Anaita Shroff Adajania is an Indian costume designer, fashion stylist, and actress. She is working as the Fashion Director at Vogue India, a fashion and lifestyle magazine (as of 2021).
Anaita Shroff Adajania was born on 25 February 1972 (age 49 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.
She did her schooling at Mumbai’s Bombay International School and went to St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai to pursue her graduation. Anaita was obsessed with fashion from a very young age. While in college, she used to spend all her pocket money to buy magazines like Vogue and Seventeen. She often ended up cutting out fashion prints from the magazines and pasting them in her file. After completing her graduation, Anaita worked briefly with the director and producer Mahesh Mathai. However, she didn’t enjoyed the work and decided to take a travelling break. While travelling, she used to observe people’s dressing styles. When she returned from her holiday in London, she bagged an offer to work with the fashion magazine “Elle.”
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Golden Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Anaita Shroff Adajania belongs to a Parsi family.
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about her father. Her mother’s name is Roshan Shroff. She has a sister, Scherezade Shroff (Former Model and Actress).
Husband & Children
Anaita got married to the film director and screenwriter Homi Adajania in 2002. The couple has two sons named Zane Adajania and Zreh Adajania.
As a Costume Designer & Fashion Stylist
Anaita started her career as an assistant fashion editor in 1996 with the Elle magazine. She then worked at the french magazine L’Officiel India as a fashion editor for a while. Subsequently, she joined Vogue India as a fashion director.
She is the founder and owner of the Style Cell Company, a fashion and styling ensemble. She began styling the looks of celebrities for films in 2001 with the film “Everybody Says I’m Fine!.” Subsequently, she styled the looks of John Abraham and Esha Deol for the Bollywood film “Dhoom” (2004) and gained immense popularity.
Adjania is known for her design work in Bollywood films like “Being Cyrus” (2006), “Dhoom 2” (2006), “Love Aaj Kal” (2009), “Cocktail” (2012), and “Bang Bang” (2014).
Her designs have been featured in several popular magazines like “Vogue,” “L’Officiel,” “Rolling Stone,” and “Elle.”
Presently, she is working as the fashion stylist (as of 2021) of the Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. She exclusively style Deepika’s looks for all the events.
As an Actress
Anaita Shroff Adjania made her acting debut in 1995 with the Bollywood film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” in which she played the role of ‘Sheena’ (Simran’s friend).
She then played the role of ‘Gita’ (Rohit’s friend) in the Bollywood film “Kal Ho Naa Ho” (2003).
In 2020, Anaita was accused by the Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for using her pictures in the fashion magazine “Vogue India” even after banning her. A tweet from Kangana’s team, Team Kangana Ranaut, read,
@VogueIndia has banned Kangana, (her last cover with them was 5 years ago), because @Anaita_Adajania (their style editor & now Fashion Director) is very close to Karan Johar, but is it fair for them to keep using her old videos to keep making money?”
- 8th IIFA Award for ‘Best Costume Design’ for the film “Dhoom 2” (2007)
- 11th IIFA Award for ‘Best Costume Design’ for the film “Love Aaj Kal” (2010)
- Alcoholic Beverage: Vodka Passion Fruit
- Travel Destination: London
- Anaita is often spotted drinking alcohol on various occasions.
- During an interview, when asked about one piece of clothing that she wished everyone threw out of their closets, Anaita replied,
Boring black trousers!”
- Anaita is good friends with the popular film director Karan Johar.
- In an interview, while talking about her role in the Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Adjania said,
Karan and I knew each other from our college days. We were not from the same college, but we would take part in college fashion shows. He was the head choreographer, the ultimate style consultant. When he was assisting Adi in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, he asked me to cast Kajol’s friends in the film, who go on the Eurorail trip with her. I couldn’t get one of them, so Adi asked me to step in. So you see me in a bit role in DDLJ!”
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