Style Matters With Bollywood Actor Aahana Kumra

The bonafide fashionista from Lucknow shares why Chikankari is the best embroidery in the world.

Shraddha Varma

When Lipstick Under My Burkha actor, Aahana Kumra, is not sharing the screen with Bollywood’s finest or exploring new destinations, she is keeping herself updated with the latest trends in fashion. A quick glance at her Instagram feed and you will know that she isn’t just a badass actor, but also a fashionista with bold sartorial choices. No wonder, she sets the stage on fire with her energetic persona, every time she walks the ramp. 

Whether it was her runway debut at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2017 (for designer Nikhita Tandon) or the 2021 ‘phygital’ edition of Fashion Design Council of India x Lakme Fashion Week (FDCI X LFW), the 34-year-old Bollywood actor catches our attention with her confidence and dazzling smile. Kumra was the showstopper for Jaipur-based designer Gazal Mishra at the phygital edition of FDCI x LFW. Mishra’s collection, Uzbek Vintage, featured designs inspired by the fauna and foliage of Uzbekistan. As the showstopper, she walked the ramp wearing a full-flared long kurta with ornate detailing on the front and back. It was paired with a maxi skirt and matching dupatta

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When away from the world of glamour and style, she likes to keep it colourful, casual and comfortable. In an  exclusive interview with Zeezest, she opens up about learning the art of Chikankari embroidery in school, her most prized possession, and her top three smart dressing ideas. 

Aahana has been acting since she was 14 years old. She started her career as a theatre artist and has shared the stage with the likes of Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah. Motley, By George, Sona Spa and Arms and the Man are some of the plays she has worked in. She came under the limelight as Taruni, daughter to legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan's Yudhisthir Sikarwar, in Sony TV’s 2014 show Yudh. Since then, Aahana has been a mainstay part of three TV series, 10 web series and over 12 films. Her work in films such as Lipstick Under My Burkha, The Accidental Prime Minister and Khuda Haafiz has also been appreciated. In June this year, Aahana will be seen starring in a period action drama alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Vaani Kapoor and Ronit Roy. 

Photo: Instagram/Aahana Kumra and Team FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week
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