Dabboo Ratnani is a well known Fashion Photographer and is the man behind one of the most awaited calendar launches every year. He has been in the fashion industry for a long time and is a renowned face amongst many major fashion brands and magazines like Elle, Femina, Cosmopolitan, The Man, etc.
He was born on 24th December in the year 1971 in the city of Mumbai in Maharashtra. He started working in the industry from a very young age. He used to work as an assistant to Sumit Chopra in the year 1990 so as to gain experience in the field. While working in films, Dabboo was given various tasks including editing and post production work.
Later on, his works had gotten him better works and helped him venture into model photography and portfolios. His excelling works helped him move on to advertising and currently made him the most renowned photographer in the industry.
He started to work on his own in the year 1994. He got recognized when he undertook the job of doing the photography for promoting ‘
’ in the year 1993, which was a multi starrer film by G P Sippy. He said in an interview that,
, before he was a star had approached Dabboo for a portfolio shoot and wanted to impress his father,
so as to launch him into the industry.
Dabboo has been playing a key role in creating portfolios and launching many young stars into the industry by doing his magic using his camera. He started his calendar series in the year 1999 which he calls his work of art. Although the calendar does not depict a particular theme, he claims that he works on different concepts for each photograph.
The calendar features 24 of the most top Bollywood celebrities in the industry. Some of the well-known celebs that have known to appear in his calendar are
Shah Rukh Khan
, Aishwarya Rai,
, etc. He got married to Manisha D. Ratnani and lived in Mumbai with their children Kiara, Shiva and Myrah Ratnani.