With a Master of Business Administration Degree in Information Technology in 2001, Supriti Batra worked for the next fourteen-years for large corporate houses like GE, British Airways, SITA Aeronautics. Supriti was doing very well in her corporate job, but she had a flair for make up, hair art and fashion from early childhood. Usually friends and family members got their make up done from her very often and she loved doing it. When Aishwarya Rai became Miss India in 1994, Supriti replicated the same hair do that was sported by Aishwarya on a friend of hers for the school farewell party, and it was very well received—Supriti was complimented immensely for this.
Supriti started taking make up assignments for friends and family. This was the time when she got an official bridal make up assignment and that made her realise that she should take up this ‘beauty and grooming’ as her profession. Supriti then decided to take the plunge—she trained with Tamanna Roshan (USA) and then with Val Garland (London) -world’s top make up artist. Today, Supriti is a certified make up artist – grooming expert and has worked with fashion scions like Satya Paul, International brand like Intel, corporates like Kwality Walls and Amway. She provides her expertise at various ramp shows, photo shoots, and corporate workshops. Supriti is receiver of numerous awards like: Woman Achiever’s Award in 2014, Sarojini Naidu Award for Women Entrepreneurs by International Women’s Film Forum in 2016 – recently she was awarded the Best Sangeet Make up artist by Wedding Sutra. She also attends Pearl Academy as guest faculty to teach grooming and make up to the young ones——till now she has trained over 100 boys and girls who in turn have established themselves as professionals in the beauty industry.
“For me the greatest achievement is when the parents or family of a bride look at her after she is completely made up by me in her bridal attire and comment ‘She looks gorgeous’ – that is most satisfying,” comments Supriti. She considers her ability to connect with people as one of her major strengths and staunchly believes it is very important to listen and understand what the bride wants. “I want to project the bride as herself and not something else,” she says passionately.
When asked about her future plans Supriti explains, “I want to share my experience as a make up professional not only with aspiring professionals from cities but also with youngsters from small towns. If they are unable to come and learn from me, I am ready to go out and teach them in their towns or give them online classes. I have begun online classes during this pandemic 2020, and plan to do many workshops and classes in the near future. Also training more women from the economically weaker sections of the society to make them independent is my immediate goal.”