It ill undoubtedly be another tremendous year for the Indian Fashion industry. So, Rolla Bazaar has compiled a list of the top 5 Indian models to look out for in 2017!

Read on to see who made the list…

Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon Top Indian Models 2017

The 26-year-old model/actress has the very unique talent of being able to look good in any form of clothing. She could be wearing a bin liner and still look breath-taking and because of that she makes our list.

She made her acting debut in psychological thriller Nenokkadine and her  big break came shortly after when starring opposite Tiger Shroff in Heropanti. She is currently filming her next film Raabta directed by Dinesh Vijan.

Fun Fact – Kriti has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communication.

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi Top Indian Models 2017

The Indo-American author, actress, model, TV host and executive producer really is a jack of all entertainment trades.

In terms of modelling however, Lakshmi’s catwalk career began at the age of 21 whilst studying abroad in Madrid whilst being discovered by an agent one afternoon whilst sitting in a café.

She is the first Indian woman to model in Paris, Milan and New York and has modelled for top designers including Emanuel Ungaro, Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Ralph Lauren and Alberta Ferretti.

Fun Fact – Lakshmi appeared on an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway? In 2004

Deepika Pudakone

Deepika Top Indian Models 2017

The global megastar’s modelling career began in childhood when appearing in a couple of adverts at the age of 8. It was in 2004 when Deepika became a full time model under the tutelage of Prasad Bidapa.

In 2005, she made her runway debut at Lakme Fashion week and the rest as they say is history…

Now, Deepika Pudakone is one of the highest paid actresses in the world, recently appeared in her first Hollywood project in the form of xXx: Return of Xander Cage this year and is the founder of The Live Laugh Foundation which spreads awareness about mental health in India.

Fun Fact – Deepika used to play Badminton at an international level.

Ujjwala Raut

Ujjwala_Raut Top Indian Models 2017

Ujjwala won the “Femina Look of the Year” at the Femina Miss India contest at the age of 17! Since then she has walked the runways for some of the biggest names in fashion including:

  • Yves Saint-Laurent
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Hugo Boss
  • Cynthia Rowley
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Betsey Johnson
  • Gucci, Givenchy
  • Valentino
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Emilio Pucci
  • Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Fun Fact – She judged and hosted the Kingfisher Calendar Hunt in 2012 along with Milind Soman.

Diana Penty

Diana Penty Top Models 2017

Diana began her full-time modelling career back in 2005 when she was signed up by Elite models India. She went on to model for several Indian designers such as Wendell Rodricks, Rohit Bal and Rina Dhaka and some of India’s most prominent brands including Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri, Parachute and Westside.

She has since gone on to endorse global brands including Maybelline, Garnier and Forever 21 as well as break into Bollywood!

Fun Fact – Diana has bachelor’s degree in Mass Media from St. Xavier’s College

That’s our choices for the top 5 Indian models you should be looking out for this year. Do you agree with our list? Let us know in the comments below.

Images courtesy of the Deepika Pudakone Facebook Page, the Kriti Sanon Facebook Page, the Padma Lakshmi Facebook Page, the Ujjwala Raut Twitter Page and the Diana Penty Facebook Page