10 Bollywood Actresses - Miss India, Miss World and Miss Universe
1. Zeenat Aman
Zeenat Aman who was born on November 19, 1951, in Bombay is an Indian actress, model and beauty queen. She 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.
2. Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla was born on 13 November 1967. She is an Indian actress, model, film producer, and the winner of the Miss India beauty contest in 1984. A critic wrote about her performance in ‘Mr and Mrs Khiladi’ saying " As expected Juhi Chawla dominates the show with her perfect comic timing. Indian women are never expected to be funny, but Juhi gets all the respect in my book for being the reigning comic beauty of India."
3. Aishwarya Rai
Born on 1st of November 1973, Aishwarya Rai also known by her married name Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant. She is praised not only for her outstanding beauty but also for her unique performance. Rai has received numerous awards including two Filmfare Awards, and she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009. Everyone knows her as "The most beautiful woman in the world".
4. Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen was the first Indian to win the crown of the Miss Universe pageant in 1994. She was born on 19 November 1975. Sushmita is an Indian film actress, model and winner. As a celebration of 65th Miss Universe, 23 years after winning the pageant, in January 2017, she returned to the Philippines, where she won her award in 1975, as one of the judges of the Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant.
5. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra, born on 18 July 1982, is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. Her acting career came as the result of her Miss world wins. Priyanka is one of India's highest-paid and most popular celebrities and has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
6. Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta Bhupathi was born on 16 April 1978. She is an Indian actress, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Intercontinental 1997 and Miss Universe 2000. She was the second woman from India to be crowned Miss Universe and has been the only delegate from India to win the crown since.
7. Dia Mirza
Born Dia Handrich on 9 December 1981 Dia Mirza Sangha is an Indian model, actress, producer and beauty queen who won the Miss Asia Pacific 2000 title. She has been praised for her social work. She got an IIFA 2012 Green Award for her contribution towards green environment. She has done awareness campaigns on prevention of female foeticide, HIV awareness, the Cancer Patients Aid Association, PETA, ADAPT, CRY.
8. Namrata Shirodkar
Namrata Shirodkar was born on 1 March 1972. She is an actress, producer and former model and 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. Gul Panag
Gul Panag was born on 3 January 1979. Gul is an Indian actress, voice actress, model, and former beauty queen who competed in the Miss Universe pageant. Panag won the Miss India title in 1999. She participated in the Miss Universe 1999 pageant. She is known as the actress with a brain! She did her Bachelors in Mathematics from Punjabi University, and Masters in Political Science from Panjab University.
10 Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia, born on 27 August 1980, is an Indian actress and beauty queen. She entered the Femina Miss India pageant in 2002 and ended up in the first place, winning the Femina Miss India Universe title. She then participated in the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico and was placed in the top 10.
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