Life of Beauty Pageants In India After Being Crowned!
Being crowned as Miss India is very prestigious. Have you ever wondered what beauty pageant winners do after being crowned? Today, we look into some of the beauty pageants in India and what they did after having their big win.
Here's a list of 10 Former Miss India
Reita Faria was crowned Miss India in 1966 and was the first Asian woman to win the Miss World pageant. She got a lot of offers, and she rejected many proposals for movies and modelling to pursue her medical career. She later married an endocrinologist David Powell and now lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Pamela Singh, also known as Pamella Bordes for a few years, won the 1982 Miss India title. Like Reita Faria, she also said 'no' to many movie offers and studied design and photography, taking photography as her career in 1997. She subsequently moved to Europe, where she met and married Henri Bordes.
Juhi Chawla was a beloved household name in the 1980s. She won the Miss India title in 1984 and became a leading actress in Hindi cinema from the late 1980s through the early 2000s. She has been doing periodic work in Bollywood since 2011 and also co-owns the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mehr Jesia won the Femina Miss India title in 1986 and became a part of the first generation of Indian supermodels. She retired at the peak of her career to start a modelling agency. She also started a training school for models and a production company called Chasing Ganesha with her ex-husband, Arjun Rampal.
Sushmita Sen has been making headlines for the past couple of days, thanks to her love life. Professionally speaking, she won the Miss India crown in 1994 and the Miss Universe title at the age of 18. Since then, she has been a force to reconnaissance with, starring in several Bollywood hits, breaking the conventional norms of society, and shutting down trolls with her wits.
Gul Panag won the 1999 Miss India tag. Since then, she has worked in several Bollywood movies and appeared in several brand patronage. She is also a social activist, half-marathon runner, avid biker and certified pilot. She also competed in the 2014 Indian general elections.
Celina Jaitly won the Miss India title in 2001. She then started her career in Bollywood, starring in several movies. Celina Jaitly is married to Austrian entrepreneur and hotelier Peter Haag. She is currently based between Austria, Singapore and Dubai and travels internationally for her film and endorsement work. She is also the UN Equality Champion and a social activist.
Neha Dhupia won the Femina Miss India 2002 pageant and was among the top 10 finalists in Miss Universe. She has appeared in music videos and advertisement campaigns. She started her Bollywood career in 2003 and has been a part of MTV Roadies since Season 14. She is married to Angad Bedi, and they have 2 little kids together.
Tanushree Dutta won the Femina Miss India title in 2004. She appeared in Hindi films from 2005 to 2010. She has also done several Tamil and Telugu films. She spends most of her time in the US, frequently sharing snippets of her life on Instagram.
Sarah Jane Dias
Sarah Jane Dias won the Femina Miss India 2007 title. Before being crowned Miss India, Sarah won a talent hunt TV show and hosted a Channel V show. She has appeared in several Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films since then. She currently hosts her podcast, called The Sarah Jane Show.
Sini Shetty from Karnataka won the beauty pageant in India 2022 and was crowned Miss India 2022.