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Celebrity Lifestyle Series: Browse through celeb wardrobes and brands they swear by

As part of our on-going Celebrity Lifestyle series, we take a look at the wardrobe choices of our Bollywood and TV stars. From their favourite clothing brands and shoes to luxury watches and perfumes, read all about it here.

bollywood Updated: Jul 29, 2017 08:29 IST
HT Correspondent
Shilpa Shetty feels that it’s easier to mix and match accessories with solid colours, whereas patterns look too crowded.
Shilpa Shetty feels that it’s easier to mix and match accessories with solid colours, whereas patterns look too crowded.

Whether clothes maketh a man or not is a never-ending debate. But clothes definitely do maketh a celebrity. And in India, celebrity wardrobes are an even bigger deal, because the fashion choices of Bollywood (and now TV) actors are avidly followed by millions.

The best designer garments hanging from rails in luxurious walk-in closets; racks full of the most stylish shoes; bottles and bottles of alluring perfumes; drawers stocked with jewelled watches — isn’t that what celebrity wardrobes are made of? Going beyond becoming style icons, some celebrities, such as Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, and Hrithik Roshan, now also dabble in design, giving fans an opportunity to wear something with the personal touch of their favourite stars.

In the latest feature of our on-going Celebrity Lifestyle Series, we look at the lavish wardrobes and style signatures of Bollywood and TV stars. Read on...

Hrithik Roshan

Preparation is half the battle won. Willpower will take care of the rest. #KeepGoing #HRX #MondayMotivation

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Hrithik Roshan believes in the right blend of comfort and style — he always says that a comfortable pair of jeans is a must for everyone. As for his own wardrobe staples, the actor owns different kinds of sports shoes; given that he is one of the fittest stars of Bollywood, he must be needing a lot of those. Hrithik has also started his own clothing and accessory line, HRX (in collaboration with a fashion portal), and wears items from his own fashion brand. If there’s one thing that stands out in Hrithik’s wardrobe, that’s his collection of jackets. With a wardrobe full of great stuff, Hrithik manages to be effortlessly stylish. “I just put my hand inside, almost with a blind eye, and whatever my hand grabs, that’s what I wear for that day,” Hrithik was quoted as saying in an interview. The actor is also quite fond of watches and owns brands such as Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Rolex. “...Watches became a pre-determined birthday or anniversary gift. It’s one of my staple gifts, too. A watch to me signifies dignity, elegance, makes a statement, and also says that I value you,” he said in an interview.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

A former Miss World, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is known for the impeccable style and grace with which she carries all kinds of outfits. Aishwarya’s wardrobe is a heady mix of Indian and Western attire. Her favourite designer labels include Elie Saab, Armani, Roberto Cavalli, and Gucci. She has also got an exquisite collection of bags, including Louis Vuitton Alma, Bottega Veneta intrecciato tote, and Swarovski clutches. In perfumes, Aishwarya’s favourite is Clinique Happy. While her gowns at international film festivals make heads turn, her personal style is extremely simple, as she is often spotted in a pair of jeans teamed up with a kurta.

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Akshay Kumar

Bollywood’s top Khiladi relies a lot on his collection of comfortable denims and T-shirts. He has been famously quoted for saying, “When in doubt, wear blue jeans and white T-shirt.” Interestingly, Akshay’s wife, actor Twinkle Khanna, has a lot of say in his wardrobe choices — she helps him pick clothes from brands such as Prada and Versace. Known for his stylish accessories, Akshay has Paul Smith belts, Alexander McQueen scarves, and Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla designs. Akshay also signed up as the brand ambassador of the jeans brand Levi’s. Besides that, he has a huge collection of sports shoes, mostly used for his workout sessions.

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Abhishek Bachchan

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Abhishek Bachchan is a huge admirer of suits and prefers it over any other attire. “If you give me something to wear for sheer comfort, if it wasn’t a tracksuit, it would have to be a suit. I could even sleep in a suit, if I had to,” he had said in an interview. Clearly, the actor inherited his style from his father, actor Amitabh Bachchan, as he remembers how Bachchan Sr used to bond with his suit-maker from Kachins, Mumbai. Abhishek loves to collect accessories such as pocket squares, cufflinks, tiepins, belts, and lapel pins that he can match with his suits. The actor also has a thing for watches and he was quoted saying in an interview, “I love collecting watches. I own some beautiful vintage watches. But I take care to wear the right watch. You can’t wear a sporty watch or a brown strap watch under a black tuxedo. That’s just wrong.”

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Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor’s wardrobe is straight out of a fairytale and perhaps every girl’s dream. Known for her exquisite style, Sonam is undoubtedly one of the most brand-conscious celebrities. Interestingly, Sonam has got a separate room to herself that serves as her personal closet. Talk of shoes, and Sonam swears by Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, and Dolce & Gabbana. Her collection of perfumes includes Tom Ford Black Orchid, Nina Ricci Apple, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, Michael by Michael Kors, and Chanel No. 5.

When it comes to accessories and bags, Sonam has a collection of some of the best brands, including Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, and Valentino. Her choice of designers for clothes? “I love Anamika Khanna and Shehla Khan in India. I like a lot of new designers, like Mana Shetty. Internationally, I like Armani, Chanel, and Dior. I love Erdem. I like Calvin Klein and Elie Saab. I like all sorts of designers; I think they all have a sense of self-expression,” she was quoted as saying in an interview.

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Shah Rukh Khan

When you are the second-richest actor in the world, nothing is too expensive. Shah Rukh Khan reportedly owns a whopping 257 pairs of shoes, all designer and high-end brands. The 51-year-old actor has also gone on the record to say that perfumes are the only luxury he indulges in, and his favourite is a mix of colognes from three brands — Diptyque, Armani, and Azzaro. London remains Shah Rukh’s favourite shopping destination, and he swears by Dolce & Gabbana and Armani for clothes, and Paciotti and Louis Vuitton for footwear. The actor had once mentioned that he gets put off by skinny jeans, and always makes sure that his own are loose-fitting.

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Ranbir Kapoor

Jagga

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Ranbir Kapoor comes across as a chilled out guy, who isn’t very choosy about brands. He is equally comfortable in a creation from Maison Martin Margiela and a shirt from the corner shop. But, of course, he has a few favourites. While Prada remains at the top, Ranbir is also fond of crisp pin-tucks by designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, with styling done by Mumbai-based designer Kunal Rawal. The 34-year-old actor is a self-confessed watch addict, and swears by the brand Tag Heuer, for which he became the brand ambassador in 2014.

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Ranveer Singh

u talkin' money need a hearin' aid, u talkin' bout me I don't see a shade.. 🕶

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Known for his quirky sartorial choices, Ranveer Singh believes in going that extra mile with his style — playing safe is definitely not his thing. His favourite picks are from designers Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna and premium high street brands, including Adidas, Diesel, and Gas. Ranveer has a fetish for shoes and hats, and revealed in an interview that he owns over 200 shoes and 100 hats. Keeping it simple, the actor also loves buying T-shirts from online shopping sites. He once said that he never looks at the price tags when shopping.

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Alia Bhatt

The grass is green where you water it 🌿#CoExist

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Alia Bhatt is one of the best-dressed young stars in Bollywood. Her favourite clothing labels are Topshop and River Island, and she adores Bleu de Chanel perfume, as she likes men’s fragrances. Alia has revealed that her favourite footwear is a pair of white sneakers, though she also loves fun loafers and espadrilles, which she is often seen wearing on casual occasions. The actor has a huge variety of shoes, including tan brogues, metallic sneakers, pop coloured pumps, and even mismatched heels. When it comes to colour choices, pop shades of pink, green, and red appeal to Alia, though she sometimes goes for darker hues, too.

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Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar’s style choices are rather eccentric and he finds it tough to define his fashion sense. The actor-filmmaker makes a new style statement each time he tries something new. Asked about his sense of style, Farhan once said in an interview, “I like sharp casuals, sharp formals, and sharp informal [clothes], too.” Irrespective of brands, comfort remains the key for Farhan. Among quirky features of his personal style is his preference for striped socks.

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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is a die-hard fan of two popular American lifestyle brands, Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister, and she picks her daily wear mostly from these two. Priyanka once mentioned that she likes outfits that make her feel the best. Dresses, Indian ethnic wear, ripped jeans — she wears all of that with equal elan. Her footwear favourites are Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo. Her accessory collection is stuffed with a variety of aviator sunglasses, rings, and bracelets. The actor was quoted as saying in an interview, “Quintessential Priyanka would be a great pair of jeans, some solid shoes, an amazing backpack, a jacket, and you’re out the door!”

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Shraddha Kapoor

Although Shraddha Kapoor has her own fashion line, Imara, for women, for causal occasions, the actor prefers T-shirts and trousers, as she believes that “if paired and styled well, the ensemble can grab eyeballs”. Outside India, Shraddha loves to shop in London and Paris. The actor once mentioned that among her favourite designers, those who have worked on creating Imara, top her list, followed by some high-profile Indian designers, including Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Manish Malhotra. Interestingly, Shraddha is very fond of traditional wear — her all-time favourite is a sari, the ones with “a unique, modern look”. For perfumes, she can’t do without Michael Kors signature fragrances.

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Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif has a blend of outfits in her wardrobe and it’s dominated by the little black dress, white shirts and T-shirts, jeans, summer dresses, and romantic chiffon gowns. Clearly, the actor doesn’t follow any one particular style and likes to keep it simple, too. But when it comes to footwear, we hear that Katrina is a ‘shoeaholic’ — on every trip abroad, she checks out the best shoe stores first. In an earlier interview, a friend of Katrina said, “A major chunk of her collection comprises boots. She has boots from various parts of the world. During her trip to London, Katrina spent one full day exploring the high-end stores on Oxford Street. She picked up accessories and outfits, too, but it was the boots that took up most of her luggage space.”

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Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn, as confirmed by his stylist, loves wearing casual clothing. He loves wearing shirts, and doesn’t mind them even when he’s out for film promotions. Another comfortable, casual, and stylish garment that Devgn has in his wardrobe is his collection of fitted jeans and cargos. The actor loves pairing his shirts with leather jackets, and has an impressive collection of jackets, too. Ajay isn’t a big fan of formal clothing; he prefers wearing Pathani suits— that comfort factor again! — on dressy occasions.

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Shilpa Shetty Kundra is confident about her style choices and prefers solid bright colours instead of patterns. The actor feels that it’s easier to mix and match accessories with solid colours, whereas patterns look too crowded. Shilpa once mentioned in an interview that she owns a great fuchsia Donna Karan dress and that she herself has “lost count of the number of times I’ve worn it”. Her favourite high street brands include Zara and Whistles. The actor owns 50 dresses and 40 white shirts. For her footwear, Shilpa doesn’t prefer wearing heels during the day, though she likes glamorous shoes from Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Prada, and Gina.

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Salman Khan

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Salman Khan owns the clothing brand Being Human, which is very popular among the youth. The actor prefers wearing clothes from his own brand for most of his public appearances. Not many people know that Salman loves wearing the perfume Very Sexy by Victoria’s Secret — this perfume is the only one for men from the world-famous lingerie brand; it was launched in 2001. Fragrance from Issey Miyake is another favourite of Salman. When it comes to accessories, the actor’s famous bracelet with a blue stone is a show-stealer.

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Farah Khan

Its @ampmfashion 4 today's #indianidol @stylebyami

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The choreographer-turned-filmmaker is known for her stylish collection of kurtis, which she flaunts with elan for most appearances. “I have been told about a lot of shops stocking what’s called the ‘Farah Khan’ kurtis. I dress like this because, frankly, I am not a size two. These kurtis give me a slim look. I like colour and classy embroidery,” Farah was quoted saying in an interview. The filmmaker is in love with her collection of saris that she got during her wedding and she wants to wear them more often at events.

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Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji’s love for designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is fairly well-known; the actor is often spotted in his designs. Sabyasachi collaborated with Rani for films such as Black, No One Killed Jessica, Baabul, and Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. “I am still regarded as Rani Mukerji’s tailor... When Rani and I had our association, I was a nobody and Rani was the number one actress in Bollywood...,” Sabyasachi said in an earlier interview to a website. Reportedly, Rani keeps the diamond ring that was a gift from her father, Ram Mukerji, close to her heart. When it comes to scents, the actor’s favourite brands include Dolce & Gabbana and Polo by Ralph Lauren.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan

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Kareena Kapoor Khan is the ultimate style diva. And she has a special love for kaftans. “Shapeless and soft with a zipper in front. A little granny-auntyish, but I just love how comfortable they are,” she was quoted as saying in an interview, talking about the kaftan. The actor has also confessed that she finds her unwashed jeans comfortable. “In fact, I sleep better on a flight in a pair that’s really worn in,” said the actor, who has about 40 pairs of jeans in her closet. Kareena’s favourite labels include Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Victoria’s Secret, and Manish Malhotra. Her shoe collection includes YSL (Yves Saint Laurent), Christian Louboutin, and Hermès. When it comes to bags, Kareena owns beauties such as the Hermès Birkin. The actor is a fan of Jean Paul Gaultier Classique perfume.

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Deepika Padukone

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With an edge over many of her contemporaries in the fashion department, Deepika Padukone can pull off both Indian and Westernwear with equal panache. The leggy actor, who was a very successful model, has her list of favourite designers sorted. They include Ralph Lauren, Prabal Gurung, Anamika Khanna, and Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Deepika also started her own label, called All About You from Deepika Padukone, last year. In bags, Deepika prefers spacious ones and loves flaunting her collection, which includes a Céline tote, a Givenchy Love tote, and Gucci goodies. ‘Young and fresh’ is what she likes in perfumes, and bottles on her dresser include Hugo boss, Ralph Lauren, and Estée Lauder. Having a fetish for shoes, Deepika owns quite a nice collection, including Harmony metallic silver sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti, Christian Louboutin nude pumps, and ankle-strap sandals from Schutz.

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Sushant Singh Rajput

On one occasion, Sushant Singh Rajput was photographed dressed in black, with a pop of colour coming from his burgundy Ylati sneakers. On another outing, his glossy, shiny patent leather sneakers were loved by fashion devotees. Such instances show that Sushant has a flair for footwear. Thanks to his cool good looks and easy charm, Sushant carries both formal and casual outfits equally well. While many a time, he has been clicked in shirts, tees and jeans, he has also got praise for his suited looks.

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Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor likes to call his style as either “vagabond or James Bond”. The actor has often said that he feels super comfy in his track pants and a T-shirt, but at the same time, when he steps out, he prefers to wear a three-piece suit. Dolce & Gabbana tops the list of his favourite labels. “D&G is very consistent... be it shirts, shoes or suits. You can’t go wrong with them,” Arjun was quoted as saying. The other brands the 32-year-old actor loves include All Saints and G-Star. Interestingly, Arjun owns a great collection of leather jackets — he himself doesn’t know the number of jackets in his wardrobe. In accessories, the actor has a thing for large-dial watches and owns watches from IWX, Breitling and Hublot. And he has a crazy collection of sunglasses, too.

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Sidharth Malhotra

Sidharth Malhotra believes in expressing a strong personality through shoes. In various interviews, he has talked about shoes being an important factor in pleasing the opposite sex. You will find a pair each of funky Converse, Keds, formal shoes, and moccasins in Sidharth’s closet. The most prized possessions in his wardrobe include a pair of Diesel jeans, and aviator glasses, which he wore in the song Kukkad for his debut film Student of The Year (2012). Among high street brands, he mostly opts for Zara and H&M for their “great style and variety”.

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Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha puts comfort first and manages to impress with her style statement, too. The actor likes pencil skirts and structured shoulders when it comes to cuts and silhouettes. “Being tall, I can carry palazzos [well], and they are comfortable, so I like such styles,” she was quoted as saying. The actor’s wardrobe is a mix of Indian and international labels such as Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Narendra Kumar, Manish Malhotra, and Vikram Phadnis. Sonakshi’s favourite perfume picks include Victoria’s Secret Pink body spray for the day and Jean Paul Gaultier Classique for the night.

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Rashami Desai

Black and White is always right 😉 #StyleTipWednesday

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Ditching her traditional look in television family dramas, the real-life Rashami Desai loves to flaunt dresses. Believe it or not, the actor has a collection of about 500 dresses, in almost all colours and cuts, and mostly short in length. As for casual wear, Rashami believes in keeping it simple with a pair of shorts, T-shirt, and sneakers. The actor accessorises with shades and watches; she isn’t much into jewellery.

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Vivian Dsena

Vivian Dsena’s love for football is common knowledge; no surprise, then, that he has a football boot fetish. The actor, who prefers football over gym, has over 43 pairs of shoes in his collection. “Though I am not someone who enjoys shopping, one thing that I indulge in is buying football shoes. [In] every country I travel to, I buy at least 2-3 [pairs of] soccer shoes,” he says. Other than this, Vivian isn’t too much into brands and chooses comfort over anything else. The actor owns around 80 pairs of jeans, 200 pair of shorts, and 400 T-shirts. “I am a laid-back kind of person, who prefers his shorts, tees and chappals. I haven’t even removed the tags from most of the jeans that I have in my wardrobe,” he quips.

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Hina Khan

Dreaming the world 🌎

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Hina Khan’s personal style is all about mix and match. When she is not shooting, the actor likes to keep her comfort quotient high. “I am mostly in my shorts and comfortable T-shirts at home,” she tells us. Asked what is the highlight of her wardrobe, Hina replies, “The moment you open my wardrobe, the first thing you will note is how neatly it is organised.” The actor owns over 50 pairs of shoes and loves collecting watches, too. You’ll never spot her without a watch. Hina’s favourite perfume brand is Chanel.

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Mouni Roy

#smartlife #sep16

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Mouni Roy is not very brand-conscious, but when it comes to jeans, she goes for either Guess or Levi’s. Delhi tops her favourite shopping destination, and London comes second. She has always said that the only thing she looks for while shopping is comfort. However, Mouni clarifies that her love for comfort shouldn’t be confused with being under-dressed. “I always had an eye for dressing. I need to be dressed up even while grocery shopping — not with makeup on, but the outfit needs to be nice. I love clothes and I understand fabric. I have a very good stylist, Rishika, [who] understands my style,” Mouni said in an earlier interview.

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Jennifer Winget

Jennifer Winget is one of the most stylish celebrities on the small screen. The actor, who loves to shop in Doha, the capital of the emirate of Qatar, and the Palladium Mall in Mumbai, is very particular about the bags she buys. For apparel, she prefers labels such as Karl Lagerfeld and Satya Paul, while Pleasures by Estée Lauder is her favourite perfume. Her wardrobe is dominated by shades of white. In an earlier interview, Jennifer talked about her style of dressing: “I’m not really big on accessories! Just shades maybe, to serve the purpose they were made for.”

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