Remember her uber-stylish avatar in Dil To Pagal Hai, a classical outing in Zubeidaa, or the girl-next-door vibes in Hero No. 1? Well, it won't be an anomaly to state that Karisma Kapoor has always shone brightly -- starting around the mid-90s to now -- with her acting skills, dance moves, and, undoubtedly, her chic fashion sensibilities.
Who can forget her constant and unique experimentations with different outfits (some are popular currently too) including athleisure, Indo-Western outfits, chiffon sarees, opulent lehengas, chokers, denim shirts, and even over-sized jackets with boots, etc? Films such as Raja Hindustani, Judwaa, Biwi No.1, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, and Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge stand as a solid testimony to that fact.
Even nowadays, the National-Award-winning actor continues to gracefully nail every outfit -- be it a Sabyasachi Mukherji saree, a quirky, multi-colored pantsuit by Manish Malhotra, or a monochrome off-shoulder gown by Amit Aggarwal. Fashion pundits will unanimously agree there's hardly any silhouette that Karisma hasn't stunned us with. Clearly, she has always been way ahead of her time.
Any 90s kid, who grew up on a steady dose of Hindi movies, is aware that Urmila Matondkar can be largely credited with changing the fashion game of Bollywood, especially at a time when style and fashion weren't high up on a filmmakers' priority list!
Twelve years after her iconic child star outing in Masoom (remember the super hit song, 'Lakdi ki kaathi,' featuring the young Urmila), the actor teamed up with the ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra for Rangeela. No one had an inkling though that the Ram Gopal Varma film would do more than just establish her as a bonafide star. It would also redefine the sense of fashion and style in Bollywood, and otherwise.
Be it her skater dresses, skirts, co-ords, sarees/lehengas, berets, or even two-braid looks, Urmila's Rangeela outing turned her into a style diva overnight. After that, Urmila went on to amp up her glamorous avatar in several films such as Jaanam Samjha Karo, Judaai, Daud, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and Ek Hasina Thi among many others. Even today, Urmila never fails to put her best fashion foot forward in an absolutely spiffy manner. A testament to 'once a fashionista, always a fashionista.'
When she made her first public appearance, around the late 90s, with MTV Loveline, the country instantly fell in love with the super-stylish Malaika Arora. Unsurprisingly enough, as India entered the 2000s, she became a household name with a big fan following among people, especially teenagers.
Besides appearing in several ads afterward, Malaika turned heads in Bally Sagoo's hit number, Gur Naalo Ishq Mitha, and then went on to become the national crush in 1998 with the iconic song, Chaiyya Chaiyya in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dil Se. From then on, she regularly appeared in a variety of projects in films and on TV, including the dance number, Munni Badnaam, opposite Salman Khan, in Dabangg.
Right since her debut days, Malaika established herself as a true-blue style diva with continual as well as out-of-the-box experimentations -- in her personal as well as professional sphere. The fashionista, without a doubt, knows how to ace any look -- be it casual western wear, a traditional look, athleisure, gym-wear, bodycon dresses, or glittering gowns -- with sheer aplomb. It's no wonder that her stunning red-carpet avatars, fitness icon image, and peerless dancing skills have made her the centre of attention, with people as well as media and paparazzi. And we aren't complaining, at all.
You can, without batting an eyelid, call him the teenage crush of every millennial, and the nation's heart-throb of the 90s. In 1995, when a bare-bodied Milind Soman came out of a wooden box in singer Alisha Chinai's music video Made in India, the stunner instantly made his way into people's hearts.
The same year, Milind also made his debut as a television actor in A Mouthful of Sky, before starring in other much-loved shows such as Captain Vyom and Sea-Hawks. By then, he had clearly established himself as the byword for oomph, style, and sex appeal. Since then, Milind has featured in several movies including Bheja Fry, Chef, and the 2016 hit, Bajirao Mastani, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Not just that, Milind -- widely known as 'India's first and original supermodel -- has also judged a few modelling TV shows, besides being a fitness enthusiast as well as an ardent health advocate. Even after so many years, the real style icon continues to rule the Indian fashion world with his enigmatic charm, persona, and individuality, albeit now in his enchanting salt-and-pepper avatar. We are confident that this charmer has more surprises in store!