Indian Models
FARHAD SHAHNAWAZ

Studying Secunderabad-based model Farhad Shahnawaz's portfolio, the first thought that came to mind was that he was treading a path to the big league. After winning 'Boogie Woogie' in 1994 and in the top five finalists of Gladrags 2004, he bagged an assortment of plum assignments like TVCs for 'Kalaniketan' and 'Nokia Champions' starring Priyanka Chopra and print campaigns with the highlight being chosen the face of 'Chi Man' in the US.

 

He then made a smooth transition into television with 'Sanskar — Dharogar Apnon Ki' which paved the path for his cinematic dream with Telugu film 'Relax' and 'Rey'. "As a model I was continually looking for other things to pursue. It's important to keep evolving. I always like to challenge myself to improve at everything I do. Acting fascinated me and I was waiting for the right break" says the 6'I" model. "I'm easygoing by nature and realise that one can't plan for the experience’ one must adapt. I'm currently working on a film and there few films in the pipeline."

— JASMEEN DUGAL