We unveil the categories and the personalities for this year's HT Mumbai's Most Stylish. Take a look.
Timeless style icon
The mark of a man who maintains a high sartorial tempo is when he carries off a classic tuxedo on the red carpet with as much ease, as a crisp, white shirt, blue jeans and classic wayfarers on a day out. If there's one word that can describe Anil Kapoor's style, it's 'consistent'. He knows what looks good on him, and he stays true to his personal style. Father of India's young trendsetter, Sonam Kapoor, the actor is always dressed in classic ensembles.
The newbie, who made his debut with Sajid Nadiadwala's Heropanti (2014), broke into the fashion scene with his eclectic choice of clothing. With a well-sculpted physique, Tiger, who is actor Jackie Shroff's son, carries off most ensembles with ease. Whether it's a snug T-shirt or a crisp white shirt, the actor has been making all the right sartorial choices.
Model-turned-actor Kriti Sanon has never been seen wearing anything less than appealing. Usually keeping it simple with flow-y gowns or dresses, the newcomer hasn't taken long to grab the attention of the fashion flock. It's no surprise then that several designers are lining up to rope her in as their showstoppers.
From L to R: Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Patralekhaa and Nimrat Kaur
Patralekhaa, who made her debut with CityLights (2014), has been able to make a mark with not only her acting prowess, but also her unconventional looks and minimalist style statement. Not the sort to experiment too much, Patralekhaa knows what to carry on her petite frame. Spotted in both Indian and western looks, the actor always looks at ease in whatever she wears.
Soon after she impressed critics in The Lunchbox (2014), Nimrat Kaur bagged a prestigious international TV show, and has since been spotted at several events, both Indian and international. While the actor is relatively new to the red carpet, she has still managed to floor the fashion police with her appearances. Whether in is a sari or a gown, Nimrat knows how to put her best foot forward.
Troy Costa not just designs impeccable clothes, but is also spotted in them. He made news last year for giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wardrobe a complete overhaul. He's always sharply turned out, and any man can blindly turn to him for sartorial inspiration.
From L to R: Kunal Rawal and Troy Costa
Kunal Rawal dresses the biggest stars in B-Town, but his own sense of style is also noteworthy. He's unpredictable - gravitating towards camouflage-printed shorts one day, and a kurta the other - but manages to pull off all kinds of looks effortlessly.
Carol Gracias has been modelling for years now. And witnessing so many trends firsthand on the ramp may have something to do with her knowing exactly how to dress for an occasion. She goes from formal to casual easily, and carries off anything you put her in.
Aki Narula is the brains behind some of the most creative looks that hit the ramp. It's his styling that makes designer wear look even more enticing. The instinct to put looks together is evident in his own appearance that looks chic even when he isn't trying
From L to R: Carol Gracias, Aki Narula and Candice Pinto
Candice Pinto has an enviable figure, and she makes sure to flaunt it in the latest styles. The model often experiments with her outfits, although she favours dresses that are paired with jackets. Her style isn't predictable, and she rarely puts a foot wrong.
Sachin might be a legendary sportsperson, but it won't be incorrect to say that he is also quite clued into the world of style. The 41-year-old is always dressed for the occasion. Whether in a casual shirt or a tuxedo, the cricketer rocks pretty much every look. Although his style statement is usually understated, he charms not just with his clothes, but with his humble demeanour as well.
Zaheer knows how to keep his style quotient high, and is evidently interested in fashion. He not only invested in a fashion label a few years ago, but has also walked the ramp on several occasions for different designers. Always well-turned-out in smart casuals, the cricketer never disappoints the fashion flock and rarely comes under the radar of the fashion police.
From L to R: Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Leander Paes and Sneha Sharma
Even though tennis star Leander Paes doesn't experiment with his sartorial choices too often, his strong personality makes him effortlessly stylish. His fashion statement is not just confined to sports jerseys and smart casuals; he has also been spotted looking dapper in well-fitting suits at several occasions.
A pilot by profession and a racer by passion, Sneha Sharma believes in power-dressing even outside her work sphere. Usually spotted in chic jeans, T-shirt and aviators, the young professional rocks whatever she sports. Effortlessly stylish is her mantra and that reflects in the way she dresses.