Then, now and forever! Rahul to Shanaya, Dharma Production's college students have always been a fashion inspiration


Before Student of the Year(2012), popularly known as SOTY established itself as the college romance genre of this era, Karan Johar's Dharma Productions gave us some iconic college film characters dressed way ahead of their time. KJo had set the trend of the fancy idea of colleges along with their lavish prom nights and famous college fests right from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). Right from those fancy overalls to miniskirts, along with ace designer Manish Malhotra, the college lookbook was never the same.

Reminiscing back to the ‘90s and 2000‘s we bring you the style evolution of Dharma College Kids and their super glam avatar making us wish to land in such colleges soon!  Cmon, you’d be lying if you tell us that you didn’t want to be a part of it.


Shahrukh Khan as Rahul Khanna

Mind you, Rahul Khanna was the coolest dude from the ‘90s era and he had a 'COOL' locket to prove it! Popular amongst girls, a pro basketball player and with looks to die for, Rahul was not only our perfect hero material but also a trendsetter!

Those polo neck T-shirts, Tommy Hilfiger jackets and Gap hoodies were paired with baggy jeans and cargo pants. Let’s not to forget those pouch and kneecaps which gained popularity overnight!

Rahul rocked the athleisure look before it became today's' cool!


Kajol as Anjali Sharma

Breaking the stereotypes of how girls are supposed to be doing just girly things, Anjali Sharma was way ahead of her time.

She was a perfect tomboy who hated dressing up and loved basketball and her style statement was proof. Baggy overalls, sporty tracksuits, classic short-bob haircut, Anjali had set trends of all kinds for casual dressing.

P.S we loved her transformation to a graceful lady as well!



Rani Mukerji as Tina Malhotra

Just when you thought you have seen college when you saw Rahul Khanna and Anjali Sharma, enters Tina Ahuja. This ace fashionista had set millennial fashion goals which are remembered even today.

Backless tops, sexy bodycon dresses, stunning two-piece, platform heels, ravishing pantsuits, chiffon dresses, you name it and Tina had rocked them all!

That shimmery dress from the song Koi Mil Gaya stole away all the thunder!



Kareena Kapoor as Poo

Fast-forward it to the 2000s' and we have another diva that rocked any outfit she wore! Queen bee and a millennial trendsetter Poo was a fashion inspiration to all the young girls who dreamt to go to the college, dressed like Beyonce.

Unapologetically beautiful and all about ‘good looks, good looks and good looks’, Poo and her sartorial choices took everyone by the storm. 

Be it sequined crop tops, Feathers and furs and a lot of leather pants, she nailed them all. Pink pouts, metallic nail paints and those chic sunglasses, this diva sure knew fashion at the back of her hand!


Deepika Padukone as Naina Talwar:

Naina Talwar proved to be a guide for any girl’s lazy dressing! With a casual shirt teamed up hot shorts and geeky glasses, we all could make it to our 9 A.M lecture!

Pairing floral outfits with a denim jacket and a book (of course), Naina showed us how to rock a comfy chic look. Special mention to those geeky glasses which were back in trend after the film!


Here is a special mention to our original SOTY star cast as well since they took this tradition forward!


Alia Bhatt as Shanaya Singhania

Fashion cautious Shanaya donned every brand that you could name and she nailed it like a pro!

Hot shorts, cute dresses, and that yellow-mellow bikini, she made sure she turned heads turn in awe and admiration. Her introduction song conveyed it on all levels that she was the ultimate fashionista of St.Teresa.


Varun Dhawan as Rohan Nanda

Hot, rich and good looking chap Rohan Nanda was a heartthrob of every girl.

Casual yet trendy t-shirts, super cool jackets, expensive bikes, and style on point, we all wish for a 'Ro' like him. Let's not forget those cool triathlon puma and fusion outfits and classy Ray-Ban aviators!


Siddharth Malhotra as Abhimanyu Singh

Abhimanyu Singh was the perfect guy that a girl ever dreams of. Along with smart, obedient and aspirant, Abhi was all about style as well!

With Quicksilver t-shirts, Ray-Ban aviators and athletic wears by Fusion and puma, this munda kukkad kamaal da knew how to charm people.


With Student of the Year 2 coming up, we are sure this tradition of evolution will continue forward as well.

Source: Peepingmoon