We all are quite familiar with the female supermodels be that Indrani Dasgupta, Carol Gracious or Sheetal Mallar who have made it big in Indian modelling industry. Majority of us are familiar with model turned Bollywood actors such as John Abraham and Dino Morea but fewer people are familiar with the name of other stylish models 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 covers or in the latest fashion labels or television commercials. Major brands like Royal Enfield, Nike, Raymond’s and top 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:
• John Abraham
• Muzamil Ibrahim
• Karan Oberoi
• Nitin Chauhan
• Sahil Shroff
• Prateik Jain
• Rohit Khandelwal
• Dino Morea
John Abraham the top model turned actor, In the year 1999, he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and thereafter soon got into 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 video albums. He is one of the supermodels who has managed to get his way into Bollywood successfully.
Muzamil Ibrahim started modelling at a very young age. In 2003, he won the prestigious Gladrags Manhunt modelling contest and became the first youngest model to win the pageant. As a fashion model, he has walked on the ramp for various modelling events and has also become the showstopper for 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 (also known as “KO”) is one of the most recognized male models known as a top fitness and fashion model. He first came into the limelight when he was recognised as a poster boy for Royal Enfield motorcycles and Reebok brand. Karan Oberoi has walked over more than 300 plus fashion shows across the country and for fashion designers such as Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Arjun Khanna and for many other international brands such as Lamborghini, Jack & Jones and Aldo. Oberoi has also worked with top fashion photographers such as Dabboo Ratnani. Oberoi has also won awards such as Mr Best Physique, The Youth Icon Model at Global Leadership Awards and was also listed in top 5 at Mr India International contest.
Nitin Chauhan is a model and actor from Batala, Punjab who currently resides in Mumbai. He has worked with numerous national and international brands/designers like Raymond, Titan, Ducati motorbikes, Skap, JJ Valaya and Manish Malhotra. His professional experience also includes working as a Creative Concept Consultant and a Photographer. Notably, he has been the face of Raymond RTW since 2015.
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.
Prateik Jain is an Indian model and actor from Mumbai. Prateek came into limelight after he won Provogue MensXP Mister World India in the year 2014. He has also represented India at Mister World 2014 and was among Top 10 Finalists. He is also the first Indian model to win the Asian Supermodel Contest.
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.
Dino Morea is also a supermodel turned Bollywood actor who began his career as a model and worked for fashion brands. Then, he became a supermodel and won the Gladrags Manhunt competition in 1999. It was his luck that he easily made a pathway to entry in the Bollywood Industry. He has now been part of the industry for a long time having worked in so many movies.