Top Indian Models

Deepika Padukone  Born : 1986
Deepika Padukone, daughter of celebrated badminton player Prakash Padukone, is one of the most preferred models in India. Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, this trained Bharatanatyam dancer has always been attracted to the glamour world. Deepika started modelling as a child, doing TV and print campaigns for several brands but discontinued later to concentrate on studies. She was a state-level badminton player while in school. This svelte beauty has appeared in commercials like Lyril, Close-up, Limca etc., and has taken the glamour world by storm with her angelic visage, unguarded manner, naturally athletic body and disarming dimpled smile. She featured in Kingfisher Calendar 2006, won the Society Young Achievers' Award 2004 and Model of the Year Award 2005 at the Lakme India Fashion Week. The stunning 5' 9" girl made her showbiz debut with Himesh Reshammiya's music album 'Aap Ka Suroor'.

Diana Hayden  Born : 1973
Model turned actress and Miss World 1997, Diana Hayden, was born and brought up at Secunderabad. Before winning the pageant, she had already made a name for herself, as manager of the Artists' Management Division of Mumbai-based BMG Crescendo. The gorgeous beauty made her debut in the small screen as the hostess of the popular series 'Biography' on History channel. This self made perfectionist, who has completed a 5 weeks course on Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, entered Bollywood with a minute role in 'Tehzeeb' (2003), followed by 'Ab Bas' (2004). A graduate from Osmania University, ravishing Diana loves to play chess, horse riding, partying and driving people round the bend.

Yana Gupta  Born : 23rd April, 1979
Yana Gupta, one of the sexy sirens of Bollywood, started modelling at the age of 16. Born as Yana Synkova in Czechoslovakia, the established model changed her name to Yana Gupta after her marriage to a Pune based artist Satya Gupta. Before settling in India, she built a reputation as a supermodel in Europe and Japan, worked in Milan, Paris and Vienna with clients like Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, Nivea, Toyota, Honda and Sony to her credit. A graduate in park architecture and gardening, the stunning Czech beauty has also done some music videos. Besides bagging modelling assignments for Lakme, Limca, MTV and PETA, the hazel eyed Yana made a sizzling debut on big screen with the item number 'Bijli Giri' in the film 'Dum' (2003). She is the brand ambassador of Christian Dior. The picture perfect looks, curvy figure and porcelain skin has made this multi-faceted svelte belle an hot asset on the ramp and dance numbers.

Anchal Kumar  Born : 24th October, 1979
Anchal Kumar, Chandigarh based Mumbai girl, had wanted to be a model since childhood. She made it big in the world of modelling after winning the Gladrags Mega Model contest in 1999. At the tender age of 21, Anchal bagged a number of prestigious assignments like Rexona, Sunsilk, Bombay Dyeing etc. This light brown eyed super model has done few music videos which includes Jagjit Singh's 'Aaina' and Hans Raj Hans's 'Mukhra Tumahra'.

Sayali Bhagat Born : 1st January, 1984
Sayali Bhagat, the Femina Miss India- World 2004, hailing from Nasik (Maharashtra) has always been a person with compassion for social causes. The 5 feet 9 inches, bold, sexy, seductive Sayali is involved in the field of acting and modeling and has a special talent for Indo-Western Fusion Dance. She made her debut in Bollywood with 'Rangeen'. Interested in music, reading, traveling, dance, adventure sports, this sultry beauty is very enthusiastic about Indian culture.
Kanwal Toor  Born : January 1st
Kanwal Toor, model turned anchor and the finalist of Femina Miss India 2001, entered the tinsel world of glamour through ramp shows. This charming and perky hostess of Filmi Fever on Zoom channel has modeled for variety of brands like LG, Yamaha, Gilette, Hero Puch, Dabur, Mercedes, Pepsi etc. The doe-eyed beauty has her own fashion design label which gained her a spot in Vogue magazine. A graduate in psychology, Kanwal had featured in a music video, a remix of 'Vada karon choroge na ye haath'.

Sheetal Mallar
The face of Maybelline cosmetics, Sheetal was not always the picture-perfect clotheshorse that she is now. Ace photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha got her her an assignment with Danabhai Jewellers. This was followed by campaigns like LG Electronics, McDowells and Gold Flake, Tata indica  and there was no looking back for this leggy beauty.

She stands tall at 5'10". Though weighing in at just 58 kgs, supermodel Sheetal Mallar is quite a heavyweight in the fashion world.
Her journey into the world of glamour took off when she was crowned 'Face of the Year' in 1994 by Femina.
She jets from one city to another participating in fashion shows and shooting for fashion magazines.

Mahek Chahal Feb. 1,1979
Mahek,You have seen this innocent beauty in Parachute Hair Oil flaunting her lovely hair. Winner of Miss Movie Interntaional, 1998 in London. Mahek was a part of the Gladrags Mega Model Contest and figured among the top five. She was also, a VJ for B4U TV Channel. Mahek has come all the way from Norway. Born to Indian (Sikh) parents in Oslo, Norway, Mahek always dreamed of being an actress. She says that when she was a child she used to love watching Hindi movies and it was at that time she had decided to be an actress. She was so much keen to pursue her dreams that she even trained in classical dancing and honed her acting skills to prepare herself for films. She finally decided to land up in Mumbai to try her luck. After she arrived in Mumbai modeling assignment began pouring in and thus started off her career.

She didn't have to wait too long to make her dream come true. Mahek has just signed for Venus Films Love in Shimla opposite Jimmy Shergill (of Mohabbetein fame). The shooting is to start soon and Mahek is all excited to take her first shot for the silver screen. She has done TV commercials for Mentor Shirts, Godrej Refrigerator, Fevicol, Bombay Dyeing, Bar-One Chocolate. She has walked the ramp for Manish Malhotra, HemantTrevedi, J.J Vallaya, Rohit Bal.

Maushmi Udeshi
Maushmi Udeshi gained recognition and fame with the Nescafe advertisement, which featured her as the cool easygoing girl. With this ad she became flooded with other commercials and modelling assignments. Maushami has been in the advertising industry for over two years now, and rattles out an impressive list of campaigns to her credit. But she aspires to be an actress and she has just shot for a short art film for the International Film Festival. And is currently doing a lead role in the film 'Tight Ropewalker' that has been selected for the Venice film festival in the short film category.

Maushami has in past worked with famous names in the Mumbai fashion industry like Wendell Rodricks, Sangita Desai, Bhamini Subramaniam, Savio John and Azeem Khan. The TV commercials she featured in include Nescafe Classic, I Cleo.com, VIP Frenchie, Bakeman´s, Channel {V} promos and Taj Hotels Kerala. She featured in he Noori remix by Bali Sagoo. She walked the ramp for prestigious fashion shows for McDowell Derby, JD Institute of Fashion Technology, N.I.F.T fashion shows, B.D Somani and Achla Sachdev.

John Abraham  Born : 17th December
John Abraham, the present hot star and teenage sensation of Bollywood resides in Mumbai. The half Keralite and half Iranian with international looks, great body, innocent smile and down to earth personality easily became the highest paid supermodel in India. This MBA graduate, made his debut in Hindi films in 2003 with 'Jism', which was noticed. The model turned actor's first blockbuster hit film was 'Dhoom' (2004). He takes special care of his physique and believes in the celebration of life. A romantic at heart, he is involved with Bipasha Basu, an actress and is considered to be a male sex symbol of Hindi Films. Recently he has been voted as the 'Sexiest actor in India' in a Durex Global Sex survey.

Aftab Shivdasani   Born: 25th June 1978
Aftab Shivdasani, the cute, dimpled chocolate hero of Bollywood resides at Mumbai. His exciting journey into the limelight started at a very young age when he was only 14 months old. He appeared in quite a number of advertisements in his growing years and did a couple of videos. His naughty portrayals in Coke and Nestle Bar One advertisements  caught the creative eye of Ramgopal Varma and he cast Aftab for his movie ' Mast' (1999) opposite Urmila Matondkar. He stole the heart of millions, especially teenagers, through his debut film. Aftab also won the best new comer award for his portrayal in the film. At the age of 21, he appeared in his second film, a thriller in which he did a negative role of a man aged 30. At present he is still alive and kicking in Bollywood with a number of films lined up to his credit. 

Shiney Ahuja
Shiney Ahuja or Roshan Ahuja, a Delhi based model turned actor made his debut in Mishra's 'Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi' (2003).  He won the best new comer Film fare and Zee cine awards for his portrayal in the film. Earlier he did ads for Park Avenue, Peter England, Raymonds, Cadbury etc and was involved with theatre. Tremendously talented, Ahuja's previous movies include 'Karam' (2005), 'Sins' (2005) and 'Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow' (2005). Shiney took the audience by storm with his spectacular performance as a mobster on the run, in his recent release 'Gangster' (2006). Ahuja's career is 'rocking' these days and he already has many releases such as Yash Raj Films 'Fanaah' (2006), Metro (2006) and more film's lined up' Zindagi rocks' with Sushmita Sen, 'Woh Lamhe', 'Bahut Nikle Mere Armaan' etc

   
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