India at Cannes Film Festival 2023

Indian celebrities and influencers have made a show-stopping appearance at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, here's a look at their red carpet looks

The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival kickstarted on May 16, 2023. The 12-day long event will premiere a selection of films from the world over, and pay homages to industry veterans alongside hosting glamorous gala events. Like every year, celebrities from all corners of the world, including India, will attend the festival that concludes on May 27.

While everyone’s talking about Indian representation at the MET Gala, it is the Cannes red carpet and Indians representing the country and its rich heritage, in Indian finery, at the event that paved the way. Here’s a glance at a few Indian celebrities and influencers at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 red carpet this year.

A Saree moment from film critic Meenakshi Shedde

Meenakshi Shedde is an Indian journalist, film critic, curator, and advisor to various international film festivals including the Berlinale. She rocked a black, pink, and orange saree draped in an interesting way.

Masoom Minawala

Indian fashion influencer Masoom Minawala is at Cannes for the fourth time with stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania and the two have created magic with all three looks that the former has shared on social media.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the only Indian celebrity who has attended festival for the past two decades as a brand ambassador of a hair care brand. This year she rocked a black and silver hooded Sophie couture gown.

Manushi Chillar

Pageant queen Manushi Chillar sported a dreamy white corset gown with delicate tulle detailing by Fovari Couture. The dress took 800 manual hours to finish.

Urvashi Rautela

The actress, producer, and pageant queen is at the event as part of a photocall launch of her upcoming film, based on the life of a yesteryear Bollywood actress. She has served several looks this year already, and there's a lot more to come.

Esha Gupta

The actress made her debut appearance at the current installment of the film festival, as part of the Indian Government delegation. She sported a Nicolas Jebran SS23 couture gown with a waist high front slit.

Sara Ali Khan

It was Sara Ali Khan's first time at Cannes as well, and the young actress walked the red carpet in an ivory lehenga by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla couture.

Mrunal Thakur

The Sita Ramam actress wore custom Falguni and Shane Peacock gown with a long trail and sexy cutouts for her debut at the glitzy festival.

Kangabam Tomba, L Murugan, Guneet Monga

Manipuri actor Kangabam Tomba along with L. Murugan, Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India, and Oscar winning producer Guneet Monga brought India's culture to the red carpet in traditional Indian outfits.

Anil Kumble

Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble walked the Cannes red carpet for the first time with his wife Chetna in tow.  

Content Creators

While it is not far-fetched to see Bollywood celebrities walk the Cannes carpet, this year fans were excited to see well known social media stars such as Ranveer Allahbadia aka Beer Biceps, Niharika NM, Ruhee Dosani and Dolly Singh grace the carpet.

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