Ila Kumar Valia

Director - FIMA

ILA started her career with the handling of the homecoming of Sushmita Sen, the first ever Ms. Universe title holder from India and thereafter for over 15 years was a part of the organising team for the prestigious Femina Miss India contest. Ever since then she has been involved in scouting for the right talent. They were then trained in various aspects such as public speaking, styling, physical fitness, hair styling and makeup etc, before they went on for participating in various International pageants such as Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Asia Pacific and Miss Earth. During her tenure there were many International winners with the likes of Aishwarya Rai, Diana Hayden, Yukta Mookhey, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Diya Mirza, Parvathy Omnakuttan besides many others such as Neha Dhupia, Gul Panag just to name a few.

She has also worked with some of the most respected people and luminaries in their own field and from different genres of fashion, lifestyle, cinema, music, entertainment & from the corporate and business sector too. These includes the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, Sridevi, Hema Malini, Rani Mukherjee, Urmila Matondkar, Raveena Tandon etc.
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Sayali Bhagat

Guest Faculty

Sayali Bhagat is an Indian Actress and a former Beauty Queen. She won the Ms India - World crown in 2004. She made her debut in Bollywood with the movie 'The Train' Co - starring Emraan Hashmi. She is the brand ambassador of some premium products like Kisna Diamonds, LG Mobile -Pakistan. Editor of Brand U - a fashion magazine from grooming dales. Has walked the ramp for most of the designers in the country - to name a few - Ritu Kumar, Satya Paul & Suneet Verma etc. Has participated in most fashion festivals. Like Rome Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion Week and Dubai Fashion Week. Has done ads for brands like Allen Silly, Sony Ericsson phone, Ritu Kumar etc.... Read More

Swareena Singh

Lead Faculty

Swareena entered Look of The Year 1997 and also a finalist from Femina Miss india 1999. Has done over 1000 plus fashion show for all the top designers like Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahilliani, J J Valaya, Suneet Verma, Ritu Kumar, Ritu Beri, Rina Dhaka, Ashima Leena etc... Read More

Dr Blossom Kochhar

Renowned Beauty & Make-up Artist

A clear visionary, way ahead of her time, Dr. Blossom Kochhar is the Founder and Chairperson of The Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies. Within the beauty industry Dr. Kochhar is considered a pioneer as she has been practicing and researching the science of 'Aromatherapy and Herbalisim' well over 25 years.

Dr. Blossom Kochhar received the Best Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the IVth Indian Education Awards on May 2014. She also received the International Women's Day Award by the Indian Council for UN Relations on March 10, 2014 in New Delhi. She was also recently awarded the Gates and Custodian Person of the Year 2013 Award as well as the Universal Humanity Award 2013 on World Humanitarian Day on August 19, 2013 in New Delhi. Earlier she was conferred with The Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the Indian Hair, Beauty and Spa industry as a pioneer of Aromatherapy in India at The Indian Salon Congress 2012 by the Franchise India Group. In addition Blossom Kochhar College of Creative Arts and Design was awarded The Best Hair Academy Award at The Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Couture Awards recently.
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Lubna Adam

Fashion Choreographer

Lubna Adam has been in the business of show direction, ramp walk training, event production and grooming since the last 24 years.

8 years as one of India's leading models and 23 years as a top-notch fashion choreographer, Lubna diversified into television as the Creative Director for Zee Trendz/Cafe, Zee Muzic and ETC, revamping the channels with her unique perspective and insider's knowledge of the industry.

Along with the concept for the shows, she introduced Nina Manuel with Afterhours, Bandana Tewari with Simply Style, Amrit Maghera with Top 10 Countdown, Lisa Haydon with Babelicious, Drish Ashar with Teen Guru and Nethra Raghuraman with B News.

She has also groomed contestants for the "I am She Miss Universe India", Miss India, Mrs. World and Femina Look of the Year contests.

Lubna prefers to take on projects that are a challenge.

Clients choose to work with her knowing that quality and dedication along with creativity will not be compromised. Lubna goes into every detail of production personally, demanding the best from everyone associated with it and believes in the impossible, resulting in repeated clients over the years.

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Liza Varma

Fashion Choreographer

It seems whatever Liza Varma touches becomes gold, for a young girl who started as a model at a tender age of sixteen and purely for fun, she moved on to ad- commercials and feature films and today has grown to be one of the leading fashion choreographer of India with a whopping 2000 shows to her credit in India and abroad.

A well-known name in the glamour world, this Kolkata-born lady held various impressive portfolios such as Fashion Director and Member with Advisory Board of the Chennai International Fashion Week, Consultant with Shoot Talent Management and Brand Consultant for Adi-Kriti

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Sumiko Murga Nanda

Fashion Photographer

She is one of the best known Fashion Photographers of India. She shoots fashion with a highly artistic eye. Working with both colour and black and white, she loves to experiment with extremes of lighting, composition and styling. She has documented the works of many leading designers across borders including Tarun Tahilyani, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal, JJ Valaya, Suneet Verma, Manish Arora, Ritu Kumar to name a few..

Besides this she has many commercial ventures to her credit. Recently she had also dabbled with life style and food photography. Has done assignments for premium life style brand-Good Earth.

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Samantha Kochhar

Ace Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist

Ms. Samantha Kochhar, the young and dynamic Managing Director of Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies, took over the company three years ago, after the demise of her father Col. Virender Kochhar, former Managing Director, Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies. Her business acumen is the culmination of her education, industry experience and leadership skills during her role as the Chief Technical and Creative Director, Blossom Kochhar College of Creative Arts & Design for the past 25 years.

Beginning her career at the tender age of 11 under the guidance and tutelage of her mother Dr. Blossom Kochhar, Founder and Chairperson, Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies, Ms. Samantha Kochhar was immediately consumed into the industry. She also brings to the table her remarkable academic sensibility and creative flair in the hair, make up and beauty industry along with her various tie ups with leading brands such as MUD (Make Up Designory, Los Angeles)' L'Oreal , Christian Dior, Guess, P&G, Unilever, Schwarzkopf, Lakme and Wella. As a make-up, hair and beauty stylist she has enjoyed the privilege of being associated with prestigious assignments such as the Miss World 1996 Pageant, The Ricky Martin Show, and the Jeremy Spencer Show. She has also handled the hair and make-up for numerous Indian and Foreign films including the French film, Eight to Nine and Meera Nair's film, Monsoon Wedding.

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Ms Seitu Kumar


Seitu started modelling at the age of 17.went for femina miss India in 1997, walked the ramp for many designers and moved on being a fashion stylist.

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Sachin khurana

Mr. India - 1996

Sachin won the title of Mr. India in 1996 and is currently working as an Actor, Host, Model and a Grooming expert since the last 15 years.

He has done Ramp shows and worked with prominent designers such as Tarun Tahiliani, Rohit Bal, Ravi Bajaj, J.J. Vallaya, Jattin Kochhar etc. and done over 300 + Fashion shows.

He has worked with Amway as a male grooming expert and was an evident part f the Launch of their men's grooming range "Dynamite", worked as freelance grooming expert with various corporate.

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