Zorain Khaleeli is an internationally trained makeup artist and trainer, having over 20 years of experience in the industry, catering to celebrities, fashion, film and brides. Her specialisations lie in bridal makeup, hairstyling, nail art, hair refixing, and lash extensions.
Right from the age of 15, Zorain Khaleeli has been in love with the art of makeup and has ever since pursued this passion. Her journey into the fascinating world of makeup began in her home town Bengaluru (then Bangalore), with the focus on brides and photo shoots.
This journey carried on after her marriage, which took her to Oman, which introduced her to the Arabic style of facial make up and hair, helping create her signature Indo Arab style of makeup.
After her return to Bangalore, Zorain joined MAC in early 1997, which was their first flagship store in Bangalore. Soon her collaboration with MAC spread to the entire south India, and then to Dubai, culminating with her heading MAC Cosmetics’ Training in India and international markets for over a decade.
Working at the MAC counter everyday was one of her most beautiful memories of learning to adapt the makeup art to each person. According to her, “There was no better school for me than that.”
To create a platform of makeup artists, by makeup artists and for makeup artists. We believe in creating an exceptional experience for our students & clients; committing ourselves to providing our customers with premium quality and unparalleled services.
An Inspirational Journey
Zorain has been a part of over 12 seasons of the India Fashion Week, Couture Weeks, Blenders Pride Fashion Weeks, having worked with top models like Noynika Chatterji, Carol Gracias, Sania Sheikh, Netra Raghuraman, Racheal Byros to mention a few. She has keyed many shows for designers like Rocky S, Falguni Shane Peacock, Gaurav Gupta, Sanchita Ajjampur and Deepika Govind to mention a few.
Zorain has also had the opportunity of being a backstage artist at the IIFA Awards, the GIMA Music Awards and in the 100 years of Kannada film industry celebrations. During her journey through the world of fashion and style, she has worked with a host of actresses from Bollywood and Kannada film industry including Zeenat Aman, Vasundra Das, Shraddha Kapoor, Shruti Haasan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Bipasha Basu, Kangana Ranuat, Kriti Sanon, Ramya, Sharmiela Madre, Shruti Hariharan and Jennifer Kotwal.
Each individual is unique and beautiful in her/his own way and to work with each one’s face anatomy is a science in itself. The beautiful blend of science, art and technology can transform many ordinary looking women into sheer glamorous beauties.
She counts Kevin Aucoin, Charlotte Tilbury, Tony Reberio, Tom Pecheau, Gordan Espinet , Terry Barber, and Mickey Contractor among her chief inspirations.
Become a Beauty Professional at Zorain’s Studio & Academy
Founding Zorain Studio & Academy
Zorain moved on from MAC to set up Zorain’s Studio & Academy, with a vision of building it to be India’s largest chain of premier makeup and beauty schools. Conveniently located in the heart of Bengaluru, is spread across 6000 sq. ft., and has by now regarded as the largest makeup studio and academy in India. Over the years, Zorain has trained over 3000 students, and worked on over 5000 brides.
Makeup is like magic. It involves those hidden small tricks that can amaze your mind and change what you see. Makeup is not just an art but a technology that can create the most beautiful transformations.
The Academy offers an array of courses for both professional and personal make up and hair, both for personal fulfillment or as full-fledged careers in the make up industry. As India’s biggest makeup training academy, and Bangalore’s premier make up destination, Zorain’s Academy caters to beauty enthusiasts from varied backgrounds and cultures, helping them reveal their artistic interests and acquire the relevant professional techniques. The courses offered range for a time duration of a few hours to a month.
We believe in creating an exceptional experience for our students & clients; committing ourselves to providing our customers with premium quality and unparalleled services.
Overall, Zorain’s Studio and Academy amply reflects Zorain Khaleeli’s vision, “To create a platform of makeup artists, by makeup artists and for makeup artists.”
Awards & Recognitions
MICE Global 2020
Most Fabulous Women Leaders – Indian Wedding Industry
International Quality Award – 2019
Best Makeup Academy Award India 2019
ET Power Icon 2020
Excellence in Make up, Hair, Nails & Beauty 2020
ASSOCHAM Award 2020
Fastest Growing Make up Academy 2020
India Salons & Wellness Awards 2019
Best Makeup Artist of the Year 2019
Asia Women of Substance Awards 2019
Excellence in Makeup, Hair & Beauty Award 2019
She Unlimited 2019
Winner – She Unlimited 2019
National Choice Awards 2017-18
India’s Best Makeup Studio of the Year 2017-18
India Lifestyle Awards 2016