AmbiKa Sanjana – the designer and founder of biKa has been passionate about her creativity since she was a child. AmbiKa inherited her temperament and aesthetic from her artistically rich family. During her life long affiliation with the arts, she developed a powerful zeal for fashion. Her debut into the world of fashion was with a company she co-founded in 2009 - B.Vika. This line was showcased at LA Fashion Week/ Project Ethos to critical acclaim.
The experiences that were gained from this venture spurred her to move on and further explore her talent for fashion design. She has lived in Bombay, Miami and now Los Angeles for equal parts of her life…and her inspiration is drawn from all these vibrant cities. Her affinity for fusing diverse cultures into her personal fashion style is transferred integrally to her designs.
Always living in cities built on the ocean, she formed a deep connection with the element of water. Her time spent on these beaches made her yearn for beachwear that would reflect individuality. She observed that beachwear lacked imagination and originality. She has deep respect for Indian craftsmanship with its art of fine embellishment and rich palette of exotic colors. It seemed a perfect venture for her to combine these elements into a resort wear line that worshipped originality.
Avani Patel – the co-founder and Director of Operations of biKa LLC, helped in making biKa and Ambika Sanjana's creative ideas come to life. She is a practicing attorney in the State of Florida. She received her Bachelors in Management from the University of Florida, her Juris Doctor in Law & Masters in Business Administration from Emory University and recently her LLM in International Law from the University of Miami. She has worked as In-house counsel for different companies in Florida and now has ventured off in assisting Ambika Sanjana in fulfilling her lifelong dream, biKa.