Archa Mehta

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Archa Mehta
Occupationfashion costume designer, celebrity stylist
Known forfashion designing

Archa Mehta is an Indian fashion costume designer, who has worked in the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu film industries.[1][2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Archa Mehta grew up in Indore, Madhya Pradesh and studied fashion designing at Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology. She later moved to pursue a master's degree in London, where she also worked at the London Fashion Week.[3] After she returned to India, she apprenticed with designers Leepakshi Ellawadi and Maxima Basu before opting to work independently in the film industry.[4] She began her career working on Hindi films, including on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's big-budget romantic drama Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, where Gujarati textiles, traditional crafts, tattoos, and jewellery were researched and utilised. During the period, she also worked on Monsoon Shootout (2013), a neo-noir action thriller film, produced by Anurag Kashyap.[5]

In the mid-2010s, she increased her work in the South Indian film industries, beginning with work for the entire cast in Puri Jagannadh's Heart Attack (2014) The success of the film prompted further work for Mehta in South India.[6][4] She then began to regularly collaborate with actress Kajal Aggarwal for her films, notably working on projects such as Sardaar Gabbar Singh (2016), Mersal (2017) and Paris Paris (2020).[7][8]

Away from films, Mehta has worked on over fifty television commercials apart from having styled for various magazines.[4]

Notable filmography[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Srivastava, Namrata (September 29, 2017). "Dress it up this Dussehra". The Asian Age.
  2. INDIA, THE HANS (June 11, 2016). "Fashioning as career after Class XII".
  3. சென், சுஜிதா. "``விஜய் வேறலெவல், அக்‌ஷய்குமார் ஸ்பெஷல், ரகுல் ப்ரீத் சிங்குக்கு கஷ்டம்!" - `மெர்சல்' காஸ்டியூம் டிசைனர்ஸ்". {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Fashion stylist Archa Mehta happy to go Southward - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. "Designer Archa Mehta: Sanjay Leela Bhansali is unreal!". Bollywood Life. February 9, 2014.
  6. சென், சுஜிதா. ""காஜல் அகர்வால் என்னைக் கேட்காம எந்த முடிவும் எடுக்க மாட்டாங்க!" - காஸ்ட்யூம் டிசைனர் அர்ச்சா மெஹ்தா". {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)
  7. "Nailing the look: The stylists behind your favourite Tollywood celebrities". The News Minute. February 24, 2017.
  8. Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (May 26, 2016). "12 years and counting" – via

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