That season of the year is back when you want to get ready and look your best. You checkout hair and makeup tutorials, bring your skin back on track, hunt for good outfits to wear during the wedding season. One most important thing that most of us girls definitely dig is the mehendi function. So if you want to get something different made then these designs made by celebrity mehendi artist Veena Nagda can be a source of inspiration. Also known as the mehendi queen, she is the favourite of the entire Bollywood fraternity and even the Ambanis. She was there at Ambani bahu Shloka Mehta's wedding function and we also came across a pic of her's putting mehendi on Isha Ambani's hand. So scroll down to see the designs.
Veena's designs have been flaunted by the likes of Liz Hurley, Nita Ambani, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Rekha, Twinkle Khanna, Shweta Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee. She was born in a middle-class family in Mumbai and wanted to pursue SSC but the family did not allow her according to Times Of India. She specialises in an array of mehendi varieties and that includes Arabic, black mehendi, shaded, bridal, and Stone/ Sequence/ Swarovski Diamond Mehendi.
What's more? Veena Nagda is the artiste whose mehendi design was also flaunted by the bride at the grand millennium marriage of the Diamond King Vijaybhai Shah’s son and daughter’s Mehendi ceremony in Belgium which took place in the year 2002. Her art has also been featured in a number of films and that includes Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Patiyala House, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, God Tussi Great Ho, U Me Aur Hum, Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani. Remember Falguni Pathak's famous track Maine Payal Hai Chhankayi? That video too features her mehendi designs.
Patches Of Flowers & Jaali Work
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This is just the inner arm area where the design is intricate but with patches of breathing space. The usage of lotus and jaali work goes well with the peacock design. The leaves design breaks the pattern well, blending into the design made. (You can darken your mehendi further with these tips.)
If you have a soft corner for ambi designs or mango shape design which we often see on fabrics and jewellery then this design would be the ultimate for you! Supported by a lot of twirls here and there, this design is for the ones who like to go bold.
Super Intricate Bridal
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In contrast to the ambi design above, this one is a super intricate mehendi which the bride is getting done. It uses a lot of thin lines and dots. If you notice, the arm area reciprocates cuff bangles with a jaali in the middle.
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Just recently, filmmaker J.P. Dutta's daughter, Nidhi Dutta had her mehendi ceremony and it was Veena who shared her first images on her Instagram. With some key Bollywood celeb including Sara Ali Khan present at the function, Nidhi's mehendi looked pretty with Veena's signature design on it. The backhand mehendi has a trail of lotus flowers which stands out amid all the intricate jaali work.
Stay tuned to HerZindagi, for more such mehendi designs.