First off tell us how you were “discovered” and how your modelling career all started?
Well, its funny to say, but I actually wasn’t discovered by anyone; however modelling happened to me. And I was lucky with it. It all started when I was encouraging a friend to audition for a commercial print shoot in my college campus and finally I landed up doing it, as he got nervous and backed out last moment. From then onward there wasn’t any looking back and I got a lot of offers .
From model to doctor: Can you tell us a bit about your background, and in particular about your reasons for deciding to become a doctor?
Well modelling happened to me quite early in age. I was about 17 when I started doing prints. On the other hand I was determined to be a doctor. One reason being a doctor, I had seen while I was growing up my mother (who is a doctor) and was always fascinated to be one. I was later determined academically and had strong professional goals and agenda as to what I want to be. Simultaneously modelling became an integral part of my life. It was a passion. I enjoyed best of both worlds which are absolutely different from each other. I am lucky to have been titled as a Doctor and as a Model. Having said that a lot of hard work and immense determination did go into it.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Wake-up, Drink water, Gym, Breakfast, Head to the hospital, Home, Rest, Read, TV, Spend time with family, Have a good sleep.
The days I ain’t using my stethoscope I am posing in front of lens or walking runways.
Some days I do both
What has been your favourite shoot / campaign / work to date?
Landmark group I just loved working with them.
Do you get to travel a lot for your work?
Yes in both my professions I do. But I also ensure I travel for leisure. Travel is always rejuvenation.
What’s your favourite city that you have visited?
Kuala lumpur, Dubai, Jaipur
Do you have any hidden talents?
I think all do have hidden talents. I keep discovering them. Some which I cant event mention here (laughs).
“Every man is a bundle of talents, which we need to discover. Sometimes it may just take a lifetime!”
Sometimes the modelling industry gets a bad rap with the jealousy and egos encountered between other models and agencies. Was this true for you? Have you managed to tough it out and make good friends?
I always have made good friends with my co models. I never had any such issues with anyone. We should always believe that: we aren’t in competition with anyone, but ourselves!
Do you ever get shy in front of the camera?
No never. I love facing cameras. I reveal my true personality there.
Five things you can’t live without?
(In no specific order )
Give us 5 facts about you, people may not know.
I am very professional
I am highly punctual
I am a craver for perfection in grooming and dressing
I am non alcoholic
I don’t smoke
What’s the best and worst thing about being a model?
Best : the attention, the glamour, the compliments
Worst : self maintenance, daily competitions and social stigmata still attached to this field
If you weren’t modelling what would you see yourself doing?
I would be a traveller. I love travelling. I would probably be a travel host. Always fascinated of being one.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Biryani probably (Laughs).