Bollywood is a very flourishing entertainment industry in the beautiful and progressive country of India, which is known for its worth watching Bollywood films. There are many individuals who established a great name in this industry, and some of them are originally beauty queens.
Here are the names of 10 beauty queens who made a great success in Bollywood:
10. Celina Jaitly
This 34-year-old Indian beauty queen turned Bollywood actress was declared as the winner of Femina Miss India Universe in the year 2001. She represented her country in the Miss Universe 2001 finals where she grabbed the 5th place, and Denise Quinones from Puerto Rico bagged the title. It was in 2003 when she firstly entered Bollywood with her debut movie titled “Janasheen”.
9. Gul Panag
She was crowned Miss India in the year 1999, and she represented the country in the finals of Miss Universe 1999 where Mpule Kwelagobe from Botswana was the winner. After her beauty queen life, she made a decision to enter into the Bollywood industry. She started in the year 2003 with her debut movie titled “Dhoop”.
8. Dia Mirza
She bagged the 3rd place during the Miss India 2000 competition, and she competed in the Miss Asia Pacific International 2000 and luckily bagged the coveted title. In the following year, she started working in Bollywood with her debut film titled “Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein”. After that, she was then starred in several films like Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Parineeta, Deewaanapan, and Alag.
7. Neha Dhupia
She’s currently 35 years old, and she has a flourishing career in Bollywood. She started working in Bollywood with her debut film in 2003 titled “Qayamat: City Under Threat”. Some other movies she had starred with were “Ek Chalis Ki Last Local”, “Dus Kahaniyaan”, and “Shootout at Lokhandwala”. But before she made a career in Bollywood, she was a beauty queen who captured the title of Femina Miss India Universe in 2002.
6. Sushmita Sen
Miss India 1994 title was bagged by this 40-year-old famous Bollywood model and actress. She then made a history in the entire universe when she became the first Indian woman who became Miss Universe, as she was proclaimed winner in the Miss Universe 1994 pageant held in Manila, Philippines. “Dastak” was her debut Bollywood movie released in the year 1996.
5. Namrata Shirodkar
She has made great contributions in Telugu and Bollywood cinemas. “Purab Ki Laila Pachhim Ki Chhalia” was the very first Bollywood movie she did, and it was followed by many more Bollywood films. Namrata actually placed in two international beauty pageant competitions. After she became Miss India in 1993, she competed in Miss Universe 1993 where she bagged the 6th place and in the Miss Asia Pacific 1993 where she finished 2nd.
4. Juhi Chawla
She became one of those Bollywood actresses who are known in their high-caliber acting prowess. She started working in Bollywood in the year 1986. Her first Bollywood movie was titled “Sultanat”. But before she became an actress, she was still a beauty queen who represented India in the finals of Miss Universe 1984.
3. Zeenat Aman
This 64-year-old Indian actress was declared 2nd runner-up during the Miss India 1970 competition. She represented the country in the Miss Asia Pacific 1970 where she was declared as the winner. It was also in the year 1970 when she started her career in Bollywood. The evidences of her great acting prowess were her 3 major acting nominations in 3 different acting-recognition bodies.
2. Priyanka Chopra
This 33-year-old Bollywood actress and singer declared as a runner-up in Miss India 2000. She then represented India in the Miss World 2000 pageant where she bagged the title. It was in 2003 when she started working in Bollywood, with her debut film titled “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy”. Her excellent acting talent caused her to acquire 77 prestigious acting awards out of the 121 nominations she has got.
1. Aishwarya Rai
This extremely gorgeous Indian actress is considered to be one of those people in the world who have a very beautiful face. She’s also amongst those actresses in Bollywood who have established a reputable name in the industry. Aishwarya was the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant. But before that, she was a runner-up in the Miss India 1994 competition. It was in 1997 when she started working in Bollywood.
These are the 10 beauty queens who have managed to achieve a great success in Bollywood. Truly, these women are extremely amazing, and great models to the other generations.