Rohit Bal

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Rohit Bal
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Rohit Bal in 2016
Rohit Bal

(1961-05-08) 8 May 1961 (age 61)
EducationWoodlands House School
Burn Hall School
DPS Mathura Road
Alma materSt. Stephens College, Delhi Uni.
LabelRohit Bal
AwardsIFA Designer of the Year in 2001 and 2004

Rohit Bal is an Indian fashion designer. He designs for both men and women.

Early life[edit]

Rohit Bal was born in the city of Srinagar in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India on 8 May 1961 into a Kashmiri Pandit family. Bal received his Bachelor's degree in History from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi.[1] He went on to study fashion at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi.[2]


Rohit Bal started his career with his brother Rajiv Bal in New Delhi in 1986 the Company Orchid Oversea Pvt.Ltd, and started his own first independent collection in 1990.[1]

Bal was also chosen by the Khadi Gram Udyog, the largest handloom textile operation in Panchkula, to work with them.[3]

Bal has designed costumes for the popular Indian game show Kaun Banega Crorepati.[1]

Bal opened a flagship store in Delhi, as well as stores in Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Chennai. Bal has also ventured into designing jewellery.[4] He is best known for his use of lotus and peacock motifs. He frequently uses rich fabrics like velvet, brocade and his designs are elaborate, inspired by Indian grandeur and royalty.[5][6]

He has an international client base that includes Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson and Uma Thurman among various Indian celebrities.[7] He is also an ambassador for Omega watches.[8]


Bal won the 'Designer of the Year' award at the Indian Fashion Awards in 2006. He has also won 'Designer of the Year' at the Kingfisher Fashion Achievement Awards in 2001.[1] He was awarded as the Lakme Grand Finale Designer for 2012.[9] In 2020, he was recognized as "Iconic Fashion Designer of the country" by the jury of the Rajnigandha Pearls India Fashion Awards.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d Dugal, Jasmeen. "Rohit Bal". Know Your Designers. Explosive Fashion. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.[better source needed]
  2. ^ "Rohit Bal is part of the BoF 500". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  3. ^ Kumar, Sheila (22 June 2013). "Khadi does the catwalk". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  4. ^ Arora, Tony (2 July 2012). "India's Fashion 'Bad Boy'". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ Ahuja, Shilpa. "Rohit Bal Autumn Winter 2015 Couture Fashion Show Review". Shilpa's Lifestyle Blog. Retrieved 6 August 2015.[better source needed]
  6. ^ "India Couture Week 2016: The finale by Rohit Bal was a showcase of opulence and grandeur". Indian Express. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Rohit Bal: Facts You Need To Know About This Indian Designer". Utsavpedia. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2020.[better source needed]
  8. ^ "Rohit Bal is part of the BoF 500". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  9. ^ Vyavahare, Renuka (23 February 2012). "Rohit Bal to host Lakme Grand Finale". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  10. ^ Alison (27 February 2020). "The India Fashion Awards Presented by Rajnigandha Silver Pearls: - World of Fashion & Technology". Asia Radio Sales. Retrieved 12 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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