The winner of Manhunt International Nepal 2013 and one of the most charismatic actors in the country, Anoop Bikram Shahi is one of those sophisticated actors who not only amaze their fans with their acting but also ensure that they never go out of style by introducing new fashion trends. With his impeccable sense of style and dress sense, he is one of the best dressed men around.

The sassy actor shares his fashion secrets with Esparsh Sarawagi on how to be classy without putting in too much effort.

Describe your personal style in three words.

Comfortable, attitude and confidence.

What is fashion to you?

For me, it is expressing yourself through whatever you wear and reflect your personality.

What would we find in excess in your wardrobe?

I have a wide variety in my wardrobe. But what I have in excess are suits and other formal wear.

What are your favorite places to shop?

Being the brand ambassador of Kapsule9, I carry it most often. However, I find it economical to shop abroad rather than in Nepal. Whenever I go out, I buy most of my wardrobe there.

One style item you would never wear?

I love to wear everything. But if you insist, I would say that black is a color which I wear once in a blue moon.

Three men with exceptional sense of style.

Johnny Depp, Arjun Rampal and Prashant Tamrakar.

Top essentials every man should have in his wardrobe.

  • Perfumes since you should smell fresh wherever you go.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Suits.
  • Watch.

How do you accessorize your look?

My look depends on where I am going. In general, I accessorize my look with a pair of shades and a good watch.

One thing that makes you look sexy?

I don’t know (laughs). Maybe, wearing a suit as people usually admire and appreciate me then. Also, may be my beard. Last time I trimmed my beard was for Manhunt and I’m doing it now for my upcoming movie.

A grooming product always available in your cabinet?

Hair cream. However, I don’t use too much chemicals.

A favorite color that is prominent in your wardrobe.

Red is my all time favorite color. I find it lucky. For instance, if I wear a suit, my pocket square can be red. Also, my bike is red. I try not to miss out red whatever I’m wearing.

Most experimental outfit you have worn?

I had to play the role of a “Shastri” for my movie ‘Kamale Ko Bihe’ where I was supposed to have a weird look. For that, I tried a red shirt, yellow pants, gold star and other stuffs that we don’t usually wear.

To whom do you give credit in helping you develop your sense of style?

Instagram (laughs).

Who would you want to swap your wardrobe with?

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Your preferred brands?

I am not a brand conscious person and wear anything I am comfortable in. For tailored clothes, I go with Natraj.

Personality tips for young men aiming to be stylish.

Don’t be too brand conscious. Respect your clothes so that they respect you in return. Make it simple and elegant.