(Last Updated on : 03/05/2014)
Monikangana Dutta is tall, dusky and enigmatically beautiful; is the famous Kingfisher calendar girl who 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 looking back for her. Dutta is represented by the IMG, a top international modelling agency which also represents popular names like Julianne Moore and Naomi Campbell.
Early Life of Monikangana Dutta
Monikangana Dutta, born on September 13, 1985, is a super model and actress based in Mumbai
, India. She hails from Guwahati
in the Assam
state of India. She studied in Army Public School Narangi, Guwahati and later graduated from the Matreyi College, University of Delhi.
Modelling Career of Monikangana Dutta
Dutta started her modelling career in Paris and stayed there for a period of two years. During these years, she walked the ramp for popular fashion designers like Vivienne Westwood, Yoji Yamamoto, Christian Dior, Leonard, Chloe, Plain Suit and many others. She also modelled for Mac Cosmetics. She was hailed as an exotic Indian beauty by the international press like the New York Times. She appeared in editorials for Vogue, Elle, Tank Magazine and Italian Harper's Bazaar and has walked in Paris Fashion Week, India Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and Australian Fashion Week. On her subsequent return from Paris, she went on to do television commercials for leading apparel and jewellery brands.
Acting Career of Monikangana Dutta
Dutta made her acting debut in the year 2010 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali
directed movie Guzaarish. The movie also starred eminent actors like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
and Hrithik Roshan
Achievements of Monikangana Dutta
In 2001, Monikangana Dutta participated in the Metropolitan Top Model Contest of France and won it. In the contest, she was one of the top five. Dutta was also selected as one of the six Victoria's Secret Angels i.e. main models, the largest American retailer of lingerie. Dutta is the first Indian model to represent the prestigious brand.