'He was one of the reasons I had the courage to move to Mumbai from Bangalore to pursue modelling when I was just 18 years old' Anushka wrote in her post.
Popular Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks passed away in Goa on Wednesday.
His sudden death was mourned by several actors, models and designers.
Sharing a photograph from one of her early days of career, Anushka Sharma who was in New Zealand revealed how the designer had inspired her to move from Bengaluru to Mumbai and become a model.
Here's what she wrote:
'Woke up in NZ to the sad news of Wendell Rodricks having passed away in his sleep.
'He was one of the most iconic and original designers in fashion and A champion for LGBT rights.
'He had given me an opportunity to close his fashion week show in Mumbai after spotting me in Bangalore at a fashion show and was gracious, kind and encouraging.
'He was one of the reasons I had the courage to move to Mumbai from Bangalore to pursue modelling when I was just 18 years old. RIP Wendell'