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Manushi Chhillar (Miss India and Miss World 2017)

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Name– Manushi Chhillar

D.O.B– 14 May 1997 in Haryana

Known as– Miss India and Miss World in 2017

Profession– Model

Father’s name– Dr. Mitra Basu Chhillar

Mother’s name– Dr. Neelam Chhillar

Award– Miss India and Miss World in 2017



Personal Life

Manushi Chhillar (born 14 May 1997) is an Indian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 by outgoing queen Femina Miss India World 2016 Priyadarshini Chatterjee at the finale event held in at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday 25 June 2017. She represented the state of Haryana as Miss India Haryana 2017 at Femina Miss India 2017 beauty pageant and competed with 29 contestants from other states and Delhi. Went on to win the competition as well, earning the right to represent India at the Miss World 2017 competition.


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Early Life                  

Manushi born to doctor parents is a medical student herself. Father, Dr. Mitra Basu Chhillar, is an M.D. in Medicine, and mother, Dr. Neelam Chhillar, is an M.D. in Biochemistry. She studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and pursuing her M.B.B.S. course from Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat, Haryana. She is a trained Kuchipudi dancer, has trained under legendary dancers Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy and she has also been a part of National School of Drama.


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Chhillar is one of the very few Miss India winners who were medical students during their reign, like Yasmin Daji - Miss Universe 1966-3rd Runner Up, Reita Faria - Miss World 1966, Kalpana Pandit-dethroned Femina Miss India 1989, Lakshmi Pandit-dethroned Femina Miss India 2004 and Pooja Chitgopekar - Miss Earth - Air 2007. She considers Reita Faria - Miss World 1966 who was the first Indian and Asian to win the Miss World crown, as her role model. Her winning answer to the final question "The lesson that they would take back after spending a month with 30 contestants" in the final of Femina Miss India 2017 was "Throughout the journey I had a vision and with this came a belief, I can change the world. At Miss World 2017, Chhillar became a semifinalist in the Top Model, People's Choice, and Multimedia competitions, while she was a co-winner of the Beauty with a Purpose competition. On 18 November 2017, Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 by outgoing titleholder Stephanie Del Valle. She became the sixth Indian woman to win the crown, and the first winner was since Priyanka Chopra Miss World 2000.


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