Adding a feather to the cap, another individual who has not only made Tulunadu proud but has made a name of himself outside India as well. Manoj Shetty a sportsman , model and an actor.
His hard work and efforts have helped this dynamic individual to reach the skies by achieving immense success and popularity in the field of modelling.
Born and brought up in Mangalore, Manoj has been a shing bright as a model in UAE participating in all major fashion contests and shows, walking the ramp with famous celebrities.
Having completed school and higher studies in St. Aloysius College Mangalore, He states that he developed qualities of a sportsman while in a college. He even went to represent the state and the Nationals in athletics and volleyball.
Some people call it as sports and some as hobby but I considered it as a passion. A game which needs dedication commitment and timeless hard work.
In order to build a career, as a Mangalorean youngsters do, Manoj moved to Dubai and work as a sales executive and was promoted as Business Development Manager in MNC.
But as a saying goes, passion never dies. He continued his well-maintained physique and opened the door to the fashion industry. After this, Manoj never looked back and he finished all his assignments as model, actor brand ambassador and performed for various national and international brands.
He said: I struggled for almost a year and a half to get good projects; I was not able to understand the requirements of the modelling industry. It’s not only looks and physique, it’s all about personality.
As one of the well know model in the gulf, he has worked with Famous Agencies of Asia and Middle East agencies.
He has also performed with famous fashion industries, for fashion shows, television commercials and print advertisement.
Apart from these achievements, Manoj Shetty was also awarded the Best Physique in the Top Male model search 2012-2013, 1st Runner up of Mr. Dubai 2013-2014, Mr. Congeniality of Mr. Dubai 2013-2014. Mr. Talent award on the occasion of Mr. Dubai 2013-2014 and won the title of BRANDS perfect style event 2014.
Manoj Shetty was conferred with prestigious MR UAE International 2021-2022 here in Dubai on Dec 11 and 12th 2021. Mr. UAE international 2021 a multi-talent showcased show which expects all qualities of the perfect man and Manoj Shetty excelled in all segments and won the title of Mr. UAE International 2021.
The participants were of different of different nationalities and well renowned names of fashion and model industry were the jury members for the show.
Fashion is my passion and fitness is my life. When I was doing what I like to do the most, the different paths such as modelling, fashion shows and competition like Mr. UAE International are opened to showcases my talent and happy to win Mr. UAE International 2021 and won the title of Mr. Style Icon as well in the said competition.
When asked to inspire a lot of young models, Manoj said, Don’t believe in any fake promises, which are quite common in this industry. Believe only in hard work. Because hard work pays off. And if anyone needed guidance in this regards, they could definitely contact me and would help as much as I could.
Being an athlete himself, he has a dream of representing India for the Master Athletic World championship competition.
A Philanthropist in his own way, supporting kids free education anonymously. He wants to establish a free Gurukul system for educating the needy people.