Here's yet another hottie who we see less of with each passing year. Somewhere along the way, Noyonika Chatterjee who ruled the runways through the '90s, decided to take a backstage role and chose instead to groom young models.
Among those who she mentored were Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta and Diya Mirza.
Chatterjee who entered the business when there were very few dark-skinned models pretty much led the brigade thereafter.
Like many models, Noyonika Chatterjee eventually got into choreographing too but perhaps one of her most high-profile assignment would be as the head of FTV in India, that lasted for about a couple of years.
Today, she moonlights for select designers but for most part remains off the ramp, which is what makes her all the more alluring for us, doesn't it?
Image: Noyonika Chatterjee
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera