In regards to Indian fashion, the world certainly sits back and takes notice. Not only do they provide clothes of international standards and designs, the fashion industry has discovered many a face that’s walked global ramps over the years. Indian models can always be told apart from their European counterparts, but they certainly have made their mark. So what is the reason for such a high demand for Indian models, especially women folk? Honestly it’s not only their dusky skin that woos the world. The truth is Indian models may have an awkward stiffness about them at the beginning but once a little prodding and they could be the epitome of all that’s needed in an international model.
They are more full bodied as compared to many other nationalities without being on the overweight or bulgy category. Best of all, most leading ladies are well educated and speak well. They can hold their shoulders above the crowd and get an audience anytime they preferred. They gain ample knowledge that boosts their confidence through timely fashion shows all through the year, which leaves them very professional. Furthermore, they always carry a bit of back home with them, so mixing international modeling needs and fitting into Indian cultural settings proves to be affine mix for them and it always works to their advantage.
This British born Indian model has been creating waves ever since he entered the glamour industry. Born on August 16, 1980, Upen Patel is raised in London city of United Kingdom. He was a student of Wembley High School. From Hertfordshire he got his degree in Computer Science. His mother is lawyer of government in Britain. When he was sighted by a photographer in Britain, he was offered his first modeling assignment.
In India he walked the ramp in the India-fashion week for the first time. Upen ahs become a sought after model. He has walked the ramp for ‘Vogue’ magazine for ‘Daminis’ held at Kensington roof Gardens which was covered by ‘Asian Woman & Bride’ magazine, it was also filmed for Zee tv. The others ramp show are for ‘Bernanaini’ held at the Nehru Centre for Sony Entertainment Television, Bangla Tv fashion special, Selfridges Fashion Show for Bollywood Season.
The advertising brands he has modeled for are Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna. He has even featured in a remix video of a classic song Bollywood ‘Kya Khoob Lagti Ho’ ,the song also featured Udita Goswami. Presently Upen has bagged some big campaigns like Wendell Rodricks, Vikram Ph dnis and Westside where he is teamed with Yuvraj Singh. He has participated in LIFW in 2003 for JJ Valaya, this was when he got his first break. He has also done shows for Rohit Bal, Rocky S. He has already made a mark in Bollywood with the film 36 China Town which also starred Sahid Kapur, Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Khanna.
Beautiful, attractive, a first film wonder , Who is she? She is none other than Amisha Patel. She is the grand daughter of Indian freedom fighter, lawyer and former justice Rajni Patel. She has obtained a degree in Economics from Tufts University , USA and also won a gold medal in Economics paper at her university. Inspite of hailing from an illustrious lineage and having a strong educational background Amisha chose stardom over academics.
This petite and beautiful girl got her first break in Rakesh Roshans “Kaho na pyaar hain” and she became a star overnight. Her other big hits are Gaddar and Bhool Bhulaiya. Although she delivered some subsequent hits but the magical spell on the audience seems to be lost after her first movie. Of late her personal life has attracted more attention than her movies in the box office. It is marred with misunderstandings following a tiff with her family. She is currently dating director Vikram Bhatt who is twice her age. She hits the headlines and the fashion magazines for all the wrong reasons. She recently topped one of the fashion magazines chart as the most badly dressed Indian actress .
An industry, which is ruled, by glamorous looking queens and potentially talented actors she certainly needs to create her own style. Otherwise she will be lost in this world of showbiz and stardom. Probably the academic gown may look better on her rather than the tinsel makeup of BOLLYWOOD.