Model of the Fortnight

Mother’s Day may be celebrated once a year but the world of Shamima Khan, our Model of the Fortnight, revolves around her mother.

Her editorial notes were replete with words of admiration, love and respect for her mother, who, she described as ‘the greatest on the planet.’

Quoting American author and essayist Washington Irving, she said, “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us, when adversity takes the place of prosperity, when friends desert us, when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

Born in Auckland, this teenager is proud to represent the best of two worlds (while her father was born in New Zealand, her mother hails from Fiji), and enjoys her life as a business student at McGirr Training in Wellington.

“I hope to own a business and succeed as an entrepreneur. I believe in the adage that ‘One’s desire for success should be greater than the fear of failure.’ I also believe that everyone should take up one idea, make that one idea their life, think of it, dream it, live it and let the brain, muscles, nerves and indeed every part of the body be full of that idea. That is the way to succeed,” she said.

Sketching is one of her passions, earning her the grade of Excellence in 2009 and 2010. She also loves dancing, apart from being a Soccer, Netball, Badminton, Volleyball and Sprinting enthusiast.

Shamima said that working with photographer Bhikhu Bhula was one the most interesting and educative experiences in her life.

“I would love to do modelling again. I will not miss an opportunity,” she said.

-Venkat Raman

Photography: Bhikhu Bhula

For more pictures of Shamima Khan, visit These pictures appearing in our print and web editions are the intellectual property of Indian Newslink, Bhikhu Bhula. Any reproduction in any form for private, public, commercial or non-commercial purposes is prohibited and any breach would be an offence under the relevant laws in force.

If you wish to sponsor our Model of the Fortnight or try your luck being a Model in our series, please contact Bhikhu Bhula on (04) 3887861 or 021-0616030


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