List of Miss Universe winners from India

List of Miss Universe winners from India

Miss Universe 2021: Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu of India has made the country proud by winning the Miss Universe 2021 pageant. She became the third person after Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta to win the title. Check out the List of Miss Universe winners from India and runners-up below.

Miss Universe 2021: Indian actress and model Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu was declared the winner of Miss Universe 2021 pageant. She became the third person after Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta to win the title. South Africa’s Lalela Maswane was declared the second runner-up and Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira was declared the first runner-up.

The 70th Miss Universe pageant was held on 12 December 2021 at the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel. 21-year-old Harnaz Kaur Sandhu from Punjab, India was crowned by Andrea Meja of Mexico. India has won the title of Miss Universe after twenty one years. The last time it was won by Lara Dutta was in 2000.

Upon being asked, “What advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?”

Harnaaz said “The biggest pressure the youth of today is facing, is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique makes you beautiful. Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide. Come out, speak for yourself, because you are the leader of your life. You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that is why I am standing here today.”

List of Miss Universe winners from India

YearWinnerBrief Description
1994Sushmita SenShe was born on 19 November 1975. She is an Indian actress, model, and the winner of the Miss Universe 1994 pageant. She was crowned Femina Miss India 1994 at the of 18.She is the first Indian to win the competition.She also won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
2000Lara DuttaShe was born on 16 April 1978. She is an Indian actress, entrepreneur, and the winner of the Miss Universe 2000 pageantShe was crowned as Miss Intercontinental in 1997.She worked in Hindi films. She is also the recipient of various accolades including a Filmfare Award. In Hindi films, she made her debut with Andaaz (2003), which won her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
2021Harnaaz Kaur SandhuShe made her final walk down the ramp as Miss Universe 2021.She holds multiple titles like Femina Miss India Punjab 2019 and Miss Diva Universe 2021.She has also worked in Punjabi films. She is 21 years old and belongs to a Sikh family from Chandigarh. According to sources she did higher education from Government College Girls Chandigarh.
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