Turquoise by Rachit Khanna, 37 Designer
An unsuccessful stint in the pharmaceutical business at the age of 22 didn’t deter Rachit Khanna from dreaming big. He went on to follow his heart and launched his own fashion label Turquoise by Rachit Khanna in 2009 in his hometown Ludhiana.
MONEY MATTERS Boasting of a turnover of around Rs 5.8 crore now and more than 100 employees, Khanna looks back and says, “I was always inclined towards art and design despite the fact that I come from a business family and did my graduation in commerce in the year 2000, from Panjab University.” Insisting that he doesn’t really miss going to a fashion school, Khanna, admits that like most other young entrepreneurs he too faced the herculean task of proving his credibility when he started out. WEARABLE FASHION His label, which is hugely popular among Punjabi film and music celebrities including Gippy Grewal, Amrit Mann, Mandy Thakar, Satinder Satti, Oshin Brar, Himanshi Khurana, and Kaur B, believes in “practicability along with creativity”.