The daughter of former West Indies cricketer Sir Vivian Richards and Indian actress Neena Gupta, Masaba Gupta is known for the artistic and literary names she gives to her designs
Raised in Mumbai, Masaba Gupta wanted to be a tennis player when she was 8-years-old but dropped the idea when she turned 16
At age 19, she applied to the Lakme Fashion Week with the help of designer Wendell Rodricks. Owner of the House of Masaba, Masaba Gupta's designs are, especially for women. She has recently started designing clothes for men as well
For those who may not know, Masaba Gupta is an Indian stylist and has dressed a number of Bollywood stars including Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Kajol, Disha Patani and Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Apart from clothes, Masaba has also designed a line of lipsticks in collaboration with Lakme which is called Candy land
Masaba Gupta's designs are flamboyant and contemporary and she uses beautiful fabrics in her designs
Masaba Gupta's brand, House of Masaba, also caters to laptop skins and mobile covers that embody the designer's quirky style
As per the House of Masaba, 'Masaba is a diffusion line label under Masaba Gupta'
Masaba Gupta graduated from SNDT women's university in 2009 with a diploma in Apparel Manufacture and Design
Masaba Gupta's label made its debut in Lakme Fashion Week and was titled Gen next
Masaba Gupta's designs marry traditional Indian sensibilities with a touch of modernity
One of the strongest USPs of the label is its ability to create unique prints that incorporate everyday objects into a seamless piece of art
Masaba Gupta says her style can be worn by women of any age, anywhere in the world
Masaba Gupta launched 'Masaba Lite' that is a line of designer clothes that is meant to be for the teenage audience. As per the House of Masaba, 'It is a vibrant, young, peppy but pocket friendly line of chic and affordable clothing and accessories, catering to “young girls on tight budgets”
In 2014, Masaba Gupta launched a sportswear line labeled 'Masaba Sprint'
This image of Masaba Gupta is quite a candid shot taken at her store the House of Masaba
In one of her Instagram posts, Masaba Gupta talks about how she had battled severe acne, a condition that would affect her self-esteem. Her post also talks about how she fought back and became the strong independent woman she is today
Masaba Gupta's ability to marry traditional and modern touches to her designs is what sets her label apart. Not only does she design western wear like dresses but her label 'House of Masaba' also has sarees on display
As per her store's site, 'Masaba Gupta's style is always fierce and bold with a strong play of color and cut. But traditionally rooted'
Masaba Gupta is known to use fabrics with unique prints on it. In this picture Masaba is seen wearing a denim dress with South Indian writing on it - a pretty cool style statement
Masaba Gupta works with organic fabrics in bright colours and also incorporates classic Indian weaves in her designs
In 2017, when Masaba Gupta tweeted in support of the firecracker ban, few people did not like her stand and trolled her on social media, calling her 'illegitimate West Indian' and a 'b*****d child'. Refusing to back down, Masaba hit back at the trolls with an extremely eloquent response
In this picture, Masaba Gupta is seen with her mother Neena Gupta
In this picture, Masaba Gupta is seen with her father and former Windies star cricketer Sir Vivian Richards
In this picture, Masaba Gupta is seen with Alia Bhatt, Neena Gupta and other close friends enjoying one of their night outs
In this picture, Masaba Gupta is seen with Alia Bhatt and her girlfriends enjoying a light moment during one of their get-togethers
In this picture Masab Gupta is seen with Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan's sister Arpita Khan Sharma and Sonali Bendre
In this picture Masaba Gupta is seen with fellow designer Pernia Qureshi
In this image Masaba Gupta is seen emulating Victoria Beckham's iconic pose. A number of personalities have tried this pose including Kourtney Kardashian
Masaba Gupta married film producer Madhu Mantena in June 2015. In August 2018, the 29-year-old fashionista took to Instagram to post a long joint statement addressing her separation from Madhu Mantena. She wrote, "To our family and friends, with a lot of sadness, Madhu and I have today decided to go on a trial separation in our marriage. Both of us have taken this decision after consulting professionals and our parents. The only thing we are ready to say right now is, 'what we both want out of life individually and separately is putting unnecessary pressure on the marriage and the love that we share. Hence we would take time off from each other and our marriage to figure out for ourselves what we want out of this life. We also want to say that this is a tough time for us and we want to really protect our privacy at this time. We still hope to find reconciliation in our individual paths and dreams and hence this privacy is important for us now. We are not strong enough to explain ourselves to even friends who deserve an answer from us. All we can say to each of them is give us time and give us love when we reach out to you. We now need a lot of it." All images/ Masaba Gupta's Instagram
Fashion designer Masaba is one of the most renowned fashion designers of today and has not had it easy. We look at her younger years as well as the career she chose and how it has shaped up. Here's all you need to know about the lady - personally and professionally
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