Dabboo Ratnani is a force to reckon with when it comes to glamorous photography! Famous for his sincere dedication and a penchant for making his subjects seem out of the world aesthetic, this ace photographer has a CV to die for!
It’s common knowledge that Dabboo Ratnani comes out with his yearly venture, the Daboo Ratnani calendar, with top Bollywood celebs making a beeline for it. In fact, Bollywood royalty’s fixation with the man is so much that a lot of celebs refuse to shoot with anybody else other than Ratnani.
Big names like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, are just a few of the actors who attend this yearly gala event which Ratnani’s calendar shoot has become over the years.
But the best part about Ratnani is that he is known to be a really accommodating and admirably relaxed person, never pushy but gently persuasive in his working style. And which is precisely why Dabboo gets his desired shots despite all the odds.
His calendar launch at the start of the year is always a star studded event, featuring the new comers as well as the veterans. But let’s go back in time, when the first ever Dabboo Ratnani calendar came to be. The man himself started this calendar 18 years ago, though at that point he had only female actresses in his calendar, not a single male actor, all ranging from the breathtaking Twinkle Khanna, Pooja Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor to name a few. So here’s a throwback on how the first ever Dabboo Ratnani calendar looked in 2000!