Sushmita Sen is an epitome of beauty and grace. When she embraced the ramp during her Miss India days, which led her to become Miss Universe in 1994, she became an example of a great personality. It was not just Sushmita's beauty, but also her intellect and the undeniable charisma that allowed her to ruled millions of hearts till date. When Sushmita Sen was crowned as the winner of Miss India and then Miss Universe Pageant in 1994, the entire world not just witnessed her beauty and intellect, but also about her undeniably stunning Charisma.
Despite the glamour around her, Sushmita's story to become a success and popular star nothing less than a fairytale of Cinderella, but in her case, her mother came to her rescue. According to reports, one the eve of her Miss India finale, she wore a gown made out of curtain cloth since the actress was out of the budget to spend on an expensive outfit. Hence, got it stitched from a local tailor.
As Sushmita Sen, came from a middle-class family, the diva could not afford an expensive gown like her fellow contestants, and therefore, she got her finale gown stitched by a local tailor. She did another ultimate arrangement. The gloves that the diva wore with the gown that was made out of socks, embellished with lace. She also bought a lot of her pageant clothes from Sarojini Nagar market in New Delhi. As the idea of getting the gown stitched out of curtain cloth was of Sushmita's mother, who took inspiration from various magazines.
Sushmita Sen has crowned Miss Universe in Manila 24 years ago, and she returned there in February last year as a judge for the pageant. Whether there is a truth or not to the curtain fabric story, 1994 was a moment of undisputed glory for India as it was the first time we won Miss Universe and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, won Miss World, only the second Indian after Reita Faria in 1966.
After completing her reign as Miss Universe, Sushmita started receiving various offers to act in the movies. She made her acting debut with the Hindi film Dastak in 1996. The Tamil musical Ratchagan (1997) was her first commercial success. She rose to prominence by featuring as the female lead in several top-grossing films, including Sirf Tum, Hindustan Ki Kasam and the comedy Biwi No.1 (all 1999), Aankhen (2002), Main Hoon Na (2004) – her biggest commercial success so far, and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005), and received critical recognition with female-oriented roles in films such as Filhaal... (2002), Samay: When Time Strikes (2003), Chingaari (2005) and Zindaggi Rocks (2006).