Date of Birth: June 11, 1978
Place of Birth: Bombay, India
Height: 5 ft, 10 in; 1.78m
Measurements: 34-24-35(in); 86.3-61-89(cm)
Raut in one sentence: Ujjwala is a gorgeous Asian woman with an exotic beauty that conquered world’s catwalks and fashion designers’ hearts.
I never wanted to be a part of a modeling world. My sister pulled me into it.
Modeling is one of the few professions where women can make more money than men.
I was always a kind hearted child like most kids living in my own fantasy world.
Life doesn’t wait for anyone and opportunities must be taken when they come to your way because you’ll never really know what you can accomplish.
I am confident in my abilities.
Opportunities are very rare, so if you get it, grab it!
Being a model demands being surrounded with experienced, good and capable people if you want to achieve something important.
At first, when I started to do modeling, people thought that I was Brazilian.
My physical look is not prototype of an average Indian woman look. In some way that is my secret code for success. There is far more blondes in the fashion industry and the competition for jobs for them is very fierce.
When you are new in the business you might be exploited.
I can only make a mark if I believe in what I’m doing.
I am always working to improve myself.
Ujjwala is considered the first supermodel of India.
Her first big break was when Tom Ford cast her for his Spring/Summer YSL 2003 show.
Raut worked for a number of world famous fashion designers and brands including: Betsey Johnson, Yves Saint-Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Hugo Boss, Cynthia Rowley, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Emilio Pucci, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show…
She graced the covers of many magazines including Time, Tank, Elle, L’officiel Magzine, WWD…
Raut won “Femina Look Of The Year ” in 1996 at the age of 17.
She has four sisters and one of them is also a model. Her name is Sonali Raut.
Always remember that true beauty comes from within.