A journey from a coy, cloistered girl to a celebrated Mehendi artist....

Born to a middle-class conservative Jain family and the youngest of 5 sisters, she wasn’t allowed to pursue further studies after SSC despite achieving First Class, then. But this did not depress her as she was born to excel. So, she began doing embroidery on saris. However, Mehendi drew her attention so much that with a cone in hand and a simple desire to turn out good work, a modest 17-year old Mumbai teenager has parlayed what started out as a hobby into a thriving career 3 decades back. That is how it all started. Today, she is the most popular and leading Mehendi artist truly epitomizes the word ‘expertise’, ‘perfection’ and ‘inspiration’. She is none other but our very own Mehendi Queen Veena Nagda.

Veena Nagda is amongst the world’s fastest Mehendi designer in the world. She transforms her intricate design patterns into breathtaking work of arts. It is this unique facet that makes her the best creative Mehendi artist. Also, her remarkable ability to fulfill the diverse needs from her clients has made her the most sought after Mehendi artist in the country. She specializes in Bridal, Nail Polish, Shaded, Hira-Moti, Jardoshi, Arabic, Black Mehendi, Stone/ Sequence/ Swarovski Diamond Mehendi. She has traveled all over India including Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Kolkata, Gujarat, Hydrabad, Pune, etc. especially for applying Mehendi.

Her passion, dedication, creativity and professional attitude of Veena Nagda has garnered a massive exposure in foreign countries including Bali, Bangkok, Hongkong, Malaysia, Belgium, Greece, Holland, London, Mauritius, Paris, Phuket, Singapore, Turkey, USA, etc.

Her charm, flair, sheer talent and exclusive signature Mehendi designs are adorned by brides the world over. She had the privilege to work with celebrity brides at international weddings such as the grand millennium marriage of the Diamond King Vijaybhai Shah’s son and daughter’s Mehendi rasam ceremony in Belgium (2002) along with her team of girls. In 1990, she had been to Bangkok for Suraj Diamond’s party; and in 1992, she had been to Belgium for the Mehendi party of Jambal Diamond – Mrs. Liza (Anita) Kirtilal Mehta.

Veena Nagda and the Film Industry

In the glitzy world of Bollywood, Veena Nagda has become so indispensable that director-producer Karan Johar has dubbed her the ‘Bollywood Mehendi Queen.’ Veena’s work has also featured in several Bollywood blockbusters such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, God Tussi Great Ho, U Me Aur Hum, Patiyala House, Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani; and albums including Falguni Pathak’s Maine Payal Hai Chankari and Pankaj Udhas’s Janeman/ Sau Rang Barse.

She is also popular on small screen and her work featured in daily soap Do Lafzon Ki Kahani which was aired on Sahara TV. She has also given the demonstration for the Brush Painting and interview on Etv Marathi, Etv Gujarati (Sakhi), Alpha TV Gujarati (Mansi), Dubai City Times to name a few.

Her articles were published in the newspapers such as The Times of India, Mid-Day afternoon (English/ Gujarati), Mumbai Samachar (Vama), Gujarat Samachar (Sahiyar), Mulund Times, Delhi India Today; and various magazines like Femina, Zee Magazine (English, Hindi, Marathi), Meri Saheli, Stree, Chitralekha, Bridal Femina Special 2002, London Asian Bridal and Indiawali Bride 2003 for an interview on her successful achievement in this field. She was also interviewed on BBC WORLD regarding Wedding Business Programme on September 1, 2007.

Veena Nagda Celebrity/ Corporate Mehendi Clients

From illustrious Liz Hurley to Kajol and from Karisma Kapoor to Suzanne Khan, all had intricate designs drawn by Mehendi Queen Veena Nagda for them on their wedding day. She has even earned the sobriquet “good luck” from the film fraternity.

Her client base consists of host of luminaries from the world of Bollywood, business and politics including Aarti Surendranath, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel's daughter Anjali Patel, Rinkie Khanna, Twinkle Khanna, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Jimmy Shergil, Kavita Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan, Tanuja, Dimple Kapadia, Jaya Prada, Farah Khan, Zareen Khan, Madhuri, Rekha, Sonu Nigam, Rahul Roy, Sridevi, Mahip Sanjay Kapoor, Sunita Anil Kapoor, Jitendra, Ekta Kapoor (Balaji Telefilm), Fardeen Khan, Laila Khan, Pooja Sippy, Priya Sippy, Shabana Azmi, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Reema Lagoo, Tabbu, Amrita Singh, Diya Mirza, Urmila Matondkar, Manhar Udhas, Tabassum, Suchitra Krishnamurti, Poonam Dhillon, Femina Miss India Neha Dhupia, Gayatri Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Hema Malini, Esha Deol, Ratan Rajput and many more... Her clients’ also include industrialist such as Ambani’s, Hinduja’s, Tata’s, Birla’s, Mehra’s Raymond’s group and several builders.

Her VVIP clients of Delhi for Karwachauth function include Sunita Sarin, Vandana Nair, Sunny Uppals, Payal Seth, Anju Khanna, Krutika Badhara, Ambika Jain and a few more.

Every so often, top corporate bosses, rich businessmen, diamond and textiles tycoons, prominent doctors, lawyers and socialites summon Veena Nagda to etch her intricate Mehendi designs functions such as engagement, Mehendi rasam, wedding, birthdays, exhibitions or religious functions.

Despite achieving the fame herself, she remains deeply rooted and down to earth. Her friendly and outgoing nature makes her an asset to any party. Also, the love that she portrays for her work leaves a lasting impression.

Veena Nagda is undoubtedly the most coveted of all Mehendi artists in the country today.

She has her team of talented Mehendi artists. She has provided professional Mehendi training, know-how of different styles of Mehendi art and shared her unique skills to more than 50,000 students. All of Veena’s courses take place at Masjid Bunder and Borivali in Mumbai, India under her professional guidance and supervision.