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6 Most Gorgeous Male Models on the Indian Ramp

Anupam Dabral | Jul 17,2015 5:05 PM IST
  • 6 Most Gorgeous Male Models on the Indian Ramp
  • 6 Most Gorgeous Male Models on the Indian Ramp
  • 6 Most Gorgeous Male Models on the Indian Ramp
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If you think being a model is a cakewalk let us make things clear: it is not, especially for men. In a country where designer fashion is defined mostly by women’s wear, these male models have made a name for themselves by tiptoeing between their Bollywood dreams and fashion’s harsh realities.   There is a lot behind those chiselled cheekbones and abs that everyone drools over. It takes sheer dedication and persistence to survive in this industry where excellence has no definition and competition lurks in every corner. We track 6 male models who don’t just lead in their field but also have super-interesting success stories. 
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Rouhallah ‘Ghazi’ Quazim
Rouhallah ‘Ghazi’ Quazim
Rouhallah ‘Ghazi’ Quazim
Rouhallah ‘Ghazi’ Quazim: Ghazi hails from the Badgam district of Kashmir. He moved from Kashmir to Bangalore and worked there as a medical assistant in a hospital. Later, he was discovered by image consultant Prasad Bidappa, who suggested he try his hand at modelling. In 2010, he participated in a Zoom TV contest and was selected as the International Face of the Year. His recent Raymond’s Made-To-Measure campaign has placed him on the fashion map. He has walked ramps for all the major designers in India such as Manish Malhotra, Rocky S and has been featured in reputed publications. 
 
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Amit Ranjan
Amit Ranjan
Amit Ranjan
Amit Ranjan: Known for his unique looks and rakish locks, Amit is one of the most well-known male models in India. Hailing from a family of bankers and academicians, Amit wanted to join the army but eventually chose to be a model after he won a Gladrags Model Hunt. Since then, he has walked the ramp for all the design titans of India such as Manish Malhotra, Rocky S, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Rajesh Pratap Singh and many more. Leading fashion journalist Shefalee Vasudev referred to him as a ‘Jesus Christ’ lookalike in her book ‘The Powder Room’. 
 
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Manu Bora
Manu Bora
Manu Bora
Manu Bora: Originally a doctor by profession Manu shot to fame in 2011 after he walked the ramp at Paris Fashion Week for labels such as Hermes and Louis Vuitton. Modelling began as a hobby but in no time Manu gained fame after modelling agency Elite Paris began representing him. Today his resume is nothing less than illustrious. Now that he has been signed on by Major Model Management in Milan, there is a lot on his cards. Manu divides his time flying between New Delhi, Paris and Milan.
 
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Freddy Daruwala
Freddy Daruwala
Freddy Daruwala
Freddy Daruwala: Freddy was born to a conservative Parsi family in Surat. He did his Master’s in Business Administration, but he knew modelling was his calling. He participated in a show at NIFT, which gave him the stimulus to participate in the Mr. India World pageant. He was the first runner-up. Since then his career graph has been going forward by leaps and bounds. With campaigns for major labels such as Raymonds, Reliance and Liberty, Freddy is also the first choice for major Indian designers such as Manish Malhotra. Freddy's debut movie was Soham Shah's Sher but could not move forward due to lead actor Sanjay Dutt’s arrest. Freddy eventually got his break in the movie Holiday, an army thriller with Akshay Kumar in lead. 
 
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Asif Azim
Asif Azim
Asif Azim
Asif Azim: What makes a good model great? Is it just an ideal jaw line and Greek God-like features or is it more? Asif, who originally hails from Amjhupi, Bangladesh is blessed with all this and more. His ability to understand the sense of frame when being shot has landed him assignments for heavyweights such as Calvin Klein, FCUK, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara, Boss and Puma. He is a regular face at all the well-known Indian labels such as Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra. Asif was also a part of reality TV series Big Boss 7 and considers the legendary Bangladeshi model-turned-designer Bibi Russel as his inspiration. 
 
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