Karan Oberoi (born September 26, 1987) also known by the initialism K.O. (pronounced as “Kay-oh”) is an Indian Model, and Actor from Mumbai, India. He is one of the leading male Models, popular personalities and Actors from the Bollywood Film industry. He gained significant popularity because of his physique since he entered the modeling business.
Despite the industry being dominated by really skinny and lean models, Karan was able to make a mark in the Indian fashion industry because of his unconventional looks, rugged style, killer attitude, and body.
The fact that was rarest to find a model like K.O., especially in a country like India where the majority of men look the same while his unconventional personality was able to create a niche for himself. Oberoi has walked the ramp for celebrity designers and also for many commercial brands.
Along with Fashion, he has also involved in the fitness industry. As a result, he featured over magazine covers of men’s fitness brands.
He has walked on the ramp of 300+ fashion shows all over the world. Oberoi has also worked along with the leading fashion designers and photographers in India.
Karan also gained significant fame in the past while he was featured on the cover of Men’s Health magazine with Russian supermodel Alena and endorsed for commercial brands such as Royal Enfield bikes, Reebok India, Timex digital campaign and Isuzu Car. He had done it all and has rightly earned the ‘Top-model’ tag.
Besides being a top model he is also a social media sensation and is also one of the most famous models on social media to date. As per his film career, he learned his acting skills from “Actor Prepares” acting school along with his modeling projects.
Also, Oberoi also acted in theater plays and drama shows while attending his college. He has been part of many short movies already and wants to make a big debut as a negative lead in Bollywood if given a chance.
Early life, Parents, Siblings & Childhood
Model Karan Oberoi was born in the capital city of India, New Delhi in an upper-middle-class Sikh family. He was born to father Shri G.S. Oberoi, his father used to work in a higher management position in one of the reputed Banks of India.
His mother, Ruby Oberoi is a senior professor of Hindi literature in MSC (University of Delhi). Karan has one younger sibling, her name is Ishween Sahiba. His sister has done an MBA and is doing very well in her life.
His first job was of the graphic designer being a graphic media and logo expert, with popular ad agency Grey India, after completing his graduation and MBA. Oberoi completed his graduation in B.com (H) from one of the top colleges of commerce from DU.
After completing his graduation he completed his master’s diploma in mass media and journalism followed by an MBA in International Business (marketing) from Amity International Business School which is in Noida.
Some Interesting Details about Karan Oberoi (Indian Model)
- Karan was selected as “World Peace Messenger” by the United Nations on 16th June 2018 after grabbing the youth icon award.
- At Global Awards at ITC Hotel, Mumbai, KO also awarded the title “The Youth Icon” of the year on April 7, 2018.
- Model Oberoi also motivates youngsters to focus on their careers through his videos, and News articles.
- K.O. was also voted as the leading fitness model of India by Hindustan times popular lifestyle magazine Brunch under the top model list because of his popularity.
- He won the titles of ‘fantastic physique’ and ‘Mr. Photogenic face’ at Mr. India International modeling event.
- Filmfare magazine honored KO as the ‘hottest man’ alive.
WIKI & BIO
Real Birth name: Karan Oberoi.
Other Stage names: KO or K.O.
Profession: Model & Actor.
Famous for: His Physique and style.
Date of Birth (DOB): 26 Septemeber 1987 (age 32 years).
Birthplace: New Delhi.
Zodiac Sign: Libra.
Current House Location: Bandra (West) Mumbai.
Social Media Profiles:
Physical Stats & More
Height: 6 feet 0 inch (1.83 m).
Weight: 85 Kg (187 lbs).
Eye Color: Dark Brown.
Skin: Fair color.
Body measurements: 46-32-38 (chest-waist-hips).
Shoe size: UK 11 and US 12.
Tattoo details: NO permanent tattoos only he gets them temporary.
Highest Qualification: Post Graduation, MBA (Master of Business Administration) in International Business.
Alma mater: SGGS College of Commerce (University of Delhi) & Amity International Business School (Noida).
Mother: Ruby Oberoi.
Siblings: Ishween Sahiba (younger sister).
Marital status: unmarried.
Girlfriend: Not dated any famous actress or model yet. (2019)
Likes & Hobbies
Favorite Actor: Al Pacino.
Singer: Bryan Adams, Michael Jackson.
Color: White and Purple.
Book: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
Love to do: shopping and traveling.
Hobbies: Reading books and playing sports.
Home town: New Delhi.
Current city: Mumbai (Bandra West).
Official website: www.karanoberoiKO.com
Net worth: Rs. 20 CRORES INR (as of Novemeber 2019). One of the most highly paid models from India.
- Besides being a top model, KO lives a simple and much-disciplined life.
- Karan Oberoi is a spiritual man and believes in destiny and hard work.
- He is ambitious at the same time doesn’t believe in taking short cuts to touch heights in life.
- The 32-years-old model doesn’t party much nor does he like to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes.