Modelling is an integral shoot- off of fashion, that requires not just a great body, but proper attitude as well. It is more the demeanor than the style that lends models their grace and splendor and showcases them as a staple for brand endorsement. While female models have been gracing runways with elan, male models are only catching up on the popularity. But indeed, a host of Indian male models are now making it big in the world fashion scenario. Let’s have a look at the top 10 male models in India to drool over in 2019-
#1 Milind Soman
An Indian entrepreneur and a dashing actor, Milind Soman ventured into modelling after earning his engineering diploma. A fitness enthusiast and an ardent health advocate, India’s first supermodel Milind barged into the scene from 1988 onwards. Soman however continues to rule the modelling world with his enigmatic charm and persona.
#2 Rohit Khandelwal
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The first ever Asian to be crowned Mister World in the 2016 contest, Rohit Khandelwal is one of the top 10 male models in India. Also the winner of Mr India 2015, Khandelal has walked the ramp in the Delhi Times Fashion Week. Khandelwal was listed 7th in the Times Most Desirable Men 2015 list and was also India’s Most Desirable Man 2016.
#3 Gaurav Arora
One of the most prominent of male models in the country, Gaurav Arora was the second runner up in the Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest in 2006. Also amongst the winners of Elle (India) fresh face of the year 2010 title and enlisted among the fittest male Supermodels by Men’s health magazine in 2011, Gaurav has been one of the most notable presences in the fashion circuit.
In 2013, Gaurav was one of the most desirable Indian men as listed by Vogue India. Arora has worked with leading designers Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Raghavendra Rathore and others. He has walked the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week, India Fashion Week, Indian couture week, Amazon India fashion week etc.
Arora has done commercials for Gillette, 7Up, Honda, Maruti Suzuki, Nyle body lotion (CavinKare), WB Channel, Keya food products and JW Marriott Hotels. He has done print-shoots for brands Provogue, Raymond Group, Mufti, Reliance, John Miller, Bajaj Group, Spykar, Gesture and many more.
Fashion magazines Vogue and GQ have also featured Arora as a model. Recognised as one of the top Indian male Supermodels by Mandate magazine in 2013, Gaurav has also done a short film for GQ named Glow Key which brought him much acclaim as a model.
#4 Prateek Jain
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The 2014 Mister India World and the 2015 Asian supermodel, Prateek Jain has also been Times Most Desirable Men 2014 in a Times of India poll. An investment banker who worked his way to emerge as one of the top 10 male models in India, Jain was the winner of the first edition of Provouge MensXP Mr World India 2014.
Prateek Jain has walked the ramp for Italian brands and has done print advertising campaigns for brands such as Enrico Coveri and Cavagan, in addition to doing fashion editorial and catalogue work.
#5 Mudit Malhotra
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For 2016 Mister International India Mudit Malhotra, modelling has always been a hobby and a passion. Malhotra pursued modelling as a profession and made it big as one of the top 10 male models in India.
Malhotra has done ad campaigns for VICI Life, Modello Domani, Oxy India, Myntra, Suzuki Gixxer, HRX Sunglasses and Dixcy Scott. He has walked the ramp at the Amazon Fashion Week, the India Runway Week and the India Couture Week. Malhotra has also been featured in La Fiesta magazine and on the cover of Women’s Era magazine.
#6 Prabh Uppal
Prabh Uppal’s dashing looks and smoking hot physique sets him apart as one of the most bankable Indian models. After overcoming initial hurdles, Uppal has proved his worth by working with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Prabh has done modeling for Tarun Tahiliani couture, Anita Dongre, Sabyasachi and Shyamal & Bhumika. He has also appeared in TVCs for reputed fashion brands like Fab India, Raymond, Manyavar, Hallmark, Mufti Jeans. Uppal has also been a part of the ad campaigns for Reliance Trends and for online shopping portal Myntra.
#7 Arry Dabas
The winner of the Manhunt International Mister World India 2012 and a 2017 Asia Model Star, Arry Dabas is another pick among the top 10 male models in India.
For Dabas, it has been more destiny than passion. Having been spotted by fashion designer Rohit Bal and Prasad Bidapa, the 6 feet 2 inch tall Mr Photogenic has however worked his way to be among the most coveted of Indian models.
Dabas has worked with top international and Indian fashion designers Rajesh Pratap, Raghu Rathore, Bibi Russell, Canali, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Vikram Phandis, Varun Bhel and the Maharaja of Mysore. He has also done TVCs for Parle Mini Milano, Dixcy Scott and Gen X and run print ad campaigns for Vimal, Collective, Bibi Russell, Aussie Bum, et al.
#8 Rouhallah Gazi
A definite feature in the list of top 10 male models in India has to be Kashmir lad Rouhallah Gazi. For someone who has modeled for top designers like Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Christian Louboutin, Shantanu and Nikhil, J.J. Vallaya, Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Gazi retains his trademark style with his signature bearded look.
The quintessential Raymond guy, Raymond Gazi owes all his success to the apparel brand that spotted him initially. The 2010 winner of India’s International Face contest, Gazi is as much a dream as the ones he himself encompasses.
#9 Manu Bora
A phenomenal talent, Manu Bora is indeed a model much intriguing. The orthopedic surgeon from Jodhpur has been making waves in the fashion world with his association with reputed brands. Being featured on the covers of reputed fashion books Vogue India and Wallpaper Magazine as well as pages in high-profile publications such as GQ, Bora is very much an international name. He is active in the sphere of modelling and fashion in the most elite of places in the world. Be it Paris, Milan, New York and India as well, Manu Bora has made his presence felt with his talent.
#10 Prateek Baid
The only Indian model to have bagged the prestigious title of Best International Model of the year in 2016, Prateek Baid is one true blue emerging star.
A chiselled physique, a stunning jawline and equally well pronounced cheekbones make Baid one of the most sexiest Mister India title winners ever. The Best Model of the Year at Rubaru Mister India pageant, the 6 feet 3 inch tall towering young lad also enthralls with his dreamily sensuous eyes. Undoubtedly, his physical features has enhanced his appeal to make him one of the top 10 male models in India.