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 bollywood actress who won the Crown of Miss India and Miss World.
1. Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta who is one of the successful actress was crowned Miss Universe in 2000. After modelling and coming on TV ads, Lara made her Bollywood debut with Andaaz. Now, she is married to tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi. She is a mother to a baby girl.
2. Sushmita Sen
Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe in 1994. The stunning actress, who started her acting career in Bollywood with Dastak had adopted two young daughters, and is a proud single mom.
3. Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla is a winner of the Miss India beauty contest in 1984. Regarded as one of the finest and most popular actresses of Indian Cinema, she garnered particular praise for her comic timing and vivacious on-screen persona. The actress is married to industrialist Jay Mehta. The couple have two children Jhanvi and Arjun.
4. Dia Mirza
Dia won Miss Asia Pacific in the year 2000 and made a superhit debut in ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ in 2001. She did not last much in the industry, but people love her for her doll face and stunning figure. Now, she is shifted focus to charity work. She got married to her business partner Sahil Sangha in 2014.
5. Gul Panag
Gul Panag won the Miss India title in 1999, and was crowned Miss Beautiful Smile at the same pageant. She began her career in Bollywood, with the 2003 film Dhoop. Since then, she has worked in films like Jurm and the TV series Kashmeer. Her notable films include Dor, Dhoop, Manorama Six Feet Under, Hello, Straight, and Ab Tak Chhappan 2.
6. Neha Dhupia
Neha is the winner of the Femina Miss India in 2002 and has acted in Julie and Qayamat. She starred in successful films including Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005) and Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) and also played supporting roles in top grossing Bollywood productions Chup Chup Ke (2006) and Singh is Kinng (2008).
7. Priyanka Chopra
The talented actress Priyanka Chopra was crowned Miss World in 2000. Not just in a Bollywood, Priyanka is now an international icon and making all of us proud of her.
8. Namrata Shirodkar
Namrata Shirodkar was awarded the Femina Miss India in 1993. She represented India in the Miss Universe pageant and came in fifth place. The same year, she also represented India in the Miss Asia Pacific contest and was chosen first, runner-up.
9. Zeenat Aman
Zeenat Aman is the first South Asian woman to win the title of Miss Asia Pacific! She is also a great actress. Her best roles were in Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Roti Kapda Makan. She made an everlasting impact by introducing the modern look to the cinema.
10. Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai is one of the most beautiful women in the world won Miss World in 1994. She has not only proved her acting talent in Bollywood but Hollywood as well. A mother now, she still is just as beautiful and stunning.