Masaba Gupta is an Indian Fashion Designer. She is the daughter of the famous cricketer, Viv Richards. Her mother, Neena Gupta has also been a famous Bollywood actress.
Masaba Gupta was born on 1 November 1989 (age: 30 years old, as in 2019) in Delhi, India. After her birth, her family shifted to Mumbai and Masaba received her primary education in Mumbai. Since childhood, she wanted to become a Tennis player. But, when she reached 16 years of age, she dropped the idea.
She became passionate about music and dance. Masaba wanted to join Shiamak Davar’s dance group, but her mother did not want her to pursue it. Then, she pursued a course in music and dance in London. However, her mother wanted her to try hand in acting. For her higher education, she enrolled at Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic college of Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University in Mumbai, India.
- Height (approx.): 5’4″
- Eye Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: Black
She was born to a very renowned cricketer, Viv Richards, and a famous Bollywood actress, Neena Gupta. Her parents never got married and Masaba was raised by her mother. She has no siblings.
She got married to film producer and entrepreneur, Madhu Mantena, on 2 June 2015 after falling in love with him. However, the couple separated and has no children. They divorced in March 2019.
When she was 19 years old, she applied for Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai with the support from another fashion designer, Wendell Rodricks.
Masaba is known for her flamboyant style and giving a unique name for her collections. She named her first collection, ‘Kattran.’ Masaba specializes in ethnic wear for women using cotton, chiffon, and silk with rich embroidery work. She is considered among the best designers in India. In 2017, she represented India in an exhibition, showcasing redesigns of LEVI’s iconic trucker jacket. That exhibition also showcased the redesigns of Justin Timberlake and other celebrities from across the world. In 2018, she launched a hijab-saree line for Muslim women who want to wear Indian high fashion.
- Tennis Player: Sania Mirza
- Beverage: Red Wine
- She likes to drink alcohol.
- She holds a degree in Apparel Manufacture and Design.
- Her hobbies are playing tennis, listening to music, dancing, etc.
- Her grandfather, R. N. Gupta, was a Sanskrit scholar and had done M.Phil in this subject.
- In February 2019, Masaba was bestowed upon the ‘Business Excellence & Innovative Best Practices’ award by the former Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh.
- She is the first Indian designer to do an Instagram show. She claims that 60% of her sale is done through WhatsApp.
- When she backed the Supreme Court ban on firecrackers on the occasion of Diwali, she was trolled and harassed in social media by calling her names such as ‘an illegitimate West Indian.’
- On 28 August 2020, an Indian web television series was premiered on Netflix, which was based on the life of Masaba Gupta.