Muzammil Ibrahim

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Muzammil Ibrahim
Muzamil Ibrahim at the MMK Aakarshan Festival.jpg
Muzammil attending MMK Aakarshan Festival of MMK College in Mumbai
Born Muzammil Ibrahim
(1984-08-25) 25 August 1984 (age 30)[1]
Jammu and Kashmir, India
Modeling information
Height 6 ft (1.8 m) [2]
Weight 75 kg (165 lb) [2]
Hair color Black [2]
Eye color Black [2]
Shoe size 9
Website
www.muzammilibrahim.com

Muzammil Ibrahim (Kashmiri: मुज़मिल इब्राहीम (Devanagari), مزمل ابراہیم (Nastaleeq)) (born 25 August 1984)[1] Muzamil Ibrahim is an Indian Supermodel/Actor, born in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. His name as a model is one of the most celebrated of all times and he is even touted to be one of the best looking men of entire Asian continent. He started his modeling career at an early age of 18 by winning the Gladrags Manhunt Title, becoming the youngest Title winner thus far. Muzammil gained household recognition when he featured in the hit music video “Pardesia”, followed by two other music videos “Kabhi Aisa Hai”, and “Pyaar sirf tumse”, by singer Lucky Ali. All these music videos were chartbusters and made Muzammil a nationwide teenage heart throb. He has been featured and ranked in magazines like GQ, Mansworld, Vogue, and also in the Times of India 50 Most Desirable Men poll continuously from the year 2005 until now. In the years to follow Muzamil not only scrocthed the ramp for top designers in India but also Internationally in countries like Tokyo, Milan, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai etc. His portfolio boosts of having walked for over 1000 fashion shows for International and National designers, a feat unacheived by any other Indian male model. Muzammil has also won several fashion awards as a model.He made his debut in 2007 with the film Dhokha where he played the lead role of “Zaid Ahmed Khan”. The film was produced by Mahesh Bhatt, and directed by Pooja Bhatt. It won Muzammil much critical acclaim and he was hailed as the discovery of the decade, and a future star by critics and audience alike. “Dhoka” due to its strong issue and penetrating performances was made tax free nationwide in its second week of running . “Dhokha” also got Muzammil nominated in the “Best Debutant” category for all the major awards like Filmfair, IIFA, Stardust etc. Muzammil featured in two other movies after that. “Horn,OK,Please”, a comedy film where he played a double role opposite Nana Partekar, and “Will you marry me”,a romantic comedy released in 2012.

Muzammil has been an achiever from an early age, he won the prestigious Presidents Award,“Jeevan Raksha Padak” (Bravery National Award for the act of bravery), when he was only 9 years old from The Honorable President of India, Mr.Shankar Dayal Sharma, for saving the life of his fellow student from drowning . He was also felicitated with a “Jeevan Raksha Padak Miniature Medal” from the State Government of Jammu and Kashmir for being the first boy in the history of the state to have received such an honor.

He also won “The Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Award” in 2008 for saving an elderly woman from drowning in the Arabian Sea. On being summoned at first Muzammil refused to be acknowledged for his act stating that it was a very personal matter and that no one does these things with an intention of receiving an award, but was latter convinced by the Godfrey representatives that as a youth icon it would send a message to his young fans across India to take up such selfless initiatives in life ahead when the time calls.

Apart from being a two time National Award winner, Muzamil has also crossed the famous Dal Lake twice (Asias 2nd largest Lake), a nonstop swim of 7Kms approximately in his 8th and 10th standard respectively. A water baby he is also a licensed Deep Sea Diver. Muzammil considers himself a sports freak and has won all the major awards in different sports like Basketball,Cricket, Mountaineering, Boating, Skiing etc while in his schooling days. He is a great fitness enthusiast , and practices mixed martial arts and Parkour regularly. Muzammil believes in mixing up his workout and is famous for having one of the best bodies in Indian Film Industry.

Muzammil added another feather to his cap recently by featuring in the music video of two time Academy and Grammy Award Winner, music composer A.R.Rahman's music video "Raunak".

Career[edit]

Modelling[edit]

Gladrags Manhunt Winner (2003)[edit]

Muzammil Ibrahim statrted his carreer when he was just 18 years old by winning the Gladrags Manhunt Title and became the youngest Manhunt winner in the history of Gladrags It is the most coveted male model pageant in India.

Music Videos[edit]

Right after winning Gladrags Muzammil was featured in the hit Music Video "Pardesia". It became the most popular music video in the historyi of Indian Remixes and won the MTV Best Music Video of the Year Award. Muzammil again featured in music videos the following year by singer Lucky Ali in "Pyar Sirf Tumse". It again won "MTV Best Music Video" award that year and was on the top of the music charts across India. Then again Muzammil featured in music video for Lucky Ali in "Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai".

Muzammil most recently got the opportunity to feature in the Academy, Grammy and BAFTA Award winner, hit music composer A.R.Rahman, in his music video "Aa bhi jaa" from the album "Raunaq".

Fashion Shows[edit]

Muzammil Ibrahim has walked as a model and a Showstopper in about 1000 fashion shows in his short but very successful modeling career for every top India Designers like Rohit Bal,Rohit Gandhi,Tarun Tahiliani,Manish Manhotra, Wendell Rodricks,Narendra Kumar, Arjun Khanna, Abu jani and Sandeep Khosla etc, before he graduated into films.

Fashion Weeks[edit]

- Walked for India Fashion Week 2003/04/05.

- Blenders Pride Fashion Tour of India 2004/05/06.

- Ambassador for Men’s Fashion Week India.

Endorsments[edit]

Muzammil Ibrahim has endorsed about 18 brands, few to name are

- BAJAJ PULSAR BIKES

- FormerGrand Ambassador for Mystair Siyarams Suiting and Shirting’s

- TROPICANA FRUIT JUICES

- Onida TV

- Royal Challenge Soda Drink

- Vivel Shampoo

- Vivel Soap

- Samsung Mobiles

- Done more than 20 print campaigns.

International Designers[edit]

To name a few International designers and labels Muzammil have walked for,

- Karl Largerfed

- Givenchy

- Jean Paul Gaultier

- D&G

- CK

- Marc Jacobs

- Tommy Hilfiger

- Zegnia

- Hugo Boss

- Just Cavali

- Guess,Nautica

- Levis,Gas

- Puma

- Diesel

- Esprit

-Nautica etc etc

Muzammil Ibrahim has worked extensively in European markets like Milan, Germany, Prague, London, Poland. In Central Asian countries like Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Bangkok.

Filmography[edit]

Muzammil Ibrahim made his debut at a very young age of 22 with the film "Dhokha", produced by Mahesh Bhatt and directed by Pooja Bhatt. An intense drama film Dhokha revolved around the turmoil of the central charater Zaid Ahmed Khan essayed by young Muzammil. It won Muzammil accolades of praises with critics and masses alike and Muzammil was latter nominated for all the major awards like Filmfare,IIFA, ZEE TV Awards,Stardust, Star Tv Awards etc in the "Best Debutant Category". Dhokha because of its rich content and penetrating performance was made tax free in its second week of running.

Taran Adarsh: Powerful. Thought-provoking. Disturbing. That sums up Dhoka. Dhoka is one of the finest and powerful films to come out of the Bhatt camp. This one dares to unruffle a few feathers ! Muzammil Ibrahim is a discovery to watch. considering it's his debut film, he pitches in an incredible performance.

Rajeev Masand: This is a film you badly want to like because it’s well intended and because it’s got its heart in the right place. The star of Dhokha is model Muzammil Ibrahimwho makes his acting debut as the betrayed husband.Surprisingly, there’s more to him that the six-pack – Muzammil delivers a confident performance and shows some genuine star potential.

Martin D'suza (Glam Sham)- Muzammil, for a newcomer, makes his mark. Give or take a couple of scenes,and his performance is to be lauded. He has a screen presence and is sure to go a long way.

SmashHits.com : Newcomer Muzzamil Ibrahim is impressive in his first silver screen presence. If Shahrukh Khan showed the grit of sporty "Muslim" in 'Chak De India' with panache, then Muzzamil showed his zeal for the character of Muslim cop in 'Dhokha'

indiecine.com: Muzammil Ibrahim makes a great start. The debutant doesn’t let you down a bit. He delivers a terrific performance and leaves you stunning. Overall, Dhokha is one of the finest and powerful product of the Bhatt’s stable. planetbollywood.com: Muzammil Ibrahim is arguably one of the Bhatt Camp’s finest discoveries. The actor has tons of potential and gives a very worthy performance in Dhoka.

HORN,OK,PLEASE: Muzammil starred opposite Nana Partekar in a double role in his next comedy film Horn,OK,PLease. The film revolves around Muzammil and Nana Partekar. Due to some internal dispute within the producers of the film it couldn't get released on time.

In his third film,Will You Marry Me ?, Muzammil shared the screen with Shreyas Talpade and Rajeev Khandelwal in a romantic comedy. The film met a luke warm response at the box office.

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Dhokha ACP Zaid Ahmed Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
2009 Horn 'OK' Pleassss Ajay
2012 Will You Marry Me? Nikhil

Awards[edit]

Gladrage Manhunt Winner 2003 at the age of 18.

Winner "The best model of the year", for three consecutive years (2004/05/06-TIMES OF INDIA AND HINDUSTAN TIMES).

Awarded “The Most Glamorous Model” year 2006 by zoom television (Times of India channel).

Winner "The most stylish model of the year trade Award 2006" by Apex CMAI with Zoom Tv ( Clothing Manufacturers Association of India)

Nominated Best Male Model of the year 2004/05/06 by MTV Awards.

Winner "The Most Stylish Model Award" by FTV 2005

Winner "The Best Commercial Male Model" by FTV 2005.

Nominated for the "Best Debutant of the year" category in 2008 for his film "Dhokha" in Stardust, Filmfare, Star TV, IIFA and Zee Cine Awards

Special Mention : Muzammil Ibrahim was awareded the prestigious Presidents Award,“Jeevan Raksha Padak” (Bravery National Award for the act of bravery), when he was only 9 years old from The Honorable President of India, Mr.Shankar Dayal Sharma, for saving the life of his fellow student from drowning . He was also felicitated with a “Jeevan Raksha Padak Miniature Medal” from the State Government of Jammu and Kashmir for being the first boy in the history of the state to have received such an honor. He repeated his gallant endeavour of the past one again when he saved the life an elderly woman from drowning in the Arabian Sea, and was latter awarded “The Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Award” in 2008 for it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ibrahim, Muzamil (30 Aug 2007). "Everybody's talking about Muzamil". Times of India. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "I have more to me as an actor" - Muzamil Ibrahim

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