Preetham Jukalker is an Indian celebrity stylist and fashion designer. He is famous for being the stylist of the South Indian actress Samantha Akkineni.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
His mother’s name is Saroja Jukalkar, and his sister’s name is Priyanka Jukalkar.
He joined the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising as a fashion designer in 2007. Later, he started his fashion label ‘Preetham Jukalker Label’ and launched various ranges under his label with the name ‘All About Ishq,’ ‘Ikat Pocket Sarees,’ and ‘Handmade Love.’ He has worked as a stylist for many Indian celebrities like Raashi Khanna, Samantha Akkineni, and Rashmika Mandanna.
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In collaboration with the Telangana government, to revive the local culture, he has worked on a project ‘TWEAVE’ through his clothing range.
He was accused of being the home breaker in the married life of the South Indian actors Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya in 2021. Later, Preetham clarified that he treated Samantha like his sister and called her Jiji. India Today He further added,
Everybody knows that I call Samantha ‘Jiji’ which is a north Indian term for sister. How can there possibly be a link-up between us? I’ve known Chaitanya for years. He too knows the kind of relationship that Samantha and I have. I feel that he could’ve spoken up and told people not to comment like that about Sam and me. Even if he had issued one statement, it would have made a lot of difference. Right now, it’s these so-called fans who are making these statements and spreading false rumours. I think a statement from Chaitanya’s side would’ve helped keep these people in check.”
- During an interview, when he was asked how he thought of becoming a fashion designer. He said,
I happened to watch a documentary entitled, ‘The True Cost’, which offers an eye-opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people behind our clothes. It altered my design philosophy, and I decided to shift my fashion line into a sustainable one.”
He further said,
As a kid, I loved watching my mother sit on her sewing machine, making shirts for me. While she was away, I would take over the machine and would stitch some baby clothes. I used to have a collage made of all the fashionable stuff I saw, which triggered me to do a degree in Fashion and textiles.”