Meenakshi is best known in India and around the world for her streamlined, common sense approach to beauty and style. Her individualistic approach spell her values. "I'm always focused on the complete picture-the most appropriate hairstyle, cosmetics and accessories for each person. Each element should be synergistic to create a unique portrait of total beauty and great style. That's my objective." Focus and determination paid off for Meenakshi when she won the Miss Delhi and Miss Navy Queen Contests and opted to become a professional model in 1988. She ruled the ramp, become the most sought after model and TV talk-show anchor and then shifted gears to choose the challenging career of that of a makeover expert and stylist in 1997.
In these 9 years, Meenakshi has touched her magic wand on innumerable Indian supermodels and beauty queens like Amrita Rao, Bipasha Basu, Tanushree Dutta, Sayali, Laxmi Pandit, Yukta Mookhey, Neha Dhupia, Indrani Dasgupta, Yana Gupta, Nikita Anand, Anupama Verma, Jesse Randhawa and Fleur Xavier, to name a few. She has worked on numerous assignments for photo shoots, television and print advertisements, music videos, fashion shows, launches and TV talk shows, not only in India but also in UK, USA, Kuwait, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Mauritius.
At Kuwait, in June 2003 Villa Moda, one of the 10 foremost fashion destinations of the world, invited her to promote the exclusive products of Laura Mercier and Becca. She was flown to America and Kuwait to do Bridal Makeovers for the Royal Household. Meenakshi's wide array of services is first preference for leading photographers, fashion designers, choreographers and model agencies today. Her bridal makeovers are in constant demand in India and abroad. So if leaders of the fashion and beauty world were asked to name the most talented makeup artist today, most will say without hesitation... Meenakshi Dutt.