Miss India 2017: regional winners

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The swimsuit round in 2017 was restricted to Miss India Universe/ Diva 2017. There was no swimsuit round for the Miss India World contest.

Audrey D'Silva, Goa

The text and photographs have been arranged in the alphabetical order of the winners’ States.

This is a collection of articles/ photographs archived for the excellence of their content.

Some of the rare pictures, facts and anecdotes used were sent in by the beauty queens themselves or by their friends, as messages to the Facebook community Indpaedia.com. Information/ pictures that do not lower the dignity of our beauty queens will be acknowledged in the sender's name.

Readers can also send text and photographs about regional/ diaspora/ college beauty contests. (Example Miss Wokha, Miss Tokhu).



Femina Miss India 2017 North East winners
(L-R) Miss India Tripura 2017 - Rinky Chakma, Miss India Mizoram 2017 - Rody H Vanlalhriatpuii, Miss India Assam 2017 - Triveni Barman, Miss India Meghalaya 2017 - Kiran Laishram, Miss India Manipur 2017 - Soibam Kanchan and Miss India Nagaland 2017 - Kaheli Chobhy.
Femina Miss India 2017 Uttar Pradesh finalists
( L - R) Shefali Sood, Diya Singh, and Kritika Bhandari

All information on this page is courtesy: BCCI/ The Times of India group/ Indiatimes.com/ Femina/ fbb./ Colors © BCCL 2017

The finalists


Srishti Vyakaranam, Femina Miss India Andhra Pradesh 2017
Licha Thosum Femina Arunachal Pradesh Miss India 2017
Triveni Barman Femina Miss India Assam 2017
Priyanka Kumari Femina Miss India Bihar 2017
Vinali Bhatnagar Femina Miss India Chhattisgarh 2017
Maira Chowdhury Femina Miss India Delhi 2017
Amardeep Kaur Syan Femina Miss India Gujarat 2017
Manushi Chhillar Femina Miss India Haryana 2017
Santoshi Ranaut Femina Miss India Himachal Pradesh 2017
Sana Dua Femina Miss India Jammu & Kashmir 2017
Vamika Nidhi Femina Miss India Jharkhand 2017
Ruhika Dass Femina Miss India Karnataka 2017
Swathi Muppala Femina Miss India Karnataka finalist 2017
Mannat Singh Femina Miss India Kerala 2017
Aishwarya DevanFemina Miss India Maharashtra 2017
Soibam Kanchan Femina Miss India Manipur 2017
Kiran Laishram Femina Miss India Meghalaya 2017
Rody H Vanlalhriatpuii, Femina Miss India Mizoram 2017
Kaheli Chophy Femina Miss India Nagaland 2017
Christeena Biju Femina Miss India Odisha 2017
Aditi Hundia Femina Miss India Rajasthan 2017
Roshni Ghimirey Femina Miss India Sikkim 2017
Sherlin Seth, Femina Miss India Tamil Nadu 2017
Simran Choudhary Femina Miss India Telangana 2017
Rinky Chakma Femina Miss India Tripura 2017,
Anukriti Gusain Femina Miss India Uttarakhand 2017
Shefali Sood Miss India Uttar Pradesh
Shivankita Dixit Femina Miss India West Bengal 2017

Unveiling fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 Delhi finalists |BCCL | April 10, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

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Profiles of state-/ region- wise winners

Andhra Pradesh: Srishti Vyakaranam

State Winner: Andhra Pradesh

School: St Joseph's Convent Higher Secondary School

College: GITAM Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam

Profession: Software Engineer turned Model

Interests: Dancing, Painting, Singing, Playing Basketball

Favourite quote: Dare to Dream, Dream to Achieve

Lesser known facts about Miss India Andhra Pradesh 2017 March 06, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Andhra Pradesh 2017, Srishti Vyakaranam is talented and charismatic beauty queen who ain’t new to the pageant world. She will be representing her state in the upcoming fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 pageant. We have put together few lesser known facts about this gorgeous lady we bet you did not know before.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Andhra Pradesh 2017, Srishti Vyakaranam wanted to be a play back singer before she decided to be a part of pageants.

Srishti is fondly called “Chichi” by her family.

Interestingly Srishti Vyakaranam has tied a rakhi to her crush just because her friend liked him.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Andhra Pradesh 2017, Srishti Vyakaranam has had her DDLJ moment as well but with a small twist. She once to catch a train when a guy gave her his hand to get her in safely but the story didn’t work the same way as it worked for Raj and Simran.

The beauty queen is an animal lover by heart and shares a special bond with them.

Arunachal Pradesh: Licha Thosum

State Winner: Arunachal Pradesh

School: Govt. Higher secondary school, Doimukh

College: Don Bosco College, Itanagar

Profession: Student

Interests: Travelling and meeting new people.

Crowned: Miss National Costume

Favourite quote: Be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud - Maya Angelou

She is the first girl from Arunachal Pradesh to represent her state at the Miss India pageant.

She was adjudged first runner at Sunsilk Mega Miss Northeast 2016.

She loves exploring new places and is a complete travel freak.

Dancing is what she loves doing the most.

She enjoys learning new things all the time.

Assam: Triveni Barman

State Winner: Assam

School: St. Marys English High School

College: Third Eye Institute

Profession: Model

Interests: Travelling, Cooking, Music

Crowned: Olivia Bleach Miss Glowing Skin

Favourite quote: The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. - Meryl Streep

Triveni was crowned fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 Assam during the recently concluded Guwahati auditions.

Triveni Barman hails from the largest city of Assam, Guwahati. She prefers spending most of her time at home when she is not working or traveling.

The love of her life is ‘Bling.' No, that’s not her man but her two-year-old pet Labrador. She is a self-confessed crazy dog lover.

Triveni Barman is a total movie fanatic. Also, she swears by old Hindi cinema and can watch a few of her favorites over and over again. Watch out for this bandwagon from Assam!

She likes to start her day the ‘Pooo’ way. Yes, by that we mean with loud music. It helps her set the tone for the day.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Assam 2017, Triveni Barman has formerly won Miss Eclectic Model Hunt 2011? She will now represent the 'Land of red rivers and blue hills', Assam.

Bihar: Priyanka Kumari

Priyanka Kumari

State Winner: Bihar

School: Kendriya vidyalaya, Ojhar, Nashik.

College: KKWIEER, Nashik

Profession: Assistant System Engineer in Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Interests: Yoga, meditation, playing basketball and hockey

Crowned: fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 2nd runner-up, Rajnigandha Pearls Miss Goodness Ambassador, Bata Miss Ramp Walk

Favourite quote: Each morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters the most - Buddha

She always wanted to join Indian army. She used to do pushups with a bag filled with heavy books on her back, but couldn’t make it because of being underweight! Lets take a bow for her courage.

This one will make you go "AWWH". She loves babies so much that she wants kidnap them and run away!

She wants to open an organization which will work towards eradicating beggary system from our country. She started a survey in college, but couldn’t work towards it more due to her job. As she has resigned, she will resume working on it again.

She wants to open child care centre for labourer’s babies because of full time working parents. Our diva here will make one beautiful philanthropist.

She was a tom boy before preparing for Femina Miss India. She had to work towards becoming more feminine. Well, she succeeded.

Chhattisgarh: Vinali Bhatnagar

Vinali Bhatnagar

State Winner: Chhattisgarh

School: The Sanskaar Valley School, Bhopal

Profession: Student

Interests: Writing, Dancing, Public Speaking, Travelling, Listening to music

Crowned: Chisel Miss Active

Favourite quote: She believed she could, so she did.

Our diva has a philanthropist concealed in her. She has always been involved in her family run NGOs in collaboration with government which focuses on skill development courses for the ones who are not literate so they can have a livelihood.

She comes from an entrepreneurial background and in future, she aspires to open her own chain of brands in accordance to her passion for modeling. She is undoubtedly a multi-talented diva.

She claims that she is a complete foodie and relishes eating ice-creams. Her fantasy is to open an ice-cream shop one day!

She loves dancing, as she channels her emotions through the form of art. She believes it gives her emotional satisfaction.

Delhi: Maira Chowdhury

Maira Chowdhury

State Representing: Delhi

School: Sevenoaks School

College: University of Oxford

Profession: Student/model

Interests: Development economics, law, singing, modelling, musical theatre

Favourite quote:

Life is a daring adventure, or nothing at all by Helen Keller

5 Exclusive facts about Miss India Delhi 2017

She is a singer by heart, beauty queen by face and Oxford graduate by choice. Hailing from Delhi, Maira Chowdhury doesn’t let her beauty define her. Here are the five things you should know about fbb Colors Femina Miss India Delhi 2017 has accomplished in the span of few years.

She climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2014 in support of 4 different charities.

She loves Ashtanga yoga, being flexible she can also do splits.

She loves singing, and have been on a choral music tour in Italy. She also got shortlisted for a choral scholarship at Oxford, and have completed all singing grades offered by the Associated board of the Royal School of Music. She has performed in a Mamma Mia production in Delhi, which was put on in support of a women's empowerment initiative.

She swam at county level in the U.K. and at the national meet in Kenya.

At Oxford, she topped in Quantitative Economics.

Goa: Audrey D'Silva

Audrey D'Silva

State Winner: Goa

School: St. Charles High School

Profession: Anchor, Model

Interests: Dancing, Exploring places, Gymming and Learning new things

Crowned: Kara Miss Vivacious

Favourite quote: Nothing is impossible, the word itself says -I'm possible.

Staying quite true to the word, Audrey participated in Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva three years ago.

Audrey D’silva is an offspring of the land that nurtures seas and beaches. Speaking fluent Marathi and Konkani, she has worked as a child actor in Marathi serials.

Audrey has also embraced the model in her when she became the Formula One grid girl model in 2011, the first ever time a grand prix was held in India.

She started her career in performing arts from an early age of 13 as a stage dancer.

Gujarat: Amardeep Kaur Syan

Amardeep Kaur Syan

State Winner: Gujarat

School: Wees English High School, Thane

College: K.G Joshi College of Arts and N.G Bedekar College of Commerce

Profession: Model

Interests: Playing harmonium and Singing Shabad and Bhangra.

Favourite quote: A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

She was crowned fbb Campus Princess 2017 finalist from Wilson college, Mumbai during the Adorea college fest.

She was previously crowned as Miss Thane 2016. There is solid inflow of crowns for our beauty queen here.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Gujarat 2017 sings Punjabi traditional songs on harmonium. We can’t wait to her croon!

She works as a professional model. She walks like she owns it.

She is associated with Aarna foundation where they organize activities for underprivileged children and work for women empowerment. Being a benefactor hurt no one.

Haryana: Manushi Chhillar

Manushi Chhillar

State Representing: Haryana

School: St. Thomas School, New Delhi

College: Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, Sonepat

Interests: Dancing, Painting, Singing, Poetry writing

Crowned: fbb Campus Princess 2017 finalist

Favourite quote:

The sky is the limit. We are limitless and so are our dreams, we must never doubt ourselves.

5 unknown facts about Miss India Haryana 2017

Representing her state Haryana, Manushi Chhillar has outdone herself in the beauty pageant. While we adored fbb Colors Femina Miss India Haryana 2017’s ramp walk and her style, none of us quite know Manushi from the personal perspective. Here are the 5 interesting facts about the dashing lady!

She loves to write poetry and paint whenever she is free. She feels it brings out the creativity within her.

She strongly feels the need of educating people on the hygiene of the country, especially women on menstrual hygiene.

In 2014, she got an opportunity to represent India at the cultural exchange programme in Japan. She performed Kuchipudi in a high school in Sapporo City

She is a trained Kuchipudi dancer and have trained under legendary dancers Raja, Radha and Kaushalya Reddy. She has also been a part of The National School of Drama.

Manushi is also a medical student.

Himachal Pradesh: Santoshi Ranaut

Santoshi Ranaut

State Winner: Himachal Pradesh

School: Kendriya Vidyalaya Hamirpur

College: Netaji subhash chandra bose memorial (PG) degree college

Profession: Model and student

Interests: Dancing

Favourite quote: Life is beautiful, make each day count

The beautiful and motivated fbb Colors Femina Miss India Himachal Pradesh 2017, Santoshi Ranaut!

She has been awarded as the best ramp walk model by the company NFE based in New Delhi.

She was also awarded shiny skin of the year in Miss HP 2016.

Jammu and Kashmir: Sana Dua

Sana Dua

State Winner: Jammu and Kashmir

School: Army Public School, Noida

College: Department of Law, Punjab University

Interests: Travelling, Teaching, Outdoor Sports such as Tennis

Crowned: fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 1st runner-up, Stars Cosmetics Best Makeover

Favourite quote:

You may not know where you are going, but so long as you give yourself wings, the wind will carry you. Miracle lies in the unfolding of these wings.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Jammu and Kashmir 2017 Sana Dua is a well-known face in the pageant scene in India. From being a former campus princess finalist to model and to lawyer, she has definitely come a long way.


Sana was born in Assam but hails from Jammu. She comes from a family of army men.

She studied Law as a student and later took a big leap from being a lawyer to venturing into modelling.

Sana is the title holder of Femina Style Diva 2016 and through which she also got to be on the cover of the prestigious Femina magazine. Also, she was declared the first Runner Up in Miss International India (Senorita India)

Apart from shining at various pageantry events, this beauty is also the face of the campaign ‘Save water’ in Jammu which started last year and has also received several accolades from schools for conducting the drive.

Definitely a beauty with purpose, she also happens to be an active participant of the 'Drug Abuse Campaign' back home.

Jharkhand: Vamika Nidhi

Vamika Nidhi

State Winner: Jharkhand

School: Mount Carmel School, Dhanbad

College: Sophia College for Women, Mumbai

Profession: Student

Interests: Modelling

Crowned: fbb Campus Princess 2017 finalist, Triumph Miss Beautiful Body

Favourite quote: Brave yourself by doing things your fears forbid.

student of Philosophy.

Vamika craves the adrenaline rush as she is outgoing in nature and super adventurous. Sky-diving in Dubai tops her bucket list.

The gorgeous lady has a different eye for art; she loves to portray melancholic stories through her paintings. That’s not all; she can also carve out a beautiful story through paintings.

Beauty with a purpose, Vamika wants to own a farm for stray dogs wherein she can train them better. Sounds like a plan!

Having a penchant for creativity since childhood, the inclination towards script-writing only seems natural to her. Vamika loves the action behind the camera as well.

Vamika happens to be an ‘ambivert’. She enjoys being around people and is a complete party animal, but at the same time she also relishes time in solitude.

Karnataka: Ruhika Dass

Interesting facts about Miss India Karnataka 2017 March 06, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Karnataka 2017, Ruhika Dass is smart, gorgeous, and confident . She will be representing her state at the fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 pageant this year. We have put together some lesser known facts about Ruhika which is a must read.

Ruhika Dass started her modelling career at the age of 4 for a Cadbury ad campaign.

Ruhika Dass has won over 60 awards for art and 3 state level awards for badminton.

Ruhika also does a bit of social work and she has worked for her family NGO called let's live together where she saved over 2000 animals.

At the age of 18, Ruhika Dass is an entrepreneur and the youngest designated business executive office at a multinational company called I Fly Techsoft. Isn’t that impressive?

Ruhika Dass considers her grandmother as her role model and the most important person in her life.

Karnataka finalist: Swathi Muppala

Swathi Muppala

State Winner: Karnataka

School: Allwin Public School

College: Bishop Cotton Women's Christian College

Profession: Model

Interests: Sports, dancing and swimming

Favourite quote: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined for yourself.

Kerala: Mannat Singh

State Winner: Kerala

School: Indus World School

College: Prestige Institute of Management

Profession: Student/Model

Interests: Dancing and travelling

Crowned: fbb Campus Princess 2017 finalist

Favourite quote: Genius has no race, Strength has no gender and courage has no limit.

Interesting facts about Miss India Kerala 2017 March 07, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Kerala, Mannat Singh who is all set to represent her state at the prestigious fbb Colors Femina Miss India pageant. She has managed to grab everyone’s attention with her beauty and grace and is one of the definite talents to watch out for. Let us have a look at some of her lesser known facts about Mannat which will help you know this gorgeous lady better.

The stunning fbb Colors Femina Miss India Kerala 2017, Mannat Singh loves dancing.

Mannat loves to travel and explore new place just like many other beauty queens.

Mannat Singh loves doing adventure and her interest lies in bungee jumping and skydiving.

The beauty queen is an animal lover and shares a deep bond with dogs.

Mannat Singh stands tall at 5ft 11.5”

Madhya Pradesh: Adya Shrivastava

Adya Shrivastava

State Representing: Madhya Pradesh

School: Maharishi Vidya Mandir Shahdol

College: People's Institute of Pharmacy

Profession: Student

Interests: Singing

Favourite quote:

A queen is not afraid to fail, failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

Lesser known facts about Miss India Madhya Pradesh 2017

The coy Miss India Madhya Pradesh 2017 Adya Shrivastava.

Adya has previously worked towards eradicating malnutrition among kids with the help of the government project ‘Sneh Shivir’ for which she also received a certificate from Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

A nightingale of sort. She is ‘Bagheli lokgeet’ singer which is quite popular in the state and has sung many a numbers for her local radio station. Also, she holds state-level recognition for the same.

This graceful beauty has also been a finalist at Miss Earth India 2016

On the educational front, Adya is a bright pharmacy student

Maharashtra: Aishwarya


School: KV NAL

College: KV NAL

Profession: Actor

Interests: Acting, Singing, Dancing & Travelling

Unknown facts about Miss India Maharashtra 2017

Aishwarya is a well-established actress down south with an impressive fan following. We are sure that her victory at the west zone finale is not hers alone but also of her many admirers.

Aishwarya is quite a vocalist along with being an actress. She used to sing at the age of 13 in Shiv Mandir in Bangalore.

Also an artist! She is fond of painting and drawing.

You think you can impress her with the power of vocabulary? Then think again, because during her school days she was referred by her friends as 'Hindi shabd' as she was very good with the language and also used to come up with new Hindi words every day at the assembly prayer.

Aishwarya’s first film co-star Prithviraj Sukumaran was also her first crush but much before she started working with him. She has acted opposite Tamil superstar Dhanush in the film 'Anegan.'

Manipur Soibam Kanchan

State Winner: Manipur

School: Glory English School, Imphal

College: GP Women’s College, Imphal

Profession: Student

Interests: Interacting with people from different places and different backgrounds, also I love painting and sketching.

Favourite quote: Successful person is not the one who never fails but one who never quits.

Soibam was adjudged second runner-up at the 14th Sunsilk mega Miss North East 2016 before being crowned Miss India Manipur 2017.

The desire to win the coveted title is not something Soibam developed in the past few years. In fact, it is her childhood dream to become a beauty queen and represent her country.

Contrary to her fancy ambitions and big dreams, she remains to be extremely homely and leads a simple life in Manipur.

Soibam is an extrovert by nature and does not believe in living life as a recluse. Naturally, she has a fetish for travelling and meeting new people.

Extremely certain about the things she takes keen interest in. Moreover, she respects punctuality and believes everything should be done within the given time-frame.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Manipur 2017, Soibam Kanchan has previously won the 2nd runner-up title in the 14th Mega Miss Northeast 2016. She is also the first Manipuri in 17 years to compete in the grand finale of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 contest. Soibam Kanchan will represent the jewel land of India, Manipur.

Meghalaya Kiran Laishram

State Winner: Meghalaya

School: Godwins School

College: Handique Girls College

Profession: Student

Interests: Cooking and Swimming

Favourite quote: Beauty is only skin deep.

No, you cannot ask her to keep calm. She is a chatter box and tends to talk in one breath when excited.

If having OCD is a crime, then she wouldn’t mind going behind bars. This diva from Meghalaya takes numbering way too seriously. For some mysterious reasons, she prefers odd numbers over even. Interesting, indeed!

She remains to be old-school in terms of games or modern day apps. She swears to not be a fan of a gaming console and has absolutely no idea what these mobile games look like, let alone ever having played angry birds, candy crush or Pokémon Go.

Adventure runs through her veins. She is a total adrenaline junkie fbb Colors Femina Miss India Meghalaya 2017, Kiran Laishram previously participated in Miss Queen of India 2016. Kiran will now represent the ‘Scotland of the east’ - Meghalaya at the fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017.

Mizoram Rody H Vanlalhriatpuii

State Winner: Mizoram

School: Helen Lowry Higher Secondary School

College: Govt Zirtiri Residential Science College

Interests: Working with woman and young people

Crowned: Jio Miss Popular, INIFD Miss Talented

Favourite quote: Action speaks louder than words

Before conquering the title of fbb Colors Femina Miss India Mizoram 2017, Rody started her journey in her teens with baby steps. She won the title of College Miss 2011 during her Bachelors.

In 2015, she basked in the glory of her success after winning the ‘Best Model’ as team Mizoram won first place in the Haute Couture Contest at Alcheringa Festival in Guwahati.

Her mantra for life is 'Action speaks louder than words’.

She strongly advocates physical, mental and spiritual well-being, emphasizing that like the three corners of the equilateral triangle they need to be well balanced as the each go hand-in-hand.

For Rody, surprises come in a pack of two! Within a month she won two beauty pageants, Miss Mizoram 2017 and the title of fbb Colors Femina Miss India Mizoram 2017 making her the sole representative of her state.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Mizoram 2017, Rody H Vanlalhriatpuii won the coveted title of Miss Mizoram this year. In addition to winning the crown, she also won 3 subtitles awards namely Miss Talent, People’s Choice and Best Gown. Rody is the first Mizo to compete in Miss India contest.

Nagaland Kaheli Chophy

Kaheli Chophy

State Winner: Nagaland

School: Hillito Children Home School, Akuluto, Nagaland

College: Pranabananda Women's College, Dimapur, Nagaland

Profession: Student

Interests: Singing

Favourite quote: When you think positive, good things happen.

Kaheli Chophy has a couple of titles to her credit. She was adjudged first runner-up both at the Sumi Pageant and Miss Nagaland Pageant in 2014 before going on to again become the first runner-up at the Ponds Eclectic Model hunt Northeast in 2015.

A good Samaritan that she is, Kaheli was the election Icon of ‘Clean Election Campaign’ in Zunheboto district of Nagaland.

A student pursuing higher education, this beauty with brains wishes to put her knowledge to great use by becoming an IAS officer one day

Kaheli hails from a small town in Nagaland and is extremely close to her family. Miss Sumi would love to be a reflection of her mother in future as she has been the most influential person in Kaheli’s life.

Kaheli is a die-hard fan of Bollywood actor John Abraham.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Nagaland 2017, Kaheli Chophy previously competed in Miss Nagaland 2014 and Electic Model Hunt 2015 where she bagged the 1st runner-up spot in both contest respectively. She will now represent her state Nagaland also known as the land of festivals and folklore.

North East winners

Unknown facts about Miss India 2017 North East winners| March 22, 2017| IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

(The winners have been put under their respective states)

Odisha: Christeena Biju

Christeena Biju

State Winner: Odisha

School: Kerala School, RK Puram

College: NIFT bubaneshwar

Profession: Student

Interests: Swimming, modelling, art and craft

Crowned: fbb Campus Princess 2017 finalist

Favourite quote: Happiness isn’t getting all you want. It’s enjoying all you have.

She can watch the entire series of movie Twilight repeatedly without getting bored. We wonder if she is ‘Team Edward’ or ‘Team Jacob’!

She wants to have a chance to work in Punjabi music videos.

She believes in staying grounded. She lives to achieve her goals by sticking to her principles.

Punjab: Navpreet Kaur

Navpreet Kaur

State Representing: Punjab

School: St. Anthony's Convent School, Adampur

College: Kanya Maha Vidhyalaya, Jalandhar

Profession: Student

Interests: Painting, doing bhangra, RJing, Photography, Writing

Favourite quote:

Do it with PASSION or not at all.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Punjab 2017 Navpreet Kaur is back to get her hands on the coveted title and how! The finalist who made it to top 5 last year is all pumped up again to make a striking come back. Lets find out some unknown facts about this diva.

Navpreet is a state level fencing (epee) player. She played at Shaheed - e - Azam bhagat Singh games in Patiala last year.

Her favorite pass time does not include listening to music or dancing, but walking. Now we know the secret behind that perfect body. More so, she is also fond of meditation and believes it has the power to solve any problem.

Navpreet takes pride in living in a joint family unlike others who look down upon it. She says she is a proud example of large families, where 13 people share the same roof filled with immense love and affection.

Navpreet is quite religious at heart. According to her religion, one gets the human life after crores of births in different species. Hence, this has driven her to be passionate about her blessed life and to make the most of every moment.

By virtue of being a Punjabi and spending half her life on the fields, she has always been fortunate enough to feed on fresh, home made, farm cultivated food. Navpreet never had to go to the grocery store to buy anything.

Rajasthan: Aditi Hundia

Aditi Hundia

School: India International School

College: St. Xavier’s College

Profession: Student

Miss India Rajasthan 2017 reveals her lesser known facts

Newbie to the Miss India squad, Aditi Hundia takes us down on the lane of achievements and lesser known side of her.

Aditi Hundia participated in Elite Miss Rajasthan 2016 and secured a position of the first runner up. She has also won titles like Miss beautiful eyes and Miss Body beautiful in the very same pageant.

She says, "Since then, I have been inclined towards this field. My mother kept nudging me to try further. Even if I fail it is okay because in life have to move on.My folks have been my support system. Always believing in me, they never stopped me from doing something. My parents did not let the opinion of the society affect them. Coming from a traditional Jain family, it is huge". She signs off saying,"The support I've received has been exhilarating".

She has won best catwalk Rajasthan in the year 2014. It looks like, catwalk and fashion is an inherent trait found in this beauty!

Cricket is her favourite sport and she loves seeing Virat Kohli and M.S Dhoni play on the field and her biggest dream is to be part of Indian Women’s cricket team.

She has a staunch desire to leave her mark on the fashion and glamour industry. Complete #girlboss, isn’t she?

She works alongside her mom and her friends for a foundation called Sangani where orphaned children’s are taken care of. fbb Colors Femina Miss India Rajasthan 2017 looks forward to doing more of philanthropy which she describes as her biggest achievement till date.

Sikkim: Roshni Ghimirey

Roshni Ghimirey

State Winner: Sikkim

School: Bermiok Tokal, Sr. Sec. School

Profession: Student

Interests: Dancing and being close to nature

Favourite quote: Remember, your work may be only to sweep a railway crossing but it’s your duty to make it so clean that no other crossing in the world is as clean as yours.

A philotherian in her way of life, this diva from Sikkim is extremely compassionate towards animals. She cannot bear the sight of ill-treatment towards stray dogs.

Roshni can be an epitome of good habits. She is an early bloomer as in her opinion it leaves one with ample amount of time to indulge in the things one is passionate about.

A quote she strongly advocates is “The world would judge you anyway, so just follow your heart.”

She is a staunch endorser of spiritual well-being. For her connecting with one’s inner-self is of utmost importance.

What Roshni is extremely careful about is to never feel the emotion of pain easily. Pain is the only thing she fears in her life.

South (15 finalists)

Know more about Miss India South 2017 finalists BCCL | March 05, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India]

Sindhura Kaviti: A doctor by profession, trained Kuchipudi dancer(10 years), Miss Vizag 2013, Campus princess finalist 2015, she has been working in association with a blind school 'NETRIYA VIDHYALAYA' From the age of 14 and has planted over 1500 trees in a plantation drive after the Devastating storm HUD HUD hit Visakhapatnam. She is a proud owner of a small dog shelter with 20 dogs.

Sarvani Uppati: Born in Andhra Pradesh and having lived half her life in the USA, she has majored in neuroscience and is all set to go to medical school. She is passionate towards creating better healthcare for the underprivileged and volunteers at an orphanage for the disabled. She is the recipient of the Pelotonia cancer research fellowship in college to conduct cancer research and ride 25 mile bike ride to raise awareness.

Ayisha A.R: She finished architecture in 2015, won 2nd place in architecture workshop that took place in Germany in 2013, winner of unlimited model hunt 2015, designed a play zone for kids to get distracted from gadgets and new technologies.

Spatika Surapaneni: A national level swimmer, she is Trained to represent the country for Olympics. She has worked for the national team of the worlds largest youth organisation (AISEC) and also represented India in International youth conferences.

Hannah Reji Koshy: A believer in the power of universe, she was a part of Miss South India 2015, Miss Personality 2015, Miss catwalk 2015 and was one of the top 6 contestants. She has acted in 2 movies and is a professional ramp model.

Aakriti Singh: Born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh, and has a degree from NIFT. She is a singer and loves to play basketball. She was also the campus princess from IIM Kozhikode.

Sherlin Seth : She is a 4th year B.tech student, a Show stopper for the worlds longest show that ran for 25 hours continuously. Clay pottering is her favourite and she loves giving people makeovers through makeup & clothes.

Simran Choudhary: She is a singer, an equestrian, an avid reader, and is a title holder of Miss Hyderabad 2012. She is also the title holder for Tollywood Miss Andhra Pradesh 2012. A District level basketball player she has topped the school in her 10th boards.

Nikita Sharma: She is a cancer cell research activist, her own association is called" SILVER LINNINGS”. She is a triple degree graduate in microbiology, chemistry and zoology. She is a trained dancer in multiple dance forms: Kathak, belly dancing, hip hop and freestyle to name a few. She also is a qualified basketball player.

Mannat Singh: She is born and brought up in Indore. In her first ever national beauty pageant, she aspires to become a ambassador of people, influence them and empower women ,miss Indore and campus princess finalist 2017.

Shreya Kamavarapu: She is a national level basket ball player and has represented her college on an international platform - NASA(National association for students of architecture). She also hosted the event in 2014 - for students from all over India and also the SAARC nations.

Srishti Vyakaranam: She holds the title of Miss Asia Pacific international India and was placed top 10 internationally. She was a Miss Diva 2016 finalist, a software developer turned model wanting to step into acting in the future.

Swathi Muppala: She loves yoga and playing badminton. Has won various prices in cultural activities in her schooling days. She has won the all rounder price in her college and aspires to make our country proud internationally, inspire and influence others.

Ruhika Dass: She is a state level badminton player. She has actively worked at an NGO called 'lets line together' for 10 years. She is a designated business executive officer at an MNC. She started her modelling career at the tender age of 4.

Sanchana Natarajan: She is born and brought up in Chennai, A Visual communication graduate she is currently pursuing her MBA in marketing. A trained salsa dancer and a winner of reality show. She has recently acted with Rajnikanth.

Tamil Nadu: Sherlin Seth

State Winner: Tamil Nadu

School: Carmel Convent Jammu

College: SRM university Kattankulathur

Profession: Model

Interests: Acting and Ramp walk

Favourite quote: No matter how far you go, never forget your roots.

Lesser known facts about Miss India Tamil Nadu 2017 March 09, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

The bold and beautiful fbb Colors Femina Miss India Tamil Nadu 2017, Sherlin Seth is one of the gorgeous beauty queens around who is known for her looks and sharp features. She will be representing her state at the fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 pageant. We have put together a few unknown facts about Sherlin which will help you know the recently crowned south zone winner better.

Sherlin Seth set a Guinness world record for walking the ramp for 25 hours for the world’s longest running show. Now that is quite an achievement don’t you think?

The beauty queen is a workaholic and she maintains a perfect balance between her studies and professional life.

Sherlin is a creative person who loves to bake cupcakes and doing pottery is one of her favourite hobbies.

Sherlin is currently working on a technical project which includes Arduino. She has also built up a weather station.

Sherlin Seth is not only gorgeous but also a style guru who loves styling her friends.

Telangana: Simran Choudhary

State Winner: Telangana

School: DRS International School

College: St.Francis College for women

Profession: Actor

Interests: Dance (Contemporary, Kuchipudi, Freestyle), basketball, horse riding, listening to music, singing, reading books, watching movies and TV series.

Crowned: INIFD Miss Talented

Favourite quote: Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.

Lesser known facts about Miss India Telangana 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Telangana 2017, Simran Choudhary is beautiful and gorgeous beauty queen. She will be representing her state at the fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 pageant. Let us have a look at some of her lesser known facts about this talented and charismatic beauty queen.

Simran is a complete a water baby and monsoon is her favorite season.

Simran Choudhary is a very down to earth person who does not like bragging about her achievements.

Simran loves long drives and she has been on a lot of road trips across the country.

Alert boys! The stunning beauty Simran Choudhary finds the men from defence background hot and attractive.

Simran Choudhary loves collecting souvenirs.

Tripura Rinky Chakma

State Winner: Tripura

School: Eklavya Model Residential School

College: IGNOU

Profession: Student

Interests: Singing and Dancing

Crowned: Sahara Star Miss Congeniality, fbb Beauty With A Purpose

Favourite quote: Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, if you cant help them, atleast dont hurt them - Dalai Lama

Rinky Chakma possesses amazing grasping power and does not like to unnecessarily while away time. As she is patient along with being a quick learner, it does not come as a surprise to know she is also fond of teaching.

A fan of expression, her hobbies include dancing and singing.

She aspires to be multi-talented and this quality comes innately from being sporty. She believes in living life on the edge.

She strongly abides by the following quote, hence all her life she has been extremely compassionate towards other people.

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them -Dalai Lama”

She previously worked as a bartender and is a master of Fire flair.

fbb Colors Femina Miss India Tripura 2017, Rinky Chakma is a Law student and was first runner-up in Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2015. She will now take part in the grand finale of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 representing Tripura which is also known as the land of fourteen gods and million statues.

Uttarakhand: Anukriti


School: APS Lansdowne

College: DIT University

Profession: Software Engineer

Unknown side of Miss India Uttarakhand 2017

Being beautiful is genetic. But being a philanthropist is not everyone’s cup of tea. Albeit winning the accolades, fbb Colors Femina Miss India Uttarakhand, Anukriti Gusain is as grounded as ever. Not letting the reality and the glamour get a hold of her.

She represented India in Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 and bagged the title of 3rd runner-up at the pageant.

Anukriti is a school topper in 12th grade and Uttarakhand Technical University topper for year 2011-2012, got an all India certificate for scoring highest marks in computer science.

Anukriti was in the list of top 50 most desirable women in India in 2014.

She got Mahatma Gandhi Samman for working towards uplifting the educational background of slum children in Uttarakhand.

Uttar Pradesh: Shefali Sood

Shefali Sood

State Representing: Uttar Pradesh

School: Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi

College: Amity School of Business, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh

Interests: Writing, Dancing, Singing, Painting

Favourite quote: Love without condition, talk without bad intention, give without reason and care for people without expectation.

Another set of finalists for the fbb colors Femina Miss India 2017 was unveiled yesterday at an elaborate event held in the capital. Promising new talents came to the forefront and we are privileged to be the first to introduce the prodigious finalists before they go on to winning several titles and hitting super stardom. Today let’s find out five unknown facts about the fbb colors Femina Miss India Uttar Pradesh 2017, Shefali Sood.

You are allowed to be jaw-dropped! Shefali is very well travelled. By this we don’t mean she is another self-proclaimed back-packer, but she has visited over 20 countries already. This indeed is impressive.

Having travelled to so many places, it is only believable to know she comes from a navy background. She spent most of her growing up years aboard a ship, as her father is a Merchant Navy Captain.

She is also a master of emotions. Shefali is well-aware of people’s emotions and energies, and can read them quite easily.

This diva is also extremely passionate about dance and has taken professional lessons in various dance forms such as kathak, salsa, Bollywood and Jazz.

It is only a pleasure to see women being actively involved in sports. Other than possessing all the skills mentioned above she is also a sports enthusiast and in fact has played many sports such as basketball, softball, badminton, volleyball, cricket, netball and handball.

West Bengal: Shivankita Dixit

Shivankita Dixit

State Winner: West Bengal

School: St. Paul's Church College

College: Dayalbagh Educational Institute

Profession: Student

Interests: Being helpful to everyone, love to travel and be adventurous, a sports lover as played basketball at state level.

Favourite quote: Happiness depends upon the quality of your thoughts so always be positive and spread positivity.

Shivankita is extremely fond of animals, particularly dogs. Expect this canine lover to stop in the middle of the road if you spot dogs around, as she starts playing with them whenever possible.

She enjoys mimicking, especially in an amusing manner. She can get you in splits by enacting a funny scene. Maybe an alternate career in the offing!

A philanthropist by heart, she prefers to be with the underprivileged in her free time. Being a part of them or doing her bit for them gives her immense pleasure.

Also, an artist, wow! Give her colors and she will give you a beautiful portrait in return.

She is fond of playing cricket.

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