SHAMA BANU


BATCH: 2006 - 2009

“All the techniques and technology, understanding the market, basic and advanced skills, leadership quality etc is very vital to be a successful designer in today’s world of fashion. I was able to learn all these by joining NCFT which was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. It opened so many doors for me and made me qualified to build more opportunities for myself. In today’s age of fashion, a course at NCFT is definitely the path to follow.”

Hailing from Trishuli, Shama Banu is considered as one of the first fashion designer from the country’s Muslim community to create a mark in the Nepalese fashion and movie industry.

Winner of Creative Design Award 2011 and recipient of the international Asia Pacific Prestigious Fashion Brand Award 2015, Shama is acclaimed for using the indigenous Dhaka fabric in most of her designs. Her solo fashion show “Sampada – The Heritage Fashion Show” held in 2013 was notable for promoting traditional and natural fabrics of Nepal through the designs.

Shama was the official Designer of the Miss Nepal US 2014 pageant held in New York. Her designs have also been showcased in the "International Nepal Fashion Week 2013" held in the UK and the Mr and Miss Nepal Australia 2014 held in Sydney, Australia and Miss Heritage International 2014.

She has worked as a Costume Designer for Nepalese movies such as Kathmandu, Dhuwaan Yo Nasha, Kasam and Bhairav as well as the Nepal Bhasa movie, Mhaseeka. She is among the 40 distinguished female personalities of Nepal to be featured in the book “Uni” by well known journalist and writer Ashwini Koirala. 

Shama has been featured widely in all leading Nepalese print, audio, visual and online media including the coverpage of the top Nepali magazine “Nepal.”