This month Men of India celebrates our bold and beautiful Brothers of Sri Lanka!
Meet our new Man of the Month for March.
As a small child who grew up in Awukana in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka I was always into sports and keeping fit. After finishing my schooling I came to Colombo looking for work. I followed languages, hotel management and journalism. While working as a tour guide, I met a girl who was interested in modeling, we started dating, this is when I became interested in modeling.
In the year 2009 I got a chance to model at SELAK College of fashion as a photo model. This was the starting point of my modeling career. I was mainly a photo model till 2011 where I got the chance to walk on the ramp for the chocolate mother and daughter show. I also modeled for the year 2012. I had a tough time going on the ramp because of my height. But since I maintained good physique, many designers and photographers wanted me in their shows and photo-shoots.
I was always concerned about my diet and workout as I knew as a model I had to maintain a good physique and stay healthy. I read blogs written by other fitness models and books written by fitness gurus to have good knowledge.
In 2014 I met Photographer Andrew Adams. It was a totally different experience for me. As I found him to be a very creative photographer.
While working I modeled for the Zsaid Images model bank by Rozanne Diasz Leanage, where I did further studies in modelling. At the graduation show I was awarded best model for 2014. This was a dream come true as it opened many paths for me in my modeling career. Because of this I got to model for fine art and fashion photographers.
I am currently working as a fitness instructor. I use my knowledge and experience to help others. To me working out is like meditation, it calms my body and mind. Music is essential when working out.
Even though I sound like a serious person, I like to party once in a while. I do have an occasional drink with my friends. I love to relax on the beach sipping on king coconut drink enjoying the sounds of the waves.
I would like to thank Andrew Adams and Men of India for giving me this amazing opportunity.
Your very welcome Prageeth and we look forward to following your modeling career! Good luck!