Anjali Phougat

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Anjali Phougat
Anjali Phougat
Anjali Phougat
Anjali Phougat Graces at Couture New York Fashion Week
Born (1982-11-17) November 17, 1982 (age 39)
Gurugram, Haryana, India
🏳️ NationalityIndia
🏫 EducationMasters in Philosophy
Maharishi Dayanand University
💼 Occupation
Fashion designer, talk show host
Label(s)Designer Dream Collection
TitleMiss Haryana
👩 Spouse(s)Naveen Phougat
👶 ChildrenAarna Phougat
👴 👵 Parent(s)Kesar Lal Dhingra & Neelam Dhingra
🌐 WebsiteDesigner Dream Collection

Anjali Phougat (born 17 November 1982) is an Indian fashion designer and celebrity stylist. She has a master's degree in philosophy and works as Assistant Vice President / Product owner at JPMorgan Chase & Co]]. Additionally, she is the founder of U.S. based South Asian luxury brand "Designer Dream Collection."[1][2] She has designed many outfits for Bollywood actresses including for Femina Miss India and Miss Bharat Ohio 2019 & 2020 beauty pageants. Anjali was the official designer/partner of the South Asian wedding show 2019 and her latest project included designing  "Miss Bharat Ohio" of 2019 & 2020. She is actively spreading awareness with the goal of bringing about social change. She feels strongly about several social causes like women's rights, LGBTQ rights, and mental health awareness and is actively working towards several social issues and is fighting for change in society.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Phougat was born into a Punjabi family on 17 November 1982 in Gurugram, India. Her parents are Kesar Lal Dhingra, a former bank manager, while her mother, Neelam Dhingra, is a homemaker. She has four siblings, two sisters, and two brothers. Phougat was married in Rohtak district, into a Haryanvi family.

She has attended Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak district and pursued a master's degree in philosophy. Phougat studied Masters in Computer science from Maharishi Dayanand University and scored 96 percent in her exams and was the topper in the university, In 2000, Phougat won Miss Haryana crown where she also won the "Miss Photogenic" award, After winning the pageant, Phougat spoke of her dream for peace for this world, Phougat continued to pursue a career as an IT professional.

Phougat is fluent in Hindi and English, apart from her mother tongue Punjabi.

Anjali Phougat & Bollywood[edit]

To advocate for social issues and bring awareness, Phougat officially started talkshow in partnership with former Bollywood actress Somy Ali, "Just A Conversation.” They did shows with leading celebrities] Sonu Nigam,[4] Shakti Kapoor, Kalpana Iyer, Dabboo Ratnani and Sushant Divgikar.

Phougat started her talkshow designer-dream collection Diva Series in 2019 and discussed several social issues with top leading celebrities like Dolly Jain, Shilpa Shirodkar, Madhoo, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Deepika Amin, Somy Ali, Sheeba Akashdeep, Shweta Kawatra and actively working on spreading awareness about mental health and uplifting others.[5]

Social works[edit]

In April 2019, Phougat Donated 5000 masks and PPE kits to Ohio healthcare providers during the pandemic and joined an initiative led by Columbus, Ohio, Fashion Council for the central Ohio hospitals and medical facilities due to the shortage created by COVID -19 to support front line workers.[6][7]

Phougat became involved with women's rights issues in South Asia. She worked towards collecting funds for victims of domestic violence and created a fundraiser on social media to support the non-profit organization No More Tears. Revenue from her clothing line, Designer Dream Collection is donated to multiple non-profit organizations to support social causes.

Phougat voluntarily styled Domestic Violence victims for events and donated funds received from her Runway collection to an Indian woman organization.

Fashion line Designer Dream Collection donated a percentage of sales to multiple food hunger charities and supported the community.

Phougat Initiated designer-dream collection mask mission in September 2019 and donated 100 percent of proceeds of Mask sales to Non-profit organization no more tears USA and supported saving life of domestic violence victims.

Recognition and achievements[edit]

  • Featured in Bride Vogue,[8] Mob Journal, Milan Italy, South Asian wedding, Dreamy Magazine, Jolie N magazine German fashion magazine, and Luxia Magazine Paris.
  • Presented couture collection in New York fashion week New York Fashion Week 2019 and her bridal blog and designs have been featured in USA, Milan (Italy), Dubai and France publications.
  • U.S. certified Interior decorator
  • Featured in Columbus Fashion Council and presented designs in South Asian wedding show and several runway shows
  • Received several awards for excellence in styling and be part of numerous panels as a judge in U.S. based beauty pageants
  • Wedding and runway designing/styling
  • Swag icon of India star mentor award 2019
  • MR, MISS, and MRS India 2019 best fashion designer award
  • Honorable Judge Miss Bharat New Jersey 2019
  • Received award for contribution in Miss Bharat OHIO beauty pageant 2019 from Bollywood designer Rohit Verma
  • Global Short Film Awards at The 2021 Cannes Film Festival.[9][10][11][12][13][14]


Article Description Link
"Columbus Fashion Council" Designerdreamcollection in Contributing designers and boutiques [1]
"Bollywood Actress Photoshoot" Designerdreamcollection Bollywood photoshoot [2]
"Mothers Day" Anjali Phougat Mothers day message [3]
"International family day interview" International Family Day [4]
"Giving back to community" Giving back to community [5]
"Successful Entrepreneur" Rendezvous with Anjali Phougat fashion designer [6]
"Just a conversation Talk show host" The guests share their stories of courage and success [7]
"Just a conversation Talk show host" Chat show with celebrities [8]
"Anjali Phougat through Just a conversation Talk show" tries to bring attention to people who have thrived by defying stigmas and stereotypes! [9]
"Anjali Phougat designs inspired by Indian heritage" My Strong Roots In India's Rich Heritage And Culture Are Visible In My Designs, Says Anjali Phougat [10]


  1. "EXCLUSIVE: Somy Ali turns muse for Anjali Phougat as she dons saree after 16 years; Says 'It was so much fun'". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  2. "Rendezvous with Anjali Phougat, Fashion Designer, Bridal & Celebrity Stylist & Founder of USA-based South Asian Luxury Brand Designer Dream Collection!!". Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  3. "Anjali Phougat on her latest short film Inclusion Through Unity: The idea is to spread love, positivity, kindness and promote inclusivity". Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  4. "Anjali Phougat Reveals Her Experience of Interviewing Sonu Nigam". Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  5. "Self-love is important, says celebrity talk show host Anjali Phougat". Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  6. "Designerdreamcollection joined designers to support frontline workers". Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  7. "Anjali Phougat Says Her Chat Show Designer Dream Collection Diva Series Is A Tribute To All Those Extraordinary Divas, Who Have Been An Inspiration To Many". Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  8. "Wedding blog for stylish bride. How to easily create unforgettable, elegant, and magical bridal looks". Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  9. "Designer Anjali Phougat's short film gets recognition at the Cannes Film Festival - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  10. "Anjali Phougat Reveals Her Experience of Interviewing Sonu Nigam". Latest Bollywood & Hollywood Entertainment, News, Celebrity Gossip, Lifestyle, Originals, Regional & COVID Updates | Lehren. 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  11. "EXCLUSIVE: It'd be great to style Priyanka Chopra: Designer Anjali Phougat on going to Cannes, fashion & more". PINKVILLA. 2021-07-09. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  12. Team, Tellychakkar. "Anjali Phougat: It's an honour to represent India at the Global Short Film Awards in Cannes". Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  13. "Sia In Cannes Festival Red Carpet Donning Anjali Phougat's Creation". Latest Bollywood & Hollywood Entertainment, News, Celebrity Gossip, Lifestyle, Originals, Regional & COVID Updates | Lehren. 2021-07-12. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  14. "Anjali: Its An Honor Representing India At Short Film Awards In Cannes". Latest Bollywood & Hollywood Entertainment, News, Celebrity Gossip, Lifestyle, Originals, Regional & COVID Updates | Lehren. 2021-07-13. Retrieved 2021-08-05.

External links[edit]

*Designer Dream Collection

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