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Manushi Chillar ( Beauty Pageant )

Miss World 2017

Manushi, who hails from Haryana was born in Rohtak town , around 70 km from New Delhi, on May 14, 1997, Manushi studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi, she scored 96 percent marks in her Class 12 exams. Her parents, Dr Mitrabasu Chillar and Dr Neelam Chillar, who were with her in Sanya when she was crowned Miss World, are both doctors working in health institutes in New Delhi. A gifted poet, painter and Kuchipudi dancer, Manushi wants to be a cardiac surgeon and currently pursuing her MBBS degree from the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Khanpur Kalan village in Sonepat.

Manushi began her journey in the world of pageants with fbb Campus Princess 2017 where she was crowned one of the finalists from All India Institute of Medical Sciences medical college during her college (Pulse) fest in December. Manushi is the sixth Indian to be chosen Miss World and she will bring the crown back to India after 17 years; Reita Faria was the first to bag the title in 1966 followed by Aishwarya Rai in 1994, Diana Hayden in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000.



1. Manushi Chhillar hails from Haryana, the State unpopular for the worst male-female ratio in the country. She is a student of Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat, Haryana.

2. Manushi’s father, Dr Mitra Basu Chhillar is a scientist at DRDO, and mother, Dr Neelam Chhillar is the head of the department of Neuro-chemistry at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences.


3. Manushi is only 20 years old, and the sixth Indian woman to be crowned Miss World. Chhillar studied in St. Thomas School, New Delhi.

4. Manushi was pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery, when she got herself enrolled for the pageant.

5. Manushi is a trained Kuchipudi dancer, and has trained under legendary dancers Raja and Radha Reddy.

6. Manushi has also been a part of National School of Drama, and enjoys swimming in her free time. Chhillar has a keen interest in poetry, and likes painting too.

7. Apart from being exceptionally talented, Manushi also has a flair for the English language, and was the All-India CBSE topper in English, in Class 12.

8. Manushi took up the cause of menstrual hygiene, and spread awareness in 20 villages, under her Beauty with a Purpose project. Her initiative was called Project Shakti.




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