Manish Tripathi is an Indian fashion designer. He is known for designing the attire of Lord Rama’s idol for the consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. He also works for the upliftment of Indian handlooms and crafts.
Manish Tripathi was born on Sunday, 15 May 1988 (age 35 years; as of 2023) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He pursued his schooling at City Montessori School in Lucknow. Later, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design and Fashion/Apparel design at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi. Since a young age, Manish was fascinated with the costumes of Bollywood actors, which motivated him to pursue fashion design. His dream was to design clothes for films.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
He has an elder brother named Ashutosh Tripathi.
Wife & Children
In May 2014, Manish Tripathi got engaged to model Aditi Mishra.
Manish Tripathi got married to Tanmaya Dwivedi on 28 November 2021.
Manish Tripathi follows Hinduism.
Manish has worked as the BCCI’s design partner and the IPL Governing Council’s official designer. He has worked with celebrities ranging from Bollywood actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Randeep Hooda to politicians. He has also worked with many sportspersons like Virender Sehwag. In 2013, he started a fashion company, Muktir Fashion India Private Limited. He is also the owner of a company named DesignMee. Manish has two fashion labels titled AntarDesi and Naveli. In 2017, Manish, along with his team from DesignMee, designed the costumes for the Bollywood film Indu Sarkar. On 12 May 2018, Manish Tripathi launched his label stores ‘AntarDESI’ and ‘Naveli’ at Chattarpur, New Delhi.
In 2018, he designed outfits for the Indian cricket team under his label DesignMee. In June 2018, Manish started working in favour of the upliftment of Khadi and local textiles. In December 2018, he designed the jersey for the Ferit Cricket Bash league teams. In August 2019, Manish attended a Closed-door meeting with Nitin Gadkari, Minister of MSME, Road Transport & Highways, for the Modernisation of the Khadi project.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Manish Tripathi created a fashion line for reusable masks made of Khadi named Namastay Away, an initiative which offered masks to the underprivileged and needy who could not afford masks. With the help of Delhi Police and the local administration, he distributed these masks to the needy. Later, he started selling these masks to everyone by collaborating with online shopping portals like Amazon and MensXP. In January 2022, he designed the uniforms for the Indian Army. In September 2023, he created the ceremonial wear for the Indian Contingent going for Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. In January 2024, Manish Tripathi designed the outfits for the National Sports & Adventure Awards 2023 and also designed the clothes for Lord Ram’s idol for the consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
With the help of his fashion masks line, he helped a lot of people. He started offering jobs to the underprivileged after the demand for his masks increased employment to women & migrant workers, which started from Bulandshr in Uttar Pradesh and later reached many other states. He was appreciated for his efforts by Smriti Irani through a Twitter Post. By June 2020, he had created more than 50k employment for rural women & artisans through his Shehar Se Gaon Tak Campaign.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- In July 2019, he received the Fellow at City Montessori School award.
- In June 2020, he received a certificate of appreciation for helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- In November 2020, he won the Designer of the Year award at the Danj Entertainment Awards.
Manish Tripathi owns a Royal Enfield bike.
- Manish Tripathi is a dog lover. He owns three pet dogs, a Labrador named Gabbar, a German Shepherd named Hero, and a Dobermann named Zaara.
- In an interview, Manish Tripathi talked about the experience of designing clothes for Lord Rama’s idol and described the process as magical and divine. He also talked about the colours he used in outfits for different days of the week. He said,
It was totally mystical, magical, and beyond divinity. And, I don’t know, maybe I would say that it’s sheerly pure. I don’t have words to express my feelings because I never imagined that, you know, for every designer, we dream to dress up celebrities. But getting a chance to design for somebody who’s, I would say, the universal celebrity was a big, big thing. I can’t express it in words, As I’ve been working and connected to this domain, I knew Bhagwan hai, he is Pitambar and he should wear Yellow on the day of Utsav. That was in my mind. But the trick was to make the pattern for that particular idol and by God’s grace, it happened.”
- Manish Tripathi is an ardent follower of spiritual leader Neem Karoli Baba.
- In December 2020, Manish Tripathi came up with an idea to create a World Record by making the world’s largest mask. He decided to make a mask of 100 sq m of cloth, which he wanted to collect from different states of India. In an interview, he talked about making the world’s largest mask and revealed that it helped many causes like it promoted the idea of using a mask and also the mask will be made of Khadi which will help with the promotion of Khadi. He said,
“I undertook a 10,000 km long journey across the country and met with women members of self-help groups. Many of them are producing masks but when the vaccine comes out, the demand for masks will fall. Where at one level I wanted to help them move to producing alternative products, I also wanted to showcase khadi, a material which is gaining a lot of popularity across the world,I have been asked what the purpose of such an exercise is but the fabric used in making the mask will then be upcycled Our plan is to showcase khadi and we will use the fabric for making purses etc. By this time, if we are able to enter the mask in the Guinness Book, the fabric itself would have become a brand and its products will acquire a higher worth”