Karan Oberoi (KO) is a well-known fitness model who was recently voted as the ‘Top fitness model’ by Hindustan Times Brunch magazine in the month of March this year. He was also awarded ‘The Youth Icon model’ title at the Global leadership awards. Born in 1987, Karan is a double postgraduate by qualification who started his life journey as a graphic designer with a leading advertising firm in Delhi. While editing ads, he was offered a role in an ad film that changed his mind to start pursuing his career as a full-time professional model. He shifted to Mumbai to pursue it further.
Karan is associated with many famous commercial brands like Reebok, Isuzu, Royal Enfield, FBB, British Nutrition Health supplements, Spunk sportswear to name a few. He is also seen on the cover page of leading fitness magazines such as ‘Men’s Health’ and ‘Health & Nutrition.’ Karan is also the title holder of ‘Mr Best physique’ at Mr India International Modelling contest. He has shared his fitness and diet tips on television and leading newspapers.
How he became a top fitness model
Many people confuse fitness modelling with bodybuilding, but there is more to it than just a good body. Fitness modelling is a combination of fitness and good looks and requires constant maintenance and dedication. Karan Oberoi (KO) maintains a strict routine to remain in shape. He follows a balanced diet and believes in working out as well as taking proper rest afterwards. He relies on green tea and water to detoxify his body. Unlike the perception people have about models, Karan is not a party person at all. He focuses on his work and fitness more than anything else and lives a very disciplined lifestyle.
How Sylvester Stallone inspired him
“In my Initial days, I was struggling to have a lean and muscular physique. It requires intense training including running for hours which I couldn’t do, till the time I saw the movie Rocky. The movie motivated and inspired me to the extent that my life changed. I started running every day at 4 o’ clock in the morning, the way Stallone used to in the movie,” says Karan. Based on how much Stallone inspired him, Karan considers Sylvester Stallone as his role model.
Today, Karan is an inspiration for many. His social media handles bear testimony to his popularity. His efforts have made him a popular youth icon. All in all, Karan Oberoi (KO) has been at the forefront of the fitness modelling revolution in India.