Apart from its vibrant culture, India is also famous across the globe for its glamour quotient. Models from across the country have scorched ramps of fashion events held across the country and globe alike. Their hour glass figures and lustrous locks complemented by their perfect color tone has proved that Indian models are no less than the divas of the ‘Haute Couture’ events held at Paris, as far as glamour is concerned. Many successful supermodels from India such as Aishwarya Rai, Lara Dutt, etc. have also become popular celebrities and have been the face of international brands like ‘Garnier’ and so on. The beauty of these Indian models has often enticed filmmakers from all over to cast these stunners in their flicks. For instance, beauties like Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta even entered Bollywood and have earned fame and fortune for themselves. Here are 20 of the hottest models who have stolen the limelight with their presence on the fashion ramp.
1. Jesse Randhawa
Not many know that Jesse Randhawa was one of the contenders of the ‘Femina Miss India’ event held in the 1990’s, where her other co-participants were celebrities Aishwarya Rai and Sushmita Sen. Since then, there was no looking back for this model, who originally hails from Jaipur.
2. Kanchan Tomar
This curvy babe from Delhi Kanchan Tomar has been taking Indian fashion ramps by storm lately. Her perfectly toned body helps Tomar carry off any attire effortlessly. Kanchan made waves in the Indian fashion circuit through her hot photo shoot for the annual Kingfisher swimsuit calendar, for which this leggy lass flaunted her chiseled abs.
3. Tupur Chatterjee
The granddaughter of the legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, has got the mercury levels soaring high at fashion shows across the world. Her sleek nose and sensual eyes are aspects which make her a head turner at various fashion shows across the country.
4. Zoya Afroz
Zoya has been accustomed to the world of glamour since the tender age of three. Afroz has worked in various projects such as a television commercial for ‘Rasna’ and Bollywood flicks like ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ as well as ‘Kuch Naa Kaho,’ before breaking into the world of fashion. Afroz, known for her fair complexion, attractive blue eyes and lustrous locks became a hot favorite on the Indian fashion circuit after being a finalist of the ‘Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013.’ This diva from Mumbai has also appeared in commercials for various high end brands like ‘Whirlpool,’ ‘Shoppers Stop’ and ‘Jet Airways.’
5. Pia Trivedi
Pia had planned on becoming an interior decorator, but she was seriously bitten by the glamour bug and turned into a successful model. After ruling Indian ramps, Pia even worked on a film named ‘Hum Tum aur Shabhana’.
6. Deepti Gujral
Many recognize Deepti Gujral as an actress, who has starred in flicks like ‘Ishq Vishk’ and ‘I,’ ‘Me aur Main.’ However, Deepti is a popular name in Indian fashion circles, who has worked with some of the best designers in the country. She was one of the models who worked in the sizzling ‘Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar’ photo shoot held in 2008.
7. Esha Gupta
Esha Gupta was one of the runner-ups of the ‘Femina Miss India’ event held in 2007. Like many top models of the country, she was also chosen to be a part of the ‘Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar’, in 2010. The gorgeous Esha, who is 5 Feet 7 Inches tall and blessed with captivating eyes as well as beautiful hair, is now a well-established Bollywood actress.
8. Nina Manuel
Mumbai born Nina Manuel has been one of the most searched models on the internet. Her dusky, unconventional looks has made her a favorite amongst fashion photographers. Nina has appeared on the cover pages of many world renowned magazines such as ‘Elle’, ‘Cosmopolitan’, ‘Maxim’ and ‘Femina’. Apart from posing for the shutterbugs, Nina has also displayed her grace on ramps of various glamour events in the country.
9. Ujjwala Raut
Ujjwala Raut hogged the limelight at the tender age of seventeen, by winning the ‘Femina Look of The Year’ honor. Since then Ujjwala’s career as a model has been soaring high and she has established herself as one of the highly successful supermodels in the nation. Though Ujjwala is married now, she continues to shuttle between top cities around the world for various fashion related assignments.
10. Anukriti Gusain
21-year-old Anukriti Gusain made headlines in 2014 when she was crowned the ‘Miss Asia Pacific World India’. She also won the ‘Miss Photogenic’ and ‘Miss Beautiful Smile’ contests, held in 2013.
11. Candice Pinto
This 5 feet 10 inches tall Mumbai based model, shot to fame at the age of nineteen, through the ‘Gladrags’ model contest. She was awarded the ‘Best Body’ honor at the ‘Top Model of The World’ pageant held in Germany. This gorgeous diva was even crowned ‘Miss Tourism International’ and ‘Miss Fresh Face’, during the early 2000s. Even till date this beauty manages to woo the audiences at pageants like ‘Lakme Fashion Week’ and others.
12. Sobhita Dhulipala
Known as one of the hottest damsels in the Indian fashion circuit as of now, Sobhita Dhulipala, became a head turner in 2013, when she participated in events like ‘Miss India Earth’ and ‘Miss Earth Philippines.’ She eventually became a part of the ‘Kingfisher Swimsuit calendar- 2014’. Her attractive figure even helped her win contests like ‘Miss Photogenic,’ ‘Miss Talent’ and ‘Miss Eco Beauty.’
13. Carol Gracias
Carol Gracias, who belongs to Kerala, was raised in Mumbai, where she embarked on a career in modeling. This dusky beauty with an hour-glass figure has been a regular on the ramps of various shows like ‘Lakme Fashion Week.’
14. Sushma Reddy
Remember that girl in a yesteryear commercial, who is draped in a little black dress and roams around the streets with a bottle of ‘Limca’ in her hand. Yes, that’s Sushma Reddy, one of the most celebrated models in the country.
15. Shonal Rawat
A model who tasted astounding success and now a popular television host, Shonal Rawat’s beauty has helped her significantly in going places. After winning the ‘Femina Miss India’ event in 2003, Shonal grabbed the eyeballs of the Indian television world. Her charm has won hordes of admirers from around the country.
16. Nathalia Kaur
Although Nathalia is of Brazillian origin, she rose to become a phenomenon in the Indian world of glamour. After she left the masses jaw-dropped with the pictures of her photo shoot for the ‘Kingfisher Calendar’ in 2012, Kaur was flooded with movie offers post the shoot and a sizzling show stopper various fashion events held across the globe.
17. Angela Jonsson
Voted as one of the ‘Most Desirable Indian Women’ in 2011 by The Times of India, Angela Jonsson is now a rage amongst the youth in the country. Angela was one of the participants of the ‘Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar’ event held in 2011 and since then filmmakers from around the country have been knocking at her door with opportunities.
18. Nethra Raghuraman
This dusky beauty, who hails from South India, was the winner of the ‘Look of The Year’ contest organized by the renowned women’s magazine ‘Femina’. Nethra was then approached for various films, namely ‘Thakshak’, ‘Bhopal Express’ and ‘Chot’.
19. Aanchal Kumar
This red-cheeked hottie from Chandigarh has been a favorite among the Indian masses for more than a decade now. Aanchal, who stole the limelight with her stint at one of the ‘Gladrags Model Hunt’ events, later worked in television commercials for acclaimed brands like ‘Bombay Dyeing’ and ‘Sunsilk’.
20. Jyothsna Chakravarthy
This long-legged, bright-eyed lass from Bengaluru, has emerged as an icon of glamour amongst modeling aspirants from around the country today. Jyothsna is one of the few faces which promote the renowned cosmetic brand ‘Garnier.’