Uttarakhand is gradually making its mark in the fashion industry of India. Known for its contribution to the Indian Army and the IT sector, the state of Uttarakhand is now, slowly but steadily, also getting ahead in the rat race in the world of beauty and fashion.

Here’s a quick run-down of the top 10 models from Uttarakhand who are already ruling the ramp or are all geared up for making the world their runway.

Lakshmi Rana

Often termed as the ‘Goddess Of The Ramp’, this beauty from Dehradun, hardly needs an introduction. Currently residing in New Delhi, Lakshmi has been ruling the runways for the last two decades and still going strong.

Ravi Goswami

With his piercing eyes and chiseled jawline, Ravi Goswami sure is a model to reckon with. He hails from Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, and later moved to Delhi to pursue his interest in modeling. Ravi is currently placed in Milan, Italy.

Dipti Sharma

Born and brought up in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, this bombshell debuted as an exclusive for Balenciaga’s S/S 2018 show. She was the first-ever Indian model to feature in a campaign by Balenciaga. Currently based in New York, Dipti keeps traveling across Milan, Paris, London and all the other fashion capitals, thanks to her booming career.

Hitesh Bisht

Belonging to Dehradun, Hitesh started his modeling career with Ninjas. With a face that makes many go weak in the knees, he is making his mark in the American modeling industry. Hitesh is currently based in New York.

Abhay Rawat

A desirable physique and a killer smile have helped this lad from Dehradun bag several editorials for some of the biggest fashion magazines like Vogue, Trend, GQ, etc. Abhay is currently placed in New York.

Priya Jain

With her unique beauty and effortless posing, this model from Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, sure knows how to turn heads in the fashion circuit! Priya is currently based in London.

Apurav Nautiyal

Belonging to Tehri, Uttarakhand, this multi-faceted model bagged a place within the Indian fashion industry thanks to his hard work and dedication. No wonder then that he is a designer’s favorite for editorials & campaigns.

Sumita Bhandari

Sumita Bhandari has become one of India’s most successful models walking runways in fashion capitals like Milan, Paris and London. She began her career by competing at Femina Miss India in 2018 as a representative from Uttarakhand.

Raj Dobriyal

Having walked the ramp for biggies and done campaigns for designers, including Sabyasachi, this small-town guy from Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, is surely catching everyone’s fancy in the world of fashion. Raj is based in New York.

Manoj Singh Jalal

Often mistaken to be a Scandinavian model, this handsome lad actually belongs to the Almora district of Uttarakhand. Manoj started his journey by winning the title of Himalayan Buzz Mr. North India in 2019 and then became quite a popular face on the runway once he moved to Mumbai.

Pallavi Joshi

Print ads, editorials, designer catalogs; the gorgeous Pallavi Joshi has been there and done that. Originally from Chakrata, Uttarakhand, Pallavi is currently based in New Delhi.

Aishwarya Goel

If there was a secret to looking gorgeous all the time, we are sure that Aishwarya knows it! This tall beauty from Dehradun has been a finalist at Femina Miss India 2 times! She is currently living in Gurugram.

Ananya Mishra

Ananya Mishra was discovered by FDCI during their male model hunt in 2021. With his cute face and curly hair, Ananya quickly made a name for himself in the fashion industry after this opportunity.

Nitin Bhandari

Nitin Bhandari got his modelling start after winning the Phoenix City mega model hunt. Originally from Dehradun, Nitin moved to Bangalore to study aviation and was scouted by model agent Prasad Biadapa while living there.

Kiran Bisht

Known for her unconventional looks, Haldwani’s Kiran Bisht is now a New Delhi-based model and influencer aside from her modelling career.

Sagar Bhandari

Hailing from Pauri, Uttarakhand, Sagar is known for his sculpted physique and fierce looks.

Ankesh Kothari

Originally from Dehradun and currently based in New Delhi, Ankesh got noticed in the modeling fraternity because of his quintessential looks and manly charm! He has plenty of commercials and campaigns to his credit.

Anoshka Chauhan

Anoshka Chauhan was an unlikely modelling discovery as a NIFT Gandhinagar graduate. Hailing from Dehradun but now Mumbai-based, Anoshka has become a sought-after face for commercial modelling and acting.

Shalini Dobhal

She adds magic to every frame and walks the ramp like a dream! Shalini kicked off her career by winning the prestigious Himalayan Buzz Miss Uttarakhand title. She hails from Uttarakashi and is currently based in New Delhi.

Deeksha Thapa

This serene beauty is busy effortlessly gliding across runways at shows and doing several editorials in between! Her fierce looks grabbed eyeballs in MTV’s show, Supermodel India.

Raj Bisht

Sharp jawline, curly hair, and a ripped body…that’s  Raj Bisht for you. Currently based in Mumbai, Raj is the perfect choice for landing sports and other clothing brand campaigns.

Neeraj Chamoli

With roots in Uttarakhand but living in New Delhi, Neeraj Chamoli started modelling 5 years ago. In a short time, he has become a favourite with ethnic wear brands.




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