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Born/Date of Birth: 3 October 1963
Place of Birth: Bandra, West Mumbai, India
Education: SNDT Women's University, Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Spouse: Pravin Dongre
Parents: Pushpa Sawlani
Children: Yash Dongre
Siblings: Meena Sehra, Mukesh Sawlani
Anita Dongre (born 3 October 1963) is an Indian fashion designer and is the founder of House of Anita Dongre, an Indian fashion house. She was born and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra to a Sindhi family, Anita Dongre studied fashion design at SNDT college located in Mumbai. Her mother Pushpa Sawlani who was a skilled artist who use to stitch clothes for Anita and her 2 siblings when they were kids, which motivate her to take a step towards her passion and she perused a Degree course in Fashion designing. Dongre is one of India's most successful and celebrated designers. India. Her launched her jewellery brand Anita Dongre Pink City, which also features under House of Anita Dongre.
In the year 2015, And Designs India Limited re-branded itself as House of Anita Dongre in line with global fashion houses. All of Dongre's portfolio of brands furnish under this name.
House of Anita Dongre currently shelters AND (western wear), Global Desi (boho-chic brand inspired by the folk tales of India), and her signature label ANITA DONGRE. She has recently introduced Anita Dongre Grassroot to her fashion house, which is a sustainable and eco-conscious luxury pret label paying tribute to the handcrafted traditions of India. She is also the founder of Pink City, a handcrafted jadau fine jewellery brand.
Dongre's brother and sister handle the operations of the business, while she focuses on the design front. She features as the Chief Creative Officer of the company and designs clothes for both Bollywood celebrities and royalties.
Dongre is a vegan activist and a member of the animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). All her products are cruelty-free, namely she does not use any leather or cashmere in any of them at House of Anita Dongre.
Anita Dongre is married to Pravin Dongre, a businessman and has a son named Yash Dongre, who is also a part of Dongre's business.
Awards & Recognitions
- In 2008, she received the GR8 Flo Women Achievers Award for ‘Excellence in Fashion Design’.
- In 2013, The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ladies Organization, Bombay Chapter, presented an award to
- Dongre for ‘Excellence in Fashion Design’.
- In 2014, she received the EY Entrepreneur of the year award.
- She received the Pantene Shine Award for helping women shine.
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