About Riya Vashist

Meet Riya Vashist, a distinguished Celebrity Makeup Artist, Stylist, and Educator with international training from Hollywood United States of America, and a wealth of experience spanning over 20+ years . Riya has honed her expertise across beauty, Bridal makeup artistry, Celebrities Makeup, Film / Web series, Fashion/ Ramp Makeup, special effects ( SFX ), Character and prosthetics Fx earning her a reputation as a trailblazer in the industry. As the Founder and CEO of RIYA VASHIST PRIVATE LIMITED . former RVMUA International Makeup Academy P Ltd, RIYA VASHIST Foundation, and RV Sfx Lab (Prosthetic Fx Designer), Author of ‘The Female Father’ – A truth behind Victory” she is a force to be reckoned with in the world of beauty.

Riya’s philosophy revolves around the enchanting power of makeup, and she captivates her audience with her diverse skill set. Graduating from the prestigious Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles, USA, she has a solid foundation in Prosthetic FX and Special Effects. Her impressive career has seen her work on a variety of projects, from photoshoots and television to print advertisements, music videos, and fashion shows, as well as Bollywood blockbusters and independent films.

With a keen eye for detail and a passion for her craft, Riya has become the go-to makeup artist for brides seeking a professional HD makeup experience. She employs unique techniques while adhering to the technical aspects and essential elements of professional makeup.

Riya’s repertoire includes character makeup, extensive makeovers, and professional HD makeup services that adhere to international standards. As a leading makeup artist and stylist, she effortlessly crafts looks ranging from minimal and subtle to bold and dramatic transformations.

Riya’s accomplishments in the industry are vast, having worked with renowned actors and celebrities such as Shahrukh Khan, Sobhita Dhulipala, Shabana Azmi, Niti Mohan, Dipti Noval, Zeenat Aman, Gautam Gambhir, Saroj Khan (Late), Padmashri Kathak Guru Shovana Narayan, Manoj Bajpayee, Henhrich, Dirknannes, Zenia Starr , Praveez Moharoof, Shahrukh Khan, Worner, S. Sreesanth, Kailash Kher, Mahela Jayawardene, Kapil Dev, Ashish Nehra, Mahila Jayawardene, Andre Russell, Shaun Tait, Dinesh Kartik, Ajinkya Rahane, and numerous IPL cricket players. Her international collaborations include working with Hollywood actresses Rain Fuller and Isadora Cartocci.

Embodying the magic of makeup, Riya’s transformative work has garnered widespread recognition across media platforms, solidifying her position as one of the most sought-after talents in the industry.


  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Sobhita Dhulipala
  • Shabana Azmi
  • Saroj Khan
  • Kailash Kher
  • Manoj Bajpeyee
  • Madhur Mittal
  • Shukhvindr Singh (Singer)
  • Neeti Mohan (Singer)
  • Basma wabha (Egyptian TV presenter)
  • Shekhar Suman (Actor)
  • Mona Singh (Actor)
  • Dipti Naval (Actor)
  • Rohit Roy (Actor)
  • Lalit Dubey
  • Neha Dubey
  • Meghana Naidu
  • Rakesh Bedi (Actor)
  • Sanjay Mishra (Actor)
  • Sham Masalkar (Actor)
  • Karun Dogra (Miss India Finalist 2013)
  • Shreiyeh Saberwal (Model & Actress)
  • Rain Fuller (Hollywood actress)
  • Isadora Cartocci (Hollywood actress)
  • Poormina Sharma (Miss Hyderabad 2013)
  • Zennia Starr Ann (Miss India Australia 2013)
  • Gautam Gambhir
  • Dirk Nanners
  • Praveez Moharoof
  • Henhrich
  • David Warner
  • Dinesh Kartik
  • Shrishant
  • Virender Sehwag
  • Mahela Jayewardene
  • Kapil Dev
  • Ashish Nehra
  • Andre Russell
  • Shaun Tait
  • Reicha Sharma (Mrs. India International & Actress)
  • Sharon Fernandez (Miss India International 2013)
  • Pooja Yadav (Mrs. Mohamed Kaif)
  • Natalia Hanzha (International Model)
  • Padamshree Shovana Nayarana (Kathak dancer & Actress)


  • Miss Uttarakhand 2012
  • Music Video “Meharbaan” Sanjay Suri Production
  • Jabong Online Fashion Week 2014
  • Theatre “Brokenlmage” with Shabana Azmi
  • Hockey World Cup 2010 Cheers Girls
  • Calendar shoot “Fashion with Dates” 2010
  • (Sponsor) MakeUp and Hair for “Wine and Dine” Launch
  • (Sponsor) India Kids Fashion Week 2013
  • (Sponsor) India Kids Fashion Carnival 2014
  • Music Video “Diliwali Baatchit” Raftaar
  • Music Video “Meri maar ke chali gai” Rahul Dev
  • Music Video “Aaksh” Omdas
  • Theatre “Ek mulakat” Shekhar Suman & Deepti Naval
  • Theatre “Mr & Mrs Murarilal” Meghna Malik & Satish Kaushik
  • Theatre with Mona Singh & Rohit Roy
  • Tiska Miss and Mrs India 2021 and 2022 beauty Pageant
  • Miss and Mrs India “One in a Millions” 2022 Beauty Pageant
  • Times Fashion Week 2022
  • Dehradoon Fashion Week 2019
  • Stylize India Calendar shoot 2022
  • Panjabi Music Videos with Balvinder Billa

And so many more Fashion shows and Beauty Pageants

Feature Films

  • It’s Time to wake up Rohan 2012 (Corn Festival Finalist Shortmovie)
  • Dulhan No.1, 2011 (Not released)
  • Project 103, 2013 (International Future Film)
  • Suniyata, 2012 (International documentary)
  • The Buddhist Monk, 2016 (Bollywood Feature Film)
  • Haaye Dil, 2015 (Bollywood Feature Film)
  • Muskurahate, 2016 (Feature Film)
  • Web-series Angle Priya directed by Sagar Sahay
  • Marksheet (Mahesh Bhatt direction) 2018
  • Aavartan-Padamshree shobhan Narayan 2018-2019
  • Yes papa 2021
  • Physics Wallah 2022
  • Jholachaap 2022
  • Aavartan 2021
  • Short film Panchakki
  • Haaye Dil (Yash Raj production, yet pending to release)

And Many Short Films and Festival Projects

Commercials for TV & Print

  • Birla White 2007
  • Nokia in Jodhpur 2007
  • Kingfisher IPL 2010 & 2013
  • Panasonic
  • Ghadi Detergent 2013
  • Surf Excel 2014
  • Horlicks 2014
  • Carbon Mobile
  • Max Life Insurance
  • Airtel
  • Signature Soda
  • Mahindra Rural Bharat 2018
  • Bazaar magazine

And worked with many designers