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Pics: India can't get enough of these hot models

By Rediff Get Ahead Bureau
August 24, 2017 11:54 IST
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These hotties have been the toast of the fashion world this year. 

Take a look at the models who are rocking the Indian fashion scene this year!

Also read: What India's top models are up to 

Alesia Raut

Alesia Raut

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/

She's one of Indians top models and has walked for at least half a dozen show this season of Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017.

When not strutting her stuff on the ramp, Alesia Raut spends time training young models.

Not many know that she's a single mother to a 10-year-old son and often juggles her time between modeling and parenting.  

Hemangi Parte


Photograph: Kind courtesy Hemangi Parte/Instagram

She was born and raised in Mumbai and has walked a zillion times at Lakme Fashion Week. 

A favourite among the top designers, this season, she walked for Rahul Mishra, Anavila, Manish Malhotra, Urvashi Jonejoa and Ritu Kumar.

Read more about her! Model watch: Hemangi Parte

Reha Sukheja

Rhea Sukheja

Photograph: Kind courtesy Reha Sukheja/Instagram

A lover of sports, Reha's six-foot frame made her the basketball champ back in school. 

A Hyderabad-based model, she started off at the age of 19 -- Reha participated in the I Am She Miss Universe contest -- and since then there has been no looking back for this model.

Want to see Reha Sukheja show a foreign model how to do a balle, balle? Check it out here! What really goes on backstage at fashion week?

Mitali Rannorey


Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/

A Maharashtrian from Bangalore, she now calls Mumbai her second home. 

A telecommunications engineer, she was groomed by Prasad Bidappa.

By the time she finished her final year of engineering, she was working with him and got her first assignment.

Read her interview here! Modelspeak: Being skinny makes you look sick

Rachel Bayross


Photograph: Kind Courtesy W Five Communication

You'd have watched her sashay down the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week. 

A regular at Manish Malhotra shows, this model loves music, dance and travel.

Apart from her smoking hot looks, people who have met Rachel personally will vouch for her being a sweetheart :)

Deepti Gujral

Deepti Gujral

Photograph: Kind Courtesy India Beach Fashion Week

She's been around in the fashion scene for over a decade now, and has walked for almost every top designer in India.

Born and raised in Kolkata, her first assignment was a commercial for Bombay Dyeing.

This season of Lakme Fashion Week she walked for Narendra Kumar, Antar Agni, Rahul Mishra and Jade, to name a few designers.   

Aishwarya Sushmita

Aishwarya Sushmita


Photograph: Kind Courtesy Kingfisher Calendar

A singer, belly dancer, and national level badminton player, Aishwarya Sushmita hails from Darbhanga, Bihar.

A Kingfisher model, she's become a regular at Lakme Fashion Week. 

Read her interview here! Meet Kingfisher calendar girl Aishwarya Sushmita

Ujjwala Raut

Ujjwala Raut

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/

This season the supermodel walked the ramp in a SEXY swimwear for Falguni and Shane Peacock's Spring/Summer 2018 Collection.

A mother of one, this 36-year-old model made a grand comeback as the showstopper for Monisha Jaising at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015.

Since then, she has been LFW's daring on the ramp.

Candice Pinto

Candice Pinto

Photograph: Uday Kuckian/


You can't miss those bewitching eyes and SEXY frame on the runway. 

Marriage hasn't stopped Candice Pinto from walking the Lakme Fashion Week ramp this year. 

She is still a hot favourite among designers.

Read her interview here! Candice Pinto: 'I don't follow trends'

Aishwarya Singh

Aishwarya Singh

Photograph: Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week

Aishwarya Singh is an economics graduate from Delhi University.

Modelling happened by 'sheer luck' for this model who was born and brought up in the town of Obra in Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh.

In September 2014, she auditioned for Kingfisher Super Models 2014 and was among the top four models in the finale round.

Read her interview here! How I became a model

Sony Kaur

Sony Kaur

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sony Kaur/Instagram

She's been scorching the ramp since she was 16. 

Sony Kaur can carry off any ensemble with elan. Her confidence reflects in her eyes. 

There was a time when she felt that she was too skinny for Indian designers, but all that is history now!

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