LAKSHMI RANA

She is one of the most established faces in the Indian Fashion Industry. She started her successful innings with Femina Miss India 2000,  Lakshmi Rana has been featured by Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar as one of the best models ever walked on the Indian runway. 

Often referred as “Queen of Ramp”, Lakshmi  has also shot for various international designer labels like Roberto Cavalli, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, Hermes and has walked the ramp for Milan and New York fashion weeks. 

In the book, “The Powder Room, an untold story of Indian Fashion”, Dr. Shefali Vasudev has dedicated a chapter on the proverbial “success story” of a supermodel Lakshmi Rana and how she got there. 

Lakshmi’s Entrepreneurship Journey started when she started her own Training camp called Wilderbee Talent Camp by Lakshmi Rana which is India’s first all-inclusive training camps in India. The aim is to bring in more inclusivity and diversity in the fashion industry by introducing models from diverse backgrounds and train them to be at par with their national and international counterparts. Lakshmi believes that there is also a need for a cultural shift in terms of the concept of beauty on the Indian runway as well as the Indian mindset.

She has been affiliated with the Miss India Organization since the past 21 years. From being one of the Miss India finalists in 2000, to the esteemed jury in 2021. Lakshmi today is the Grooming Expert for Miss India 2022. She is also the Fashion Director for Miss India World Shini Shetty to prepare her for her Miss World journey. She has also trained Ms Diva Divita Rai for Miss Universe and Miss Diva Supranational Pragnya Ayyagari for Miss Supranational to be held in 2023 

Off the Ramp, she is also a proud army wife. Lakshmi’s determination to balance her glamorous professional life to that of a proud army wife has been recognised by many, wherein she has emphasised on how important it is to maintain a healthy balance between a professional and personal life coupled with handling one’s finances and personal branding intelligently and constructively. She has also repeatedly given interviews on Ndtv and had write ups on Hindustan times, India Today, Femina and various other magazines and publications on the pressures and challenges faced in the Fashion Industry and has been a constant spokesperson of mental health and how to achieve the same.