The original enfant terrible of the Indian fashion world, Malini was born in New York and moved to India at the age of eleven. After dabbling in various fields such as radio, TV and even writing, Malini got into the fashion world quite by accident and stirred up a storm with her debut show at the inaugural Lakme India Fashion Week in 2000. She is known to design glamorous clothes in vibrant colours with plunging necklines. Now, Malini Ramani has been chosen to be the Grand Finale designer at the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week.
What would you do if Superman paid you a visit?
No big deal, he’s a regular visitor.
What is your idea of a highly boring evening?
Your typical Sunday?
Sushi, sake, swimming, spirituality and a few more things that begin with s.
Complete this sentence: Breaking news is...
...Boring without me in it.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could keep five things with you, what would you choose?
Not much... DHL delivers.
What drives you up the wall?
Inefficiency and cruelty.
One film dialogue you love?
No more wire hangers from Mommie Dearest.
One household chore you’d rather do yourself?
Make my coffee.
If you had to make a comedy film, who would you cast?
Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Bette Midler and Steve Martin with cameos by Goldie Hawn and Jennifer Saunders.
Three places you love shopping in?
Rosa Cha for bikinis, Jean Paul Gaultier for everything, and Agent Provocateur for you know what!
If you had to spend one crore in a day, what would you do?
Easy! Give half to the Naz Foundation and invest the other half very smartly using my Sindhi skills.
The one show on TV you don’t like to miss?
If you could go back in time, which period of history would you go back to and why?
Studio 54 in New York. It was one of the most famous nightclubs in the ’70s.
You are sentimental about...
...Family, friends and my pets.
The gadget you are lusting for?
A time travel remote control.
What do you do in a crisis?
Excel. I’ve been in so many.
If you had to go for a fancy dress party, what’s the whackiest costume you would come up with?
A super sexy gypsy look from my Lakme collection.
The best joke you’ve ever heard?
That Delhi will be a mega international hub in time for the CWG.
Your exercise routine?
Reformer pilates, power pilates, yoga and joy.
The wickedest prank you ever pulled on anyone?
Too wicked to tell!
One thing you love about your partner?
His blind devotion to me.
The one thing you would always want to get as a gift?
You have faith in?