India’s Top 12 Models and Actresses
The fashion industry is one of the hottest industries in the world. The Devil Wears Prada (film) introduced us to the cut-throat world of fashion and gave us a view of what the business is really like.
We all strive to look like the men and women we see on the cover of magazines and in commercials but pale in comparison. The country of India has some of the most beautiful and elegant models/actresses in the world. Here is a list of the Viral Vice Top 15.
1. Noyonika Chatterjee
She married fellow model/actor turned businessman Gurpreet Singh and is now the mother of a beautiful daughter.
Notable Work: Top 3 supermodel
Relationships: Gurpreet Singh
2. Nina Manuel
The Mumbia, India born model/actress Nina Manuel is no stranger to fame. Educated in Bahrain, Kuwait and Dubai she intended on becoming a lawyer until she was discovered by fashion couture storeEnsemble.
Nina Manuel currently resides with her husband splitting their time between New York City, USA and Mumbai, India.
Notable Work: Model, Host, VJ
Relationships: Luv Shah
3. Sheetal Mallar
Mumbai born Sheetal Mallar came to fame at only 20 years of age winning ‘Elite Look of the Year’ in 1994. Since that time Mallar has worked for some of the top fashion houses in the world including Fendi and Armani.
She currently has specialized in photography taking SheetalMallar.net a variety of photos on her website.
Notable Work: Model
Relationships: Mosé Navarra (divorced)
4. Diandra Soares
From the time she was just a little girl, Bandra, Maharashtra born Diandra Soares wanted to be a model. At age 16 (1995) she won the Miss Bombay title. Known internationally for being a bald model her careers slowed down until the year 2010 when designers found the look intriguing.
Diandra has a variety of looks and careers…she is a Tele hostest and reality tele star.
Notable Work: Model, Fashion Designer, Tele Host, (Actress) “Everybody says I’m fine”
5. Bipasha Basu
Born in Delhi Bipasha Basu is an Hindi film actress Indian sex symbol. Her long beautiful hair and cute dimples are her trademark. At the young age of 16 she was discovered by former Miss India Mehr Jesia Rampal who suggested that Bipasha get into the modeling profession.
Bipasha has been nominated for sever acting awards including Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut which she won for her role in ‘Ajnabee’ and Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her acting role in ‘Raaz’ the 2002 Bollywood horror film.
Notable Work: Actress No Entry, Phir Hera Pheri, Raaz 3
Relationships: Dino Morea, John Abraham, Harman Baweja
6. Nethra Raghuraman
Born in Vadodara, Gujarat, India; Nethra Raghuraman was Feminia Magazines 1997 Look of the Year. The model/actress has appeared in several films starting in the 1999 Hindi action film ‘Thakshak’.
In 1999 Nethra married Singapore based Indian Businessman Kunal Guha.
Notable Work: Actress Bhopal Express, Chot, Good Bye Dear
Relationships: Kunal Guha (Singapore based businessman)
7. Ujjwala Raut
Ujjwala Raut is a famous Indian model perhaps the most prominent Supermodel in the country. No stranger to New Yorks Fashion Week, Ujjwala has walked the runway for the biggest fashion houses in the world including Hugo Boss, Gucci, and Dolce and Gabbana.
Ujjwala has graced the covers of every major fashion publication in India and major global publications like Elle and Time.
In 2004 she married Englishman and mining company executive Maxwell Sterry. The couple divorced in 20011
Notable Work: Supermodel
Relationships: Craig Maxwell (divorced 2011)
8. Carol Gracias
Mumbai born beauty Carol Gracias is one of the highest paid models in the country. No stranger to controversy Carol has been absent from shows and photoshoots on occasion.
Carol is a former winner of the L’Oréal/Elite “Look of the Year”, perhaps so beautiful that photographers and designers are willing to tolerate her occasional character flaws.
Notable Work: Supermodel, Contestant Celebrity Big Brother, Fear Factor
Relationships: Samuel Ziza (French businessman)
9. Jesse Randhawa
Notable Work: Supermodel, Bollywood Actress Chot, Jung, The Xpose
Relationships: Sandip Soparkar
10. Sherin Sam
Sherin Sam is a Ford supermodel from the Kerala, India whom was later raised Kuwait. She is one of the highest paid models in the country.
Notable Work: Ford Supermodel
11. Madhu Sapre
Notable Work: Model Miss Universe (2nd runner up), Actress
Relationships: Gian Maria
12. Mandira Bedi
Notable Work: Actress, Hostess (ICC Cricket World Cups), Fashion Designer
Relationships: Vir Kaushal