Tuhir was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Kay Sukumar, with styling by Divya Saini (assisted by Akshita Rai and Nida Shaikh), and grooming by Gianluca Casu. Special thanks to Gunita & Mark.
digitals – courtesy Anima Creatives
Anima Creative Management (Mumbai)
Soul Artist Management (New York)
Premium Models (Paris)
Elite London ()
Storm Management (London)
Elite Spain (Barcelona)
Kult Models (Hamburg)
d model agency (Athens)
Place of Origin:
At a family get together my uncle thought that I could be a model and he sent my pictures to Anima, my mother agency… cut to: here we are :)
What was your first modeling job?
The very first modeling job was Zara India campaign. I still remember one day before the job I was back home and did a social science test in high school; 12 hrs later I’m on a plane going for the Zara campaign, it was unbelievable… frankly speaking, I was everything but nervous on that day. Excitement took over the nervousness, haha.
Virgil Abloh. I’ve been lucky enough to see it from very close; that how it’s done, how he does it… as I had the opportunity to be part of a couple of projects. I like the vision he has towards fashion, the effort and hard work is admirable.
What’s your beauty routine?
Tbh… I don’t have one. I just try to keep myself hydrated and moisturised. Mostly I use Kama Ayurveda and Bvlgari Man.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
The first time is always special, so the Zara campaign… and my very first show, which was for Louis Vuitton SS19. The show was something that I never imagined… it was quite an emotional experience for me. Words fall short of explaining how I felt that very day, that very moment. And I also think the exclusive show is one of the most important things I have achieved so far.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? Or what do you want to do after modeling?
For now, I still would’ve been a student studying something related to marketing, as that was the subject I choose in high school. So I think it would be my family business or some other sort of business.
Which brand would you really love to model for?
I would love to work with Tom Ford. Virgil and Tom Ford as well… yes, yes, I know, two very different styles, right? But their clothes have always GOT me.
Some of your favorite things:
I really enjoy watching good movies and football games, playing squash, badminton, playing PlayStation as well. Many things actually. I can’t live without the daily gadgets I use- technology has taken over humans, hah.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Avicii – Waiting for Love (RIP)
Favorite movie(s) or TV show(s):
Ohh, there are many: Pulp Fiction, Avengers Infinity War and Endgame… mostly all Marvel movies. And Drive, John Wick trilogy, Lone Survivor, Kill Bill, Indian cinema (Andhadhun, ZNMD, 3 Idiots Rang de Basanti, Guzarish). Ufff, there are many more… it would be hard to name them all.
How was your life different 12 months ago?
Before 12 months, it was my first ever fashion week season. It was very different… I’m much more comfortable in my job today, I feel… and better, haha! At least, I would like to think that way.
What always makes you laugh?
Good jokes lol, Kevin Hart, Vir Das (Indian comedian) lol, The Hangover movie lol ?
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I’m obsessed with the summer signings of Real Madrid FC. I’m a football fan! And yes, the fashion week drama going on at the moment… obsessed with that too :)
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Being a nice and good person is very important to me. As it goes: “It’s nice to be important but it’s important to be nice.” – Dwayne Johnson. My mom has always taught me to be humble and grounded in success since I was in preschool. Those little things, moments, are stuck in my head, and being happy in others’ success is equally important.