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Shekhar Rehate
Shekhar has more than 14 years experience in organization/management/directing/choreographing and the presentation of fashion shows and beauty pageants around the globe.

 
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Achievements – Fashion Events

• Launched a beauty pageant named ‘India Queen’ in 1997 in Mumbai. This contest achieved International affiliation in 1998. The winner had the opportunity to participate in ‘Miss India Worldwide’ contest held in the United States. India Queen 1999 Ms. Aarti Chabria who also participated in this contest at New Jersey won the final titles of ‘Miss India Worldwide’.
• October 1999,KABULTEX a fashion show at Hyatt Regency, Dubai with designer Seema Roy and local designers. Models like Femina Miss India 1999 Gul Panag, Malaika Arora, Rajlaxmi Khanvilakar, Aditi Gowitrikar, Nethra Raghuraman, Jas Arora, Himanshu Mallik and Bikram Saluja – Choreographed the entire Event.
• Associate Choreographer for Rivoli Miss India Emirates 1999 in Dubai.
• Damas(leading Jeweler in the Middle East)‘Sensations 2000’.A fashion show with Femina Miss India World 1999 Yukta Mookey at Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai along with reigning Femina Miss India Universe Lara Dutta, Femina Miss India World Priyanka Chopra, Femina Miss India Asia Pacific Diya Mirza and leading Designers from emirates like Arushi, Ghanati, Scalini, Fabretti, Aster Couture from London, and Azeem Khan from Mumbai, a celebrity US brand bebe – Choreographed the entire Event.
• Fashion shows at Hotel Gutch, Luzern, Switzerland on 29th April 2000 and 1st May 2000 – Choreographed the Event, which was very well received.
• Launched own Designer Brand ‘TATHASTU’ with Femina Miss India World Priyanka Chopra in August 2000, Dubai – Designer/Choreographer.
• Staged a fashion show with Jamima Khan October 2000 at the Jumairah Beach Hotel, Dubai with ARY gold jewelers – choreographed the event for Jamima.• June 2001, Solo show as designer at Atlas Film Awards at Aviation Club, Dubai – Designer/Choreographer.

 

• Choreographed a Fashion Show with Femina Miss India’s 2002 ‘Oomphs 2002’ at Hyatt Regency – 14th February 2002, Valentine’s Day, and Designer – WENDELL RODRIGES.
• Choreographed a charity fashion show for INDIAN CONSULATE, DUBAI to raise funds for AMNESTY.
• June 2002 – Fashion Shows with designer Walid Atallah at Paris Gallery with around 8 models from Paris - choreography.
• ‘FINESSE 2002’ The first ever Modelling and grooming workshop in Dubai from 20th to 30th August with a grand finale fashion show, collections by the concept store – “ Aesthetics ” designer drapes by Bhairavi Jaikishan , Tarun Tahiliani , Anand Jon , Shahab Durazi , Krishna Mehta , Monisha Jaisingh , Elena Papageorgiou , Ridhima Malkani by 30th August 2002 with Femina Miss India Universe Neha Dhupia .The panel for the workshop–Nayanika Chatterjee–ramp walk and attitude, Shernaz Patel–diction, Dabboo Ratnani–portfolios, Rima Soni – skin cares. Nautilus fitness center–Fitness. Welcare Hospital–Diet & Nutrition.
• Appointed as National Director for Middle East region to organize First ever beauty pageant Miss India Middle East / Worldwide 2002 on the 26th October 2002 at AJMAN KEMPINSKI HOTEL & RESORTS in association with PLATINUM SPRING FZ LLC. The winner SANTRIPTI VELLODY from this pageant represented Middle East in Durban, South Africa on 2nd November 2002 for the finals of Miss India Worldwide 2002 & won the title MISS INDIA WORLDWIDE 2002.
• Fashion show at Dubai Woman’s College for SOUL SHEETAL on 30th Oct. 2002.
• Appointed as Director for Middle East region for Global Indian Congress based in California, U.S.A., The goal of this organization is to create the means where people of Indian origin worldwide can commemorate and celebrate our past and present while creating new paths towards a positive future for all Indians socially, economically and politically while maintaining our culture and heritage–NOV.2002
• Appointed as NATIONAL DIRECTOR for GERMANY - Frankfurt to organize Miss India Germany / Worldwide beauty pageant – 30th August 2003.
• Director / Choreographer – Miss India France in PARIS in 7th September 2003.
• FINESSE 2003 – A modeling and grooming workshop for both guys and girls, from 1st June 2003 to 12th June 2003 with fashion gurus like PRASAD BIDAPA, NOYONIKA CHATTERJEE, TEJAL PATNI and many more celebrities.
• Fashion show in Dubai for SWOROWSKI CRYSTALS.
• Technical Director / Choreographer – Global Indian Awards ceremony & Miss India Worldwide 2003 Pageant – finals at The Historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, U.S.A. on 26th Sept.2003.
• Associated with the project by American Supermodel Tyra Bank’s - America’s Next Top Model search project in April 2004 in san Francisco bay area.
• Partly Directed & Choreographed music video for a U.K. based artists / singer JAZZY B in May 2004.
• Partly-Launched an international beauty pageant MISS WORLD PEACE on August 8, 2004 at the prestigious CITY HALL OF SAN FRANCISCO. This pageant will take place in 5 leading cities in United States and around 30 countries in the world every year.
• Partly-Managed the biggest fashion show ever came to west from India at “ International Wedding Expo ” on Nov. 20th 2004 at Santa Clara Convention Center, with 20 celebrity models includes Noyonika Chatterjee , Anupama Verma , Aditi Gowtrikar and many more with designer Vikram Phadnis from Bombay and Sahil Exclusive from Chicago.
• Managed , directed & choreographed a beauty pageant “ MISS EXOTIC 2005 ” http://ARSHOWTIMR.com on New Years Eve , Dec.31st 2004 , at Holiday Bowl Club , Hayward , California.
• Directed & choreographed a beauty pageant “ MISS INDOFIJI 2005 & 2006” Oakland CA Http://www.missindofiji.com
• Rocking 2009, New Years Eve Gala Fashion Show, Decathalon Club, Santa Clara, Suhoog International, Instant Karma, Neeta Puri, incliding That Look Models of San Jose.

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Events

• Involve with the Lata Manageshkar live in concert in 1997 at Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai.
• Video Production – Asha Bhosle live in concert during Dubai Shopping Festival 2001.
• Video Production for Googoosh – Iranian Celebrity Singer – Live in concert during Dubai Shopping Festival.
• Opening Ceremony of Techno Surprises – Dubai Summer Surprises 2001 in association with Wizcraft –Dubai – Production.
• Canon Camera product launch show – at Le Meriden hotel Dubai.
Films
• Ad Films for Khushi Jewelers, Dubai
• 17 minutes documentary for Desert Safari – Lama Tours.
• Planning a full-length film AATMA featuring ‘Miss India’s – past.

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Article Press Release from Shekhar Rahate Website 2009
www.shekharrahate.com