- 'The Tree of Life' in April 2002.  Does Ritu Kumar drink alcohol?: Not Known 


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