NAMG MENTORS

Founder Mentor Shakir Shaikh

Appreciated for his work ethic, discipline and professionalism, acclaimed Fashion Choreographer and Show Director Shakir Shaikh has an extensive experience of almost two decades in the Indian Modelling industry. As a visionary, he wanted to set up a platform that would present well-groomed and well-trained models who will excel at their job. After two years of planning and coordination, Shaikh with his dream team of mentors prepared a unique curriculum that will help aspiring models make a mark for themselves in the Indian Modelling industry.

Mentor Diandra Soares

Diandra Soares has an illustrious career as a Supermodel, Professional Make-up Artist, Host, Reality TV Star and Actor for over twenty years. A trailblazer in the truest sense of the word, what sets Diandra apart from her peers is her intelligence, charisma and style. Her passion for her work and innate flair for advising and counselling makes her the ideal head mentor. Over the years she has mentored several models and her endeavour is to contribute to the profession by giving them the right guidance.

Mentor Sucheta Sharma James

Sucheta Sharma James started her modelling career in 2004 when she won Elite Model Look of The Year and represented India at the International contest in China. Muse of leading fashion designers, she is one of the most recognized faces of the Indian Modelling industry. Known for her beauty, confidence and fitness, Sucheta will impart all this and much more to aspiring models. With her rich industry experience, she will share her knowledge and expertise, thus enabling them to hone their skills and embrace their individuality.

Mentor Harrison James

Former model Harrison James won Gladrags Best Body 2003 and is now the Founder of MFT – My Fitness Trainer. An ISSA Certified Fitness Professional, Harrison is dedicated to educating people on fitness for over ten years. His clientele boasts of leading models and people from the entertainment industry. With his vast knowledge of fitness, he will transform aspiring models by training their body and mind while retaining their individuality.

Mentor Karishma Modi Chandhoke

Winner of Femina Look of the Year 1999 and Miss Talented at Elite Model Look 1999 in France, Karishma Modi Chandhoke has rich experience in pageantry, modeling, and acting. Backed by her rich experience and her ability to train young models, Karishma will transform their personalities by teaching them etiquette, basic make-up and will encourage them to cultivate a personal style, which will help them not just in their professional sphere but in every phase of their life.

Mentor Gwen Athaide

Miss India Miss Athletic and winner of Miss Maharashtra 2004-05, Gwen Athaide has also won Channel V’s Get Gorgeous Season 5 and later hosted the channel’s gizmo show. With a career spanning over a decade, Gwen has worked as a Model for some of the renowned Fashion Designers and Brands in India. Her purpose to give back to the Modelling industry made her join John Maxwell Team in Florida, the USA to be trained and certified in Leadership and Mastermind Coach. She will be imparting her knowledge and sharing her life experiences which will prepare aspiring talents for a successful career in the Modelling industry.

Mentor Asha Hariharan

Hair and Make-up Artist Asha Hariharan is an ace professional with over thirty years of experience. Trained under renowned Make-up Artists in Paris and Hong Kong, Asha has won several accolades over the years and has an unparalleled international exposure of working with celebrities, leading global brands and fashion magazines. Apart from managing her entrepreneurial ventures, she has been grooming aspiring models with the techniques of hair and make-up that complements their personalities.

Mentor Ken Ferns

A Fashion Design graduate from Mumbai, Designer Ken Ferns has been redefining the Indian Fashion sphere with his own label. Creativity, originality and an impeccable sense of fashion have always been his USPs. He has represented India at the Fashion Asia held at China in 2015 and is the recipient of the International Award for the Top Five Designers in Asia. Apart from showcasing his couture and prêt line at various fashion weeks, Ken is also a Costume Designer and Wardrobe Stylist of several Films and Reality TV Shows. He will be mentoring students on fashion, design and styling.

Mentor Hutoxi Doodwalla

An English Language, Diction Expert and Etiquette Trainer, Hutoxi has eighteen years of experience in coaching beauty pageant aspirants and contestants. She divides her time between this and as a Speech and Drama Teacher to school children; preparing them for Trinity College London examinations from the last ten years. She will be guiding students on their speech, pronunciation, voice modulation and will enable them to make a lasting vocal impression.

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