Reza Shariffi

Reza Shariffi is a costume designer from India.[1][2] He has designed for many leading actresses in Bollywood.[2]

He was nominated as ‘best costume designer’ for Kangana Ranaut’s costumes in the movie Tanu Weds Manu. He has designed costumes for many actors in the Indian film industry, both Hindi and regional. He has won awards including an IIFA and Zee Cine Award for his designs in Devdas.[3] His designs in Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon were nominated for an award. He is known for designing the costumes of stars including Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Malaika Arora Khan, Sushmita Sen, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shraddha Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Padma Priya, Hansika Motwani and many others.

His work ranges from the opulent and glamorous Devdas to the realistic and unglamorous Shabri. He has over 70 films to his credit.[3]

Shariffi has also designed for dance reality shows like Nach Baliye (four seasons), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (seasons 3, 4 and 5), and many others.

The ace designer found place in the 9th Annual India Leadership Conclave 2018 award as six final nominees in the category of "Indian Affairs Most Promising & Innovative Fashion Designer of the Year 2018".[4]

Reza Shariffi
BornApril 16, 1967
NationalityIndian, family originated from Iran
Other namesAgha Reza
OccupationCostume Designer
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Costume Design for Devdas
Star Guild Award for Best Costume Design (Nomination) for Tanu Weds Manu
Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Costumes for a TV Program for Kahin Na Kahin Koi Hai

Latest designs

He designed costumes for Kangana Ranaut in her first ever double role as Tanuja Trivedi and Kusum aka Datto in Tanu Weds Manu Returns.[3] Shariffi created two very distinct looks for the characters.[3] Tanu Weds Manu was nominated for the costumes. Shariffi presented style icon Kangana Ranaut in a memorable desi avatar.

Shariffi also designed Ranaut’s costumes for Rajjo. Though the movie did not do well at the box office, the costumes did showcase Ranaut’s character. To her credit, Ranaut carried a 300 rupee saree with as much élan as a diamante studded Ghaghara choli.

He designed the outfits Sriram Madhav Nene and Madhuri Dixit wore for their wedding reception.



Reza with Satya Brahma & Dr. Mukesh Batra
Reza awarded as "Indian Affairs Most Promising & Innovative Fashion Designer of the Year 2018"


Costume design filmography

Year Film Actors designed for
1995 Hum Sab Chor Hain Ritu Shivpuri
1996 Rajkumar Madhuri Dixit
1996 Hindustani Kamal Hasan
1997 Aar Ya Paar Ritu Shivpuri and Deepa Sahi
1997 Hameshaa Saif Ali Khan
1997 Mohabbat Madhuri Dixit
1998 Wajood Madhuri Dixit
2000 Judaai Kamal Hasan, Shah Rukh Khan
2000 Bagunnaraa Priya Gill
2000 Gaja Gamini Madhuri Dixit, Shabana Azmi, Shilpa Shirodkar
2000 Raju Chacha kids
2001 Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai Rani Mukharjee
2001 Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein Dia Mirza
2001 Indian Malaika Arora
2001 Deewaanapan Dia Mirza
2001 Aalavandhan Kamal Hasan and Raveena Tandon
2002 Panchathantiram Kamal Hasan
2002 Pammal K. Sambandam Kamal Hasan
2002 Filhaal... Palash Sen and other characters
2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Dia Mirza
2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Madhuri Dixit
2002 Devdas Madhuri Dixit, Milind Gunaji, Vijendra Ghatge and other male characters
2002 Karz: The Burden of Truth Shilpa Shetty
2002 Saathiya Shamita Shetty
2003 Pilisthe Palukutha Shamita Shetty
2003 Darna Mana Hai Shilpa Shetty, Sameera Reddy
2003 Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon Antara Mali
2003 Samay: When Time Strikes Sushmita Sen
2004 Plan Priyanka Chopra, Sameera Reddy, Ria Sen
2004 Paisa Vasool Sushmita Sen]
2004 Kismat Priyanka Chopra
2004 Surya Rakhi Sawant
2004 Hum Tum Saif Ali Khan, Ishaa Koppikar, Kiron Kher
2004 Garv: Pride and Honour Shilpa Shetty
2004 Gayab Antara Mali
2004 Rakht Neha Dhupia
2004 Vaastu Shastra Sushmita Sen
2004 Naach Antara Mali
2005 Zameer Mahima Choudhary
2005 Mumbai Xpress Kamal Hasan
2005 Khamoshh... Khauff Ki Raat Shilpa Shetty
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Isha Koppikar, Neha Dhupia
2005 Yakeen Priyanka Chopra
2005 Fareb Shilpa Shetty
2005 I Did Not Kill Gandhi Urmila Matondkar
2005 Mr Ya Miss Antara Mali
2005 Auto Shankar (Tamil) Shilpa Shetty
2006 Banaras Urmila Matondkar
2006 Alag: He Is Different.... He Is Alone... Sunny, Dia Mirza
2007 Big Brother Priyanka Chopra
2007 Saawariya Ranbir Kapoor
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Amrita singh, Minishaa Lambaa and others
2010 Seetharamula Kalyanam Lankalo (Tamil) Hansika Motwani
2010 Right Yaaa Wrong Isha Koppikar
2010 Raajneeti Katrina Kaif
2010 Hello Darling Isha Koppikar
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Kangana Ranaut
2011 Double Dhamaal Kangana Ranaut
2011 Kandireega (Tamil) Aksa Pardesani
2011 Shabri Isha Koppikar
2011 Velayudham (Tamil) Hansika Motwani
2011 Loot Rakhi Sawant
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Hansika Motwani
2013 Rajjo Kangana Ranaut
2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns Kangana Ranaut


  1. ^ a b c d e "Reza Shariffi". IMDB. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b Mohantha, Nibedita (April 27, 2015). "I Won't Deliver a Costume Unless I Love It Myself, Says Designer Reza Shariffi". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e Iyer, Sanyukta (April 22, 2015). "BACKSTAGE PASS - FILM: TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Fashion Designers Rohit Verma, Anand Kabra, Raghavendra Rathore, Aki Narula, Reza Shariffi & Arjun Khanna are Nation's to six finalists at India Leadership Conclave 2018 for the coveted Indian Affairs Most Promising & Innovative Fashion Designer of the Year 2018". India Leadership Conclave 2018. 2018-05-10. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  5. ^ "Ace Fashion Designer Reza Shariffi honored with Indian Affairs Most Promising & Innovative Fashion Designer of the Year 2018 at 9th Annual ILC Power Brand Awards 2018". India Leadership Conclave 2018. 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2018-07-30.

External links

4th IIFA Awards

The 2003 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 4th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2002 and took place on 17 May 2003.

The official ceremony took place on 6 April 2002, at the Coca-Cola Dome, in Johannesburg. During the ceremony, IIFA Awards were awarded in 29 competitive categories.

In 2003, IIFA returned to South Africa. This time, the sun-kissed shores of Johannesburg was the destination.

For the IIFA Forum, Ramesh Sippy, Smita Thackeray, Kunal Dasgupta, Shyam Shroff and Harish Dayani sat together with moderator Vir Sanghvi and discussed piracy and explored new revenue streams for the industry.

The first-ever IIFA Foundation Charity Celebrity Cricket Match was organized at the Centurion Grounds. It was supported by the entire IIFA contingent, consisting of Indian and South African film stars, celebrities, cricketers, government leaders, IIFA’s South African partners and Indian and South African fans.

The IIFA Awards ceremony shone bright at the Dome at Northgate. The evening was a stunning showcase of talent and Indian charisma. Hosts Anil Kapoor and Dia Mirza swept the audience with charm. Las Ketchup, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Shilpa Shetty, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Ajay Jadeja set a scorching pace with their electrifying performances. With the light of a million stars shining down upon it, this edition of the IIFA Awards 2003 closed.

50th National Film Awards

The 50th National Film Awards, presented by Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in the year 2002.Awards were announced by the committee headed by Prakash Jha, Rajiv Mehrotra and Udaya Tara Nayar for the feature films, non-feature films and books written on Indian cinema, respectively, on 26 July 2003; whereas the award ceremony took place on 29 December 2003 and awards were given away by then President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

Devdas (2002 Hindi film)

Devdas is a 2002 Indian romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas. This is the third Hindi version and the first film version of the story in Hindi done in colour. The film is set in the early 1900s and follows Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas, a wealthy law graduate who returns from London to marry his childhood sweetheart, Paro, played by Aishwarya Rai. However, the rejection of this marriage by his own family sparks his descent into alcohol, ultimately leading to his emotional deterioration and him seeking refuge with a courtesan played by Madhuri Dixit.

At the time of its release, Devdas was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced, with a reported budget of ₹50 crore ($10.3 million). The film was a commercial success in India and abroad, becoming the highest grossing Indian film of the year. Shah Rukh Khan has bought the rights to this film under his banner, Red Chillies Entertainment.Devdas was critically acclaimed among western and Indian film critics, and is considered as one of the greatest films ever made. It was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was also India's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was ranked #74 in Empire magazine's "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010. TIME magazine named Devdas as the best movie of 2002 among all the movies released around the world that year. The film was recently included in TIME's top 10 movies of the millennium worldwide. The film was screened at 2002 Cannes Film Festival, and the 2002, and 2014 International Film Festival of India in the "Devdas Section" and "Celebrating Dance in Indian cinema" section respectively. Devdas won the Filmfare Award for Best Film. The film also won five National Awards and a further ten Filmfare Awards, tied with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge with the most Filmfare Awards any film had won at the time (later beaten in 2005 by Bhansali's Black).

Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon

Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (English: I Want To Be Madhuri Dixit) is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language comedy drama film directed by Chandan Arora and produced by Ram Gopal Varma. The story follows a poor, uneducated woman (Antara Mali) who is a huge fan of famous Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit to the extent that she aspires to become the new Madhuri Dixit by attempting to join the Bollywood film industry. The film was shot in Mumbai, India. The film received decent reviews upon release, with critics praising the films direction.

National Film Award for Best Costume Design

The National Film Award for Best Costume Design is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1984, at 32nd National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.


Rajjo is a 2013 Indian romantic musical produced by Four Pillars Entertainment and directed by Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Vishwas Patil. It stars Kangana Ranaut and newcomer Paras Arora in the lead roles and its supporting cast includes Prakash Raj, Mahesh Manjrekar and Jaya Prada. The film released in theatres on 15 November 2013. The film that earned 2 crores at the domestic box office bore a loss of 10 crores on the venture.

Sandeep Khosla

Sandeep Khosla is a noted Indian fashion designer, who co-owns the label, Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla. He is best known for his ability to infuse Indian craftsmanship and textile heritage with European tailored silhouette. His signature is to combine traditional aesthetics with modern design.

Many international stars have opted for Khosla's outfits for awards' night. In 2012, Judi Dench wore Khosla's design for BAFTA. In 2002, he along with Neeta Lulla, Abu Jani, and Reza Shariffi, won the National Film Award for Best Costume Design, for his work in the Bollywood film Devdas directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.Of late, Khosla has taken on several projects in interior design. He has designed interiors for hotels (such as The Sofala, Goa), restaurants (the Aish at the Park, Hyderabad), resorts and homes, and has even begun to event design for Indian weddings.

Zee Cine Award for Best Costume Design

The Zee Cine Award Best Costume Design is a technical award.

The winners are listed below:-

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