Vidya Tikari is a celebrity makeup artist who was born in Calcutta and started her glorious career way back in the year 1991. She spent her childhood days in Papua Guinea, where her dad worked and right from a very early age, she aspired to become a renowned make-up artist. While in talks with Vidya, she told that she was interested in the field of make-up ever since she was just 5.
In the year 1991, Vidya returned to India after her higher studies and courses in make-up from Australia. Since then, Vidya has developed awesome and wonderful looks for numerous Bollywood celebrities like Sushmita Sen, Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Bipasha Basu, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Mallika Sherawat, Malaika Arora Khan, Gul Panag, Yana, Anoushka Shankar, etc. for over two decades.
Apart from celebrity makeup, Vidya also specializes in bridal make-up. Before determining on a look, Vidya take into consideration everything from the client’s character, clothing, skin-tone, and preferences etc. to give the bride the right look that would suit her looks in the best possible way. The ‘classic marriage look’ as according to Vidya is a radiant, shiny combination of red and silver. There’s also a lot of the mascara, kajol, eye shades etc. which makes the bride look like a princess.
The Vidya Tikari Studios in New Delhi were extensively used to glam up the grid girls in the Indian Grand Prix which was held in Delhi. Vidya Tikari Studios also worked on the makeup of the 9000 girls who performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the International Commonwealth Games which was held in New Delhi. This completion of this huge project was acknowledged and appreciated by the Limca Book of Records in the year 2011. She also works for the models of the various photo shoots by renowned photographers like Bharat Sikka and ace designer Tarun Thailani’s ramp shows.
Known for her intense professionalism, reliability and most importantly her versatility, Vidya is a well-known name in the world of make-up. Vidya is now the face of make-up in Monsoon Salon and Spa and is looking after the day to day operations in training the team and the smooth functioning of the firm.