We are in love.
Since her debut in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008, Anushka Sharma has transformed from sweet Bengaluru beauty into bad-girl extraordinaire – have you seen her in NH10?
Anushka has been a busy, busy girl — pursuing her acting career, turning film producer (that's pretty gutsy for an actor her age in an industry that's running scared), enjoying IPL matches (we can actually hear Anushka’s critics rolling their eyes) and hanging with the coolest celebs in showbiz (Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, we're looking at you).
So, she turns 27 today (May 1). With all that success, Anushka will have no problem raising a glass! But what do you get Anushka aka the girl who has everything – the looks, the money, the fame, the lifestyle and a love affair every woman in India secretly aches for (you bet!)?
Everybody now: We’ve got some ideas.
We don’t even know what’s left for her to wish for when she blows out her candles, but because Anushka is kind of a big deal – you know, she's a national obsession (we’ll cheers to that!), we want to make her feel like the only girl in the world on her big day!
And, it might not be the coolest thing, but it’s not exactly controversial to love this kitsch-loving beauty-queen-turned-actor-turned-producer, renowned for her uniquely experimental style, and her enviably toned body. Oh, she has established herself as a veritable style icon in her short time in the spotlight, you’d agree.
Since we love her style so much, in honour of her 27th birthday, we asked one die-hard Anushka fan, 16-year-old Avantika Pathania, to take a fun and fanzy approach to dressing our birthday girl. And this one's a doozy.
A mix of retro, cartoonish fun with a dash of pin-up sexiness, these looks designed exclusively for Anushka by class 11 student from Delhi and future fashion pro Avantika will catch your eyes – and for good reason.
Oh, and Anushka, if you’re reading this, you better sit down for it: We went a little outside the box and did not shy away from experimenting with colour and quirky styling (clearly!) and even designed an Afro-meets-Mexicana jumpsuit and a print-on-print lehenga-dress. Enjoy!
* Colour her happy
Anushka is certainly no wallflower when it comes to fashion. We love that her style is far from ordinary. But the Jab Tak Hai Jaan actor is sure to wow with these sassy and sophisticated bombshell-status look.
These outfits have cool-girl detailing - exposed midriff - and matchy-matchy looks pulled together that give it serious character. Anushka will look flirty and feminine in these big-on-stripes gown. And becuase she does color like no other, the bright choice of colours will add the looks her signature edgy touch.
We're especially lovin' that peek-a-boo crop top feel, just the right amount of sexy for our Bijli.
* A formal affair
A floor-length, evening gown should be saved for a special occasion, like an evening out with a special someone (ahem) or an upscale cocktail party. So, Anushka, flowy, printed and striped, dresses like these are the perfect outfit to flaunt at a spring wedding, fancy brunch, or a date picnic in the park with your guy (just swap out the heels for some flats).
And because, we can't pass up a pop of color when we see one - we can't wait to see you in such very versatile, over-the-top sexy and chic gowns.
* Let's get physical
Country-infused pop not your thing? Well then may we interest you in these big-city-girl-ready-to-paint-the-town-red ensembles. Anushka, these looks are perfect for a day date with your guy. After all, who knows what kind of activities you'll get yourselves into if you're having fun!
After all those glam outfits in pops of color, we’d love if you wore more toned down jumpsuits and rocker chic Chinese collar dresses. These show just the right amount of skin. Cute and conservative!
Just remember, tied-up hair will give the look a perfect balance of feminine and masculine.
You guys, won't Anushka look like a pin-up girl in these? Hell yes!
Avantika Pathania is all of 15-years! The serious Anushka Sharma fan and future fashion designer is a class 11 student of Apeejay School, Noida. A music buff, she loves listening to - wait for it - Korean and Mandarin music! She loves reading books on mythology and keeps an eye out for all astrology-related dope. The one true reason she loves Anushka is for her 'out-of-the-world' and innocent smile (spoken like a true fan!). Her message to Anushka and all her fans: Love, like and share this story.
(All sketches are by Avantika Pathania | All gifs are sourced from YouTube by Sanya Panwar)
Also, you can reach the author on Twitter at @SanyaHoon