He was discovered in a Discotheque by ace designer Rohit Bal.
His previous girlfriend was Malini Ramani - daughter of the celebrated socialite
He has recently married Indian Supermodel Mehr Jessia. He was proclaimed
Societys Face of the year, 1994.
He was initially keen to make a career internationally.
He realized once he was abroad that the modeling scene was not very conducive,as
the front line-up of male models were in the age bracket of 17 to 21 years and according to him it would have taken him at
least couple of years to make it big.
He felt that being abroad helped him mature as a professional and made him
aware of lot of things he wouldnt have learnt otherwise. He always wanted to settle in India.
He says"Two years ago, while I was shooting for an ad film -Monte Carlo,
I met Ashok Mehta. He expressed his desire to work with me for his directorial debut."
He read the script almost eight times before he decided to give it a shot.
He says he wanted to study film-making, when he was in London, but things did not happen that way.
He's been to an acting school for just 15 days, he says "Basically to get
rid of my inhibitions. It really helped me loosen up and be totally relaxed in front of the camera because as a model you
tend to be very stiff and preoccupied with angles."
He is also undergoing training in Indian classical vocals, basically for
voice modulation, taking Urdu lessons to get my diction right, and lessons in Hindi filmi dancing.