Kanjivaram or Kanchipuram sarees are silk sarees made in Kanchipuram of Tamil Nadu. Kanjeevaram sarees are one of the finest silk sarees available in India and each saree is woven with a lot of care and dedication. It takes up to 4 months to weave a single kanjivaram saree and they come in different colours and patterns with silk and zari work. Kanjivaram sarees are very heavy and have very rich and intricate woven work. All across South India, Kanjivaram sarees are chosen as the bridal saree because its considered very auspicious to wear on the wedding day. The weavers in Kanchipuram follow certain rituals while weaving the bridal saree, so it makes the saree much more special. I have a collection of Kanjivaram sarees that I don’t even touch because they are very heavy and I can’t give them away because they are so pretty to look at Let’s look at the Bollywood divas who have worn Kanjivaram sarees and looked graceful in them.
Tamanna Bhatia: She looks absolutely gorgeous in sarees, more so in the pretty Kanjivaram sarees.
Shilpa Shetty in a pretty silk saree on her visit to the Tirupati temple with her husband.
SRK trying to drape a lovely silk saree on Deepika Padukone during one of the promotional events for Chennai Express.
Sonam Kapoor in a bright orange-red-pink silk saree for Ranjhanaa premiere.
Sridevi wears a lot of heavy Kanjivaram sarees. She wore a heavy Kanjivaram silk saree when she received the Padmasri award from the president of India.
She attended Ram Charan’s wedding in a pretty cream silk saree.
Madhuri Dixit in silk sarees, though not sure whether they are Kanjivaram or not.
Hema Malini, at her daughter’s wedding in a silk saree.
A picture from an event she attended.
Vidya Balan, well, she seems to be a saree hoarder, though we like her more in Sabyasachi sarees, don’t we
Aishwarya Rai, she wore a lot of silk sarees around her wedding and functions. Here are some pictures of her.
Aishwarya Rai in a print ad for a jewellery brand.
Now, coming to the Bollywood’s Kanjivaram icon, there would rarely be an occasion where she is clicked in anything else other than a Kanjivaram saree.
So, who wore it better, Hema – Shilpa – Vidya or Jaya…..oops wrong song *headbang*
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