Miss India winners: 1994

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Miss India winners: 1994

Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Swetha Menon
Swetha Menon
Swetha Menon
Barkha Madan
Maninee De
Maninee De
Aishwarya Rai

1994 was an epochal year for Indian beauty queens internationally. Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe crown in Philippines and in the same year, Aishwarya Rai triumphed in the Miss World title in South Africa. It was a year when even girls from strict families and conservbative small towns were given the go-ahead--even encouraged and goaded---to follow the footsteps of Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai. coaching institutions sprouted all over India to groom girls in pageant participation skills


Miss India Universe - Sushmita Sen

Miss India World - Aishwarya Rai

Miss India International - Francesca Hart

Miss India Asia-Pacific - Swetha Memon

Miss Tourism World Wide - Barkha Madan


Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen - Miss Universe 1994 and the first Indian to win the crown - attended a Hindi-medium school until the ninth standard and didn’t know a word of English until she was 16. By 18, she had established herself as a model but perhaps not amongst the finest. Euphoria gripped India on May 21, 1994, when, for the first time ever, an Indian girl was crowned Miss Universe. Sushmita Sen born 19 November 1975 in Hyderabad, India. In 1994, at the age of eighteen, Sushmita Sen a former beauty queen was won the title of Miss Universe 1994 contest. She was the first Indian woman to win the competition. Sushmita sen is an Indian actress who appears in mainly Hindi films she has also appeared in few Tamil films. Sushmita Sen, the first ever Indian to win a Miss Universe title in 1994 had her finale outfit stitched by a little-known Meena Bazaar tailor.

Sushmitha Sen plunged into Bollywood in 1996 almost immediately after winning the crown. But the very next year she did her first film in Tamil, ‘Ratchagan’ opposite Nagarjuna. The big banner much hyped film with the music of A R Rahman was a non-starter. But one remembers her as the ‘Shakalaka Baby’ of ‘Mudhalvan’. That's Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994 who is now a successful actress and an entrepreneur. . While Sushmita Sen bagged almost five Best Supporting Actress awards in her acting tenure,

According to Femina Femina Diffivult to believe considering that her father was an Air Force officer.

Aishwarya Rai

Miss World 1994, Miss India World 1994: Light-eyed beauty Aishwarya Rai made the country proud by winning the Miss World title and became the second Indian to be crowned Miss World in 28 years.

MISS WORLD 1994 WINNER

Miss Photogenic Award

Asia & Oceania’s Queen of Beauty Award

[According to a source she was awarded the Most Beautiful Miss World ever in the 50 year’s pageants history in 2000.] The celestial beauty Aishwarya Rai is proud of India. Aishwarya Rai was born in south of India. The lucky day when Aishwarya rai was born 1st November 1973 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Aishwarya rai daughter of Krishnaraj Rai and Brindya Rai and Sister of Aditya rai.

Aishwarya Rai was very popular even before she made it in films. Remember the Pepsi commercial where Amir Khan does dangerous stunts to get her a Pepsi? Remember the flat stomach advertisement for a television brand? In truth when Sushmitha Sen was crowned Miss India above Aishwarya in 1994 the public was shocked as Ash was more popular with them. How ever Sushmitha Sen won the Miss Universe crown and Aishwaya won the Miss World crown in the same year.

Aishwarya was very particular that she should be launched in films by the one and only Mani Ratnam. So the most beautiful girl of the year had to wait until 1997 and Mani Ratnam launched her in ‘Iruvar’. Aishwarya’s present stature stemmed from her good decision to care for worthy films and not just any. ‘Iruvar’ was a serious film and her role was restrained and delicate she had no opportunity to cash her beauty.

With her ambition fulfilled Aishwarya did her second film also in Tamil. Shankar directed ‘Jeans’ was her first major box office hit. She then went to Bollywood she saw and she conquered. But Aishwarya still has a soft cornered fascination for Tamil. Her last Tamil film was the critically acclaimed ‘Kandukonden Kandukonden’ in 1999. Even after more than a decade since her last Tamil film Aishwarya is still the most wanted heroine in Kollywood. Bur her status and stature was too big for ordinary films. Rajinikanth wanted her for ‘Padayappa’ and ‘Baba’. He also tried for her to be his ‘Chandramuki’. But Aishwarya could not take the offers. But 2010 is going to be her year in Kollywood. The biggest and most anticipated two films of the year are riding on her. Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavanan’ and Shankar-Rajinikanth’s ‘Endhiran’ are proof to Aishwarya’s hold in the industry. After Aishwarya Rai nobody could garner fans and films although they tried hard. Our producers also were keen to cast a beauty only for the glamour quotient and the hype it would generate before the release. Nobody sincerely wanted to give a role of substance to these beautiful girls. Here we don’t entirely blame the industry as some beauty queens were more than just duds for Kollywood.


Aishwarya entered films and stormed the silver screen. Aishwarya was awarded the Filmfare Best Actress Award twice, besides several other national and international recognitions. Fondly called Ash in the film circuit, she is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan.

India’s Aishwarya Rai and winner of Miss World 1994 title has a Dutch tulip named after her. The orange and yellow edged tulip is one of the Netherlands' most enduring symbols. In 2003, she became the first Indian to make it to the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. The following year she was hailed by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most powerful and influential people the world over.

Francesca Hart

Miss India International - Francesca Hart (No photograph available. Can any reader help? )

Swetha Menon

Miss India Asia-Pacific - Swetha Menon, semi finalist at Miss Asia-Pacific, 1994

Barkha Madan

Miss Tourism World Wide - Barkha Madan, fourth place, 1994

Maninee De

Maninee De who played the vamp in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi had won Miss Congeniality in 1994.

Sources...

...for the Miss India series of articles on Indpaedia include, in the alphabetical order:

Daum DesiHotMasala I AM She IndianAutographs LatestNewsPics MensXp Mid-Day MissIndiaWorldUniverse Missosology Missosology Missosology Oocities Pageantopolis SabreBiade SouthDreamz The Times of India The Times of India The Times of India The Times of India The Times of India Arunima Mazumdar & Richa Barua The Times of India The Times of India Voy.com

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