SHAMKHAN – A multi talented and hard working show director and choreographer, who has moulded himself into his perfect form. True determination and desire of Shamkhan, undoubtedly, profited him with opportunities which helped him to reach his goal. He desired to build up his career in the academic channel, yet his luck and destiny lay in becoming a well-known and successful fashion choreographer. He is a self motivated person who is taking up all the challenges to broaden his career.
Shamkhan is from Kollam and is a graduate from Lovely Professional University. Initially, he was not aware of modeling and the fashion world, but during his graduation, his friends and tutors pointed out to him about his height and physique and urged him to try his luck in modeling. So he decided to participate in a fashion show in his college as a model. Shamkhan believes that “when something is meant to be in your luck, it will come by default.” So, from then he began constructing a passion to become a part of the glamour world. Then, he searched and studied a lot about fashion and fashion industry.
Shamkhan’s determination and passion towards modeling gave him a chance to go for a photoshoot with “splitsvilla” winner Akansha Popli. His friends, Fanas, Ajin and Javed helped him with the expenses and other accessories for the photoshoot, which was organized in Delhi. Shamkhan was also fortunate to get an opportunity to form a team for a fashion fest coordinated by Chandigarh University. They were not very much aware of fashion events, but somehow managed to do the choreography with the help of YouTube videos. They won the competition and that was his first attempt as a show director and a choreographer, which concluded in a brilliant and elegant way. Soon after that, he gained confidence and energy to do many more shows and subsequently, their university announced their team as the official team of Lovely Professional University.
All his team mates, Mustafa, Ryyana, Mohini, Umaid, Kajal, Shakir Ranit and others, inspired and supported him a lot for the rest of his journey and after that they participated in many different out campus events like Jecrc, Jaipur, Jamia Milia Delhi, Chitkara University etc and won the competitions. Shamkhan was awarded the Best Choreographer award of the allb India university fest and his dream of becoming a show director cum choreographer deep-rooted in his heart. Shamkhan firmly considers the saying, “Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all don’t let anyone limit your dreams”. He trusts in these words and is of the opinion that this actually made sense in his life.
The annual graduating show of his university was choreographed by international ace choreographer Mr. Shie Lobo. During the practice session, Shamkhan became more acquainted with Mr. Shie Lobo and through that friendship Shamkhan got invitation to attend and participate in some of his shows in north India. Mr. Shie Lobo’s choreography and way of working inspired Shamkhan a lot and later, in 2015 Shamkhan started an event Management Company and launched Avante Garde Fashion Week 2015. Shamkhan’s journey from a mechanical engineer to model and to a fashion show director took a new turn after his first event and he got the opportunity to attend many events such as fashion weeks in India and to meet different designers and professional models. Right now he is associated with many fashion weeks in India as well as pageant fashion events.
Shamkhan has got many awards and recognitions for his shows and he dreams to direct innumerable national and international shows.
List of some shows done by Shamkhan :
- Avante Garde Fashion Week 2015
- Ardour Fashion Week 2016 Season 1
- Delhi India Fashion Week
- Malabar International Fashion Week Kerala
- Aaj Ka Delhi Magazine Awards
- Miss and Mrs Exquisite etc
- Work in process for famous designer Archana Kashyap ( personal designer for Kannada actor Sudheep ) and Sukrutha (Kannada designer)
- Delhi India Fashion Week 2017
- Miss and Mrs.Exquisite
- Miss Punjab
- Malabar International Fashion Week- Kerala
- Ardour Fashion Week