Dolly Ahluwalia

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Dolly Ahluwalia
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Nationality Indian
Occupation Costume designer, Actress

Dolly Ahluwalia is an Indian costume designer and film and television actress, who was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2001 for Costume design.[1]


Ahluwalia started her career with designing costumes of theatre. Thereafter she started film career with Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen in 1993, which got her first National Film Award for Best Costume Design.[2] Thereafter she designed for notable directors like Vishal Bhardwaj in The Blue Umbrella (2005), Omkara (2006), Blood Brothers (2007) and Kaminey (2009), Deepa Mehta, Water (2005) and Midnight's Children (2012) and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013). Besides working with mainstream Bollywood films like Love Aaj Kal (2009), Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012) and with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013).[3]



Costume Design


  1. ^ a b Drama - Costume Design Sangeet Natak Akademi Official listings.
  2. ^ a b "Dolly Ahluwalia gets nostalgic about Bandit Queen". Indian Express. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "I’m a costume designer first: Dolly Ahluwalia". Hindustan Times. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Winners of 59th Idea Filmfare Awards". Filmfare. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Dolly Ahluwalia dresses up Shahid Kapoor in 'Haider'

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