Abhishek Ray is an Indian fashion designer and academician who came into the limelight on 3 July 2022 when he tied the knot in an intimate ceremony with his gay partner Cheitan Sharma. Soon after their marriage, their pictures went viral on social media. The wedding ceremony was attended by their close friends and family members in Kolkata.Abhishek Ray actively contributes as a teacher and mentor in the most prominent universities and institutes of India in the field of Fashion Design.Abhishek Ray has experience in Indian Ethnic, Couture and Menswear, primarily having embroidery crafts, surface ornamentation, and a mixture of trendy silhouettes with traditional textiles. His brand deals in pret, luxury-pret, and couture. Abhishek Ray posing at his venture.Abhishek Ray belongs to Kolkata, and soon after completing his college studies, he started working as a fashion designer. In June 2005, he joined Ekru Alluring Designs as its Creative Head, and he served the position till July 2014. From September 2010 to December 2010, Abhishek Ray served as a Freelance Guest Faculty at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata.According to Abhishek Ray, his paternal family includes the sports hardcore academicians, chartered accountants, and barristers while his maternal family is a renowned North Kolkata zamindars.In August 2014, Abhishek Ray started working as an Executive Design Head in Bridals and Trousseau at Ruceru Couture Private Limited, Kolkata IndiaMART, and he worked in the position till October 2016.In July 2014, Abhishek Ray started his own venture named Abhishek Ray Creations where he was appointed as a Creative Head along with his business partner Abhilasha Shaw Arora. The prominent Indian actress Shreenanda Shankar often endorses his clothing creations on various social media platforms and fashion week shows. Sreenanda, Abhilasha, and Abhishek.In May 2017, Abhishek Ray began working as a freelance Guest Faculty at the Indore, Bhopal, and Kolkata branches of INIFD, and he served the position till May 2018.In a conversation with a media house, Abhishek Ray stated that he is inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Sabyasachi in the fashion industry.In July 2019, Abhishek Ray joined Amity University as Adjunct Faculty in its Amity School of Fashion Technology department at Kolkata.