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3 Bollywood celebrities who prove that style and grace comes with age

The older, the better… just like whisky

By Shweta Gandhi  August 22nd, 2017

Bollywood is a critical industry where even one noticeable flaw in an actor’s dress or speech is called out and ridiculed. Which is why, it’s no wonder that celebrities are under such pressure to look good all the time. This can go two ways—either they lose their individuality altogether, or discover their innate style.

In our eyes, there are three leading women of Bollywood who have completely redefined their sartorial sensibilities over the years: Karisma Kapoor, Shweta Bachchan-Nanda and Sridevi.

Karisma launched her career in Bollywood when she was merely 16 years old. In these 27 years, the actress has made her signature look downright elegant, whether she’s wearing internationally-acclaimed designers like Narciso Rodriguez and Hervé Leger or designers closer to home like Manish Malhotra and Rahul Mishra. Flip through the gallery to see her style evolution:

Karisma in a classic black net jumpsuit with a white collar
In a Sabyasachi sari at the Lakmé Fashion Week Grand Finale 2016
The actress chooses an all-black ensemble for Arbaaz Khan's birthday this year
Heading for an event in a smart black top and skirt set
In a Paule Ka dress with shoes from Alexandre Birman

Image: Instagram.com/therealkarismakapoor

In Manish Malhotra at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017

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In Daniele Carlotta, Sophia Webster and Bottega Veneta

Image: Instagram.com/therealkarismakapoor

Karisma gets her Parisian vibe going while vacationing in the French Riviera this summer

Image: Instagram.com/therealkarismakapoor


Though Shweta has steered clear of the big screen, she is a regular attendee of fashion weeks, where she has also taken to the ramp. She has openly said that she was an awkward and shy girl while growing up, but one look at her today will make you believe otherwise. Her tall and lithe frame is her asset, which makes her look simply graceful in those Manish Malhotra and Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla ensembles. Have a look below:

Shweta wears a casual white shirt with jeans layered with a shawl

Image: Instagram.com/navya_nanda

Shweta in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

Image: Instagram.com/sandeepkhosla

In Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla (again)

Image: Instagram.com/sandeepkhosla

In an elegant sari, with daughter Navya
Showstopper for Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla's show

Image: Instagram.com/shwetabachchannanda

In a smart white blazer and jeans at the Monisha Jaising Summer/Resort 2017 show

Image: Instagram.com/monishajaising

In an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla ensemble (yet again)

Image: Instagram.com/sandeepkhosla

Meanwhile, Sridevi, who returned from a long sabbatical with her movie English Vinglish in 2012, gave us a big surprise with a complete style makeover. From Elie Saab evening gowns to Sabyasachi saris, Sridevi has kept up with fashion and stayed relevant with the times. We think she has her millennial daughter Jhanvi to thank for it—or is it the other way round? Take a look at the gallery and see for yourself:

In a Manish Malhotra gown

Image: Instagram.com/sridevi.kapoor

At an event in 2016
In a Manish Malhotra pantsuit

Image: Instagram.com/sridevi.kapoor

In an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla suit


In an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla sari

Image: Instagram.com/sandeepkhosla

In a Sabyasachi gown with daughter Jhanvi

Image: Instagram.com/sridevi.kapoor

Sridevi's airport diaries