Fashion fans have been enthralled by the Chikankari kurta for years. It has an enduring charm with its delicate needlework, fine craftsmanship, and historical tradition. This age-old Indian clothing has become a popular option for our favourite celebs too.

Chikankari is loved by Bollywood celebs for its timeless elegance and amazing silhouette. Paparazzi often spot Bollywood actresses in Chikankari kurti regardless of the current fashion fads. Our Bollywood divas never seem to get tired of the ethereal charm of Chikankari embroidery. From airport looks, to salon visits and business meetings, you can often spot an Indian actress in Chikankari kurti because they are timeless, elegant and comfortable.

Chikankari embroidery is versatile, making it a favoured choice for celeb’s red-carpet looks. From stunning in a Chikankari lehenga to seamlessly transitioning into a casual Chikankari Kurti look - we have seen it all.

Let’s look at the love that Chikankari, a traditional Lucknowi craft – gets from our celebs. Let’s take a sneak peek into the wardrobes of Bollywood actresses in Chikankari kurti.

5 Bollywood Actresses in Chikankari Kurti & How to Recreate their Looks

From Deepika Padukone to Aliya Bhatt, everyone has a special love for Chikankari. We have hand-picked some Instagram-ready looks of Celebrities in Chikankari that we are sure you will love. We’ll also tell you how you can recreate these gram-worthy looks!

Deepika’s Elegant Chikankari Look

Over the years we have seen Deepika sporting several Chikankari outfits – from pristine white Chikankari sarees to pastel green Chikankari gharara, she surely has a special love for the craft. But we loved her casual Chikankari kurti and palazzo look which she sported for a salon outing. With a perfect colour combination, this carefree look is breezy, comfy and beautiful. She kept the look simple with an oversized LV bag and chappals. We love the short hair here.

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How to Recreate this Look?

Try the Aymana Chikankari Straight Kurta in blue and pair it with a white Chikankari palazzo for a breezy look. Keep your hair and makeup simple and let the elaborate Chikankari embroidery ooze its charm and make your look perfect, just like Deepika our favourite actress in Chikankari kurti.

Shraddha Kapoors’ A Line Gown Look

Shraddha Kapoor’s airport look in a flowy A-line gown stunned everyone in the fashion world.  Her sweet yet stylish ethnic look was loved by the fashionistas of the country making this look trend of social media for days. The actor is adept at effortlessly blending comfort and flair to style stunning ensembles. For this look, Shraddha opted for a floral Chikankari kurti and a pair of blue straight trousers. With delicate Chikankari embroidery, sheer fabric, frilly long sleeves, and pleats below the waist the actress in Chikankari kurti looked like a dream.

How to Recreate this Look?

Want to recreate Shraddha’s dreamy ethnic look? We always have the right surprises for you. Shraddha was seen sporting our very own Zeina Chikankari Mulmul A-Line gown by House of Chikankari. Yes, you read that right! Now get your favourite celeb’s look right here at House of Chikankari.

This Chikankari A-line gown is in mulmul fabric which is lightweight and has a soft texture. The A-line gown with pleats at the centre ensures a great fit. Pair it with straight-fit pants, cigarette pants or leggings and you can look as ethereal as the Bollywood actress in Chikankari kurti.

Alia Bhat’s Chic look

We have seen Alia’s love for Chikankari on many occasions. But this blush pink long Chikankari straight kurta is one of our favourite looks of hers. Her effortless styling with a straight-fit pant makes the look elegant and chic. She kept her hair and makeup super simple and added a pop of colour with her handbag.

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How to Recreate this Look?

Just like Alia, we all love Pink, right? Recreate this look with the Pink Hisana Chikankari kurta in modal cotton. With a light comfy fabric like modal cotton, you can pull this look in every season come summer or spring!

Pair it with straight-fitted cotton pants or a palazzo depending on the look you are wanting to create. If you are wearing it for an occasion you can also carry a Chikankari potli bag to make your ethnic look glam! Chunky silver jewellery goes best with a blush pink Chikankari kurti like Alia’s.


Madhuri Dixit’s Comfortable yet Classy Look

Our Dhak-Dhak girl looks pretty and playful in this short kurta with beautiful Chikankari designs. The beauty of short kurta is in its versatility. Like her, you can pair it with denims, linen pants, cotton pants, jeggings and so on. These are perfect for casual wear, college look, or for any occasion that calls for a fusion look. She is everyone’s favourite actress in Chikankari kurti, accessorised by her pretty smile!

How to Recreate this fusion look?

Now you can easily recreate this fusion look with our Yaseen Chikankari Cotton Straight Shirt. Pair them with jeans, straight pants or palazzos and you can create a new style in no time. 

Nora Fatehi’s Classic Glam Look

We loved Nora’s glam black Chikankari look – it's stylish, gorgeous and everything you need to make heads turn at any event. From outfit to sleek hair to makeup she is right on point in this beautiful black number!

But what is the best part, she has styled her look with our very own Dia Georgette Chikankari set that comes with a sleeveless kurta, gharara and dupatta! Keep your hair minimal with nude makeup and we are sure you can also ace this look easily. 


The Bollywood divas grace the spotlight, personifying ageless beauty, and are inspired by the attraction of Lucknow's Chikankari artistry. They radiate poise and grace with ease. Every time you spot your favourite Bollywood actresses in Chikankari kurti you want to create the style, don’t you? And with House of Chikankari, this has just become simple because we bring the best of the Art of Chikankari from local artisans to your doorstep.