Ujjwala Raut
Born (1978-06-11) 11 June 1978 (age 43)
Maxwell Sterry
(m. 2004; div. 2011)
RelativesSonali Raut (sister)
Modeling information
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
  • Brave Model Management (Milan)[1]

Ujjwala Raut (born 11 June 1978) is an Indian supermodel.[2] She is the most successful overseas supermodel from India.[3]


Raut was a 17-year-old commerce student when she won "Femina Look of the Year" at the Femina Miss India 1996 contest.[2] She was also among the top fifteen in the 1996 Elite Model Look contest in Nice.[4][5] She walked the runway for, among others: Yves Saint-Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, Hugo Boss, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Betsey Johnson, Gucci, Givenchy, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Emilio Pucci, and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.[6] She walked twice for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2002 and 2003. In 2012, she hosted and judged the Kingfisher Calendar Hunt with model Milind Soman.[7]

Personal life

She is the elder sister of indian film actress and model Sonali Raut.[8] Her father is a Deputy Commissioner of Police.[9] She was married to Maxwell Sterry on 19 June 2004[10] and the couple divorced in 2011. They have one daughter.[11][12]


Name Year Role Channel
MTV Supermodel of the Year[13] 2019 Mentor MTV India



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  2. ^ a b "OC Interview: OPEN CHEST Interview with supermodel Ujjwala Raut". Celebrity Hollywood Bollywood Blog. 1 June 2006. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Here's Everything You Need To Know About International Model Ujjwala Raut". Republic World. 11 January 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  4. ^ Biography Of Ujjwala Raut India's First Super Model | Ujjwala Raut The Show Stopper
  5. ^ Ujjwala Raut - Fashion Models - Bellazon
  6. ^ "Ujjwala Raut: Here's what the 40-year-old supermodel of the 90s is doing now". mid-day. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Indian supermodel Ujjwala Raut's hot bikini photos will ring a bell of romance in your heart! Here's proof | Entertainment News". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  8. ^ Ujjwala Raut’s sister Sonali to debut as young Zeenat Aman? - The Times of India
  9. ^ "Diandra Soares Hates Sonali Because Of Her Supermodel Sister Ujjwala Raut?". Filmi Beat. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  10. ^ Bhattacharya, Roshmila. "I had to protect my daughter: Ujjwala Raut". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Ugly break-up for India's first supermodel". The Independent. 23 August 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  12. ^ "My life revolves around my daughter Ksha, says Ujjwala Raut". DNA. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Supermodel of the Year: Milind Soman and Ujjwala Raut's photoshoot is every bit steamy". India TV. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  14. ^ "MTV launches Supermodel of the Year". Telly Chakkar. 18 December 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.