Bhardwaj, is a 6’ 2", 31 year old Indian American resident of Brea California who has recently been...
“I believe in living outside the box not inside of it. Dreams, passions, and desires… these are the things I live by,” states Bhardwaj on his website. In about the last five months, Bhardwaj has been on nearly 50 book covers to bring to life the words on the pages to follow. Recently, while at a convention in Las Vegas as a celebrity guest, to promote Indian culture and the Bollywood industry with Bollywood dance and Bhangra Bhardwaj met Jimmy Thomas, the most well-known man of romantic covers.
After meeting with Thomas, Bhardwaj felt a sense of solidarity because Thomas gave Bhardwaj helpful tips on how to be successful in the industry. Additionally, Thomas is the man behind vikkaszone.com, he was the one who recommended that Bhardwaj create a stock website for himself which contained all of his of previous and current images.
This experience varied from Bhardwaj’s previous encounters from other industries he had worked in. Among the peers in other industries there was a feeling of competition. However, with Thomas and the other peers at the convention Bhardwaj felt a sense of camaraderie.
Starting his career as a fashion model, Bhardwaj walked for an assortment of top designers. Some of the designers he modeled on runways for were Hemant Trevedi, Manish Malhotra, Marc Robinson, and Neeta Lulla to name a few. Bhardwaj has traveled around the world for shows and shoots. “I have traveled internationally to Africa, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Europe, United States of America, and Mauritius for ramp shows and movie shoots,” said Bhardwaj.
He was an international model for 10 years which included being a ramp model for these designers for about eight of those years.
In addition to all of those exciting careers, Bhardwaj worked in two Bollywood films as the main lead actor. The first was “Classic… Dance of Love” with Mithun Chakraborty, Meghna Naidu, and Naveen Nischol which released in 2005 and the second was an action thriller “Ranjish.” With other opportunities knocking on his door, Bhardwaj put Bollywood on hold to pursue the other adventures that were approaching him. He left Mumbai in 2001. Delhi born, California raised Hindu Punjabi, Bhardwaj stands for what he believes in. He is a strong believer in karma and being as positive as possible. Basically, that everything that is meant to be yours will be yours all you have to do is have faith and be positive that it will all happen when it is meant to happen. Bhardwaj is also a man who does not do anything without the support of his family. Family and friends are essential to a happy and healthy lifestyle. “My family is my backbone and my sister is my number one fan,” said Bhardwaj. With at least 15 more covers in the works and to be released in the next two to three months, Bhardwaj hopes to get his foot in the Hollywood door with the right connections. He also aspires to open his own fitness related business either boot camp or a gym.