Alesia Raut

Alesia Raut: Model, Cocoaberry Founder, Ramp Walk Instructor and Steadfast Athlete

Alesia Raut Surryavanshi is a model, VJ, and fashion choreographer who has been a part of the industry for almost two decades. She is the co-founder of the country’s top pageant institute Cocoaberry and the official ramp walk instructor for the Miss India Universe and Femina Miss India contests. Alesia recently lost her husband, late Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi- a tough time, but Alesia emerged stronger for their children. She has seen a lot in life- from her first marriage ending to losing the person who meant the world to her, but she handled the situation gracefully.

Alesia was born to an Indian father and a Russian mother in Moscow. After graduating from Mithibai College in Juhu with a degree in commerce, Alesia married Alexander Yanovskiy, a Russian Economist. She moved to Moscow, but the marriage failed and she returned to India with her son. Alesia married television actor Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi in November 2017.

Alesia had never envisioned making it into modelling. A neighbour took a few pictures and sent them to the Look of the Year Contest 1999, organised by a newspaper brand. She became a finalist. After her first marriage ended, she returned to Mumbai from Moscow with her son Mark. She has two siblings, one a former model in Mumbai. Her sister Anjali, a well-established model, introduced her to a few fashion choreographers, including Lubna Adams, Noyonika Chatterjee, and Marc Robinson.

Alesia has hosted a travel show. She participated in the fourth season of the Akshay Kumar-hosted television reality competition show- Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. She appeared in a few  music videos, including Ek Aankh Maro and Meri Beri Ke Ber. With the help of her sister Anjali Raut, she cofounded Cocoaberry. Alesia draws inspiration from her experiences on the runway, her growing enthusiasm for choreography, and her balance between work and family. Alesia Raut is well-known in the modelling world. She has walked the ramp for illustrious shows like Lakme Fashion Week and the Singapore Fashion Week and renowned designers like Manish Malhotra. She has also participated in reality television, hosted a travel programme, and acted in the Madhur Bhandarkar film Fashion, in addition to her other successes. She is an established figure in the industry, and her leadership is one of the fundamental tenets that make Cocoaberry the best option for anyone looking to enter the industry.

Alesia doesn’t believe in dieting and does not have a particular workout routine. She eats everything but makes sure she works out whenever she gets time.

“I make sure I have rested and eaten well and work out. I don't follow any diet. I eat everything. I try to eat healthy, drink a lot of water, and have my fruits and protein. I implement whatever I used to do during my school days as a sportsperson each day. But I also remind myself to take rest during the days I'm super tired, my body is aching, or got a headache or any discomfort. I listen to my body,” says Alesia.

Alesia had taken a three-year break from gymming and used to work out at home. Her late husband advised her to resume gymming in 2022. Working out helps her in her job even more.

Alesia was introduced to Steadfast Nutrition by Siddhaanth in 2020. She admits she was wary about taking supplements initially but soon got “hooked” after trying them out.

“I am someone who didn’t believe in taking supplements. Even during my pregnancy, I never had a  tablet of calcium but when Siddhaanth introduced me to Steadfast Nutrition products after a lot of discussion, I finally decided to try it. I loved the quality and got hooked to them, I love the taste and everything about Steadfast supplements. My favourite is Collastead Blueberry- it has really made my hair and skin quality much better”, says Alesia.


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