Why Delamar Academy trains so many Indian make-up artists…

Why Delamar Academy trains so many Indian make-up artists…

Our reputation for training the best make-up artists extends to many corners of the world, but beyond our own shores, no single country provides a greater intake of students to Delamar Academy, than India.



We have trained many top Indian make-up artists including Namrata Soni who is India’s equivalent of Lisa Eldridge – a top fashion and commercial artist with a hugely successful career working with A-list celebrities and prestige brands at campaign level. Many Delamar students come to us from India to follow in Namrata’s footsteps.


Namrata Soni graduated from our 12 week Complete Make-up Artist course over 15 years ago. Since graduating, Namrata has gone on to work on many Bollywood films, winning an Indian Academy Award, Vogue Make-up Artist Of The Year, and many A list clients. As an ambassador for brands including Bobbi Brown and L’Oreal, Namrata is an influential talent, with respect from many corners of the make-up industry in India from fashion to Bollywood. Her works have featured in the world’s top publications including: Vogue, L’Officiel, Elle, Harpers Bazar, Wallpaper magazine, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Femina.  Namrata has also worked on various feature films including: Om Shanti Om, Kabhi Alvidha Aa Kehna, Musafir, Main Hoon Na, Janemaan, Emi, Salaam Namaste, Aisha, I Hate Love Stories …


Namrata’s work on Sonam Kapoor


We continue to be immensely proud of her work and continuing achievements.

Namrata kindly contributed to The Complete Make-up Artist text book which we give all our students. You can buy the book here:





Marvie Ann Beck trained here in the early days when Penny Delamar was teaching over twenty years ago. Describing her decision to come here, Marvie had the following to say: 


“I was very keenly interested in learning state-of-art make techniques so I went to Delamar School of Makeup, London which was known to have trained multiple Oscar award winners. I was their first Indian student apart from Mr. Amitabh Bachchan himself who attended a workshop for personal makeup. I was trained by Penny Delamar herself who is a world famous makeup artist and celebrated author of ‘The Complete Makeup Artists. Penny Delamar had designed looks and done make up for Hollywood Stars such as Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Pfeiffer, Anthony Hopkins and many more. It was a great experience to learn directly from her.”


Bianca Louzado, a hugely successful artist who takes on so many fresh Delamar graduates to work on her teams. She had the following to say about her experience here:


“Delamar educators are the best. I learnt the top professional techniques and how to create really high-end looking make-up. There are some places in India, which train you in make-up, but none to the standard of Delamar Academy. It was the best decision of my life to train there.”

Mitali Vakil is another success story after graduating only a couple of years ago! Mitali has just wrapped on her 3rd Bollywood film and continues to keep us in the loop with her work. We love hearing what everyone is up to! Mitali works with A list actresses such as Sonam Kapoor, Jacqualine Fernandez , Parineeti Chopra and Athiya Shetty . Mitali would love to help out any new graduates coming into Mumbai after their course, so please get in touch with us and we can connect you!


Binndi Survana left her career in investment banking to train here and never looked back. In her own words:


“During my course, I not only received guidance in building up my kit with some of the premium world class products but got to learn the tips, tricks and techniques from some of the best tutors in the world – who have worked on Game of Thrones, movies like Cinderella and on fashion icons like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. In addition to that I also had opportunities to attend masterclasses by artists of the top makeup brands like Kevyn Aucoin, NARS, etc.

Immediately post graduation, I got an opportunity to work with one of the best makeup artists in the industry, Bianca Louzado who also trained at Delamar and is now one of the top make-up artists in India (you can see her Instagram here), for FBB Femina Miss India 2017. I have also worked on several projects including Lakme Fashion Week, Mrs Maharashtra, etc. within just a few months post graduation. I have also conducted trainings on personal makeup and grooming for models for international pageants.

Choosing Delamar turned out to be one of the best career decisions for me and there has been absolutely no looking back ever since I decided to go for it! Special thanks Monika who kept me motivated even after graduation, my tutors Joanne, Shama, Holly, Nikki and my lovely classmates who provided constant support and motivation to me at all times. I have assisted Bianca Louzado and worked on big teams full of Delamar graduates since. 

For anyone who needs any kind of information on the course, kit, classroom or just anything about the academy, I’ll be more than happy to help! You can reach out to me on binndisuvarna@gmail.com “


Very recent graduate, Nishi Manek, only finished her course here a few months ago and has already been taken onto Bianca Louzado’s team. Nishi started the Complete Make-up Artist course and chose to extend it by 4 weeks to train further in fashion make-upYou can read all about Nishi’s journey here. 


Our Delamar Academy family in India is vast, but here are some key make-up artists we have trained, many mentioned in this post:


Namrata Soni

Marvie Ann Beck 

Binndi Survana

Payal Balse

Shreshtha Sanghi

Riviera Vaz

Anu Kaushik

Mitali Valik

Shrutilaya Ramanathan

Madhuri Sonie

Divyansha Kaushik

Ayushi Bantia

Bianca Louzado

Nishi Manek

Sandhya Shekar

Loveleen Ramchandani


Most Indian students enrol onto the Complete Make-up Artist or Advanced Complete Make-up Artist courses.


If you are interested in coming here you can see our video tour here:



To arrange a skype interview with our Enrolment Manager, get in touch with Monika here: monika@delamaracademy.co.uk


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