Ujjwala Raut is the most successful overseas supermodel from India.
Ujjwala Raut was born on Sunday, 11 June 1978 (age 45 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. She attended Vidya Mandir High School, Mumbai. She went to Gokhale College, Mumbai for her higher studies.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Figure Measurements (approx.): 32-28-34
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
Ujjwala Raut belongs to a Maharashtrian family who resided in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father is a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, and her mother is a homemaker. Her grandfather has also served in the Maharashtra Police.
Ujjwala Raut has a younger sister, Sonali Raut who is also a model and an actress. Sonali has been a Kingfisher Calendar Girl in 2010. She was also seen as a contestant in the popular TV reality show Bigg Boss Season 8.
Husband & Children
Ujjwala Raut, on Saturday, 19 June 2004 got married to a British model-turned-entrepreneur, Craig Maxwell Sterry. Ujjwala and Craig were blessed with a baby girl on 21 December 2005 and named their daughter Ksha. The marriage didn’t prove to be a successful relationship and the couple got divorced in 2011.
In September 2023, Ujjwala was rumoured to be dating Lalit Modi, a businessman. The rumours of them dating started when they were spotted together at the wedding of Harish Salve, a senior advocate and the former Solicitor General of India.
Ujjwala Raut started her modeling career at the age of 17 by participating in the Femina Miss India 1996 where she won the title of “Femina Look of the Year.” Ujjawal was interested in modeling since her childhood and hence the 17-year-old student started giving auditions.
In 1996, Ujjawala Raut participated in the Elite Model Look Contest, a yearly fashion modeling event held by Elite Model Management, an international model management group. The purpose of the contest is to discover and launch female fashion models in the international fashion marketplace. Ujjawala was able to achieve a position among the top 15 contestants of the contest. The contest proved to be a life-changing experience for her. She was signed by many international brands for the modeling assignments.
Ujjwala Raut has walked the runway for many renowned International designers like Yves Saint-Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, Hugo Boss, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Betsey Johnson, Gucci, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Emilio Pucci. She is known as the most successful overseas supermodel from India.
Ujjawala also got the opportunity to walk the runway for “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” for two consecutive years, 2002 and 2003.
In 2012, Ujjawala judged and hosted the Kingfisher Calendar Hunt 2012 with model Milind Soman.
Ujjwala Raut made her television debut with the Indian reality television series MTV Supermodel of the Year in the year 2019. Ujjwala was a mentor for the model in the show. She trained the girls in every way possible to enhance their modeling abilities.
Ujjwala Raut was in the news headlines when her husband, Craig Maxwell Sterry accused her of using her influential power for winning the custody of her daughter, Ksha. According to her husband, she was using her influence for the cancellation of his POI card. Ujjawala on the other hand denied all the allegations.
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- Colour: White
- Ujjwala Raut started giving modeling auditions at the age of 17.
- Her hobbies include reading and traveling.
- Ujjwala follows a nonvegetarian diet.
- Ujjwala also drinks alcohol occasionally.
- Ujjwala Raut, after her divorce, moved to Paris and is now settled there.
- She loves spending time with her daughter, Ksha. Shed often posts pictures with her daughter on various social media platforms.
- Ujjwala is friends with many popular Bollywood celebrities.
- She is an animal lover and also has a pet dog at her place.
- Ujjwala is a fitness enthusiast. She also motivates her fans for following a good fitness routine by posting her workout videos on social media.