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Indian Barbie ‘Kiyaa’ to be launched soon

An Indian fashion designer, Hima Sailaja Theerdhala, has designed an Indian teenage fashion doll, with an Indian face and named 'Kiyaa' meaning ' Cooing of the Bird', which comes with five traditional outfits and is due to be launched in India in October 2014.

Indian Barbie ‘Kiyaa’ to be launched soon
Indian fashion designer, Hima Sailaja Theerdhala poses with self-designed Indian fashion doll 'Kiyaa' at her Shel design studio in Hyderabad on September 13, 2014. Sailaja hit on the idea of bringing out an Indian teenage doll as many children around the world proudly own the Iranian 'Fulla', the Korean 'Pullip', the Chinese 'Sara' and the US 'Barbie' whilst the world's second largest country does not have a doll which they can claim as their own. The teenage fashion doll, with an Indian face and named 'Kiyaa' meaning ' Cooing of the Bird', comes with five traditional outfits and is due to be launched on the national market in the October. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Barbie ‘Kiyaa’ to be launched soon
Indian fashion designer, Hima Sailaja Theerdhala poses with five self-designed Indian fashion dolls 'Kiyaa' in different outfits at her Shel design studio in Hyderabad on September 13, 2014. Sailaja hit on the idea of bringing out an Indian teenage doll as many children around the world proudly own the Iranian 'Fulla', the Korean 'Pullip', the Chinese 'Sara' and the US 'Barbie' whilst the world's second largest country does not have a doll which they can claim as their own. The teenage fashion doll, with an Indian face and named 'Kiyaa' meaning ' Cooing of the Bird', comes with five traditional outfits and is due to be launched on the national market in the October. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Barbie ‘Kiyaa’ to be launched soon
Indian fashion designer, Hima Sailaja Theerdhala poses with her self-designed Indian fashion doll 'Kiyaa' at her Shel design studio in Hyderabad on September 13, 2014. Sailaja hit on the idea of bringing out an Indian teenage doll as many children around the world proudly own the Iranian 'Fulla', the Korean 'Pullip', the Chinese 'Sara' and the US 'Barbie' whilst the world's second largest country does not have a doll which they can claim as their own. The teenage fashion doll, with an Indian face and named 'Kiyaa' meaning ' Cooing of the Bird', comes with five traditional outfits and is due to be launched on the national market in the October. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Barbie ‘Kiyaa’ to be launched soon
Indian fashion designer, Hima Sailaja Theerdhala puts an outfit onto her self-designed Indian fashion doll 'Kiyaa' at her Shel design studio in Hyderabad on September 13, 2014. Sailaja hit on the idea of bringing out an Indian teenage doll as many children around the world proudly own the Iranian 'Fulla', the Korean 'Pullip', the Chinese 'Sara' and the US 'Barbie' whilst the world's second largest country does not have a doll which they can claim as their own. The teenage fashion doll, with an Indian face and named 'Kiyaa' meaning ' Cooing of the Bird', comes with five traditional outfits and is due to be launched on the national market in the October. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Barbie ‘Kiyaa’ to be launched soon
Indian fashion designer, Hima Sailaja Theerdhala checks the design of Indian fashion doll 'Kiyaa' on her laptop at her Shel design studio in Hyderabad on September 13, 2014. Sailaja hit on the idea of bringing out an Indian teenage doll as many children around the world proudly own the Iranian 'Fulla', the Korean 'Pullip', the Chinese 'Sara' and the US 'Barbie' whilst the world's second largest country does not have a doll which they can claim as their own. The teenage fashion doll, with an Indian face and named 'Kiyaa' meaning ' Cooing of the Bird', comes with five traditional outfits and is due to be launched on the national market in the October. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Barbie ‘Kiyaa’ to be launched soon
Indian fashion designer, Hima Sailaja Theerdhala checks the design of Indian fashion doll 'Kiyaa' on her laptop at her Shel design studio in Hyderabad on September 13, 2014. Sailaja hit on the idea of bringing out an Indian teenage doll as many children around the world proudly own the Iranian 'Fulla', the Korean 'Pullip', the Chinese 'Sara' and the US 'Barbie' whilst the world's second largest country does not have a doll which they can claim as their own. The teenage fashion doll, with an Indian face and named 'Kiyaa' meaning ' Cooing of the Bird', comes with five traditional outfits and is due to be launched on the national market in the October. (AFP/Getty Images)