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12 Unseen Pictures Of First Indian Lady To Participate In Miss Universe

Do you know, when was the first Miss Universe pageant held? Give it a guess!

Miss Universe 1952, the very 1st Miss Universe pageant, was held on 28 June 1952 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, USA. 30 contestants competed for the crown. 

And among those contestants, Indrani Rehman also made it to the Top 30 giving everyone a tough competition. I am sure if it wasn't Miss India Indrani Rahman, we wouldn't have had Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta and Aishwarya Rai receiving honor and respect at the Miss Universe pageant in the later years. 

To know more about Indrani, read further. 

12 Unseen Pictures Of First Indian Lady To Participate In Miss Universe

12 Unseen Pictures Of First Indian Lady To Participate In Miss Universe

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She was only 22, when she made it to the beauty pageant. 

She was only 22, when she made it to the beauty pageant. 

You might be thinking how did she manage to get well with the swimsuit, right?

You might be thinking how did she manage to get well with the swimsuit, right?

But hold your breath, not only did she carry herself well in the swimsuit, she also grabbed everyone's attention with the bindi and gajra adding a desi swag. 

But hold your breath, not only did she carry herself well in the swimsuit, she also grabbed everyone's attention with the bindi and gajra adding a desi swag. 

Indrani was the first one to represent India in 1952, after being crowned as Miss India the same year. 

Indrani was the first one to represent India in 1952, after being crowned as Miss India the same year. 

She was also a trained classical dancer in Bhratnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Odissi. 

She was also a trained classical dancer in Bhratnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Odissi. 

WOW, she was the first dancer on a national tour by the Asia Society, and also performed for the US president, John F. Kennedy. 

WOW, she was the first dancer on a national tour by the Asia Society, and also performed for the US president, John F. Kennedy. 

She also performed for Queen Elizabeth II.

She also performed for Queen Elizabeth II.

Indrani was awarded Padma Shri in 1969, along with other prestigious awards like Tarakanth Das Award and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. 

Indrani was awarded Padma Shri in 1969, along with other prestigious awards like Tarakanth Das Award and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. 

Beauty with a brain! Later on, she also taught at Harvard University and other American Universities.

Beauty with a brain! Later on, she also taught at Harvard University and other American Universities.

She settled in New York with her mother and continued to popularize Indian classical dance form. 

She settled in New York with her mother and continued to popularize Indian classical dance form. 

She was married to a well-known architect. 

She was married to a well-known architect. 

Must say she is really beautiful, and no doubt that she made it to the contest. 

Must say she is really beautiful, and no doubt that she made it to the contest. 

Though she is no more with us today, she will remain in our hearts and memories!

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