Up To The Sky! These Bollywood Actresses Win The Beauty Contest Before Entering The Glam World

Ankita Chetana |Jan 21, 2020

Many Bollywood divas used to be the winners in the beauty pageants and later made their entry to the entertainment world. Read for more details!

Swinging up in the tinsel town, there are several ways for a commoner to become a star. One of such way would be winning fame through some beauty contests which draw a lot of attention from all the people in the nation. As a pipeline to this glam world, some Bollywood actresses reached the limelight thanks to their excellent performance in winning the beauty pageant. Scroll down to know who they are!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


Needless to say more about the blue-eyed actress who has won many people’s hearts by her ravishing appearance. For the uninitiated, Aishwarya Rai won the title of Miss World in 1994 and then stepped into B-town. Since then, she met her now-husband who is legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan’s son. Just forget Abhishek’s family tradition of acting, the actress herself is an icon of Bollywood.

Sushmita Sen

In the same year with Aishwarya Rai’s crown, Sushmita Sen also bagged the title of Miss Universe. After winning the crown, she entered some Bollywood films and become a nominated name in B-town. Apart from the Hindi films, the actress also works for the Tamil and Bengali industry including the 2003 film Samay – When Time Strikes and Main Hoon Na releasing one year later.

Priyanka Chopra


Talking about beauty-contest-based actresses, we cannot miss the global icon, Priyanka Chopra. She was crowned as Miss World in 2000 and later has become an actress, producer, and singer. Up to now, she tagged herself in the most-talked divas of B-town and many other roles outside the entertainment world such as the ambassador of UNICEF for Pakistan. In the film industry, she has highlighted her acting career by bagging several awards from Filmfare and a precious title of National Film Awards.

Jacqueline Fernandez

Coming from Sri Lanka, Jacqueline still carved a niche for her professional life of acting in Bollywood in the role of a model-turned-actress. Before leading the town up to her sensation, Jacqueline Fernandez was known as the winner of the beauty pageant Miss Universe Sri Lanka in 2006. Three years later, she put her first foot of acting with Aladdin and claimed her position in Bollywood since then.

Dia Mirza


Recently appearing on social media, however, Dia Mirza didn’t create the buzz around her life like the above beauties. She is a model, producer, actress as well as a social volunteer who was honored as Miss Asia Pacific in the 2000 contest. Debuting with Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, she later joined some other films such as the hit Sanju, Dus, and Lage Raho Munnabhai. As a social worker, she appears on the Internet to call for stimulation or helping hand or sometimes just share the news of an environmental issue like the recent disaster of Australia’s bushfires.

Pooja Batra

Counting to an actress originated from a beauty contest, we have to mention Pooja Batra. Back in 1993, the gorgeous beauty participated in Femina Miss India International and won the crown. One of her memorable films in her career is Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye launching in 2000.

Neha Dhupia

Prior to being flooded in fame with the 2003 film Qayamat: City Under Threat, she reached the prestige for being the winner of Femina Miss India held in 2002. In addition to Neha’s film credits, the actress has had numerous movies in Telugu, Malayalam, and Punjabi languages.

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta Win Beauty Contest

Winning two titles including Miss Intercontinental in 1997 and Miss Universe in 2000, Lara Dutta drove her professional path into modeling and acting. She left the audience impressed with her talent through some Hindi projects including the 2003 film Andaaz and Housefull in 2010. Thanks to her stellar performance, she took home several awards including one from Filmfare.

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