It’s that time of the year again; weddings and festivities are in the air. The women are out there, shopping for clothes and gifts, getting their homes ready. But this is also the time when we tend to neglect the men. This is unfair, since men are just as keen on looking smart and turning a few heads. We at You & I decided it’s time to give them the attention they deserve, so we picked some of the most elegant men in the city and went into their homes, to understand more about their senses of style. They know that gentlemen take pride in their appearance; after all, presentation is important. Keeping the mood that the wedding season and festivals bring alive, we caught them sporting some stunning pieces of jewellery and opulent ethnic outfits.
A very well-known face in the city’s fashionable lot, Keerthi is a civil engineer by profession. He has established his construction company and is currently focused on his solar business. He values fitness and fortunately, enjoys the means by which he gains it, making him quite the keen sportsman who has played competitive badminton, cricket and squash. He still finds time to be actively involved in the management of the Secunderabad Club, as well as the perfect doting father of two lovely girls. A man with such individuality is bound to have his own sense of style, of course. He tells us that he loves blues and blacks. We’ve never spotted him looking anything but just right, but he does let us in on a secret: he never steps out of the house unless his wife and daughters approve of his look. Behind this elegant, fashionable and successful man are three lovely ladies!
Best known for his role in the film Prasthanam, Sundeep is a well-known face in the Telugu, Hindi and Tamil film industries. This tall, dark and handsome actor is an easygoing and extremely fun-loving person who gives everything he’s got to anything he tries. He’s tried his hand at playback singing, and even assisted director Gautham Menon on Vaaranam Aayiram. He makes the all-too-common smart casual dressing tag his very own with interesting twists, an eye for the perfect accessories and an attitude that’s hard to fault. He never blends into a crowd, and for all the right reasons.
Muqtedar Amir Khan
He has only recently moved to India and was a vice-president at JP Morgan Chase in Chicago, so take it from us – he’s one to keep your eyes on. Currently handling his family businesses in the city, Muqtedar is glad to be back and spending more time with his loved ones. He has brought to the city an extra touch of classy sophistication with just the right hint of uniqueness. If you see a handsome gentleman with a one-and-a-half-year-old, and can’t decide if the toddler or the dad is more appealing, odds are that you’ve caught a glimpse of this dapper fellow!
Though he comes from a political background in Visakhapatnam, Nilesh is now focused on his agriculture and construction businesses. Dressed to the nines at every party, he also has the ultimate accessory: a great sense of humour. He is a charmer and a wonderful conversationalist, who can find a topic of interest and engage any lady, whether she is six or 66. But don’t let the lovable and easygoing attitude fool you – he is always dressed perfectly, and you can see the extra touches in the form of designer accessories that show you that he knows how to make an impression in more than one way.
Manzoor Alam Khan
A scion of a famous business family in Hyderabad, Manzoor loves the good life and has worn many hats in life. After pursuing a successful corporate career, he has now seamlessly moved on to his family business. An accomplished sportsman, he represented his school, college and state in five different sports. His classic good looks and courteous demeanour separate him from any crowd; even one of distinguished gentlemen. Manzoor loves to write in his spare time. Politics, philanthropy, travel and adventure sports are his other passions.
He puts the cute in adorable with his impishly attractive charm, enough for a dozen men, so it’s no wonder that this 27-year-old is considered one of the most attractive men in town. He did his master’s in business enterprise and entrepreneurship from Middlesex University in London, and is now a managing partner at Anand Bazar Extension. This smart and fun-loving lad has a classic sense of style, and is known for his positive approach, warm nature and open mind. All in all, the full package, ladies – and still single!
He is young, talented, hard-working, good-looking, and knows exactly what he wants from life. With more than seven years of sales and marketing experience in different sectors, he’s recently started working as a part-time model. A huge cricket fan, he doesn’t just enjoy the role of spectator; he also plays the sport. We can attest that quite a few girls have had their eye on him, but he’s as unassuming as he is good-looking, and seems to be quite oblivious to the admiration he evokes! He can be a bit of an introvert who takes a while to open up, but it’s worth the effort. His smile works a lot of magic when he chooses to use it.
He’s a model, actor, theatre artist and entrepreneur, and he thinks that fitness needs as much dedication as anything else in life – or maybe a bit more. It’s only natural that such a wonderful specimen of physical perfection would follow that passion to be model. A happy-go lucky-man, Anirudh takes life just the way it comes. Proving that he believes in fitness of the mind as much as he does in fitness of the body, he believes in finding peace and having fun. His understated sense of style is wholesome and classic, making him sought-after at any event that needs a lift in tone!
With almost 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including time in Australia and the Middle East, Rehan shifted to Hyderabad a couple of years ago. Currently the head of operations for the Testa Rossa franchise here, this young man is a complete foodie. He loves classic and fast cars, but his style is completely comfortable and effortlessly chic. He believes in taking each day as it comes and living in the moment, but he’s also practical and takes the time to enjoy life. He’s a man of interesting contrasts, which makes him extremely popular in any company.