Waris Singh Ahluwalia is a popular Indian American jewelry designer and actor. He immigrated with his family to the United States at the age of five, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He is based in New York City but has also lived in Los Angeles and travels frequently to Rome, Italy, Japan and Rajasthan, India, where most of his jewelry is made. He sells his jewelry through his company, House of Waris, and has collaborated with the fashion designer Benjamin Cho. In addition to his work in jewelry, he has had a number of small roles in films (most notably those of his friend Wes Anderson) and commercials. His lives with his partner Chiara Clemente, daughter of the painter Francesco Clemente.