Position : Indian fashion designer.
Kumar has been designing the wardrobes comprising swimwear, eveningwear, traditional Indian wear, casual wear, formal evening gowns; of the three winning Miss Indias, for their participation in International Beauty Pageants (Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific respectively ). Ritu’s outfits have been patronized by style icons such as late Princess Diana and Jemima Khan.
Kumar co-authored a book “Costumes and Textiles of Royal India” published by Christies in 1999, which chronicles the history of textiles and art design in India.
Kumar has opened a new flagship store in North America in The Mall at Oak Tree in Edison, New Jersey.
Her son Ashvin Kumar is director, whose has made films like Road to Ladakh (2002) and short film Little Terrorist (2004), which was nominated for the 2004 Academy Award for Live Action Short Film, and in which she did the costume design.