Billionaire philanthropist Sudha Reddy is always seen championing causes of socio-economic well-being that empower the underprivileged when she’s not busy making big strides in corporate circles.
On the occasion of the 6th edition of the Bangalore Times Fashion Week organized at the JW Marriott, she became the muse of the ace of Indian fashion designer Neeta Lulla and spared no effort to unite her innate passion for philanthropy with its fashion commitments.
The business mogul looked incredibly gorgeous and graceful as she stepped up the ramp in a tailored outfit that required over 200 hours of intricate craftsmanship.
Supporting the event’s theme of conscious fashion, she also ensured that the final show spotlighted frontline workers with female police officers from the Bengaluru Police Force, viz. K. Rajeshwari, Shivarathna S, MCKavitha and Kavitha GM, who joined her on the ramp for the final arc, a unique initiative first adopted at a fashion event. It was indeed an inspiring moment to see each of these champions greeted with great positivity and pride as they received a standing ovation from the seated audience as they were congratulated and applauded.
Sudha Reddy says: âI am very happy to have creatively aligned with one of my favorite fashion inspirations, Neeta Lulla, someone who champions strong and independent women through her work. The collection speaks the language of pure romance but also celebrates the power of a woman. . A woman can be anything – a housewife, an entrepreneur, and also a balanced mix of the two. I am very happy to represent the current generation of women who are fearless yet feminine and who can run a house, go to work and follow their passions without flinching. I am honored to have had the opportunity to inject meaning into something as mainstream as fashion and to celebrate the efforts of frontline warriors who have been nothing short of heroes during the pandemic. “
Widely appreciated for her compassionate and pleasant disposition, she recently partnered with the Gramya Resource Center for Women and Kisan Mitra to help rehabilitate farm families who lost their lives by suicide due to financial burdens, poor harvests and bad debts. She also hosted a jubilation night for cancer patients at the Sparsh Hospice Facility and also donated an Operation Theater (OT) complex to Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital.
Hailed as one of India Inc’s most notable benefactors, Sudha Reddy offers the inclusive microcosm of billionaires. Shifting from “check philanthropy” to “hands-on philanthropy,” the Sudha Reddy Foundation works for the causes of affordable health care and accessible education. She runs the Megha Group Of Industries and was the only Indian woman to be nominated for the Global Gift Empowerment Of Women Award. With a commitment and a vision to continually commit to her personal fortune, she presented grants to two charities viz. ‘Action Against Hunger and Fight Hunger Foundation’ and ‘Breast Cancer Research Foundation’ in Paris in the presence of Elizabeth Hurley. She was the only celebrity of Indian and Hyderabad descent to be invited to the iconic Met Gala ball this year.