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Miss India Winners List

Miss India Winners List

Want to know Miss India Winners List? Well you have landed on the right article. Miss India is a national beauty pageant where female participants compete for the title of Miss India.


Femina, a women-centric magazine published by the Times group, has organised the Miss India Pageant every year since 1964. 


The Femina Miss India Pageant also chooses and grooms the top participants for international pageants like Miss World, Miss Universe, etc.


Winning the Miss India title and representing India at the International level in pageants is every Model's dream.


The title holders of Miss India get recognition, fame, and enormous opportunities in the Modelling, Entertainment and Advertising Industry. 

Miss India Winners List (Updated 2022)

Here is the list of Miss India Titleholders from 1947 - to 2021

Year


Miss India Titleholder


Title Holder Photo


Other Pageant Awards and Achievements

Runner-up

1947

Esther Victoria Abraham

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1952

Indrani Rahman

First Indian Participant of Miss Universe

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1953

Peace Kanwal

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1954

Leela Naidu

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1959

Fleur Ezekiel

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1960

Lona Pinto

1st runner up Miss International 1960

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1961

Veronica Leonara Tocato

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1962

Ferial Karim

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1964

Meher Castelino Mistri

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1965

Persis Khambatta

She starred in the highly popular series Star Trek

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1966

Yasmin Daji

3rd runner-up, Miss Universe

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1967

Nayyara Mirza

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1968

Anjum Mumtaz Barg

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1969

Kavita Bhambhani

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1970

Veena Sajnani

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Zeenat Aman

1971

Raj Gill

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1972

Roopa Satyan

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1973

Farzana Habib

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1974

Shalini Bhavnath Dholakia

semi-finalist in Miss Universe pageant 1974

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1975

Meenakshi Kurpad

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1976

Naina Sudhir Balsavar

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1977

Nalini Viswanathan

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1978

Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan

Best national costume award at the Miss Universe 1978

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1979

Swaroop Sampat

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1980

Sangeeta Bijlani

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1981

Rachita Kumar

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1982

Pamela Singh

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1983

Rekha Hande

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1984

Juhi Chawla 

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1985

Sonu Walia

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1986

Mehr Jessia

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1987

Priyadarshini Pradhan

best national costume award at the Miss Universe pageant

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1988

Dolly Minhas

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1989/1990

Suzanne Sablok

She was top 8 contestants at Miss Universe contest

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1991

Christabelle Howie 

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1992

Madhu Sapre

2nd Runner up of Miss Universe 1992

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1993

Namrata Shirodkar

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Pooja Batra

1994

Sushmita Sen

Miss Universe 1994

Aishwarya Rai

1995

Manpreet Brar

Manpreet won the Miss Universe Runner-up title

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1996

Sandhya Chib

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Rani Jeyraj

1997

Nafisa Joseph

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Diana Hayden

1998

Lymaraina D’ Souza

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AnnieThomas

1999

Gul Pannag

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Yukta Mookhey

2000

Lara Dutta 

Miss Universe 2000

Priyanka Chopra

2001

Celina Jaitely

4 th runner-up, Miss Universe

Sara Corner

2002

Neha Dhupia 

Top 10 at the Miss Universe pageant

Shruti Sharma

2003

Nikita Anand

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Ami Vashi

2004

Tanushree Dutta

Top 10 in the Miss Universepageant.

Sayali Bhagat

2005

Amrita Thapar 

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Sindhura Gadde

2006

Neha Kapur

Semi-finalist of Miss Universe

Natasha Suri

2007

Sarah Jane Dias

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Puja Gupta

2008

Parvathy Omanakuttan

1st Runner up in Miss World 2008

Simran Kaur Mundi

2009

Pooja Chopra

Beauty With A Purpose title at Miss World 

Ekta Chowdhary

2010

Mansavi Mamgai

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Nicole Faria

2011

Kanishtha Dhankar

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Hasleen Kaur

2012

Vanya Mishra

Multimedia Award in Miss World

Prachi Mishra

2013

Navneet kaur Dhillon

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Shobhita Dhulipala

2014

Koyal Rana

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Jhataleka Malhotra

2015

Aditi Arya

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Afreen Vaz

2016

Priyadarshini Chatterjee

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Sushruthi Krishna

2017

Manushi Chhillar

Miss World 2017

Sana Dua

2018

Anukreethy Vas

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Meenakshi Chaudhary

2019

Suman Rao

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Sanjana Vij

2021

Manasa Varanasi

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Manya Omprakash Singh

Winning the title of Miss India can positively change your life. You will get the limelight, exposure to International Pageants, and prominent offers from the Films and media industry.

Many titleholders and participants in Miss India Pageant made it big in Bollywood, such as Juhi Chawla, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, etc.

Femina Miss India is more than a beauty contest. It is a contest that tests your intelligence, confidence, and understanding of social issues.

There are many grooming institutes that you can join to prepare for participation in the Pageant. The Miss India Pageant can give you the opportunity to achieve your dreams.

Please stay connected for more such stories.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is 1st Miss India?

Esther Victoria Abraham was the first to win the title of Miss India. She was 31 years old and pregnant with her 5th child during the Pageant contest.

She, commonly known by her stage name - Pramila, acted in many Bollywood films and later forayed into film production.


2. How can I become Miss India?

You can check the official website of Femina Miss India to apply for the Pageant. To participate in the Miss India contest, you should be 18-25 years of age, unmarried and have a minimum height of 5 inches 3 feet.

You should also be confident and well-communicative to become a contestant and win the title.


3. Who is the youngest, Miss India?

Meenakshi Seshadri was the youngest Miss India ever. She won the Miss India contest at the age of 17 in 1981. As an actress, she was known for her work in 'Hero,' 'Damini', 'Ghayal' and 'Ghatak'.


4. Who is the present Miss India 2020?

Manasa Varanasi, crowned Femina Miss India World on 10 February 2021 at the Hyatt Regency in Mumbai is the current titleholder.

Moreover, she participated in the Miss World 2021 contest and earned the 13th position. Born in Hyderabad and brought up in Malaysia, Manasi is a Model and an engineer by profession.

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