Prasad Bidapa

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Prasad Bidapa (Kodava Takk:ಪ್ರಸಾದ್ ಬಿದ್ದಪ) is an Indian fashion designer who has specialised in training models for the Miss India beauty pageants. Many past beauty queens are his students. He hails from Kodagu.


India's fashion guru Prasad Bidapa is a choreographer, stylist, fashion journalist and entrepreneur, a socialite, but above all he is considered to be the man with the magic touch when choosing the next Top Model who will rule the Indian and global fashion runways.

His projects include the India Men’s Fashion Fair in Bangalore held up to 2008 and the Kingfisher Fashion awards up to 2002. He presents some of the largest fashion events in India, and he has created some of the biggest names in fashion and film, like Lara Dutta, Dino Morea, and Anushka Sharma.

He also works as a retail fashion and branding consultant.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Judith Bidapa who was an actress before marriage, Judy is an avid horse rider and owns horses at the Embassy International Riding School on the outskirts of Bangalore, as well as several racehorses. Until 2000, Judith Bidapa was also a teacher at the Mallya Aditi International School. Prasad and Judith Bidapa have two children: Adam and Aviva.