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Runway heartthrob gets stardust in his eyes

After winning the Mr India title in 2001, life some never seemed the same for Jaipur-born Rajeev Singh. Rajeev was the only Asian to bag the title of Manhunt International, in China the same year.

india Updated: Jul 15, 2003 15:52 IST

After winning the Mr India title in 2001, life some never seemed the same for Jaipur-born Rajeev Singh. Rajeev was the only Asian to bag the title of Manhunt International, in China the same year.

With two major victories under his belt he walked the Milan, UK, Greek and Istanbul ramp for Ralph Lauren only to return to the Indian modelling scene last year. Now he hopes to shift to Bollywood. Rajeev was all set to sign on a 'big project' but as luck would have it he broke his ankle. "That blew my plans because like most models, acting is something I want to do," says Rajeev.

Rajeev's earlier worked for a garment export company in Malta before. Now he promises to take the LIFW ramp by storm. But he's prepared for the worst and has kept the option of going back to business as a fallback. "Like in modelling in films too you have to be focussed and know what character goes with your look," says Rajeev.

Rajeev is an avid reader who also maintains a strict schedule of workout every day, swimming and plays badminton and football regularly. "I read a lot and it keeps you in touch with the 'real world'. My favourite author is Edward De Bono. Bono's Six Thinking Hats and Small Ideas has helped me tremendously. It inspires me a lot in life," adds Rajeev with an impish grin.

First Published: Jul 15, 2003 15:52 IST