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Let us help you to understand how to become a model and how to start modeling in India. Read all the details below carefully as these details will help you to get complete insight to start your modeling career.

We at NIMs modeling agency help freshers to understand how to start modeling and help them at each step of modeling.

Before starting modeling you should know – what is modeling ?

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Modeling is a very interesting, creative, lucrative and glamorous career option. If you plan it right you can get tremendous name, fame and money in it.

A person who plays a role to promote, endorse or advertise a product or service is called a model and the work is called modeling.

In India most of the freshers think modeling means walking on the ramp and doing fashion shows only. Please note that it is just a very small part of modeling. As a model you can do many more things like –

1. Ramp / Fashion Shows
2. Print ads / Catalog shoots
3. E-commerce / Website shoots
4. TV commercials
5. Look Books for fashion designers
6. Fine art / artistic nudes
7. Music videos
8. Short movies / Internet viral videos
9. TV serials
10. Feature films / Regional movies
… and more.

Steps to start modeling

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Before understanding the steps to start modeling, let’s discuss what do you need in yourself to be a model.
Here are few most important things you need to have to start modeling.

First requirement – Passion
You should have passion to be a model. A very high level of interest and love to face the camera.
If you are entering modeling line just because others think you are good and suitable, then this is not the right approach.
You should yourself feel that you want to be a model.

Second – Looks
Modeling is majorly about your looks and how you carry yourself.
You should have a pleasing personality and fit body. Zero figure or muscular body is not necessary.

Third – Confidence
You should be confident enough to meet people on your own.
You should be confident enough to wear all types of garments and carry them with ease.

Fourth – Skill / Talent
You should have skills and talent to face the camera with ease, should be good at posing and giving different expressions.

Now if you have all these then the steps to start modeling are as follows :-

Step one – meet top modeling agencies and fashion photographers.
They will evaluate you and tell you if they think you are fit to enter modeling.

Step two – Get a professional portfolio done from a top modeling agency or top fashion photographer only.
For portfolio charges click here

Step three – Meet different modeling agencies and show this portfolio to them. The person who does your portfolio will help you in this.

These companies then show your portfolio to their clients and if they select you then you get work.

Here are some modeling tips for aspiring models on how to become a model in India.

How to become a model

Body & Height requirements to start modeling career in India

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To become a male model: You need to have fit and lean body. It is not required to have bulky muscular body with 6 abs etc. If you have good muscles that’s fine but it is not compulsory. A good proportionate body with pleasing personality and confidence is much better.

To become a female model: Zero figure is not required !
Nowadays for commercial and print advertisements etc. a fuller, proportionate and pleasing personality is more in demand. Flat figure is not in demand except for ramp shows/fashion shows or few high fashion shoots.
A good figure for female models would be – Bust: 33-36″ , Waist: 26-28″ , Hips: 33-36″
But it also depends on your bone structure.

What is the minimum height required for models in India ?

Please understand that average height in India is different than the other countries.

For males the minimum height for Ramp walk / fashion shows in India is 5’10” (178cms).
For pageants like Mr. India and other assignments the minimum height for male models is above 5’7″ (171cms). We recommend minimum 5’10”.

For females the minimum height for Ramp walk / fashion shows in India is 5’7″ (171cms)
For print ads and commercial modeling the minimum height for female models in India is 5’3″ or 5’4″ (162cms).

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Is there any course required for modeling ?

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No. To be a model you should have right attitude, good personality, confidence, boldness and open mindedness.
Modeling is all about your passion, poses and expressions.
You should know how to carry yourself and pose in different outfits.
We feel these things cannot be taught. It comes from within.

How can I be a professional fashion Model ?

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To be a professional fashion model you should have a good and fit body, good confidence, should be able to carry all kind of garments with confidence, should know how to pose and should know how to make contacts in the industry.

Once you are ready, get your professional portfolio done by an experienced best fashion photographer or portfolio photographer through a leading modeling agency.

DO NOT get your portfolio done through a friend or amateur photographer as it will destroy your modeling career before it starts.

DO NOT get into the industry with your normal pics, it would give a very bad impression.

We can help you getting started by making your professional portfolio and promoting you in this industry.
To discuss more please get in touch with us at 9818401068.

We have the best portfolio photographer in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

To know the portfolio charges click this Portfolio Charges for portfolio photography

What is the cost to start modeling ?

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To be a model you should have a professional portfolio only from a professional portfolio photographer.

We can help you to get your modeling career started by shooting your portfolio and promoting you.

The starting price for a professional portfolio shoot is Rs.50,000 onwards.

You can see the details about portfolio charges at fashion photographers in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Portfolio Charges for portfolio photography

Can I try without a professional portfolio ?

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Yes you can surely try. But it is bit difficult.
NIMs is India’s biggest platform for fresh models and new comers.

You can add your profile on NIMs and we will show it to the whole modeling and acting industry through NIMs.
People who require models post their requirement on our website and you can apply to them directly through assignments section.

It’s very easy to display your profile on NIMs website.

Step 1

Register Free !

Step 2

Click Add profile

Select the suitable category and click “Go”. If you are trying with your normal pictures then you need to select aspiring models category. If you have a professional portfolio then select Male models or Female models.

Fill your details and attach few images one by one. Each image should be less than 1MB.
Click “Continue”.

Step 3

Pay the joining fee of Rs.5000 + 18% GST by credit card/debit card/bank transfer.
Once we verify and publish your profile, it will be made live on the website.

Now you would be able to access modeling assignments.
Below each assignment there is an “Apply Now” button that you can click and your profile will be sent directly to the company.

Which is the best city to start modelling ?

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If you are in North India, the best place to start your modeling career would be New Delhi, India.

The reason is simple. Delhi is the fashion capital of India. Delhi has its own emerging and unique set of young individuals across different fields. Delhi is also the main center for fashion learning with NIFT’s major presence here. There are definitely more buyers at Delhi fashion weeks, and it has a more international feel.

You can find various modelling agencies in Delhi. NIMs is considered as the top modelling agency in Delhi.

For east India Kolkata is the best place to start and for mid and south India, Bangalore has a nice market.

Mumbai is the main hub of modeling and acting industry in India. So, its the best place to go and explore further opportunities once you have a good experience in modeling. Mumbai has more work related to movies, serials and videos.

How to choose the right modeling agency ?

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Here are some key pointers that will help find the good modelling agencies so that you will know “How to become a model”.

  • If you are starting your modeling career then always get your portfolio and promotion done through the agency that has lot of experience in helping freshers. Don’t go for agencies that deal with top models until you gain some experience and have made good contacts.
  • Verify the information like name address, phone number, website etc. of the agency and since when they are in business.
  • Reputed modelling agencies give you time to think before you say yes to work or portfolio shoot, while the fraud ones use pressuring techniques.
  • Usually the fraud agencies will promise you instant work or higher payment than what a fresher deserves. Be careful of such modeling agencies.

How much can I earn in modeling ?

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It all depends on you. There is no minimum or maximum limit in this industry.
To get modeling assignments you should have talent and passion.
You should be hard working, smart, friendly and most importantly should know how to make the right contacts.
The freshers start with Rs.2000-3000 per day’s modeling assignment.
If you are good, you reach Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000 per day in a years time.
It all depends on the type of shoot and the client’s budget.

I already have a professional model portfolio. How can NIMs help me ?

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NIMs is India’s best platform for promoting freelance models.
If you already have a professional portfolio you can add your profile on NIMs so that 1000s of companies can see your profile and get in touch with you directly for modeling/acting assignments.

It’s very easy to display your profile on NIMs website.

Step 1

Register Free !

Step 2

Click Add profile

Select the suitable category and click “Go”. If you are trying with your normal pictures then you need to select aspiring models. If you have a professional portfolio then select Male models or Female models respectfully.

Fill your details and attach few images one by one. Each image should be less than 1MB.
Click “Continue”.

Step 3

Make a small payment !
Once we verify and publish your profile, it will be made live on the website.
Now you would be able to access modeling assignments and apply to them directly.

What is the Benefit to Display Profile on NIMs ?

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NIMs is the most popular website for model promotion and visibility.
Once you are on NIMs website, you are known to the whole industry.
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When your profile is published on NewIndianModels.com along with your details, it is promoted to 1000s of fashion, advertising, casting people of the industry by email and social networks.

Most of the Advertising agencies, Model coordinators, Production houses, Casting Directors, Fashion Designers and Clients visit our website and hire models by posting their requirement under assignments section and models can apply to them directly.

Also, you would be able to access modeling assignments and apply to them directly.

So do you have what it takes to become a model in India ? If yes, get in touch and we can help !
We are considered as one of India’s best modelling agencies in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Call / whatsapp at 9999050902 Or 9818401068 – for guidance and to book your portfolio shoot.

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