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Shikha Swaroop' (born October 23, 1970) is an Indian actress, and a former Miss India winner. She was born in a Kayastha family. While still in college, she was crowned Miss India 1988 and continued to wear this crown until 1991 when she relinquished it to Preeti Mankotia. No beauty contests were held during 1989 and 1990 due to the demise of the sponsor, Eve's Weekly. The contests resumed after a new sponsor, Femina, took over in 1991. Apart from being crowned Miss India 1988, she won a gold medal in the All India Pistol Shooting Championship in 1988 itself. Apart from modeling and being the brand ambassador for many products she was a fashion model for over 400 shows in India and abroad. She also played badminton on a national level. Her career catapulted, but she suffered major setbacks when she became seriously ill.
She appeared in several 1990s Bollywood movies, and on television in Chandrakanta which was a huge hit. In the Eighties and early Nineties Shikha was considered one of the most desirable woman in India.She appeared as a lead in 11 movies, some of which were multi starrers- Anil Sharma's Tahelka, Policewala Gunda, Pranlal Mehta's Police Public, Gulshan Kumar's Naagmani, Kaayda Kanoon, Pyaar Hua chori chori, Cheetah, Thanedarni and Aawaz de Kahan. Her other popular TV soaps are Himesh Reshammiya's Andaaz, Amarprem, Anupama, Sunil Agnihotri's Yug and Siddhant Vision's Kahan Se Kahan tak. She made a comeback with TV serial Kahani Chandrakanta Ki. Currently she plays the role of Kaikayei  in the Zee TV soap Ramayan.
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