Chaitanya Rao

Chaitanya Rao

Chaitanya Rao, the Chennai based designer is renowned for styling the who’s who of Tamil cinema and Bollywood divas., always lets his clothes do the talking. Having honed his craft at Thai designs, Bangalore and Color Plus, his creations reflect his flair for illustrations and pattern making skills.

He has designed for the likes of Asin, Shreya, Shruti Hassan, Trisha and Tamannah – leading Ladies of Tamil filmdom as well as actors such as Ajith, Dhanush, Madhavan, Suriya and Vikram. He has styled clothes for numerous Ad films.

Chaitanya has been associated with the leather show and has worked with choreographers like Hemant Trivedi and Lubna Adams. This busy designer who has worked on Mani Ratnam’s “ Aayitha Ezhuthu” and Revathy Menons film “ Phir Milenge” starring Shilpa Shetty and Abhishek Bachchan, has currently got his hands full styling the top stars of the south. He is the only designer from Chennai to have styled the Kingfisher Model contestants.

Chaitanya is the first designer from the south to have his garments shot in Paris for Vogue India. His garments have also been worn by the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Miss World runnerup Parvathy Omnakuttan. Interviews and collections have been featured in leading Indian newspapers and magazines such as Vogue, Harpers, Grazia , Elle, Verve, The Hindu, Economic Times and Indian Express.

Chaitanya also showcased new expressions of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in various inspired statements in couture made from South Indian Silks.

He has under his belt 5 successful fashion weeks with Lakme and is currently working on feature films in Tamil and Telugu.