The Sentinel

Indian Women Who Were Born to Wear the Crown

Dec 15, 2021
Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu
Harnaaz Sandhu, a girl hailing from Chandigarh has made India proud as she won the title of Miss Universe 2021. The country got back the crown after 21 years, last won by Lara Dutta in 2000
Reita Faria
Reita Faria Powell, born 23 August 1943, is an Indian physician, former model and the winner of the Miss World 1966 contest. The first Indian to ever win a beauty crown for Miss World. She really paved a way for aspiring beauty queens.
Sushmita Sen
The first Indian to ever wear the crown of Miss Universe- Sushmita Sen became the queen of the universe in 1994. She still looks drop-dead gorgeous and is a successful actor and single mother.
Aishwarya Rai
The world is still smitten by her beauty! Aishwarya Rai(now a Bachchan too) won the Miss World crown in the year 1994 and has been reigning the hearts ever since through her charity work, being a doting wife, a wonderful mother and a successful actor.
Dia Mirza
1994 was a golden year for India. While Sushmita and Aishwarya grabbed the Miss Universe and Miss World Crowns, Dia Mirza went on to win the Miss Asia-Pacific Crown too! All the top 3 pageant crowns came to India that year.
Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta brought back the Miss Universe Crown after 6 years of Sushmita Sen winning it. The gorgeous woman has had a successful modeling, acting career post that and now is married to ace tennis player Mahesh Bhupati.
Yukta Mookhey
Bringing Home the Miss World crown for the fourth time was Yukta Mookhey - a model from Bangalore. She won the title in 1999
Diana Hayden
Diana won the Miss World crown in the year 1997. She has been a television host, model and actress. She has also written a book called A Beautiful Truth which is an "encyclopedia on grooming and also deals with personality development and confidence building"
Priyanka Chopra
The reigning queen from India, Priyanka Chopra has not only been winning hearts in India but has given a new high to Indian faces on the Entertainment world map. She is now married to Nick Jonas and continues to don several hats in her career.
Manushi Chhillar
Chhillar is the sixth representative from India to win the Miss World pageant. She will make her film debut in the upcoming historical drama Prithviraj