Name : Ritu Makhija
Date of Birth: 2 October, 1981
Colour of Eyes: Brown
Height: 5' 9"
Meet Ritu Makhija. In 1994, when she made
her debut into the modelling world of Hyderabad
at the Chiran Fort Show, she was just 13
years old. Six years into the profession and she
sure has blossomed into a graceful 5 feet 9 inch
tall lady. But why at the age of thirteen? "I've
always been interested in fashion shows. I would
watch them on TV and tell my mother that I wanted
to be like that. I loved the glamour, the clothes,
the make up."
she has quite a number of shows to talk about.
Even if "every show is special", Ritu cherishes
the one she did in Dubai in October 1997 (her
birthday month). Sponsored by Sony, the show was
held on the eve of a cricket tournament, and Ritu
shared the ramp with some of the best models in
the country. Ask about her future plans and the
reply is immediate? "To become Femina Miss
India." Ritu plans to contest next year and
she's working hard for it. That means extended
work out sessions, a strictly controlled diet
and lots of professional modelling. She is also
getting ready for another round of shows abroad.
Her ambition is "to be a good human being."