An accredited name in the Glamour World

Modelling | Acting | Grooming

Liza Varma Academy (LVA) is a school for grooming, modeling and acting. Having trained and mentored many Beauty Pageant winners including Miss Indias, Miss Worlds/Universe and Bollywood actors who kickstarted their journey through the modeling and ad world with us, LVA is the ideal gateway to the glamour world.

With an enviable list of celebrity faculty members and an exciting course program, LVA can help you achieve what you set out to do and become a talent to remember.




LVA’s comprehensive modeling program will help you bring out your best in the fast-growing and competitive modeling world. This course takes you through the journey of real models, how to face the camera in style and network with the best in the industry.



LVA’s special acting course gives you the correct training to enter the world of drama, theatre, movies and of course, the rising digital space. With our acclaimed network of industry experts, you will learn how to be a 360-degree performer.



LVA’s short program will help you achieve confidence in every sphere of life and every job you take up. It will transform your skills on wardrobe styling for different occasions, makeup, fitness, posture, and the essence of etiquette to help you shine and be the best version of yourself.


Sandhya Mridul, Actor

Sandhya Mridul is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films and television. She is most known for her roles in films like Saathiya (2002) and Page 3 (2005) and for portraying different characters.

She began her career with roles in interesting shows like Swabhimaan followed by Banegi Apni Baat. Her most recent film Angry Indian Goddesses broke records internationally and she continues to make her mark with shows like POW Bandhi Yudh Ki.

Gopika Pillai, Makeup Artist

Having worked eight cosecutive years in Delhi, he has worked on films and her work is now focused on Fashion and bridal make-up. Her bridals and shows have taken her across the globe, from Morocco, Reunion Islands, Chicago and Singapore to London and Paris (Paris fashion week). Her articles on make-up tips have appeared in various fashion magazines. Her passion for trend-setting work has established her as one the most sought after Bridal make-up artists in India. Being associated with WMG for a period of 3 years, It is one of the best option to hire for your wedding

Anjie Gogna, Makeup Artist

Anjie Gogna is a makeup artist certified in high-definition, traditional and airbrush makeup techniques. Having lived in both Manila, Philippines and India, Anjie is adept in both Western and Indian beauty aesthetics. As a freelance makeup artist for 10 years now, Anjie specializes in Bridal makeup, as well as print and video shoots. Her portfolio includes having done destination weddings in the Philippines, Singapore, Bali, and Dubai.

On the advertising front, Anjie has done makeup for numerous brands under the biggest FMCG companies like Unilever, Unilab, P&G, and Johnson & Johnsons. She has also been a guest makeup artist for the brands L’oreal, Guerlain, and Make Up For Ever.

Dr. Varun Katyal, Skin Care

Dr.Varun Katyal is a renowned Dermatologist, Cosmetologist and Anti-ageing Specialist. He practices at The Skin Centre in Delhi. He has the rare distinction of being one of the very few in India to have successfully completed a certification in Anti-ageing Medicine.

Dr. Katyal has an unparalleled passion for his work and his patients. Due to his strong belief in adopting a holistic and integrative approach to skin care, dermatology, anti-ageing, beauty and health for his patients, he also obtained certifications in Nutrition, Fitness and Pranic Healing.

He is a regular beauty and health columnist for several leading magazines and newspapers like ELLE, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Hindustan Times, Women's Health, Marie Claire, Atelier and many more. He has been an expert as well as a jury for many prestigious national and international beauty pageants and contests.

Liza Varma, Former Femina Miss India

  • Former Bengali Film Actor
  • Member, Fashion Design Council of India
  • Leading Fashion Director
  • Managed over 2500 events
  • 12+ years on the Advisory Board of – Asian Designer Week, Amazon Fashion Week, Bridal Week Vancouver, Dubai Fashion Week & many more
  • Former house model for100s of leading brands in the advertising industry of India
  • Worked with the Taj Group of Hotels, Citibank, Alitalia etc.
  • Former CEO India for Quintessentially Weddings & Events (UK based concierge and lifestyle company) - year 2012-2013
  • Worked in more than 30 countries directing fashion shows, award functions, corporate launches, weddings and many more
  • Has been a part of 40 fashion shows in various countries
  • Groomed models and actors like Sushmita Sen, Neha Dhupia, Jaqueline Fernandes and many more
  • Helped designers create a global presence
  • Recently groomed the reigning Miss World 2017 Ms. Manushi Chillar

Lakshmi Rana, SuperModel

The Panther Prowl is the trademark of supermodel Lakshmi Rana.

At 16, she was tall and dusky, with a perfect body. Starting her career in New Delhi, she was soon busy, but not too busy to return the attention of a dapper army officer; they married shortly. Lakshmi continued to model and became a supermodel.

Her curly hair and striking features create a persona both exotic and international. Motherhood followed, but Lakshmi came back. Soon, leading magazines were falling over each other to feature her on their covers and in important editorials. And after every show, Lakshmi flew home to her husband and daughter, ensuring the least possible disturbance to her family life.

Today, Lakshmi is used as an example to teach new models.

Hida Siddiqui, SuperModel


Tina Chatwal, SuperModel


Amanpreet Wahi, SuperModel


Krishna Somani, SuperModel


Vidya Bhasin, Stylist


Rita Gangwani, Entrepreneur

Delhi based dynamic entrepreneur, standing 4 feet 10 inches, Rita Gangwani may have a diminutive frame but she stands tall as a very successful entrepreneur and is a much sought after Pageant Coach and Personality Development Mentor Nationally and internationally.

Rita’s initiative entails teaching people how to lead extraordinary lives through the power of living in the moment.

She educates and inspires with a perfect blend of wisdom, healing therapies, etiquette tools, training programs, razor-sharp insight and humor.

Rita has been instrumental in helping countless people dramatically improve and enhance their social and business skills, performance, confidence and self-worth. She has given India Many National and International pageant winners.

Bubbles Sabharwal, Theatre Personality

Theatre personalities Lushin Dubey and Bubbles Sabharwal requires no introduction. Stalwarts in their own rights — both, individually and collectively, have worked extensively in the theatre space and can be credited for recognising the potential of children’s theatre, and spearheading one in India almost before anyone else did.

Kids World — a theatre group for kids and young adults, started by them in 1987 — has produced some excellent musicals over the years, and children of varying ages, have firmly been the backbone of it. This year, the theatre group completes 30 years of engaging with children, of making actors out of kids and kids out of actors, and they are back again in the Capital with their latest musical Oye Matilda! Tu Hai Ustaad!

Yuri Suri, Actor

Ex Indian Air Force Fighter Test Pilot turned to the entertainment world after premature retirement as a Wing Commander. One of the pioneering Radio Jocks on FM Radio in India, he started training others for radio as well as in Communication Skills.

For many years he also successfully coached pageant contestants, particularly for the Ms India pageant.

Now an acclaimed Bollywood actor, Yuri has wide experience in teaching Communications Skill, the art of winning Pageants and Acting Skills.

Lushin Dubey, Actor

Lushin Dubey is an Indian stage actor and director. She directed, acted and scripted many drama productions for over 20 years. Lushin is also known for her solo plays Untitled and Pinki Virani's Bitter Chocolate with theatre director Arvind Gaur. She acted in films like Partition(2007), Murder Unveiled (2005) — for which she won 2006 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series — and Perfect Husband.

Her major directed plays are Life of Gautam Budda, Mushkan. She acted with Alyque Padamsee in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

In 2009 she directed Salam India, a play inspired by diplomat writer Pavan K. Varma's very well-received book, Being Indian

Raima Sen, Actor

Sen made her debut in the film Godmother, which was a critically acclaimed success, but her minor role may have been overlooked in favour of the protagonist, played by Shabana Azmi. She then starred in the film Daman playing Raveena Tandon's daughter, where her small performance was appreciated.

Her breakthrough role came when she starred in the Rituparno Ghosh's film Chokher Bali. After a few more average movies she had a critically acclaimed hit in 2005 with Parineeta, where she played the playmate of the film's heroine, played by the debutante Vidya Balan. Since then she has had two more hits with the action thriller Dus and the Bengali film Antar Mahal(where she had a very small role). In 2006, she appeared in the film The Bong Connection (co-starring Shayan Munshi). In 2007, she worked in the thriller Manorama Six Feet Under with Abhay Deol.

Nasir Abdullah, Actor


Muster your confidence…..
Master your art.

LVA is founded by Liza Varma, a former Miss India and well known model who is currently amongst the top fashion show directors in the country, as well as, a grooming and training expert, who is focused on bringing budding talent to the forefront and becoming a force to reckon with. We are dedicated to help our students connect with industry insiders and achieve their path to success. Our aim is to train, create opportunities and guide those who wish to enter the glamour world and to help them reach the pinnacle of their talent.

If you have it...
She knows how to make you walk the talk.

Having started her modeling career at the innocent age of 16 and continuing even after both her children were in school, with a few movies and many ads in between, she has got the realest take on everything glamour related. With a heartfelt effort into every person she has trained to date including our latest Miss World Manushi Chillar, the icon Sushmita Sen, Esha Gupta, Shonali Nagrani, Jacqueline Fernandez and many more, Liza is a name to reckon with in this industry and will leave no stone unturned to make you a success story…

Word of Mouth

  • So happy that you are starting your own Academy. I would like to thank you for not only training me in Catwalk, Introduction and Q&A, but also, always giving me motivation to believe in my strength and talent and to go for it to win the world. And I am forever grateful to you for instilling positive energy all through my journey, and huge gratitude for your constant encouragement Manushi Chhillar - Miss World 2017

  • When I won the May Queen at DSOI and also throughout the training period you told me that I would be the next Miss India, and I could not believe it, with your constant encouragement, I also learnt to believe in my calibre. Thank you for pushinh me and making me a Miss India and making my mother's dream come true. Nikita Anand - Miss India Universe 2003

  • Dear Liza Mam, we were all your DSOI pageant girls and you motivated us to go for bigger things, so thank you so much for seeing in me what I couldn't and telling me the best way to achieve my dreams... I have and will continue to take your blessings every time I see you, because you made me start my career, you have given me immense encouragement from the age of 15, when I contested for DSOI May Queen in 2004, the year before you had trained the Miss India Nikita Anand also from DSOI, I remember you told me to complete my education and then come back to you to train again, thank you for the right guidance, me and both my parents are forever grateful... thank you from the bottom of my heart forever... Ankita Sheory - Femina Miss India International 2011