Artist Rouble Nagi was born on July 8, 1980, in Jammu and Kashmir. She completed her undergraduate studies in political science and later pursued fine art at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. She has also studied European Art at Sotheby's London. All pictures/Rouble Nagi Instagram
An immensely talented artist, Rouble Nagi has expertise in 33 different mediums that include Ceramic, Glass, Tile Mosaics, Bronze, Stain Glass, Paint, Metal Relief (Brass, Copper, Aluminum ) Ceramic Tiles, Marble, Fibre etc. Her predominant work includes sculpture and mural work
Rouble Nagi's formative years were in Kashmir. Her father, being an army officer was stationed in Poonch and other areas in Jammu and Kashmir. She says her mother (in picture) still makes the best kahwa, a traditional Kashmiri green tea preparation
Rouble Nagi is married to Sahil Nagi. She met Sahil through a common friend at a birthday party. For him, it was love at first sight. Rouble was stationed at Kolkata at the time while he was stationed in Mumbai
Rouble Nagi has a son named Vivaan. She likes spending time with her son and loves being outdoors with him, whether that's playing in the garden or at the beach
Rouble Nagi shares a lot of photos with her son on Instagram. She considers his birth as one of the highest points in her life. Vivaan was born on February 14 - Valentine's Day!
Rouble Nagi is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed artist with over 800 murals, over 150 exhibitions across the world to her credit. Rouble Nagi is a member of the India Design Council (IDC) and is one of the pioneers to start Mumbai beautification with 'Art Installations' around the city
Rouble Nagi is also a social worker who promotes young and talented artists from India and overseas. Rouble Nagi Art Foundation is an NGO working in India, conducting art workshops throughout the nation with over 32 Balwadi's in Mumbai alone
Rouble Nagi's Design Studio in Mumbai celebrates art, fuels creativity, enhances spaces and gives inspiration. According to her website, the design studio is committed to promoting excellence and genuine quality in art
Rouble Nagi Design studio believes that art is not only an enriching factor of life but also essential to the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Therefore, aesthetic beautification of spaces with artworks and installations is something that they take seriously
Rouble Nagi is friends with the who's who of Mumbai through her artwork, philanthropy and social work.
In picture: Rouble Nagi with Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray
Rouble Nagi is the Founder of Rouble Nagi Art Foundation and Rouble Nagi Design Studio. In the last few years, RNAF has demonstrated that in a caring and creative environment, even the most problematic child can be taught through art
In 2017, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan unveiled Rouble Nagi's sculpture titled The Paradise Garden in Bandra, Mumbai. The Paradise Garden sculpture was installed opposite Mehboob Studio in Bandra. BJP MP Poonam Mahajan and BJP Ashish Shelar also joined Rouble Nagi at the inauguration ceremony
Sushmita Sen, along with younger daughter Alisah, was present at the Rouble Nagi Art Foundation's Republic Day celebration with kids in 2017. Talking about the art foundation's initiative and their support Sushmita said: "One of the reasons I am so very proud of this beautiful woman is Rouble Nagi's amazing support towards these kids
In January 2017, Shah Rukh Khan inaugurated a Rouble Nagi sculpture at Bandra Reclamation, Mumbai. Hashtag #Bandra was the first ever hashtag sculpture in Maharashtra, initiated by politician Poonam Mahajan
Rouble Nagi's latest initiative 'Misaal Mumbai' is the first slum painting initiative in the country where she has painted over 2000 house to date. Her paintings are collected by Corporates, celebrities, Government of India and museums
In picture: Rouble Nagi with Salman Khan
The aim of 'Misaal Mumbai' is to improve the quality of life for poor people living in slums, by providing more hygienic living conditions, beautifying their homes, along with repairs, waterproofing roofs and improved sanitation
In picture: Rouble Nagi with Sohail Khan
Under the Misaal Mumbai initiative, Rouble Nagi started a project called 'Paint Dharavi' in 2012 and carried this forward to other areas like Jaffer Baba Colony and Mount Mary in Bandra West
Initially, the slum dwellers were apprehensive but as her involvement grew, they came forward to volunteer. As the project progressed, the people got more involved with the process
Misaal Mumbai has extended to Bandra West along with several sites in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra. The project in Bandra West consisted of the painting of over 285 houses
Misaal Mumbai is currently working in more than 13 slums in Mumbai including Dhobi Ghat, Machhimar Nagar in Colaba, Ambedkar Nagar in Cuffe Parade and Kamathipura and more. The present project is at Thane which covers areas like Indranagar, Dongripada, Patilpura and other cities in India
Rouble Nagi says, "I believe until the interest of an artist shifts from the personal sensation to a sense of communal service, his work cannot grow. An artists work cannot take on real greatness until it bears the burden of people."
In picture: Nagi with Ravi Shastri
Superstar Aamir Khan says 'Misaal Mumbai', an initiative by artist Rouble Nagi, who has painted over 285 slum houses, is great. Sharing the video on Twitter, Aamir wrote: "Hey guys, came across this great initiative, nice misaal (example) for all of us."
The video shows how Rouble Nagi has done the work with the help of artists, locals, and residents. He has also trained some of the younger volunteers from art colleges in painting workshops artwork and has ended up employing 25 students to finish the project in less than two months
Rouble Nagi creates a lot of opportunities for children. She says that children are all artists, they express freely without thinking of the outcome of the viewer’s reaction and art is all about expression
Rouble Nagi loves to travel. She believes that travel inspires art and it has shaped the way she is. Since her father was in the Indian Army, they would be in a different state or city every two years. She had practically travelled all of India by the time she was 18
For Rouble Nagi, her work is her God and every art she creates is inspired by her dream, a dream of a World Free of poverty and crime
Rouble Nagi is quite stylish and exudes glamour and sophistication in every photo she has shared. For her, comfort comes first. Rouble Nagi said in an interview that her style is an extension of inner beauty, reinforced by a life of discipline
Rouble Nagi takes fitness seriously. She performs yoga every morning for an hour, and meditates for 15 minutes
In case if you are wondering what her name means, Rouble in an interview had once said, that in Arabic, Rubil means light. Her father had picked the name out of a book he was reading at the time
Artist, muralist and social worker, Mumbai-based Rouble Nagi dons many hats. The renowned, award-winning artist has put her talents to work for the betterment of society and she has been carrying out this noble work along with managing her family. On her birthday, here's a look at one of the brightest and talented Mumbai celebrity in pictures.
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