The Best-Dressed Life of Waris Ahluwalia

Waris_3.jpgHaving just been named as one of the international best-dressed honorees by Vanity Fair, Waris Ahluwalia is getting noticed not only for his dynamic sense of style but for his versatile portfolio.  Best known for being a unique jewelry designer, Waris is also an actor (having starred in Wes Anderson and Spike Lee films) and recently co-wrote a book, To India with Love.

I never get tired of talking about Waris Ahluwalia by the way, but apparently i’m not alone.  Blogs and articles are abuzz discussing his jewelry company, House of Waris, his sartorial taste and even his interest in Bollywood.

Waris.jpgWait, Bollywood… really?

…Despite his turban and beard look, Waris says that he has never been stereotyped in Hollywood. “Everyone likes to put people in categories, whether its Hollywood, Bollywood or the media in general. Whenever I meet agents their big concern is that I’ll be stereotyped. Well, I haven’t been stereotyped yet. “Some of the roles I’ve played; camera man, a bank hostage, a Republican, a hypo-chondriac, none of these roles called for an Indian.” [link]

I’m not sure i like the thought of Waris being in Bollywood, but regardless, he would make quite a statement i’m sure.  [Mis]portrayal of sardars in Bollywood has been an issue of discontent for the Sikh community for quite some time – however, many would welcome Waris’ presence in Bollywood in hopes that portrayal of sardars would change.

There will be much more to come from Waris, and we anxiously await what’s next!  In the meantime, Waris credits his mother for his noteworthy style, “My mother is a very elegant woman by her very nature.  She does everything with style and grace and does it effortlessly.”  And in his own eloquent words he shares with us what’s behind all that talent,

We’re all here for what is a spark of a moment. If I can bring some beauty, hope and joy to the world around me in my little time here I shall have served my purpose. [link]

So very true sir!

Also see: A Year in the Best-Dressed Life of Waris Ahluwalia.


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4 Responses to “The Best-Dressed Life of Waris Ahluwalia”

  1. iSingh says:

    Waris was the unexpected surprise in Darjeeling unlimited. Interestingly, he seems to be the first one who is trying to move to Bollywood from Hollywood. And more interestingly, his coverage in 'Deccan' Herald. Respek.

    "…crowned the punk maharaja"
    Btw a turbaned Sikh can't escape being labeled a 'maharaja' :-)

  2. iSingh says:

    Waris was the unexpected surprise in Darjeeling unlimited. Interestingly, he seems to be the first one who is trying to move to Bollywood from Hollywood. And more interestingly, his coverage in 'Deccan' Herald. Respek.

    "…crowned the punk maharaja"
    Btw a turbaned Sikh can't escape being labeled a 'maharaja' :-)

  3. Supinder Singh says:

    I remeber watching Inside Man and being suprised at seeing Waris; by the above account he seems like quite a electic person (actor, businessman, jewelry designer). Kudos.

  4. Supinder Singh says:

    I remeber watching Inside Man and being suprised at seeing Waris; by the above account he seems like quite a electic person (actor, businessman, jewelry designer). Kudos.