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Before Miss World Manushi Chillar, these pageant winners made their way to Bollywood

By Geetika Raleh . 16th November 2019 09:00am
Before Miss World Manushi Chillar, these pageant winners made their way to Bollywood

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar will be debuting in the Hindi film industry with Akshay Kumar starrer Prithviraj. She will be seen playing the role of Prithviraj's love interest, Sanyogita.

With Manushi Chillar entering the Hindi film industry, let’s have a look at all the former Miss World winners from India who eventually entered the entertainment industry and garnered enough fame and stardom.


Winner of 1999 Miss World contest, Yukta became the fourth Indian to win this title. She’s worked in Tamil, Hindi and Bhojpuri film industries. She’s  been a part of Poovellam Un Vasam, Pyaasa and Kab Kahaba Tu I Love You.


Diana was crowned Miss World 1997. She is the only titleholder who also won Miss World- Asia and Oceania, Spectacular Swimwear and Miss Photogenic. She was a Bigg Boss contestant in the second season of the show. The films of which she’s been a part are Tehzeeb, Ab... Bas!, Othello: A South African Tale, All Alone and Lorie.


The epitome of grace and elegance won Miss World title in 1994 she got her first break in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya in 1997 opposite Bobby Deol. After getting recognised, she worked in some of the classic Indian films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Taal, Mohabbatien and Devdas to name a few.


Winning the title of Miss World in 2000, the diva’s first film was The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. Her popularity only grew when she was seen in 2004’s blockbuster film, Aitraaz. After that, there was no looking back for her and she did some amazing work in the industry. The list of her famous works include films like Fashion, Mary Kom, Barfi, Kaminey, Dostana and Anjaana Anjaani.