Monday, July 30, 2012

Careers in Modelling

Modelling is one of the most popular career options among youngsters in India. This profession attracts males and females equally, though there was a time when females dominated the field. With the increasing exposure of media around the India there has been a fabulous boost in the ad industry. As new products are launched everyday, companies need fresh faces for their advertisements and they look for new models to advertise their products. On the other hand increasing influence of fashion industry has attracted a lot of young people to this sector.   
Modelling is a glamorous field it offers many opportunities to travel and meet different classes of people. It is one of the highest paid career options for youth. It is a very competitive and short- lived career. There is too much stress in this profession and working hours are erratic.  This work requires a lot of stamina and patience.
In this profession educational qualifications are not important but the physical attributes and personal qualities are more important.
The modelling can be classified into ramp modelling, television modelling and print modelling.


As such there is no pre defined qualification or age limit to enter into this field. A person has to prepare a portfolio of photographs taken by a professional photographer. This portfolio can then be shown to a model co-ordinating, an advertising agency, agency providing suitable models according to requirements, or a fashion designer. A person can also enter in this field by applying for the contests sponsored by cloth manufactures, magazines, cosmetic companies and participating in beauty pageants.

The various training programs available in market provides instructions on make-up, beauty care, hair styling, diet and exercise, how to walk and carry yourself elegantly and so on.

Personal characteristics
The main quality required to become a model is a good and healthy body and complexion. A model should be tall, height criteria for women is 5'7" to 6' or 6' plus and for a man it is 6' or 6' plus and he should be muscular.

Job Prospects

Good job prospects are available in the following area of modelling

Television modelling
Print modelling
Show room modelling
Ramp or catwalk modelling/Live modelling
Advertising modelling


The sum of money paid to models depends upon the prestige of the magazine and who is the organizer of that particular event. Females are paid more then man in this field. A fresher can start his career somewhere between 10,000 to 15,000 per month. There is no limit of money, once a model gets established in this field.

Top Institutes of modelling

  • Face 1,797, Jesia Building,Jam-e-Jamshedji Road,Parsi Colony,Dadar, Mumbai- 400 014, Ph: 414 9968, 412 6878
  • Catwalk,K-40, Hauz Khas Enclave,New Delhi
  • Platinum Models,A 276, Shivalik,New Delhi
  • Glitz,F-100 Lajpat Nagar II,New Delhi - 110 024,Ph: 683 0921
  • Oz1 Models Management,Gamdevi Phiroze Shah Road,Santa Cruz (W),Mumbai
  • The Ramp,A 22,Gulmohar Park,New Delhi - 110 049
  • Aditi Modelling Service,324, Upper Palace Orchard,Bangalore - 560 080,Ph: 334 2518
  • Passion EC 191,Sector 1, Salt Lake,Kolkata Ph: 359 3502, 334 6319
  • Profilez Estd. P29, F10, UCO Avenue Apts.,Novodaya Colony, Srinagar, J&K
  • Profilez Estd. P29, F10, UCO Hyderabad
  • New India Models.Com,201, Mayur Plaza, LSC Opp. ASN School, Mayur Vihar Phase-1, New Delhi,Ph: 91-11-2712222
  • The Model Shoppe at Talwalkar's Fitness Club(Juhu), Gulmohar Society, Gulmohar Road No. 1,Mumbai- 400049
  • Elite Model Managament India, Nariman Bhavan 9thFloor,Mumbai- 400021 Ph: 022-256303666
  • Elite School of Modelling, B-55 Greater Kailash part-I,New Delhi-110-51552222.


  1. Hi! Really an informative and well researched article. I request you to keep adding further career options to this blog regularly.Good luck.
    Dr.Sanjib Kumar Acharya
    Founder/Senior Career Counselor
    New Delhi.

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