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List of Miss Universe winners from India (1952-2021)

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It’s a dream for many to win the Miss Universe Crown and very few in the history of Miss Universe contests have been able to do that. Miss Universe Contest is a prestigious beauty pageant where participants across the world come forward to grace the stage of Miss Universe with their vibrant, spectacular and vivacious personalities. In this article, we will discuss the list of Miss Universe from India.

What is the Miss Universe Contest?

Miss Universe is an Internation Beauty Pageant conducted annually. It is run by a Philippines-based organisation called Miss Universe Organisation. It is one of the most watched and popular international beauty pageants in the world. Reportedly, it has more than 500 million viewers in over 190 territories worldwide. The Miss Universe is among the Big Four international Beauty Pageants. The other Big Four International Beaty Pageants are Mis World, Miss International and Miss Earth. Through the beauty pageant, humanitarian issues are raised and highlighted.

Miss Universe Winners from India

Here is the list of the Miss Universe from India. There have been three Miss Universe from India so far- Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta and Harnaaz Sandhu. You will find a detailed profile of these vivacious and beautiful ladies who have won the Miss Universe Crown from India.

Miss Universe from India – Sushmita Sen

She is the first Miss Universe Winner from India. Sushmita Sen created history in 1994 at the age of 18 years when she was crowned the Miss Universe Winners from India. She was born on 19th November 1975 into a Bengali family in Hyderabad. She participated in the Femina Miss India Beauty Pageant at the age of 18 years in 1994 and emerged as the winner of the competition. After winning the Miss Universe Contest she pursued a successful career in the Indian Film Industry where she won many accolades for films like Biwi No.1, Filhaal, Samay: When Time Strikes, Main Hoon Na, and so on. She made her debut on the OTT platform with the Series Aarya in 2020. She initiated the project  I Am She – Miss Universe India in 2010 and the winner of the contest would earn their position to represent India in the Miss Universe contest.

Miss Universe from India – Lara Dutta

Born on 16th April 1978, Lara Dutta Became the second Indian to win the Miss Universe Title in 2000. Prior to that, she had won the Miss Intercontinental in 1997 and the annual Gladrags Megamodel India competition in 1995. She made her debut in the Indian Film Industry with the Movie Andaaz alongside Priyanka Chopra, who had won the Miss World Title the same year as her. She won Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and many other accolades throughout her career.

Miss Universe from India – Harnaaz Sandhu

Hailing from Punjab and she won the Miss Universe Title in 2021 making her the current Miss Universe Crowned as well. Prior to Miss Universe Content, she participated in other beauty pageants and won a few of them. Some of the Beauty Pageants, Sandhu has won are Femina Miss India Punjab 2019 and Miss Diva Universe 2021. She has also worked in Punjabi Film Industry in movies like “Yaara Diyan Poo Baran” and “Bai Ji Kuttange” winning her many praises and fans.

List of Miss Universe Winners from India

Here is the List of Miss Universe Winners from India. You will find the name of the winners along with the year they won the Miss Universe Crown.

Miss Universe Winners From India Year
Sushmita Sen 1994
Lara Datta 2000
Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu 2021

Miss Universe Winners from India: FAQs

Q: Who is the current Miss Universe Titleholder?

A: The current Miss Universe is from India. The 22-year Harnaaz Sandhu won the Miss Universe Crown on 13 December 2021.

Q: Who was the first Miss Universe from India? 

A: Sushmita Sen was the first Miss Universe from India.

Q: How many winners of Miss Universe hail from India?

A: There are three Miss Universe from India- Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta and Harnaaz Sandhu.