Top 10 mehendi artists to bookmark for your big day

Choose from delicate paisleys, intricate florals, romantic anecdotes, and more.

Weddings are a celebration of love, joy, and tradition. In the realm of Indian weddings, the Mehendi ceremony holds a special place. It's a time-honoured tradition that involves drawing intricate henna designs on the hands and feet of the bride and is said to symbolise health and prosperity in a marriage. In some cultures, the colour of the mehendi is also a reflection of the love between the groom and bride.

And a lot of the credit goes to the mehendi artists. When it comes to mehendi designs, every bride has her own perspective and preference, and finding a mehendi artist who really understands your style and delivers it, can be a daunting task. So we took it upon ourselves to find you the perfect mehendi artist.

Veena Nagda

A renowned celebrity mehendi artist, Veena Nagda has a long-standing reputation in the industry. Over the years, she has adorned the hands of celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Kriti Kharbanda, and the Ambanis. Moreover, her exquisite designs have also been featured in popular Bollywood films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Naa Ho, and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

Usha and Ekta Shah 


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With over three decades of experience, Usha Shah and her daughter Ekta Kansara, have worked with prominent Indian families and Bollywood celebrities such as Kajol, Aishwarya Rai, and Nita Ambani. Her remarkable success and global clientele, spanning from India to the USA, UK, and beyond speaks volumes about her work. Renowned for her exclusive bridal designs, guaranteed dark henna colour, and innovative creations, she stands as one of the most sought-after mehendi artists.

A. Shrinivasan

A Shrinivasan is a well-known mehendi artist who has worked with celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, and Alia Bhatt. He offers various mehendi designs tailored to each bride's preferences, specialising in intricate details that capture the essence of a wedding.

Geeta Patel

Having been in the industry for over two decades, Geeta Patel is one of Mumbai's most creative mehendi artists. She offers a variety of mehendi options, including temporary colours. The latter is ideal for brides who prefer their mehendi to fade quickly.

Manisha Modi 

Manisha Modi is known for her diverse designs like Bombay, Arabic, black, and shaded mehendi, along with exclusive creations such as zardozi, hira moti, and ghar chola. Her exceptional speed and impeccable finishing make her a go-to bridal mehendi artist in the country, tending to clients across various cities and even conducting workshops internationally.

Jayprakash Singh

Located in Kamla Nagar, New Delhi, Jayprakash Singh has over two decades of experience in traditional Indian bridal mehndi. He uses natural henna powder and herbal ingredients to make his mehendi paste, promising vibrant and long-lasting colours. He offers various mehendi styles including Rajasthani, Arabian, Marwari, Hydrabadi, colourful, and magic mehendi.

Poonam Mehendi Designer

Poonam Mehendi Designer comprises a team of skilled artists who use a blend of traditional mehendi art and modern design. Led by the skilled artist Poonam, the team specialises in elegant mehendi designs for brides, semi-bridal celebrations, and parties. Their great attention to detail and understanding of mehendi traditions ensure stunning patterns that cater to your preferences. 

Jyoti Chheda

Jyoti Chheda has been one of India's most sought-after mehendi artists since 2000. She specialises in exquisite patterns ranging from delicate paisleys to intricate floral motifs, alongside designs such as zardozi, Indo-Arabic, Arabic, Pakistani, Moroccan, Rajasthani, jewellery design, religious designs, shaded mehendi, designer mehendi, multi-coloured mehendi, black mehendi, and more.

Deepa Mehendi 

Deepa proudly carries her mother's artistic legacy, having become a passionate designer herself at a young age. With three decades of experience in mehendi designing, Deepa continues to uphold the family tradition with skill and dedication.

Bindu Shah 

Bindu Shah has been in the mehendi industry for 15 years now. She specialises in bridal mehendi, traditional, zardosi, Arabic, and tattoo mehendi. She also has a knack for drawing detailed designs with precision.

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