(Last Updated on : 20/02/2020)
Sheetal Mallar is an Indian model and photographer hailing from Mumbai
, the capital city of Maharashtra
. Her modeling career began when she was a 17 through a jewelry
campaign. She rose to the limelight after her victory in the “Femina Look of The Year” in 1994 surpassing Madhu Sapre
, a top model of that time. She also holds the victory of “Elite Look of The Year” in 1994. Later to that, her interest and focused shifted into photography as painting and art was always her mediums of self-expression.
Early Life of Sheetal Mallar
She was born in Mumbai. Her parents belong from a Bilava speaking family at Padubidri in Mangalore
. Her father is a lawyer. She did her schooling from Canossa Civent in Mumbai and moved further with her education pursuing graduation in B.Com
at Sydenham College
in Mumbai. However, after completing two years, she discontinued her college in third year to pursue modeling and invest her full time and energy in the entertainment
and fashion industry
Modeling Career of Sheetal Mallar
She took off with her steps into the modeling circuit at the age of 17 when was discovered by the popular photographer Gautam Rajyadhyaksha
. It was some initial assignments of Mallar when she was brought into the lime by him with her first photo shoot for Danabhai Jewelers. She participated into beauty pageants
after that and won renowned titles that help her bring into notice amongst the modeling
circuit and masses. She has endorsed for various renowned brands like McDowells, L.G. Electronics, Grasim Suitings, Tata Indigo Marina, Wildstone and Gold Flake. She was also the face for Maybelline Cosmetics. She has endorsed for international brands like Fendi and Armani as well. She had a busy lifestyle that included globetrotting, ramp shows
and posing in front of the camera for various magazines
. She has been recognized as a supermodel of global competence by the influential modeling organization Elite, having modeled for esteemed crusades and drives in India and across the globe.
Lifestyle of Sheetal Mallar
In an interview with mid-day.com Mallar confessed does not have any sort of workout routine. She does yoga twice a week, goes for walking and cycling
and eats ghee every day. She has gone through a food
therapy after developing problems with acidity. She used to consume homemade ghee
on a daily basis and that turned out to be one of her greatest saviors. It is also the secret behind her flawless skin. She also suggests eating Chocolate and doing Yoga
as it will keep the happy hormones proactive.
Photography Career of Sheetal Mallar
After a certain point of time in her career, Mallar hit the peak of realization that modeling is not something she wants to continue for the rest of her life. Painting
and art has always been her mediums of self-expression. Thus, after dominating the whole decade of fashion industry from 1990s to early 2000s, the supermodel started to pursue her interest with photography
. She is a self-taught mostly but at the initial time hired a professional to teach the basics. She worked as a photographer
for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week where she shot a backstage series. Later to that, her main interest shifted into photographing people specifically. She is fond of documenting human relationships with themselves and surroundings. She is very keen of projecting urban subcultures through her lens. As a photographer, Mallar has collaborated with numerous brands and conceived stories for Starbucks India, Architectural Digest, Platform Magazine, Motherland Magazine, Verve Magazine, John Pereira, Portside Cafe and so on. She is also very fond of self-portraits. At present, her work “Tranients” is exhibited in Mumbai Gallery Weekend 2020.
Personal Life of Sheetal Mallar
Mallar got hitched with an Italian tennis player
, Mose Navarra. Although, there is no information available about her present relationship status. Her marriage
was held at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple in Juhu
, Mumbai. The wedding apparel was designed by her friend Rohit Bahl
, a popular name in the Indian fashion industry.