Prathyusha Garimella was an Indian fashion designer who designed outfits for various Bollywood and Tollywood actors. On 11 June 2022, she committed suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide at her boutiques in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Prathyusha Garimella was born on Saturday, 3 May 1986 (age 36 years; at the time of death) in Hyderabad, Telangana. Her zodiac sign was Taurus. In 2009, she pursued a Master’s degree at the University of Warwick, UK.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black (with golden highlights)
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 36-38-36
Parents & Siblings
Prathyusha’s father’s name is Krishna Rao, who is a retired IRS.
Prathyusha was unmarried at the time of death.
Prathyusha started her career when she joined her family business of LED manufacturing. After working there for some time, she realized that she was interested in designing and not in business.
Prathyusha Garimella designing an outfit
In 2013, she opened a boutique with the name ‘Prathyusha Garimella’ in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Prathyusha Garimella’s boutique
After some years, she got a chance to work with various celebrities including Kajal Aggarwal, Parineeti Chopra, Sania Mirza, Raveena Tandon, Rakul Preet Singh, and Shruti Haasan.
Rakul Preet Singh wearing a gown designed by Prathyusha Garimella
On 11 June 2022, Prathyusha died after committing suicide at her boutique in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. It was reported that on 10 June 2022, she informed her parents about her two-day stay at her friend’s house. On 11 June 2022, her father got tensed when she did not receive his calls. After some time, the watchman of her boutique informed her father that Prathyusha was not opening the door of her boutique’s washroom. Her father came to the boutique, opened the door, and found Prathyusha’s body lying on the floor. She was admitted to the Osmania hospital for Periodic Medical Inspection. The police informed that she had committed suicide after inhaling carbon monoxide. She also left a suicide note that said,
This is not my wished life…! I don’t want to be a burden to my parents..! Everyday, I am crying. Sorry to my parents, and all my friends and well-wishers.”
She shared a good bond with actor Ram Charan’s wife Upasana Konidela, who took to Twitter to express condolences on her death and said,
My bestie, my dearest friend. Gone too soon – Upset/Pissed/Sad – She had the best of everything, career, friends & family, yet succumbed to depression. Post this incident, truly believe that karmic baggage passes through lifetimes. We pray for her peace.”
My bestie my dearest friend.
Gone too soon – Upset/ Pissed / Sad
She had the best of everything, career, friends & family – yet succumbed to depression.
Post this incident, truly believe that karmic baggage passes through lifetimes.
We pray for her peace. 🙏#rip P pic.twitter.com/1aOXixKh85
— Upasana Konidela (@upasanakonidela) June 11, 2022
- In 2016, actress Trisha Krishnan, attended a movie promotion, where she was seen wearing a gown designed by Prathyusha.
Trisha Krishnan wearing a gown designed by Prathyusha Garimella
- In 2019, she designed menswear, ‘Keya,’ which was named after her niece’s name. In an interview, she talked about the menswear collection and said,
There are a lot of pieces in the market of menswear which are really loud, so I proceeded with neutral shades without taking away the power one feels in these clothes, not at all. For a really long time, all my guy friends were asking me to get into menswear, but I found you really need to take time out to do menswear. So this year I thought to take out some time and just concentrate on menswear. This was a capsule collection, not a full-fledged collection, focussing on menswear — but there are a few pieces of womenswear.”
Menswear designed by Prathyusha Garimella
- In 2020, Prathyusha designed the pre-wedding functions dress of Miheeka Bajaj, Rana Daggubati‘s wife.
Miheeka wearing a lehenga designed by Prathyusha Garimella for her pre-wedding function
- She was often featured in various newspapers ad magazine covers.
Prathyusha Garimella featured on the cover of a magazine