Smart and sexy, aptly describes Rahul Nair, a workaholic in a corporate to a successful model turned actor. Based in Bangalore, this young dynamic lad started his modelling career at the age of 23 in 2012. After working in a company, Atlisource for almost 4 years, he decided to quit the corporate world for the glitz and glamorous modelling career. He’s also bagged the lead role for a Kannada movie ‘Kamakshi’ releasing in July in 3 different languages.
Your Fashion Story got in touch with this impeccably chiseled and stylish Bangalorean! Know more about him here –
YSF: Tell us know a little about yourself
Rahul: I was born and brought up in Bangalore. I have also done my schooling from here. Later I graduated from Christ College with BBM degree. Little known thing about me is that I also was a stunt bike rider.
YSF: You quit your job with Altisource to become a fashion model. How & when did you reach that decision?
Rahul:I finished my BBM in June 2010 and joined Altisource in September 2010. I worked there for there for 3 and half years. It was an amazing journey, a great feeling to meet so many new people of different age groups and learn so much every day. Those days, I also use to do modelling part time. About 2 years back, I decided to take up modelling and acting more seriously but was working at Altisource too which was equally important as I had just got promoted to a supervisor. Hence, my roles and responsibilities had tripled and so did my projects in modelling. Initially it was really hard to work 10-12 hours a day and at the same time go for shoots and shows but then I somehow started to manage both. I worked there till March 2014, decided to take a break from the corporate world and concentrate more on acting and modelling. As I am currently doing a lead role in a Kannada movie and the shooting has already started. About 3 years back, modelling was just a part time work for me but now modelling and acting is all I do. I don’t know if I will ever get back to working but I might just do it as I love to work too; the pressure, the responsibilities, the targets and the politics is all fun.
YFS: What was the initial response from industry like? What were the difficulties you had to face?
Rahul: Initially, it was quite hard & disappointing as I was really new to this industry and most of them would not want to work with people who are new to the industry. They would want to work with someone who is experienced hence that was difficult. Also, being a fitness model has its own advantages and disadvantages as at a few places I was considered too bulky & built and when I lost weight and toned down, I was considered to be skinny for a fitness model.
YFS: What keeps you motivated?
Rahul: The results of my hard work which follows.
Rahul: My first shot in front of the camera for Dell TVC back in 2012 and also the hoardings and videos all over. Every project has being better than the other and different. Winning the Mr. Body Perfect South India and couple of other subtitle along with it. Also, my first movie break.
YFS: Do you have any other experience in same industry?
Rahul: Yes, photography but I have not yet gone professional. I would like to continue that in future as a professional.
Rahul: I would be assisting my family business
YFS: What is that one unique thing about you and how would you define your own style?
Rahul: I have a perfectly chiseled body all around the year. (wink)
YFS: Where do you see yourself after 5 years?
Rahul: An internationally acclaimed personality
YFS: What is your definition of happiness?
Rahul: Fame, money, success, power, love so on
YFS: Any message for people, who are still looking for their inspiration?
Rahul: Opportunities don’t always knock at your door, we need to knock on the right one, grab them and make sure we make the most out of it.
Story credits – Ankita Bhalani