Miss India and Miss World winners – Top 10

Miss IndiaMiss India and Miss World competition have always been a portal for aspiring models and actors. It is the first stage to the popularity and later wealth and fame. Many women have already competed and have made quite an impression. They have not just won a competition, but they have excelled in life. Here are some examples that inspire us every day.

Leela NaiduLeela Naidu

In 1954, Leela won this prestigious title. She was called one of the top ten most beautiful women by Vogue magazine. She was an actor in several English and Hindi films and passed away in 2009.






Reita Faria

She was crowned Miss World in 1966. She pursued a career in medicine after the competition even though many people offered her roles in films and modeling projects.






ZeenatZeenat Aman

She was the second runner up in the Miss India contest. Later she won the Miss Asia Pacific contest in 1970. She broke stereotypes and portrayed bold and progressive women in the films in which she performed brilliantly.






Miss WorldJuhi Chawla

Juhi was Miss India in 1984. She was always regarded as one of the most charming actors on screen with her glowing personality and her beaming smile. She chose acting as a profession and became one of the most successful actors in Bollywood with innumerable hit films.





Madhu SapreMadhu Sapre

Madhu was the second runner up for Miss Universe in 1992. She was bold and prominent in her profession and didn’t step back despite having some drawbacks in terms of proficiency and fluency in communicating in English.





Miss UniverseSushmita Sen

This Bong beauty remains the most elusive and controversial woman in Indian history. She bagged the Miss Universe crown in 1994. Her smile won many hearts and her decisions in life have definitely been iconic. She did not marry and remained dedicated to her profession. But she proved that she had a very big heart when she adopted two girls.





Diana HaydonDiana Hayden

Diana was famous for her very fluent diction and her ease and grace on stage during the Miss India competition. She was the only Miss World to win three titles during the competition in 1997. She was known as Miss Photogenic, Miss Beachwear and Miss World.





Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai

Aishwarya came second to Sushmita in the Miss India competition in 1994. She won the Miss World title and chose to model and acting as a profession. She has earned fame and renown globally and has been the brand ambassador of various products such as Lakme and Loreal. She is the famous ‘Bachchan bahu’ and a doting mother to her beloved Aradhya.





Miss IndiaLara Dutta

Lara won the Miss Universe title in 2000. She chose acting and modeling initially as her profession. Later, her interest developed in areas such as producing films. At present, she is also married to Mahesh Bhupati, the famous tennis player.






Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra

This successful actress won the prestigious title of Miss World in 2000. She has won many hearts with her breathtaking performance in films such as Baji Rao Mastani (along with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone), Barfi, Mary Kom, and other films. She continues to be a spectacular dancer and has also been a producer for films.

India can proudly state that her daughters have made a mark in various fields and have been trendsetters in various fields. They don’t remain restricted to the confines of the stereotypical lifestyle of women but show people how they can mold and evolve as better human beings.


This is the list of Indian divas who won the prestigious titles like Miss India and Miss World.

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