Radhika Nair is a model and is commonly known for walking at Balenciaga’s spring show in Paris. She is not much interested in modelling. She has always been drawn towards it. She said in an interview,
I’m not so emotional about it. It’s something that I hoped would naturally happen in my career and I am glad I did. I am enjoying the moment and I do feel good. Of course, I know it is a big deal.”
Radhika Nair was born on Tuesday, 4 June 1991 (age 30 years; as of 2021) in Kerala, India. The Hindu Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Her ethnicity is Malayali. She has been brought up in Jharkhand. She did her graduation in commerce from Bangalore. She used to do small fashion events in college. She started living in Mumbai after her graduation. She was introduced to Anima Creative Management in 2012 by a friend. When she sent them the portfolio, they decided to feature Radhika in some editorials like Grazia. Now she works with Inega Model Management.
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): 34-26-34
Parents & Siblings
The name of her parents is not known. She has a sister whose name is Ramya Nair.
In 2016, Radhika`s friend Nikhil D introduced her to casting director Henry Mackintosh Thomas and she got a chance to shoot for Balenciaga’s spring show in Paris.
She featured in campaigns for Chloe and the shooting was done by Steven Meisel, Versus Versace, H&M X Erderm & Net-a-Porter.
Nair featured on Vogue 2018 cover along with model Saffron Vadher.
The cover was shot in Jaipur. Radhika has also appeared in the magazines- Vogue (Ukraine), Vogue (Germany), Vogue (Russia), W Magazine, Harpers Bazaar US, Harpers Bazaar UK, Harpers Bazaar (India), Dazed, Numéro China, CR Fashion Book, Unconditional Magazine & Elle (India).
She has walked ramps for brands like Anna Sui, Balenciaga (Exclusive), Belstaff, Chloé, Chalayan, Erderm, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Esteban Cortazar (opened), Loewe, Lacoste, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, MSGM, Mulberry, Marco De Vincenzo, Paul Smith, Prabal Gurung, Pringle of Scotland, J.W Anderson, Jil Sander, Redemption Couture, Ronald van der Kemp Couture, Sportmax, Sies Marjan, Trussadi, Vetements, Valentin Yudashkin, Vionett & Zimmerman.
- Food: Indian
- Movies: Holy Motors (2012)
- Music: Carnatic Music
- Book: Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes To Weep by Siba Shakib
- In an interview, Radhika shared her experience of shooting Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2017. She said that the environment backstage was really warm and calm.
- She is interested in photography. She is not a professional photographer but some of the pictures clicked by her have been published in W and Vogue magazines. She wants to work with Martin Parr, Pieter Hugo and Bharat Sikka. In an interview, she said,
I don’t know anything about lighting or framing. I haven’t used many cameras but I do love my point and shoot and it does a good job.”
- Radhika believes that it is difficult for a model to tell others about their occupation. She said that people have a mindset that modelling is not a job where someone can stay for a long time. Rediff
- In an interview, she shared the benefits of being a model. She said that a model gets a chance to travel a lot and experience new places. Rediff
- Radhika shared her learnings from modelling in an interview. She said that there are many people who come into our lives and try to pull us down but one should ignore them. Rediff
- Giving advice to new models, Radhika said in an interview,
Don’t try too hard to fit in, do not try to please everyone. Be yourself, people will eventually accept you.”
- In an interview, she talked about how fashion has grown in India. She said,
Fashion has come a long way in representation, but sometimes for a show, they forget to look at you as a person and focus on your colour instead. You hear things like ‘enough brown girls’ or ‘enough white girls’. I know I have a responsibility to those girls who haven’t seen a South Indian with their skin tone being called beautiful in mainstream media. I want these girls to understand that I’m being myself and that’s what diversity is. It’s not just about race and colour but about individuality.”
- She wears colours like grey and black. She does not like many colours.
- She is inspired by her mother for beauty methods and talking about this, she said in an interview.
My mother doesn’t use any products but natural, homemade remedies like turmeric, coconut oil, and egg white. She always grows in her garden what she uses on her skin or her beauty regime. I also like [my routine] minimal and low-maintenance. It’s all about what you put on the inside, and the outside takes care of itself.”
- She believes that the skin colour of a person should not matter. No one can change the colour of their skin. She says that everyone is beautiful in their own way.