Tanya Ghavri is one of the most sought after celebrity stylist who has been raising Bollywood's style quotient with her impeccable styling. Known for having an eye for the detail of garments and having a knack to understand a celebrity’s persona in and out, Tanya blends the two effortlessly to create some memorable looks that are pinned up on every fashionista’s mood board.
She has made her presence felt in a big way in B-town and has been really owning up the fashion scene in Bollywood. Tanya takes care of the dress stress of Bollywood’s A-listers and has created some spectacular looks for the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Malaika Arora, Ananya Panday, Janhvi Kapoor and many more.
Through her story, we take a deep dive into her journey so far in Bollywood, her styling process and her entrepreneurial venture ‘Dhoom Dhaam Weddings’.
Tanya is the daughter of former Indian Test Cricketer Karsan Ghavri, who played for India from 1971-82. Born and brought up in Mumbai, Tanya has always been a home bird who loves to spend time with her family.
A science student in high school, Tanya eventually ended up studying design & fashion. She went to Parsons School of Design, New York to pursue a course of Fundamentals in Design where she learnt about fashion, product design, 2D and 3D design, Sketching etc. She then returned to back to India and studied apparel manufacture and design course from SNDT, learning all about being a fashion designer.
Tanya started her career as an intern with the popular fashion magazine, Vogue. She also did various internships under the likes of industry veterans Anaita Shroff Adajania, Archana Walavalkar, Mamta Anand, Shiraz Siddique and many more.
Soon the right opportunity for Tanya struck when Rhea Kapoor called her to assist Pernia Qureshi on a movie called ‘Aisha’ that starred Sonam Kapoor. And then the big break happened with Tanya getting an opportunity to personally style fashion icon Sonam Kapoor for a lot of her events & red carpets.
This golden opportunity brought great recognition to Tanya’s work. Today, she has worked with celebs like Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Shraddha Kapoor and more. She’s even worked with the younger talents like Janhvi Kapoor, Alaya F and Ananya Panday.
Tanya says “Its fun to work with so much young energy around”
Tanya’s journey in the glamour world of fashion and styling came with its own set of challenges. Being a stylist in bollywood requires long working hours and shuffling between day and night shoots. For Tanya, the initial settling in to the hours took her by surprise. There was a lot of running around which became physically, mentally and emotionally challenging for her. But with her sheer passion, perseverance and hard work, she hustled through it all.
During her 14 years journey in the styling industry, Tanya has also started a company ‘Dhoom Dhaam Weddings’ along with her business partner Ashi Dua. The company particularly focuses on organising trunk shows online and offline. Together, both the enterprising women are now trying to build their venture into a big business.
Tanya says, “My partner has been a big inspiration for me. She’s someone who came from Delhi to Bombay to make a life. A visionary of all sorts, she’s quick to grab on to opportunities. When she sees something in somebody, she knows how to make a business out of it and thats what she did with me.”
Tanya, along with her partner Ashi, used her styling expertise and the art of putting things together to reach out to more people and help more people, all while building Dhoom Dhaam Weddings into a much bigger platform.