Odisha-origin girl wins National Award for Mahanati

Bhubaneswar: This Odisha origin girl Indrakshi Pattanaik has bagged the National Award for Telugu film Mahanati in Best Costume Designer category at the 66th National Film Awards for 2018 announced today.

The fashion wardrobe stylist is on cloud nine since the news broke.

“I am currently in Kolkata to watch the live concert of my husband Nitin Malik, lead vocalist of band Parikrama. He sent me screenshot of a message via WhatsApp that I have won the award for Mahanati. I could not believe my eyes. I was almost in tears,” an overwhelmed Indrakshi told Odisha Sun Times.

Apart from the gig, she had plans to meet her grandmother in the City of Joy.

When asked about the importance of such a prominent award, she said: “This has truly made my day. This means a lot to me. I just want to do good work. Money is not everything… I work for creative satisfaction.”

Indrakshi born to Odia father Tapan Krishna Pattanaik and Bengali mother Vaswati Pattanaik frequents Bhubaneswar to see her relatives living in Tankapani Road area.

Proud moment for my daughter Indrakshi Pattanaik Malik, received from National Film awards 2019 in India as a best costume designer and Zee award, also. My dreams have come true ! Thanks to all her well wishers,” Indrakshi’s father shared on Facebook.

After graduating from Symbiosis Institute of Design in Design and Fashion Communication, she did her masters from Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing in Florence, Italy.

The young stylist has worked with Vogue India and Grazia India. She has also worked as big names in the industry like Niharika Bhasin Khan as costume assistant in Anurag Kashyap directed Bombay Velvet.

In Khaidi No 150, she has also styled Telugu star Chiranjeevi.

Worth mentioning, Mahanati bagged two more National Awards for Best Telugu film (regional) and Best Actress (Keerthy Suresh).

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