Although acting has nothing to do with appearances, we seldom see actors and actresses who are not visually appealing. Therefore, a beauty pageant is frequently regarded as a passport to Bollywood since numerous actors have gone on to work in the industry after winning Miss India, Miss World, or Miss Universe.
Bollywood has seen many gorgeous and graceful divas, some of whom have earned great success while others have failed. You will be shocked to learn how many actresses have won beauty contests! Here is the list of 11 actresses who won beauty pageants such as Miss India, Miss World, or Miss Universe.
She is recognized for her striking features and was praised for her performance in the 1971 film ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ in the ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ song. At the young age of 19, Zeenat Aman, the best-paid actress of her time, began her career by actively competing in many beauty pageants. She was crowned Femina Miss India and then Miss Asia Pacific International.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
She is still regarded as one of the most beautiful women on the planet, and she proved it when she won Miss World in 1994. Following that, Aishwarya Rai became a household name in Bollywood.
Neha Dhupia, who was crowned Femina Miss India 2002, appeared in the films ‘Qayamat’ and ‘Julie.’ The actress, on the other hand, was not well received by the audience. She is now hosting #NoFilterNeha, a radio interview show.
Dia Mirza, a young and bright woman, earned the title of Miss Asia Pacific in 2000, following which she entered the world of film and created a name for herself.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a worldwide celebrity, won Miss World in 2000 and made the entire country proud. She moved to Bollywood after winning the Miss World pageant.
She won Miss India at the age of 17 in 1981 and was recognized for her outstanding performance in films such as “Damini,” “Ghayal,” and “Ghatak.” She left the Film industry at a young age.
In 1997, she was titled Miss Intercontinental, and in 2000, she was crowned Miss World. Lara Dutta made her debut with Andaaz after dabbling with modelling and commercials.
After appearing with Emraan Hashmi in the film ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne,’ she attained stardom. She won the title of Miss India Universe 2004.
Miss India 1994 was awarded to the legendary Juhi Chawla, who was crowned by none other than the stunning Rekha. Juhi also competed in the Miss Universe pageant but did not feature in the top ten.
Mahesh Babu’s wife Namrata Shirodkar is a well-known actress who won Miss India in 1993 before breaking into the film business. Pukar, Hero Hindustani, and Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai were among her films.
Sushmita Sen, who won Miss India, went on to represent India at the Miss Universe beauty pageant with Aishwarya Rai and won the Miss Universe title and did the country proud.
In 1994, Aishwarya Rai became Miss World and Sushmita Rai became Miss Universe. The actress is recognised for being a humanitarian and the mother of two adoptive girls.