A versatile fashion model, tall dusky sultry and a stunner – Sandhya Shetty, Femina Miss India 2000 finalist and Vatika Ford Supermodel 2002 1st runners up, is going great in her modelling career. Sandhya believes, “To be a successful model, it takes a great amount of intelligence apart from being just a pretty face and have a great body.”
Sandhya has had the distinction to be featured on the cover of London based fashion magazine OCCASIONS, along with a fashion feature in 2002. Her unusual beauty captivated Partho Ghosh, the Paris based international photographer’s eye in 2002. She was featured in the international French fashion magazines PARIS MATCH in 2002 and POINT DE VUE in 2003, a rare feat by an Indian model. Partho Ghosh also shot a series of pictures of Sandhya recently, for his international exhibition titled BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD, being held all over the world.
Sandhya was inclined towards fashion and modelling right from her early days of college. This inclination saw her doing a brief stint in fashion designing, to get the first-hand-knowledge of fashion and styling. She feels, “Fashion modelling is unique in creating great illusions.” When she is on the ramp, her transformation from an innocent girl to the epitome of seductive elegance is just mind-blowing. With one friendly smile, she transforms the image of a model with an attitude into the girl-next-door to a great perfection.
As a model, Sandhya loves to be in front of the camera all the time. A perfectionist, she believes, “To achieve one’s goal in life, one has to be self disciplined and a dedicated soul. Modelling is one of the toughest professions in the world. Life of a model is full of disciplined upbringing, habits and sacrifices.” To excel in life is what Sandhya truly believes in. She attributes her success to cope with the round-the-clock work pressure to her loving family and her GOD loving attitude.
Vatika Ford SUPERMODEL 2002 – 1st runners up
FEMINA Miss India 2000 finalist
INTERNATIONAL &NATIONAL FASHION SHOOTS:
Featured on the COVER of London based fashion magazine OCCASIONS, along with a fashion feature in 2002.
French magazines PARIS MATCH in 2002 & POINT DE VUE in 2003.
Cover page for femina 2001
Fashion feature for "new woman" 2002
Cover page for "la mode" 2004
Fashion feature for "hi blitz" 2005
Fashion feature for "verve" 2005
cover page for "debonair" anniversary issue 2007
A series of pictures shot by international Paris based photographer PARTHO GHOSH, for his exhibition titled BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD, being held all over the world.
Modelled for designers like Anita Dongre (AND), Kaushik Shrimanker (STUDIO SINNITA), Bhamini Subramanium, Asif Merchant, Nirmal Mandoth, Noel Salins and Sanjeev Mulchandani.
Modelled for Chintamani Jewellers’ Award-winning jewellery collection – The Golden Bustier.
Worked with India’s leading choreographers like Hemant Trivedi, Lubna Adams, Achala Sachdev, Sangeeta Chopra and designers like Rocky S, Shaina N C, Anita Dongre, Kaushik Shrimanker, Vikram Phadnis, Aslam Khan and others.
Has walked the ramp in more than 700 and odd shows all across the country and abroad.
AD CAMPAIGNS (Print & TVC):
Levi’s Vocals, Shoppers’ Stop, FILMFARE, FEMINA, ROOPAM, DIGJAM,
TRIGGER JEANS, Nallis sarees and Creative Line.
SAVVY’s International Women’s Day 2003 show.
Designer Kaushik Shrimanker’s fashion show in Pune, in 2002.
TAAI’s Annual Show 2001 at THE CLUB, Mumbai.
4 cities launch of FED EX in 2000 in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore & Chennai.
Launch and premier of blockbuster film GADDAR in 2001.
6 shows of RAVE cigarettes in 2002 in Hyderabad along with well-known DJs – Akbar Sami, Nasha, Ryan, Whosane and others.
TAAI’s Annual event 2002, in association with British Airways at Le Meridien, Cochin.
2001 and 2003 New Years’ eve at The TAJ, Mumbai.
2002 New Year’s eve at The Grand Maratha Sheraton, Mumbai.
25th December 2005 compared @ the turf club race course Mumbai for the "Chateau Indage" Chantilli wine festival
2005 compered a show for the corporate client IDEA cellular gold card special event in Goa
2004 compered a show for the corporate client for the launch of XEROX Multifunctional Machine in Hyderabad
" Diamond Show 2006 " the biggest b2b show for DTC. (goa park hyatt)
The excellence award show for the year 2006 - 2007 for the multinational company "Cummins" at the pan card club (pune).
2007 the "Taj Palace Hotel" (colaba) show for the leadership summit from Australia (Toni Brasch Event Management).
Nitin Bali’s ‘Diwana huwa badal…’ for BMG Crescendo in 2003.
Asha Bhosle’s ‘Dil padosan hai…’ for HMV in 2003.
Amitabh’s ‘Chala jata hoon…’ for ZEE music in 2002.
Sukhvinder’s ‘Tere bina nahin jeena…’ for TIPS in 2002.
Anamika’s ‘Gum hai kisi ke pyaar mein…’ for LARA music in 2001.
MOVIES, TELEVISON & THEATRE:
M F Hussain’s MEENAXI - A Tale of Three Cities – 2003.
Raja Menon’s BAS YUN HI - 2003.
Action series JOSH on STAR TV, directed by Anil Naidu (all the stunts were performed by self) – 2003.
Bengali film "KAAL" directed by bappaditya bandhopadhyay - 2007
Done couple of plays in TULU and HINDI theatre.