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Miss India Universe

The article gives a short biography of all the “Miss India” contestants who participated and represented India at “Miss Universe” Competition. “Miss Diva” is a part of Femina Miss India pageant that primarily selects India’s representatives to “Miss Universe” from 2013 onwards.

INDIA AT “MISS UNIVERSE” COMPETITION (2000 – 2018):

Year “Miss Diva Universe” Title winner Place at “Miss Universe”
2020 TBA TBA
2019 Vartika Singh Top 20
2018 Nehal Chudasama Unplaced
2017 Shraddha Shashidhar (Unplaced)
2016 Roshmitha Harimurthy (Unplaced)
2015 Urvashi Rautela (Unplaced)
2014 Noyonita Lodh (Top 15)
2013 Manasi Moghe (Top 10)

 

I AM SHE – MISS UNIVERSE INDIA:

From 2010 to 2012 “I Am She – Miss Universe India” sends India’s representatives to “Miss Universe”.

Year “I Am She – Miss Universe India”   Title winner Place at “Miss Universe”
2012 Urvashi Rautela (Dethroned)

Shilpa Singh (Succeeded)

Shilpa Singh (Top 16)
2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli (Unplaced)
2010 Ushoshi Sengupta (Unplaced)

 

 

FEMINA MISS INDIA UNIVERSE:

Before 2010 “Femina Miss India Universe” used to send its winner to compete at “Miss Universe” pageant.( i.e. the Femina Miss India Winner was sent to Miss Universe and the runner up was sent to Miss World).

Year “Femina Miss India Universe”

         Title winner                

Place at “Miss Universe”
2009 Ekta Chowdhary (Unplaced)
2008 Simran Kaur Mundi (Unplaced)
2007 Puja Gupta Top 10
2006 Neha Kapur Top 20
2005 Amrita Thapar (Unplaced)
2004 Tanushree Dutta Top 10
2003 Nikita Anand (Unplaced)
2002 Neha Dhupia Top 10
2001 Celina Jaitley 4th Runner-up
2000  Lara Dutta Winner Miss Universe 2000

 

 

Miss Diva Universe 2017 Shraddha Shashidhar:

DOB 3rd September 1996
Age 21 years (as of July 2018)
Height 5’8”
Weight 54 kg
Body measurements 32-28-34
Zodiac sign Virgo
Schooling Army Public School, Deolali, Nashik, Maharashtra
Graduation Sophia College for Women, Mumbai University, with a degree in BMM (Bachelors in Mass Media)
Profession Model/ actress
Birth place/hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Current city Mumbai, India
Social service Teaching Tibetan refugees at the Lha charitable trust.
Special awards                –
Links Instagram – @ shraddha_shashidhar

Facebook – @ shraddhashashidhar

 

Miss Diva Universe 2016 Roshmitha Harimurthy:

DOB   13th August 1994
Age    24 Years
Height    5’9”
Weight    53 kg
Body measurements    34-24-34
Zodiac sign    Leo
Schooling Girls Only Sophia High School, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Graduation M.Com – International Business at Women’s MCC(Mount Carmel College),

Bengaluru, Karnataka

Profession Model/ actress
Birth place/hometown Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Current city Mumbai, India
Social service Worked at the Thanisandra Government Primary School in collaboration with Eco Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives (EFSA).
Special awards (At Miss Diva)

1.    Miss Spectacular Eyes

2.  Miss Refreshing Diva

3.  Miss Rampwalk

Links Instagram – @roshmitaa

Facebook – @ roshmithaharimurthy13

 

Miss Diva Universe 2015 Urvashi Rautela:

DOB 25th February 1994
Age 24 years (as of July 2018)
Height 5’9”
Weight 58 kg
Body measurements 34-27-35
Zodiac sign Pisces
Schooling D.A.V Public School Kotdwara, Uttarakhand
Graduation Hindu College, Delhi University
Profession 1.    Model

2.  Actress in music videos and movies

2.1.      Singh Saab the Great

2.2.     Sanam Re

2.3.     Great Grand Masti

2.4.     Hate Story 4

Birth place/hometown Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Current city Mumbai, India
Social service Urvashi Rautela Foundation

PETA

Special awards (At Miss Diva)

1.    Miss Talented

2.  Miss Rampwalk

3.  Miss Body Beautiful

Links Instagram – @urvashirautela

Facebook – @ImUrvashiRautela

 

Miss Diva Universe 2014 Noyonita Lodh

DOB 8th  August 1993
Age 24 years
Height 5’7”
Weight 50 kg
Body measurements 33-28.5-35.5
Zodiac sign Leo
Schooling The Frank Anthony Public School, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Graduation Business Management from SJCC (St. Joseph’s College of Commerce)

Bengaluru University, Karnataka

Profession Model/actress
Birth place/hometown Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Current city Mumbai, India
Social service Taught underprivileged children and worked with an NGO for children suffering with HIV+
Special awards Miss Catwalk (At Miss Diva)

Best National Costume – Top 5 (At Miss Universe)

Links Instagram – @ noyonitalodh

Facebook – @ noyonitalodh

Twitter – @ @NoyonitaLodh

 

Miss Diva Universe 2013 Manasi Moghe:

DOB 29th August 1991
Age 26 years
Height 5’8”
Weight 53 kg
Body measurements 32-28-35
Zodiac sign Virgo
Schooling Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Graduation B.E.( Bachelor of Engineering) in Electronics & Telecommunication from St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur
Profession 1.    Model

2.  Actress in Marathi movies

2.1.      Bugadi Mazhi Sandali Ga

2.2.     Autograph (Marathi film )

Birth place/hometown Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Current city Mumbai , Maharashtra
Social service 1.    At St. Vincent Pallotti College, she worked with blind students as a member of “Pallottine Youth Forum Social Service Committee”.

2.  Goodwill Ambassador of “Muktangan” (an initiative of Paragon Charitable Trust)

Special awards Miss Active (At Miss Diva)
Links Instagram – @ manasi_moghe

Facebook – @ manasimoghe2020

Twitter – @ manumoghe

 

I Am She – Miss Universe India 2012 Shilpa Singh:

DOB 21st  December 1988
Age 29 Years
Height 5’6”
Weight 55 kg
Body measurements 32-25-33
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Schooling 1.    North Point Public School in Muzaffarpur (up to II Standard)

 

2.  DBMS(Dakshin Bharat Mahila Samaj) School Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

( only 3rd Standard)

 

3.  Sacred Heart School, Ranchi, Jharkhand (upto VIIth standard)

 

4.  Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Powai, Mumbai (upto XII Standard) / 12th science with math and Computer Science (90%)

Graduation B.Tech. in Computer Science from “Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering”, Shirpur, Maharashtra (constituent Institute of SVKM’s NMIMS University (2007-2011)
Profession 1.    Software Engineer at Infosys

(June 2011 – Dec 2012)

 

2.  Model/Theatre Actor

(Jan 2013 – Sep 2014)

 

3.  Marketing Manager at Cube26

(Dec 2014 – To Present)

 

Birth place/hometown Bishunpur Diha village, Singhiya block, Samastipur , Bihar
Current city Mumbai, India
Social service
Special awards Top 16 (At Miss Universe)
Links

The beautiful I AM She 2012 winners were at the TAG Heuer store, to celebrate the launch of the new TAG Formula One…

Shilpa Singh ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಭಾನುವಾರ, ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ 30, 2012

 

I Am She – Miss Universe India 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli:

DOB 17th  August 1984
Age 34 Years
Height 5’8”
Weight 54 kg
Body measurements 30-25.5-36.5
Zodiac sign Leo
Schooling St. Ann’s High School, Secunderabad, Telangana
Graduation 1.    B.S.L.LL.B (Bachelor Of Socio Legal Sciences Bachelor Of Laws) from  Symbiosis International University in Pune (2002-2007)

 

2.  LLM- International Law and Human Rights from “New York University School of Law”  (2009-2010)

 

Profession 1.    Intern at the NHRC (National Human Rights Committee, India)

 

2.  Programming Officer at  “Project Avahan” for HIV/AIDS, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

(Jun 2006 – Jun 2008)

 

3.  Researcher at “Human Rights Watch”, Greater New York City

(Jun 2009 – May 2010)

 

4.  Research Analyst at “United Nations” (Jul 2010 – Apr 2012)

 

5.  Senior Vice President at “Rainmaker learning resources Pvt. Ltd.”, Mumbai

(Jan 2016 – To Present)

Birth place/hometown Secunderabad, Telangana
Current city
Social service 1.    Donated Rs 50,000 to students of Mahboobia Government Girls High School, Hyderabad, for their education.

 

2.  Programming Officer at  “Project Avahan” for HIV/AIDS, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 

3.   Human Rights Lawyer

Special awards I AM Voice (At I Am She – Miss Universe India )
Links

Vasuki Sunkavalli ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಭಾನುವಾರ, ಮಾರ್ಚ್ 1, 2015

 

I Am She – Miss Universe India 2010 Ushoshi Sengupta:

DOB 30th July 1988
Age 30 Years
Height 5’7.5”
Weight 53 kg
Body measurements 32-25.5-32.5
Zodiac sign Leo
Schooling Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ballygunje, Kolkata

(2000-2008) Science stream

Graduation 1.    B.A. Humanities (St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata)

 

2.  Diploma in Aviation, Hospitality &Travel management.

Profession 1.    CEO & founder of TES (Tapashi education services)

 

2.  CEO & founder at USP (Ushoshi Sengupta Productions Pvt. Ltd.)

 

3.  Actress :

Housefull 2 (Cameo)/ 2012

Goodbye December(Malayalam)/2013

Eagoler Chokh (Bengali)/ 2016

Birth place New Delhi, India
Hometown Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Current city Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Social service Worked with ANI foundation (under I AM foundation led by Sushmita Sen.) to raise funds and awareness for HIV+ patients.
Special awards
Links Instagram – @ushoshisengupta

Facebook – @ UshoshiSenguptaOfficial

 

Femina Miss India Universe 2009 Ekta Chowdhary:

DOB 31st March 1986
Age 32 Years
Height 5’-9.5”
Weight 56 kg
Body measurements 32.5-25-36
Zodiac sign Aries
Schooling Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
Graduation BBA from Western International University, New Delhi
Profession Model/Beauty Paegent Judge/Actress
Birth place Banaras, India
Hometown Delhi, India
Current city Mumbai, India
Social service
Special awards Femina Miss Talented
Links

 

Femina Miss India Universe 2008 Simran Kaur Mundi:

DOB 13 September 1988
Age 29 Years
Height 5′ 10”
Weight 54 kg
Body measurements 34-25.5-35
Zodiac sign Virgo
Schooling Delhi Public School, Vijaipur, Guna, Madhya Pradesh
Graduation B.Sc. Bio-Technology degree from the Holkar Science College Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Profession 1.    Guest Relations Executive at “Fame Cinemas” multiplex theatre in Andheri

 

2.  Actress

2.1.      Potugadu

2.2.     Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi

2.3.     Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin

2.4.     Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

Birth place Mumbai, India
Hometown Madhya Pradesh, India
Current city Mumbai, India
Social service Sports Goods Foundation of India, Jalandhar, Punjab
Special awards 2nd Runner Up in swimsuit Round

1st  Runner-up in Ao Dai constume Round

Top 10 in “Best in National costume” contest

Links Instagram – @ simrankaurmundi

Facebook – @ SimrankMundiOfficial

Twitter – @ SimrankMundi

 

Femina Miss India Universe 2007 Puja Gupta:

DOB 30th  January 1985
Age 33 Years
Height 5’6’’
Weight 55 kg
Body measurements 30-24.5-35
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Schooling Lady Irwin School, Delhi
Graduation Indira Gandhi National Open University
Profession 1.    Model

2.  Actress in movies

2.1.      F.A.L.T.U.

2.2.     Shortcut Romeo

2.3.     Go Goa Gone

Birth place New Delhi, India
Hometown New Delhi, India
Current city Mumbai, India
Social service People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Special awards 9th position at Miss Universe 2007
Links Instagram – @ iampujagupta

Twitter – @iampujagupta

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Femina Miss India Universe 2006 Neha Kapur:

DOB 31st  March, 1984
Age 34 Years
Height 5’ 9.5”
Weight 55 kg
Body measurements 32-23.5-37
Zodiac sign Aries
Schooling Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi
Graduation Fashion designing at Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi
Profession 1.    Model

2.  Owner of her own fashion label “Hensely”

(www.hensely.com)

Instagrm – @ hensely_

Birth place New Delhi, India
Hometown New Delhi, India
Current city Los Angeles, USA
Husband Married to Indian actor “Kunal Nayyar” (Dr Raj Koothrappali of “The Big Bang Theory”) on December 22, 2011.
Social service
Special awards 1.    Femina Miss Fresh Face

2.  Femina Miss Photogenic

3.  Top 16 at Miss Universe 2006

Links Instagram – @ nekapur

 

Femina Miss India Universe 2005 Amrita Thapar:

DOB 1982
Age 36 years
Height 5′ 7.5″
Weight 57 kg
Body measurements 33-24.5 –37
Zodiac sign Gemini
Schooling
Graduation 1.    St. Mary School, B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce)

 

2.  Two year P.G.(post-graduation) diploma in Apparel design, Fashion design & Clothing Technology from NIFT(National Institute of Fashion Technology) wing of SOFT (School of Fashion Technology), Pune, India

Profession 1.    Actress in Pankaj Udhas’s album song “Jaaneman”

2.  Model

3.  Director at “cosmopolitan institute of style”

4.  Creative director, Athleisure Lifestyle

Birth place Pune, India
Hometown Pune, India
Current city New York, USA
Social service 1.    Cancer Foundation of Jaipur and the Maha Veer Cancer Foundation

2.  Aids awareness and cancer campaign with Pratham,USA

3.  Cancer care ,India

4.  Green Thumb, an environmental organisation

Special awards
Links

 

Femina Miss India Universe 2004 Tanushree Dutta:

DOB 19th March 1984
Age 34 Years
Height 5’ 8”
Weight 56 Kg
Body measurements 32-26-35
Zodiac sign Pisces
Schooling DBMS(Dakshin Bharat Mahila Samaj) School Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Graduation B Com from Pune University (second year dropout student)
Profession Model

Actress in movies :

1.    Aashiq Banaya Aapne

2.  Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets

3.  Raqeeb: Rivals in Love

4.  Dhol

5.  Risk

6.  Good Boy, Bad Boy

7.  Speed

8.  Saas Bahu Aur Sensex

9.  Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai

10.                 Rokkk

11.                  Apartment

Birth place Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Hometown Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Current city Edison, New jersey, USA
Husband
Social service
Special awards 1.    Femina Miss Confidence

2.  Femina Miss Beautiful Smile

3.  Top 10 at Miss Universe

Links Instagram – @ iamtanushreeduttaofficial

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Femina Miss India Universe 2003 Nikita Anand:

DOB 1983
Age 35 Years
Height 5’ 8”
Weight 58 kg
Body measurements 33-26-34
Zodiac sign
Schooling 1.    St. Mary’s School, Pune, Maharashtra

2.  Bishop Westcott Girls’ School, Ranchi, Jharkhand

3.  Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Graduation B.Des.(Bachelor of Design) from NIFT(National Institute Of Fashion Technology), New Delhi with Specialization in Fashion Design
Profession 1.    Anchor

2.  Model

3.  Compere

4.  Actress in movies

4.1.      The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb

4.2.     The Memsahib

4.3.     Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee

4.4.     Dil Dosti Etc

4.5.     Ek Second… Jo Zindagi Badal De

4.6.     Four Two Ka One

4.7.     Dear Zindagi

4.8.     Secret Superstar

4.9.     October

Birth place Jalandhar , Punjab, India
Hometown Jalandhar , Punjab, India
Current city Mumbai, India
Husband
Social service Dhyan Yog Society, New Delhi
Special awards
Links Facebook – @anandnikita24

Instagram -@anandnikita

 

Femina Miss India Universe 2002 Neha Dhupia:

DOB 27th August 1980
Age 37 Years
Height 5’6″
Weight 54 kg
Body measurements 34-24-37
Zodiac sign Leo
Schooling 1.    Navy Children School, Naval Base, Kochi, Kerala

2.  Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi

Graduation B.A (Hons.) History from  Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi (Delhi University)
Profession Model

Actress

1.    Qayamat: City Under Threat

2.  Rakht: What If You Can See the Future

3.  Sheesha

4.  Kyaa Kool Hai Hum

5.  Garam Masala

6.  Chup Chup Ke

7.  Utthaan

8.  Delhii Heights

9.  Ek Chalis Ki Last Local etc.

Birth place Kochi, Kerala, India
Hometown
Current city Mumbai, India
Husband Married to actor Angad Bedi on  May 10, 2018
Social service 1.    Habitat for Humanity India

2.  Shiksha (NGO)

3.  Project Nanhi Kali

Special awards Top 10 at Miss Universe 2002
Links Instagram – @nehadhupia

Facebook – @nehadhupiaofficial

Twitter – @nehadhupia

 

Femina Miss India Universe 2001 Celina Jaitley:

DOB 24th  November 1981
Age 36 Years
Height 5’ 6”
Weight 54 kg
Body measurements 34-24-36
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Schooling 1.    Canossa Convent Ranikhet

2.  Army Public Schools Udhampur (J&K)

3.  City Montessori School, Lucknow, India

4.  Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kolkata

Graduation B.Com. Hons. In Accountancy from IGNOU
Profession Model

Actress in movies

1.    Janasheen

2.  Khel – No Ordinary Game

3.  No Entry

4.  Jawani Diwani

5.  Zinda

6.  Tom, Dick, and Harry

7.  Shakalaka Boom Boom

8.  Golmaal Returns

9.  Accident on Hill Road

10.                Thank You ……………………….etc

Birth place Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hometown Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Current city Dubai, UAE and Singapore
Husband businessman Peter Haag
Social service 1.    United Nations Equality champion for its FREE & EQUAL Campaign for members of LGBT community

2.  PETA ambassador

Special awards At Miss India Universe :

1.    Ms Beautiful Skin

2.   Ms Beautiful Eyes

3.   Ms Beautiful Body

4.   Indiatimes Surfers choice award,

5.   MTV Most Wanted award

6.   Best Dressed

7.    4th runner-up at Miss Universe 2001

Links Instagram – @ celinajaitlyofficial

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Today on the 27th of January 2001 I was crowned Ms India Universe. It has been such an amazing journey since then. From being a Ms India to being a Ms Universe RunnerUp…. to being an actor, a UN Spokesperson and a mom to 3 handsome boys. My crown always reminds me of the opportunity to continuously strive for becoming the best highest possible version of my self. It reminds me of my uniqueness.. Our uniqueness.. we are all born with our own purpose in life.. So wear your crown and do the best you can. No matter what get up dress up show up and never give up. Being a queen is not about wearing a crown and a gown it’s about creating your kingdom, your purpose and not forgetting to give back unto the universe. May all of you find the power within you, the crown that rests in finding your unique life purpose. Thank you for the blessings of my late Parents( Colonel & Dr Meeta Jaitly ) my brother @supertrooperjets and my grand mother and most of all my husband @haag.peter who keeps me going. Thank you @guhapradeep for believing in me and discovering me. Special thank you to @vineetjain12 @missindiaorg @thetimesofindia this incredible journey would not have been possible without you. Big love to my 1st and 2nd runners up #missindiaworld Sarah Corner & #missindiaasiapacific @maheshwari.godse I am so glad we remained friends all these years, you girls have truly shone in your fields and I am so proud of you both ♥️. #celinajaitly #celina #grateful #gratitude #celinajaitley #missindia #missuniverse #19yearsold #anniversary #beautyqueen #beautypageant #beautyqueens4ever #bollywood #un #unwomen #beautywithapurpose #bollywood #bollywoodactress #instabeauty #pageant

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Femina Miss India Universe 2000 and Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta:

DOB 16th  April 1978
Age 40 Years
Height 5’ 8”
Weight 65 kg
Body measurements 34-28-34
Zodiac sign Aries
Schooling 1.    St. Francis Xavier Girls’ High School, Bengaluru, Karnataka

2.  Frank Anthony Public School, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Graduation Degree in Economics and a minor in communications from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Profession Model

Entrepreneur

Actress in movies:

1.    Andaaz

2.  Masti

3.  Insan

4.  Elaan

5.  Kaal

6.  No Entry

7.  Zinda

8.  Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

9.  Partner

10.     Billu Barber

11.       Do Knot Disturb

12.     Blue

13.     Housefull

14.     Chalo Dilli

15.     Don 2               …………….etc.

Birth place Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Hometown Bengaluru, Karnatka, India
Current city Bandra , Mumbai, India
Husband married to Indian tennis player, Mahesh Bhupathi on 16 February 2011
Social service 1.    United Nations Population Fund Goodwill Ambassador

2.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Special awards 1.    1st runner-up in “Best in National Costume Award”

2.  1st in swimsuit round

3.  4th position in evening gown round

4.  Lara topped the interview round by earning a whopping 9.954 in Top 5 contestant’s interview and holds the record of the highest earned score in the history of the Miss Universe pageant.

Links Instagram- @larabhupathi

Twitter – @LaraDutta

 

Miss universe 2000 TOP 10 Contestant’s scores:

Swimsuit Evening Gown Interview
1. India 9.44 9.40 9.954
2.Venezuela 9.37 9.55 9.000
3.Spain 9.07 9.51 9.266
4.Canada 9.31 8.97 8.866
5.USA 9.10 9.24 8.780
6.Colombia 8.66 9.52
7.Estonia 8.90 9.04
8.Zimbabwe 8.74 8.94
9.France 8.60 8.92
10.South Africa 8.54 8.75

 

 

 

 

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