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Miss India or Femina Miss India Contest is a nationally recognised and organised beauty pageant in India. Participants across the country come together to compete with each other for this prestigious title. The topmost participants go on to become representatives of India in the Big Four major International Beauty Pageants such as Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.

Who was the winner of the first Miss India Contest conducted?

The Winner of the First Miss India contest was Esther Victoria Abraham (Pramila) from West Bengal. The First Miss India Contest was conducted by a local press in 1947. She was an actress, an Indian Model and the first woman film producer in the Hindi Film Industry. In 1967, her daughter, Naqi Jahan was crowned as Eve’s Weekly Miss India. Esther Victoria Abraham (Pramila) and Naqi Jahan are the only mother-daughter duo to date to both win Miss India Title.

When was the first Femina Miss India?

The first Femina Miss India pageant was held in the year 1964 and Meher Castelino Mistri has crowned the first Femina Miss India. Femina is one of the leading Women’s Magazines published by Bennet Coleman & Co. Ltd (Times Group). Meher Castelino Mistri later became a fashion designer and editor. She was a trendsetter in the fashion industry in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

List of Miss India Winners

Here is the List of Miss India Winners since its inception in 1947. The first Miss India Contest was organised by a Local Press. Later, in 1967, Femina Magazine became the official organiser of the Miss India Contents. Therefore, Miss India Contests are referred to as the Femina Miss India.

Year Names State
1947 Esther Victoria Abraham (Pramila) West Bengal
1952 Indrani Rahman Tamil Nadu
1953 Peace Kanwal Punjab
1954 Leela Naidu Maharashtra
1959 Fleur Ezekiel Maharashtra
1960 Lona Pinto Maharashtra
1961 Veronica Leonara Torcato Maharashtra
1962 Ferial Karim Maharashtra
1964 Meher Castelino Mistri Maharashtra
1965 Persis Khambatta Maharashtra
1966 Yamin Daji Maharashtra
1967 Nayyara Mirza New Delhi
1968 Anjum Mumtaz Barg Maharashtra
1969 Kavita Bhambhani Maharashtra
1970 Veena Sanjani Maharashtra
1971 Raj Gill Maharashtra
1972 Roopa Satyan Maharashtra
1973 Farzana Habib Maharashtra
1974 Shalini Bhavnath Dholakia Maharashtra
1975 Meenakshi Kurpad Maharashtra
1976 Naina Sudhir Balsavar Uttar Pradesh
1977 Nalini Viswanathan Tamil Nadu
1978 Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan Punjab
1979 Swaroop Sampat Maharashtra
1980 Sangeeta Bijlani Maharashtra
1981 Rachita Kumar Maharashtra
1982 Pamela Singh New Delhi
1983 Rekha Hande Karnataka
1984 Juhi Chawla Punjab
1985 Sonu Walia Punjab
1986 Mehr Jessia Maharashtra
1987 Priyadarshini Pradhan Maharashtra
1988 Dolly Minhas Punjab
1989/1990 Suzanne Sablok Maharashtra
1991 Christabelle Howie Tamil Nadu
1992 Madhu Sapre Maharashtra
1993 Namrata Shirodkar Maharashtra
1994 Sushmita Sen New Delhi
1995 Manpreet Brar New Delhi
1996 Sandhya Chib Karnataka
1997 Nafisa Joseph Karnataka
1998 Lymaraina D’ Souza Karnataka
1999 Gul Pannag Punjab
2000 Lara Dutta Karnataka
2001 Celina Jaitley West Bengal
2002 Neha Dhupia New Delhi
2003 Nikita Anand New Delhi
2004 Tanushree Dutta Jharkhand
2005 Amrita Thapar Punjab
2006 Neha Kapur New Delhi
2007 Sarah Jane Dias Karnataka
2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan Kerala
2009 Pooja Chopra Maharashtra
2010 Manasvi Mamgai Uttarakhand
2011 Kanishtha Dhankar Haryana
2012 Vanya Mishra Punjab
2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon Punjab
2014 Koyal Rana New Delhi
2015 Aditi Arya New Delhi
2016 Priyadarshini Chatterjee Assam
2017 Manushi Chhillar Haryana
2018 Anukreethy Vas Tamil Nadu
2019 Suman Rao Rajasthan
2021 Manasa Varanasi Telangana
2022 Sini Shetty Karnataka

List of Miss India Winners: FAQs

Q: Who is Femina Miss India 2022?

A: The winner of the Femina Miss India 2022 Contest is Sini Shetty from Karnataka.

Q: Who was the winner of the first Miss India pageant in the country?

A: The woman to win Miss India Title was Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham) hailing from Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) in 1947.

Q: When was the first Femina Miss India held?

A: The first Femina Miss India Pageant was held in 1964 where Meher Castelino Mistri was crowned the winner.

Q: What is the age limit to apply for Femina Miss India?

A: The Applicants Applying for Femina Miss India must be in the age bracket of 18 years to 25 years.

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