Say hello to Men of India’s Man of the Month for September – Ghanshyam Singh (Shyam)
We met up with him for a photo shoot recently in Mumbai and we
are pleased to bring you these beautiful images and a few words from the Man of the Month himself;
MOI: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Where you were born, your Family?
SS: Myself Ghanshyam Singh. Born during the occasion of festival of lights , 21st oct 1992 in the dream city of Mumbai. I live with a family of six, with my parents and three other siblings, with two elder sisters and a younger brother. Now that both the sisters have been living their married life its just my parents with their beloved sons.
MOI: What/who motivated you to get into modelling?
SS: Being from a middle class family, modelling was never on my mind. As my father did work of loading that earned him not enough wages for the family. I started supporting my family from 10th std itself. I did all sorts of work from courier services to delivery agent. Due to my height and personality, people suggested me to be a bouncer in clubs and security heads for celebrities. So I have done that too; from top hotels to celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachan , Juhi Chawla and so on. That’s when I realized that instead of being something for someone else I can make my life better if I channel that energy in the right path, so I started in modelling. The motivation was nothing but fear of living life for someone else and not for myself.
MOI: Who are your role models?
SS: My role models are Arjun Rampal and John Abraham. They too started in this industry from the middle class background like I did and now have reached heights due to their hard work. The same will be done by me soon.
MOI: What is a typical day for you?
SS: I try to utilize my time wisely focusing on the things I want and the goals I have set for myself. I wake up at six in the morning, drink two glass of water, get fresh and go for morning jog. 30 – 45 mins. Then I come back home eat my first meal of the day. Its of high carbs and protein. As a gym freak and nutrition expert I never disturb my eating habits. Its five meals a day for me. Around 2pm I hit the gym and there I do some hardcore workout for 45 mins to an hour. I then attend to any appointments for some shoots or fashion shows. If not I watch motivational videos on Youtube or watch news. I never watch fashion show or modelling videos because I consider myself as a good model. I hangout less and often. If there’s some work I would go do it. If someone needs help no matter its financial or counseling or just a need I would go and help that person. If I don’t have the cash I would arrange it and help. That’s my nature. You get just one life so I try to utilize it and do some good to others when I can. Also I love driving my bike whenever i get free time.
MOI: What is your favorite cheat meal?
SS: My favorite cheat meal is my mom’s home cooked food. Following my strict diet schedule I always make my own food to survive. So for this reason I’m not always able to enjoy the heavenly food a mother makes for his son. So yes, my mom’s handmade food is my favorite cheat meal.
MOI: What do you like to do in your downtime?
SS: I like to read. I was so weak in English during my study days, and to enter in this industry I found myself somewhat limited. I know English is not everything to survive but to go along in this world I am constantly trying to improve myself. Also I said earlier, I love to help others in need. If its in my reach and I can help someone I will do that. Not everyone knows, but I can be a lazy person, LOL! ( doesn’t seem but I am) so I try to relax whenever I can.
MOI: If you could travel to one place only where would you like to go and why?
SS: Goa! The paradise of sands and seas. I have been to Goa and other places too but just for work. Shoots, ramp shows, fashion events, etc. but never freely went out and enjoyed my time there. Goa as you know is the Las Vegas of India. It’s also one of the places with the most beautiful beaches in the world and it belongs to India. The best place to get tanned under the open sky. Its such a heavenly place to me.
MOI: What are your goals for the next five years?
SS: I want to see myself growing up prosperously with a name to remember on everyone’s lips.
A name in the Industry that means something.
MOI: Any advice to aspiring model?
SS: I would just like to say just follow your dreams, follow your passion.
Dreams do come true, when you make them your only destination.
And for that you should follow the route no matter how hard it may be.
Don’t let your passion die, you have one life to live, so live it to the fullest.
We wish you all the best Shyam!
Photography: Andrew Adams
Styling: Ashish Mois
Follow Shyam on Instagram.
Follow Andrew on Instagram: Andrew Adams
Follow Ashish on Instagram: Ashish Mois
Follow Men of India on Instagram.
Would you like to be Men of India’s Man of the Month?
We are having an instagram contest.
Follow @menofindia tag your pic #menofindia2018 for a chance to be featured in our Magazine!
Full contest details here;