Maleka Shaikh's journey of Mehandi started from 1975. She started applying Mehandi during her school days just for fun. After a few years of practice, she got a grip on things. She was expert in drawing, artwork, embroidery , stitching in short she was interested in art right from the childhood. She also bagged 1st prize among six thousand girls who participated in hand embroidery competition during her school time from Maharashtra government.
After getting married, she shifted basically to Mumbai but she was still inclined to her art, so she started to apply Mehandi for her friends and relatives, after receiving a huge positive response from family and friends she got an idea of pursuing this as a profession.
* Her creativity and dedication led to widespread clientele, which has made her among top most artists in India.
* She expertise in various types of Mehandi such as Arabic, Indo-Arabic, Black outline,Traditional,Bridal, Zardozi ,Nail polish ,gulf Mehandi style.
* Maleka Shaikh's business flourished, not by advertising but only mouth-to-mouth publicity of her innovative designs.
* Being into the world of Mehandi for more than 42 Years now, she has matured as an eminent designer with exclusive,elegance and neat(clear) designs that her clientele loves to have.
* She had a reputation of winning all the competitions that she would participate into. As of today,she has achieved a level where she is invited to judge. .
She is also a great Mehandi trainer, since last 30 years. Her students are also expanding her popularity,giving her new heights of success. Her high-end skills, soft nature, prompt services and most importantly her creative art are the qualities which are leading her to the top position in this field. She is not only famous in India but also in middle east countries like Dubai(UAE), Saudi Arabia, Muscat(OMAN) and Qatar. She also travelled for destination wedding to Bangkok, Dubai, Goa, Delhi, Banglore etc……
* Sumaiya Shaikh and Saba Shaikh are Maleka Shaikh’s daughter. Both daughters turned her hobby of applying Mehandi into a profession with the expertise guidance from their beloved mother.
* The Mother and Daughters trio that has become a name to reckon in the world of Mehandi.
* Sumaiya has been in this profession for her mother for last 21 years and Saba since 13 years.
* Sumaiya and Saba grabbed many prizes during their college competition and many other competitions.Both sisters have experienced destination wedding in gulf too.