Modelling today has become one of the most sought after career options for youngsters in India. This is one of the most thrilling as well as lucrative profession, it attracts males and females equally, though there was a time when females dominated the field. With the expansion of consumerism and media there has been a fabulous boost in the ad industry. This along with upsurge in fashion industry have made modeling an attractive career option. It has generated a large and continuing demand for fresh faces and personalities to launch and promote a variety of branded products or show a garment to its best advantage. Modelling is undoubtedly a glamorous field which offers tremendous opportunities to travel and meet various classes of people. Moreover once established it is a highly paid job. Even with all these plus points it involves lot of hard work, dedication and perseverance to be successful in this field. It is a highly competitive and short- lived career. Further, stress factor is high and the hours are erratic. The job also requires a lot of stamina and patience
The field of modelling is glamorous and give you a prosperous career but making a sustained niche is one of the vital issue before all the models. You have to develop certain qualities such as patience, good social networks, and a great sense of professionalism. It is not necessary that one will get full fledge opportunity in modelling fields. Initially, one may have to start from small things like a small TV ad, or simple role in show businesses. There are many models who are doing very well in the Bollywood. In fact, they have made a separate niche for themselves in the film industry. Both men and women have promising careers in the fashion and modelling industries. Participation in Photo shoots from the early age is the added advantage. To make a good model, the person should have the characteristics like optimistic view, high level of confidence, patience, perseverance, good facial appearance, optimum height and solid body along with photogenic face.
There is no specific qualification or age limit to enter into this field. First step for making an entry is to prepare a portfolio. This consists of a series of photographs taken by a professional photographer. The portfolio can then be shown to an advertising agency, a model co-ordinating agency providing suitable models according to requirements, or a fashion designer.
Frankfinn Institute of Modelling and Acting New Delhi,
Padarpan Films and Theatre Institute, New Delhi
B.E. College Model School, West Bengal
R K Films and Media Academy, Delhi
Lakhotia Institute of Design, Hyderabad, Telangana
Krisshnaa Acting Academy, Delhi
NTR Model College, Hyderabad, Telangana
Indian School of Films and Drama (ISFD), Ranchi Jharkhand
Modelling is one of the highest paid jobs in 2012. So, making career in modelling is the judicious steps in these days. Modelling connects you both from small as well as big screens. Post LPG era, the Indian economy experienced robust growth that too stirs the requirements of models in the industry like advertising, electronic media, fashion, textile, FMCG products, cosmetics, etc. The different lucrative modelling fields are: runaway, catalogue, showroom, fit, promotional, television, videos, print advertisement and editorial modelling.