Riya Vashisht, a well-known makeup artist from Delhi, is someone who uses her platform to uplift the underprivileged. She runs 'RVMUA International Makeup Academy P Ltd', where she gives scholarships to people from marginalized communities, which includes trans community. Vashisht has been working actively for the trans community and says, "I believe it is high time we provide the trans community with equal opportunities along with respect. Here, at my academy, we give full scholarships to people of the third gender for our professional makeup course. Sure it is not a lot but it is a step towards building more opportunities for them."
Riya believes in giving back to society. Recently, she has also provided scholarships in makeup training to cancer patients.
Vashisht is a true example of how dedication and hard work pays off if you dare to pursue your dreams. She is a graduate of Prosthetic fx and Special Effects from the Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles, USA. She has more than 16 years of experience in her field and does magic with her makeup skills. Riya Vashist is also highly regarded as one of the most famous names within the beauty, fashion and TV industry.
With all her achievements and experience, Vashisht is not just a makeup artist but also a mentor. Throughout her career, she has mentored several women and has helped them to stand on their feet. Her dream is to create a platform for passionate artists to give full rein to their creativity in makeup artistry. With this aim, RVMUA International Makeup Academy was a set-up and it believes in creating a difference by training people. The state-of-the-art academy and specially designed courseware allow students to explore and pursue a career as a makeup artist experienced in Fashion, TV/Film, Media, Theatre, Bridal and much more.
She has earned a huge name in the film industry, both national and international. She has worked with celebrities such Shahrukh Khan, Shabana Azmi, Saroj Khan, Zeenat Aman among others.
With her talent, Vashisht has several acclaims and awards to her name. Winner as a makeup artist in Jabong Online Fashion Week 2015, Talent House 2015, Revlon India Best Makeup Artist, Business Designer Award "Most Stylist Makeup Artist of the Year 2016," just to name a few.
Women Like Riya Vashisht are a true example of women empowerment underlining how women can achieve everything by themselves.