- Vikram Chatwal
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name = Vikram Chatwal
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
occupation = Hotelier
Vikram Chatwal (born
1 November 1971) is an American hotelier of Indian Sikhheritage. In April 1999, at the age of 28, he created Vikram Chatwal Hotels, an independent hotel group of nine luxury hotels in five cities. The flagship hotel in the group is Dream Hotel. Chatwal attended the United Nations International Schoolin New York City, earned a Bachelors Degree from the Wharton School, and worked for Morgan Stanley. His father, Sant Singh Chatwal, founded Hampshire Hotels & Resorts.
Chatwal had a reputation as a wealthy
Manhattan socialiteand playboy, having dated celebrities such as Kate Moss. He was named as one of the world's most eligible bachelors by the magazine "Radar" and a BBC TV program. Chatwal was the first Sikhin a leading role, as 'Nishan' in the movie " One Dollar Curry".Fact|date=December 2007 He was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the first South Asia Media Awards in New York, in June 2005, and he was on the cover of ForbesAsia, June 19 2006 [http://www.forbes.com/global/2006/0619/078.html?boxes=custom] . His net worth is estimated at $450 million.
In 2005, it was announced that Vikram Chatwal would marry Indian model
Priya Sachdev. The wedding took place in February 2006, amidst headlines calling it "The Wedding of the Century" and "India's most Extravagant Wedding to date." The wedding was covered by 100 journalists in 30 languages and countries, including " The International Herald Tribune" [http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/03/01/news/wedding.php] , which attributed India's foray into "global cool" to Vikram's personal endeavors and close knit celebrity friends. Attending the wedding reception in Delhi, India, were steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, the world's fifth richest man; former American President Bill Clinton; actress Patricia Velasquez; Fashion Head Fern Mallis; HRH Prince Nikolaos of Greece; and several Indian celebrities. Clinton and his family are close to the Chatwal family and often visit their residence for private dinners. It is said that Chatwal's Bombay Palace restaurant in Washington is among the favourites of the former President's family.
"He is possibly one of the world's greatest single human embodiments of the converse characteristics of ancient and modern, East and West, work and play."Joanna Walters, -The Observer - Sunday, July 30th, 2006
Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.(2006)
Karma, Confessions and Holi(2006) .... DJ CK
Hope and a Little Sugar[http://www.hopeandalittlesugar.com] (2006) .... Harry
Ek Ajnabee(2005) .... Ravi Rathore
One Dollar Curry(2004) .... Nishan
Zoolander(2001) .... (as Vikram) - Hansel's Posse Member
Vikram also appeared in The Notorious B.I.G.'s video, "Nasty Girl".
* [http://www.hotelchatter.com/tag/Vikram%20Chatwal Vikram Chatwal the Hotelier]
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