Mindy Kaling dazzles besides Priyanka Chopra Jonas as she hosts star-packed Diwali dinner


Mindy Kaling celebrated the Indian holiday of Diwali with a star-packed dinner at Bombay Palace in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

The Office star, 42, was dazzling in a blue and silver Falguni Shane Peacock lehenga – a traditional skirt – at the soiree, which was held by Phenomenal x Live Tinted.

Mindy was an ace hostess at the event, where she caught up with Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Festival of lights! Mindy Kaling hosted a star-packed Diwali party on Wednesday. Priyanka Chopra and other South Asian talent were there to celebrate India's biggest holiday

Festival of lights! Mindy Kaling hosted a star-packed Diwali party on Wednesday. Priyanka Chopra and other South Asian talent were there to celebrate India’s biggest holiday

Two tendrils of brunette curls framed Mindy’s face as she chatted with Jonas. 

She added some punch to her ensemble with a rich burgundy lip and beautiful purple ribbon woven through her hair.

Completing the look, she donned Jimmy Choo shoes and Annabela Chan jewelry.

Jonas, 39, looked thrilled to chat with the hostess.

The Baywatch star wowed wearing a mirror-embellish champagne-colored bustier and gauzy patterned lehenga by luxury designer Arpita Mehta. 

Looking lovely: The Office star, 42, was dazzling in a blue and silver Falguni Shane Peacock lehenga - a traditional skirt - at the soiree

Looking lovely: The Office star, 42, was dazzling in a blue and silver Falguni Shane Peacock lehenga – a traditional skirt – at the soiree

Hostess with the mostess: Mindy was an ace hostess at the event, which was held by Phenomenal x Live Tinted

Hostess with the mostess: Mindy was an ace hostess at the event, which was held by Phenomenal x Live Tinted

Friends: Kaling caught up with Priyanka Chopra Jonas at the party

Friends: Kaling caught up with Priyanka Chopra Jonas at the party

Breathtaking: The Baywatch star wowed wearing a mirror-embellish champagne-colored bustier and gauzy patterned lehenga by luxury designer Arpita Mehta

Breathtaking: The Baywatch star wowed wearing a mirror-embellish champagne-colored bustier and gauzy patterned lehenga by luxury designer Arpita Mehta

She styled the look with a dazzling collar necklace, romantic brunette curls, and wine-stained lips.

Inside, Jonas was seen catching up with late night hostess Lilly Singh, who rocked a red and gold sherwani jacket with traditional jewelry.

Also attending was YouTuber Liza Koshy, who wowed in a blue one-shouldered top and matching drop-crotch pants embellished with peacock motifs.

Media power player and Editor in chief of Vanity Fair Radhika Jones was pretty in soft pink.

Gorgeous: She styled the look with a dazzling collar necklace, romantic brunette curls, and wine-stained lips

Gorgeous: She styled the look with a dazzling collar necklace, romantic brunette curls, and wine-stained lips

Having a blast: Priyanka looked thrilled to run into Lilly Singh

Having a blast: Priyanka looked thrilled to run into Lilly Singh

VIPs: Deepica Mutyala, Founder and CEO of Live Tinted, posed with Lilly Singh, Meena Harris, Founder and CEO of Phenomenal and Mindy

VIPs: Deepica Mutyala, Founder and CEO of Live Tinted, posed with Lilly Singh, Meena Harris, Founder and CEO of Phenomenal and Mindy

Melanie Chandra was beautiful in teal with pink, red and gold designs, while Never Have I Ever actress Richa Moorjani was beautiful in white, gold and pink.

Entrepreneur and ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia turned heads in an elaborate silk skirt and black top with metallic embroidery

Lilly and Mindy were later seen with Deepica Mutyala, Founder and CEO of Live Tinted, and Meena Harris, Founder and CEO of Phenomenal.

The niece of Vice President Kamala Harris was radiant in custom Arias New York by Indian-American designer Nina Arias while Mutyala wore LIVE the COLLECTIVE, Sarah Flint shoes and Lˊ Dezen By Payal Shah jewelry.

Bright: YouTuber Liza Koshy, who wowed in a blue one-shouldered top and matching drop-crotch pants all embellished in set

Bright: YouTuber Liza Koshy, who wowed in a blue one-shouldered top and matching drop-crotch pants embellished with peacock motifs

Toast! The drinks were flowing and spirits were high during the party

Toast! The drinks were flowing and spirits were high during the party

The Diwali dinner included South Asian women in media and entertainment to celebrate their culture and community as they discuss the power of their voice in the industry. 

Gushing about the event, Mindy said: ‘I feel so honored to be asked by Meena Harris [Phenomenal] and Deepica Mutyala [Live Tinted] who are such moguls and doing so many incredible things to support and empower Women of Color, especially South Asian Women, to host this Diwali dinner. 

‘This is the first year that there has been enough of us [South Asian women in the media and entertainment industry] that we could do something like this. 

Pastels: Media power player and Editor in chief of Vanity Fair Radhika Jones was pretty in soft pink

Pastels: Media power player and Editor in chief of Vanity Fair Radhika Jones was pretty in soft pink

Custom: The niece of Vice President Kamala Harris was radiant in custom Arias New York by Indian-American designer Nina Arias

Custom: The niece of Vice President Kamala Harris was radiant in custom Arias New York by Indian-American designer Nina Arias

‘For the longest time, I didn’t understand what my Hinduism meant to me and didn’t feel that I was rewarded for exploring it. 

‘Now I am prouder than ever for my roots and identity, and I am so excited at the idea that there is going to be a whole generation of people growing up where seeing women like us in the media will be the norm.’

Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists in India.

People celebrate Diwali – which spans over five days and symbolizes the spiritual ‘victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance’ – by lighting little earthen oil lamps to mark the victory of light over darkness. 

Glitter: Never Have I Ever actress Richa Moorjani was beautiful in white, gold and pink

She means business: Entrepreneur and ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia turned heads in an elaborate silk skirt and black top with metallic embroidery

Stunning: Never Have I Ever actress Richa Moorjani was beautiful in white, gold and pink while entrepreneur and ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia turned heads in an elaborate silk skirt and black top with metallic embroidery

Lovely: Melanie Chandra was beautiful in teal with pink, red and gold designs

Lovely: Melanie Chandra was beautiful in teal with pink, red and gold designs

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