Bollywood Actresses who won Beauty Pageants!

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There are a few Bollywood actresses who actually won beauty pageants before they made it big in Bollywood: 

1) Zeenat Aman

Very few people know that the bold and beautiful Zeenat Aman is also the winner of Miss India Asia Pacific. She made her debut with ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’, in which her performance was highly appreciated.


2) Meenakshi Sheshadri

Known for her award-winning role in ‘Damini’, Meenakshi was also the winner of Miss India contest. She won the contest in the year 1981, when she was just 17 years of age.


3) Juhi Chawla

Before appearing in her debut film, ‘Qayamat se Qayamat tak’, Juhi had bagged the Miss India title in the year 1984 and after that, there was no looking back for this gorgeous actress.


4) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the Miss World title in the year 1994 and till date, she is considered to be one of the beautiful women in the world. She made her Bollywood debut with ‘Aur Pyar Ho Gaya’ in 1997 opposite Bobby Deol. The film was a critical failure but Aishwarya proved herself as an actress in the 1999 Sanjay Leela Bhansali film ‘Hum dil Chuke Sanam’ opposite Salman Khan and Subhash Ghai’s ‘Taal’ opposite Akshaye Khanna. She won the Filmfare award for Best Actress for the former.


5) Sushmita Sen

After being crowned Miss Universe in the year 1994, Sushmita Sen starred in ‘Dastak’ in the year 1996, but the role that got her into the limelight was that of Rupali in the David Dhawan film ‘Biwi No.1’ opposite Salman Khan in 1999. She also won the Filmfare award for the Best Supporting Actress for this film.


6) Priyanka Chopra Jonas

This beauty queen who got married to American songwriter Nick Jonas recently, bagged the Miss World title in the year 2000 and she has made a mark her herself, not just in Bollywood, but in Hollywood as well.


7) Lara Dutta Bhupathi

After being crowned Miss Universe in the year 2000, Lara made her debut with the movie ‘Andaz’ opposite Akshay Kumar.


8) Dia Mirza

This Diva of Bollywood won the Miss Asia Pacific title in the year 2000 and made her debut in 2001 in the movie ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’ opposite R. Madhavan. The movie was a great success and she appeared in several other films after this.

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