How many Miss World Winners from India since 1951-2017?
1.Miss World Of 1966 – Reita Faria
Date of birth: August 23, 1943
Place of birth: Nova Goa, India
Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Profession: Model, Doctor
Reita was crowned Miss World on November 17, 1966. The event took place in London, UK. She was the first Indian and Asian contestant to win this title. She was previously crowned Miss Bombay 1966 and Eve’s Weekly Miss India 1966. This beauty queen refused to work in films or model. Instead, she went on to get an M.B.B.S. degree from Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals. Later, she went to London to study at King’s College Hospital.
2.Miss World Of 1994 – Aishwarya Rai
Date of birth: November 1, 1973
Place of birth: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Height: 1.7 m
Profession: Actress and model
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Miss World winners, Aishwarya has also been called “the most beautiful woman in the world” and “the most beautiful Miss World ever”. This light eyed beauty has mesmerized millions over the years. She won the title of Miss World at the Miss World pageant that was held in Sun City, South Africa on November 19, 1994. She has acted in several films and has received two Filmfare Awards. She was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India (2009). She has joined hands with several humanitarian organizations, The Eye Bank Association of India and Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) being a couple of them. Aishwarya was the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.
3.Miss World Of 1997 – Diana Hayden
Date of birth: May 1, 1973
Place of birth: Hyderabad, India
Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
Profession: Actress and model
Diana Hayden won the Femina Miss India title in 1997. She went on to earn the Miss World title at the pageant hosted in Baie Lazare, Seychelles on November 22, 1997. She has acted in a few films and participated in the TV show Big Boss as a celebrity contestant. She has authored a book named A Beautiful Guide, which is about grooming and personality development.
4.Miss World Of 1999 – Yukta Mookhey
Date of birth: October 7, 1977
Place of birth: Bangalore, India
Height: 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Profession: Actress, model, and politician
Yukta was crowned Miss World at the Miss World pageant that was held in London, the UK on December 4, 1999. She has starred in many films. She studied Hindustani classical music for three years. Yukta is involved in social and charitable causes for the underprivileged. She signed up for donating her eyes in 2010. She is presently a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, a political party in India.
5.Miss World Of 2000 – Priyanka Chopra
Date of birth: July 18, 1982
Place of birth: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Height: 1.69 m
Profession: Actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist
Priyanka Chopra is one bold, beautiful woman with several achievements under her belt. She won the Miss World title in the Miss World pageant that was held in London, UK on November 30, 2000. Priyanka has received several awards for acting – one National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. She also received the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, from the Government of India for her contribution to arts. She has been named one of the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ by the Time magazine. Her foundation ‘The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education’ provides educational and healthcare aid to unprivileged children across India.
6.Miss World 2017 – Manushi Chhillar
- Date of Birth: May 14, 1997
- Place of Birth: Sonipat, Haryana, India
- Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
- Profession: Student; pursuing a medical degree.
Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World on November 18, 2017, at the Miss World pageant held in Sanya, China. This twenty-year-old beauty with an infectious smile is the sixth woman from India to win this title. Prior to this, Manushi was crowned Femina Miss India 2017, where she won the title of Miss Photogenic as well. Manushi is presently studying at the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonipat. An excellent Kuchipudi dancer, she has trained under legendary dancers like Kaushalya Reddy and Raja and Radha Reddy. Manushi has also attended the National School of Drama.