February 02, 2023

Wendell Rodricks Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 14, 2020

Short Biography

Wendell Rodricks was born on 28-05-1960 in Goa, India. He was an Indian Fashion Designer, Film Actor, Activisit, Writer, Author & Autobiographer.

Wendell Rodricks Complete Bio & Career

Wendell Rodricks was born in Goa but raised in Mumbai. After completion of his studoes, he went to Oman and worked there for a while before finally deciding to become a fashion designer. He began by using his savings to study fashion in Los Angeles and Paris. In the early 2000s, he completed internships at the National Museum of Costume and Fashion in Lisbon (on the conservation of pre-21st century garments) and the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. He started his career by designing for famous brands such as Garden Vareli, DeBeers and Lakmé Cosmetics. He started his own label in the year 1989 and Mehr Jesia was the model. He then never looked back and has not just designed clothes for Indian fashion week but was the first designer who was invited at various fashion weeks abroad.

Rodricks advocated eco-friendly clothing and was the one who paved the idea of resort wear. He designed clothes for various Bollywood actresses over the years including Lara Dutta, Anushka Sharma, Malaika Arora, and Deepika Padukone among others. He was the one who launched Anushka Sharma as a model. He has also done a brief appearance in films such as Boom and Fashion. He has also penned down few books and most notable of the being his autobiography titled The Green Room in the year 2012. He also penned down a fiction book titled Poskem: Goans in the Shadows. He was also an activist as well and fought for gay rights. He also used to write a column in Goa Today where he used to raise issue on enviornment.

Wendell Rodricks Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2014 Others

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 12-02-2020 in Goa, India at the age of 59 as he was suffering from a prolonged illness.

DEATHDAY 12 February,2020 (Sunday)

Wendell Rodricks Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born into a Catholic family. He was gay & married to Jerome Marrel since 2002.

Life's Important Dates Of Wendell Rodricks

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Goa
Nationality Indian
Religion Christian
Address Goa, India
School St. Michael's High School, Mahim, Mumbai
College N/A
Qualification PG Diploma in Catering
Hobbies Travelling and Cooking
Marital Status Married
Debut Film - Boom (2003)
TV - True West (2002)
Best Movies Boom (2003) and Fashion (2008)
Best Friends Lara Dutta
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website www.wendellrodricks.com


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Lara Dutta , Anushka Sharma
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Place Goa
Favorite Food Goan Cuisine

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Wendell Rodricks

  • He resided in a 450-year old house in Colvale, named "Casa Dona Maria".
  • He made cameo appearances in the 2003 film Boom and in the television play True West in 2002.
  • He convinced Pratibha Patil, Priyanka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to be its patrons for his designed Kunbi Saree, thus increasing the cost from a meagre Rs. 700 to more than Rs. 7000, for the benefit of the weavers.
  • He was conferred Padmi Shri Award by the government of India in 2014.

Wendell Rodricks Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Wendell Rodricks was 59 years 8 months & 15 days old age.