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8 'Miss India Winners' And What They Are All Doing These Days  

“Be like a diamond, precious and rare, not like a stone that is found everywhere.”‘Miss India’ is one of the most coveted titles. Thousands of young, beautiful women try their fortune to become Miss India, but only one is lucky enough to bag it. And this time, Manushi stole the show.    All the attractive women who participate in the Miss India pageant think it to be their launch pad to enter the world of films, fashion, and glamour. But not everyone is born under a lucky star. While many have tasted success, others have gone into oblivion.  It would be interesting to know what kind of life do the past winners of these glamorous titles are leading. Are they enjoying a luxurious life or struggling to earn bread and butter? Let's check out.   

Manushi Chhillar

Manushi’s looks seem to have captured millions of eyes. After being crowned, Manushi said, “Throughout the journey, I had a vision and with this came a belief, I can change the world.” Well, all the best to this beauty.Check out other ex-winners and what are they doing now?   

Dia Mirza

An Indian model, actress, producer, Dia Mirza was the second runner up at Femina Miss India pageant in 2000. Later, she was sent to take part in Miss Asia Pacific 2000, where she won.  

Hard luck in Bollywood.

According to DIa's Wikipedia page, he actress was not appreciated much in Bollywood industry. At present, she is a social worker and has been working with Cancer Patients Aid Association, Spastics Society of India and many more.  Now, check out who is the next one. 

Lara Dutta

The beauty queen is the second Indian woman to be crowned Miss Universe 2000. No doubt, she had to be the winner of Femina Miss India 2000.  

Launched her parental Yoga DVD.

She acted in a couple of Bollywood films. She married international tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi in 2011 and was blessed with a baby girl in 2012. She has launched her parental Yoga DVD. Her last appearance on silver screen was in 2016, in the movie ‘Azhar’.Do you remember who was the first Indian to win the Miss Universe crown? Look below.

Sushmita Sen

Sen won the title of Femina Miss India in 1994 as a teenager. In the same year, she won Miss Universe Pageant. Sen was invited to judge the Miss Universe 2016 contest, which was 65th Miss Universe pageant. She went as the judge after 23 years of winning the Miss Universe title.    

Proud single mother.

Though she acted in some Bollywood films, she could not create much magic. Her last appearance on the silver screen was in 2010. Defying social taboos, she became a single mother by adopting two girls. Can you believe, one of the mentors and judges of Roadies Season 14, has also won the same title? See it yourself. 

Neha Dhupia

Born in a Punjabi Sikh family, Neha Dhupia, won the Femina Miss India pageant in 2012. After this, she has worked in Hindi, Malayalam and Telugu films.  

The judge in MTV Roadies Season 14.

The actress didn't fare well in film and fashion industry.  At present, she is leading her team in MTV Roadies Season 14, which is a youth-based popular reality television show. Apart from this, she is a social worker.  

Madhu Sapre

An Indian model from Maharashtra, Sapre won Femina Miss India pageant in 1992.

Married to a businessman.

She seems to be enjoying her married life now. She is married to a businessman Gian Maria Emendatori and shuttles between India and Italy. They have a daughter named Indira.   

Tanushree Dutta 

Dutta is the recipient of Femina Miss India Universe title in 2004. In 2003, she won the Femina Miss India pageant held in Mumbai.  

Audience chose to ignore her.

She made debut in Bollywood opposite actor Emraan Hashmi in the movie, 'Ashiq Banaya Apne' in 2005. But she didn't succeed. Then, she switched to Bengali films. There too, she didn't make a dent.  

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, charity worker, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant.  

One of the highest paid actresses.

Priyanka is one of the highest paid celebrities. She has earned fame in Hollywood too. In 2016, the Government of India conferred on her Padma Shri Award. Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.  

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant.