We all are familiar with International male supermodel names be that David Gandy, Mark Vanderloo or Seon O’Pry but very few might be familiar with the names that have ruled the Indian modelling industry over the last decade. As a matter of fact male models never get to enjoy as much fame as their female counterparts, but their faces are instantly recognisable around the world —whether it’s ramp, fashion magazine editorials or in the latest fashion labels. Major brands like Royal Enfield, Nike, Raymonds and famous fashion designers have been known for discovering and launching countless male models over the years, propelling the likes of Muzamil Ibrahim and Karan Oberoi into the spotlight. It’s a lucrative business especially if you are counted as Indian supermodel, so here we disclose top male models from India that you should definitely know as per the leading Indian publications:
· Muzamil Ibrahim
· Karan Oberoi
· Arjun Rampal
· Milind Soman
· John Abraham
· Sahil Shroff
· Rohit Khandelwal
Muzamil Ibrahim started modelling at a very young age. In 2003, he won the Gladrags Manhunt modelling contest and became first youngest model to win the pageant. As a fashion model, he has walked on the ramp for various modelling events and has also became the showstopper for the famous Indian fashion designers. Muzamil has been a heartthrob but got his Bollywood entry in the year 2007 with the movie Dokha. Since then, he has been on and off in the industry.
Karan Oberoi (AKA “KO”) is one of the top models from India. He first came into the national limelight when he was recognised as a poster boy for Royal Enfield bikes and Reebok brand. Karan Oberoi has walked for top fashion designers from India such as Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Arjun Khanna and for many other international brands such as Lamborghini and Aldo. Oberoi has also worked with top fashion photographers such as Dabboo Ratnani and Rafique Sayed. Oberoi has also won awards such as Mr Best Physique, The Youth Icon Model at Global Leadership Awards and Mr Photogenic Face at Mr India International modelling event.
Arjun Rampal is a former supermodel from India and currently a leading actor from Bollywood. Arjun was picked up by the famous Indian fashion designer Rohit Bal during his college days. Arjun Rampal soon landed into Bollywood and is considered as the most handsome conventional face from India.
Milind soman, an icon of the ’90s got into limelight when he featured nude with Female supermodel Madhu Sapra for Tuff shoe brand. He is known as the first Indian supermodel who had a big fan base across the globe. Soman started modelling in 1988. Soman also got featured in Alisha Chinai’s music video, ‘Made in India’ (1995) in the mid-1990s after some time working as a model.
John Abraham In 1999, he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and thereafter soon ventured in Bollywood. He has modelled in Hong Kong, London and New York City, and has appeared in a number of commercial advertisements before moving to Bollywood. John also got featured in music albums. He is one of the supermodels who has managed to get his way into Bollywood successfully.
Sahil Shroff changed many jobs before he made it as one of India’s top models. Sahil completed his studies from Australia and worked as a bouncer in the night clubs there. Finally, his lean body and style made him a hit in the modelling circuit. Shroff has also been seen in Television commercials for HCL, Tata Indica, he even bagged a role in Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2 movie later.
Rohit Khandelwal is an Indian model who rose to fame after he won Mr India 2015 and the first-ever Asian to be crowned Mister World in the 2016 contest. He is one of the few most followed models on Instagram. Rohit has also appeared in an ad with Indian film actress Kareena Kapoor for a jewellery brand. Rohit made his television debut as an actor in a later episode of Yeh Hai Aashiqui, an Indian television series that presented a dramatization of love stories which was aired on Bindass channel.