India is home to world’s most beautiful women. In the industry, there are many actresses who are former beauty queens. Winning beauty pageants give them the platform to showcase their skills to producers and many of them have gone on to become successful actors in future.
Let’s take a look at Indian Celebrities who have participated in beauty pageant.
1. Gauhar Khan
Gauhar is one of the most popular actress on television. In 2002, at the age of 18, she participated in Femina Miss India contest where she came fourth and won the Miss Talented title.
2. Mihika Verma
Mihika Varma who is known for her television show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is a former model. She won the Miss India International title in 2004 and represented India in the Miss International 2004 competition.
3. Divyanka Tripathi
Divyanka Tripathi who is best known for her portrayal of Ishita Bhalla in television show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. The actress participated in Miss Bhopal which she went on to win. She was also given the title of Miss Beautiful Skin in Pantene Zee Teen Queen in 2003.
4. Erica Fernandes
Erica Fernandes is known for playing Sonakshi in popular TV show Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. She was the winner of the Miss India 2012.
5. Gauri Pradhan
Gauri Pradhan is known for playing the role of Nandini Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She is from Pune but shifted to Mumbai in order to participate in Femina Miss India back in 1998.
6. Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani who is a Member of Parliament has participated in Miss India 1998. She was among the 10 finalists in the contest.
7. Asha Negi
Television actress Asha Negi who plays the role of Purvi Kirloskar in Pavitra Rishta, was crowned Miss Uttarakhand in 2009. She moved to Mumbai to pursue her acting career.
8. Aishwarya Sakhuja
Aishwarya was the finalist of Miss India in 2006. After that, she has appeared in several series.
9. Reshmi Ghosh
Reshmi became a household name when she played Indrawati in the popular TV series Sasural Simar Ka. She was the winner of Miss India Earth way back in 2002.
10. Asmita Sood
Asmita is one of the most popular models and actress, who has endorsed almost 40 brands. She participated at the 2011 Femina Miss India beauty pageant, ending up as one of the finalists.