Occupations: Jewelry designer, Actor, Socialist
Active Since: 2004
Origin: Amritsar, Punjab
One and Only Indian in best dressed list of Vanity Fair and “The Punk Maharaja” award winner Waris Ahluwalia wants to return back to India with the desire of acting in Bollywood films.
Jewelry designer, actor, socialist and hardcore Sikh, Waris Ahluwalia worked with Hollywood super stars and celebrities like Dustin Hoffman and Adrien Brody but now he is looking forward to the Bollywood city, Mumbai.
Waris Ahluwalia said, “I want to do Bollywood films, I am not proposed yet. I am an actor. If you have any good role to me I would love to do that.”
Waris Ahluwalia was born on 1975 in Amritsar, Punjab, when he was only five years old he immigrated to United States with family and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He is based in New York City but has also lived in Los Angeles and travels frequently to Rome, Italy, Japan and Rajasthan, India, where most of his jewelry is made.
He sells his jewelry through his company, House of Waris, and has collaborated with the fashion designer Benjamin Cho. House of Waris came into being after the owners of Maxfield’s in LA noticed Waris’s elaborate diamond rings and placed a large order, which sold out.
In addition to his work in jewelry, he has had a number of small roles in films, most notably by those of his friend Wes Anderson, and in commercials.
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