Assam: Sanjukta Dutta nominated for Dada Saheb Phalke Award


Assam’s most popular fashion designer Sanjukta Dutta has been nominated for prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 in best fashion designer of the year category.

talking to northeastindia24  sanjukta said  ” I got very happy when I got the latter about my selection for the award.  I never thought that I would be selected for this award.”

“Sometimes I feel it too “overrated” dear God, do I deserve this much, “overwhelmed” is too small to express,” Dutta said in a Facebook post. “Thank you everyone for all the support and love …Your blessings have made me what if am today,” she added.

Sanjukta was selected to design dresses for Hollywood celebrity for Cannes Film Festival 2018 Red Carpet event in December last year. She also earlier designed beautiful attires for popular Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Preity Zinta and many other renowned celebrities from different industries.


Born in Assam’s Nagoan district, Sanjukta did her Bachelors of Engineering from Assam Engineering College in 1995. She worked at Assam Public Works Department (PWD) as an Assistant Engineer before becoming a fashion designer.

Sanjukta  not only designs garments but also traditional jewellery. She was an engineer working with the State Government until she designed Mekhala chadar and sold them at Shohum Shoppe in Guwahati. Within a year, she sold 3,000 more pieces there. In 2013, she set up two factories in Guwahati — Maa Durga Axomiya Pat and Muga Kapuror Boyon Protisthon. What started with six looms has extended to 300 today. She also started designing Assamese traditional jewellery — dug dugi, keru moni, junbiri etc, and in 2014, inaugurated her commercial boutique called Sanjukta’s Tradition Redesigned Studio.


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