(Last Updated on : 23/04/2019)
Indian Female Models are the pillars of Indian fashion
. Nafisa Joseph
, Carol Gracias
, Natasha Suri
, Sheetal Mallar
, Lisa Ray
, Gul Panag
and many more form the array of Indian female
models who have immense contribution in the fashion arena of the country and have bestowed numerous unique yet charming visages to the world of fashion. Their beauty and charisma have earned them recognition not only at national but also at international level where they have left their everlasting footprints.
Natasha Suri is the former Pond's Femina Miss India- World who has carved a niche of her own due to her innate poise, grandeur and beauty. For Natasha Suri, fashion is just the extension of oneself or rather the inner self of one. She has the radiant beauty, charisma and personality needed to be a movie starlet or pinup girl.
Sarah Jane Dias
Sarah Jane Dias is another iconic model whose very presence is a statement amidst the Indian fashion scenario. She is an Indian model
whose journey from ramp to the glamorous world of the movie
industry is noteworthy. She is a woman of substance, a mixture of beauty with brains.
Apart from being a successful model, Jesse Randhawa is also an actress
expert and a trained pilot. She has worked with many fashion designers
and has crossed the snarled threshold of inchoate Indian fashion industry to consign her spoor around the world. She appeared in Femina Miss India 1994 contest along with Sushmita Sen
and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
and made it to finalists. Adding appliques to her spell, she turned out to be the first Indian as the face of Levis jeans London. Such was her versatile allure that she was nick named as the multi faceted trend setter from India by various international modelling agencies.
Nayonika Chatterjee dubbed as the Naomi Campbell of India rules the ramp as she has made her presence felt on the ramp for many years now. Ruling the ramp for 21 years now, she still continues to be the sizzling queen. Originally from Kolkata
and brought up in Mumbai
, she currently resides in Delhi. To her own credit she has the Airtel commercial where she shared screen space with Shahrukh Khan
and the Close-Up commercial among the many she has done so far. A stretch of several years in the modelling field, doing press ads, music
videos, commercials and walking the runway at national and international ramps has been the witness of her journey. She appears in one of the lead roles in the Hindi film 'Fashion'. It was directed by Madhur Bhandarkar
and starred Priyanka Chopra
, Kangna Ranaut
and Arbaaz Khan
alongside her. She received loads of praise for her performance and in her debut she has made a sensational mark. She reached the semi-finals and won the Miss Perfect Ten title. After that she moved to Mumbai and started modelling.
Carol Gracias belongs to a Christian
community of India namely the Goan Catholic
community. She has an enchanting persona that almost makes it impossible for many to accept as true that this model from Bandra, Mumbai, has had a career spanning over 10 years now in the globe of glitz and glamour. She won over the fashion alliance with her catchy gusto, fortitude, determination and strength of mind and soon the designers were vying for her to be in their shows. Her charming complexion commands and reciprocates admiration whenever she struts down the runaway. She showed the world her professionalism with the way she handled her wardrobe malfunction. Till date her presence in any show adds glamour and glitz to it.
Monikangana Dutta is tall, dusky and enigmatically beautiful, who used to be a Kingfisher calendar girl. She rose to the status of supermodel with her amazing figure and confident looks. After her schooling, Monikangana Dutta moved to New Delhi for higher studies where she participated in the Metropolitan Top Model Contest. That was a big turning point in her life and then there was no turning back for her.
Lisa Ray thrives to be the international face of modelling who has gifted modelling a stature by the means of her aesthetic sense. Lisa Ray is an Indian model, actress and social activist
, who is in actuality a cross-cultural phenomenon, an internationally acclaimed performer, philanthropist and star with a reputation for taking on challenging issue-oriented films.
Gul Panag is an Indian actress, voice actress, model and former beauty queen who competed in the Miss Universe pageant
. She is definitely someone who has a fantasy to take the road less travelled, making her own path. Her notable films include "Dor
", "Dhoop", "Manorama Six Feet Under", "Hello and Straight". She has elements other than just glamour, which bring dynamism and vibrancy to her demeanour. She is known for holding a firm opinion and not shying away from voicing it.
Indian-American model cum dancer, Shree Saini has been crowned Miss India Worldwide 2018 at a pageant held in the Fords City of New Jersey. It was organised by the New York-based India Festival Committee (IFC), the pageant is said to be the oldest and largest event for the Indian Diaspora community.
Malayali born, Radhika Nair is the first Indian fashion model to have walked for Demna Gvasalia Balenciaga SS17 show in Paris. She is also an Indian classically trained singer of the Rajas. Radhika has made her appearance at Vetements, Miu Miu, Loewe, Etro, Mulberry and JW Anderson.
With an uncanny resemblance to the international R&B singer Rihanna, Indian model Renee Kujur was felicitated by Fashion Design Council of India
(FDCI) at 2018 India Couture Week gala.
There is a plethora of other Indian female models some of whom have branched out and ventured into acting. Some of these examples would be Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Singh, Nidhi Sunil, Gayatri Mahanta, Sushmita Sen, Bipasha Basu