Gauri Khan, 47
Founder and chief executive officer, Gauri Khan Designs
Previous Rank : NEW
From designing a nursery for film director and producer Karan Johar’s twins to designing the flagship store for Ralph Lauren in the national capital, Gauri Khan, founder and chief executive of Gauri Khan Designs, has established herself as a designer who can work across a wide range of projects with equal élan. That is why the 47-year-old, a National Institute of Fashion Technology alumna, makes her debut on the list this year. The last year has been particularly busy: She designed a party room for Nita and Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia, opened her flagship store in Juhu, Mumbai, and designed interiors for the ‘one night only’ party in Mumbai by London-based nightclub Cirque le Soir.