Waris Ahluwalia’s Early Life: Born in Amritsar, Punjab, in 1974, Waris Singh Ahluwalia is a member of the Ahluwalia caste, a Punjabi Sikh family from Amritsar. Since his family moved to Brooklyn, New York, when he was five years old, he’s been brought up in New York.
Waris Ahluwalia’s career as a Designer
Ancient countries inspire Ahluwalia’s House of Waris. Ahluwalia’s art isn’t primarily jewelry. From royal goldsmiths to diamond setters, he currently resides in New York and travels between Rome and Rajasthan.
He is a 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist and; a 2010 CFDA member. He writes Style.com’s “Love & Waris”
Vanity Fair named Ahluwalia the second best-dressed man in the world and one of Vogue’s most influential individuals.
Ahluwalia showed his debut collection of Indian scarves at New York Fashion Week in February 2011.
Waris Ahluwalia’s career as an Actor
Ahluwalia debuted in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou as Vikram Ray.
A cameo in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel brought him fame.
Beeba Boys, starring him and Randeep Hooda, was released on October 16, 2015.
An incident in Mexico City with a turban
According to Ahluwalia, he could not go home to New York Fashion Week in February 2016 because of the turban he was wearing on an Aeroméxico aircraft.
He advocated for Sikhism and other religious headwear education and cultural awareness at Mexico City International Airport.
His involvement in other people’s projects
House of Waris has cooperated with A.P.C., Forevermark, and Pringle of Scotland. Benjamin Cho, Yoox, Lookmatic, Webster Miami, and Colette in Paris are among his clients.
To India, with Love, a book by Ahluwalia, Mortimer Singer, and Tina Bhojwani in reaction to the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was published in November 2008.
Taj Public Service Welfare Trust and Mumbai: We Got Your Back! (WGYB!), a non-profit created by the three editors received all of the revenues.
BUKHARA, a New Delhi-based restaurant with international acclaim, was another collaboration with Ahluwalia.
Ahluwalia wrote and produced Luca Guadagnino’s short film “HERE: a Film.” House of Waris dubbed its 2013 Valentine’s Day line “Boo.”
Ahluwalia produced sunglasses with Illesteva Eyewear in April 2013. Ahluwalia opened the House of Waris Rare in Venice’s Gritti Palace in 2013.
As one of the city’s most photographed men, he was a GAP model in 2013.
Under the High Line, the House of Waris Botanicals opened in 2019 in Chelsea, New York City.