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Femina Miss India
Formation1952; 70 years ago (1952)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersMumbai
Location
Membership
Female Pageants

Male Pageants
Official language
OwnerVineet Jain
Key people
Vineet Jain
Natasha Grover
Parent organisation
The Times Group
Websitefeminamissindia.indiatimes.com

Miss India or Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant in India that annually selects representatives to compete in Miss World, one of the Big Four major international beauty pageants.[1] It is organised by Femina, a women's magazine published by The Times Group. Since 2013, Femina has also organised Miss Diva as a separate competition, with representatives competing at Miss Universe.[2][3]

In addition to Miss Diva, the organisation holds a contest every two years to select the Indian representative for the Mister World and Mister Supranational pageants.

The reigning Femina Miss India (Femina Miss India World) titleholder is Manasa Varanasi who was crowned by the outgoing titleholder Suman Rao on 10 February 2021 at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai.

History

Miss India 1947 Esther Victoria Abraham

The first Miss India was Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham), from Calcutta, who won in 1947.[4][5] It was organised by the local press.

Indrani Rehman after being crowned Miss India 1952. She was the first Indian woman to participate in the Miss Universe held in the United States in 1952
Miss India 1952, Indrani Rehman with former Indian Congress leader S.K. Patil, and two of the sponsors of the Miss India contest of 1952
Miss India 1952 Contestants posing for the photographers at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Miss India 1952 winner, Indrani Rahman (third from left) and the Runner-up Suryakumari (sixth from left)

In 1952, two Miss India pageants were held, Indrani Rehman and Nutan were the winners of the pageant.[6] Nutan was crowned as Miss Mussorie.[7] The pageant was held by the local press. Indrani Rehman was crowned at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in the month of April 1952. Indrani later represented India at Miss Universe 1952, the inaugural edition of Miss Universe pageant.[8]

In 1953, Peace Kanwal from Punjab was crowned Miss India 1953 at KARDAR-KOLYNOS Pageant. The pageant was organised by Abdur Rashid Kardar.[9] She later established herself as a Bollywood actress.[10]

In 1954, Leela Naidu from Maharashtra was declared Miss India, and the same year was featured in Vogue magazine's list of the world's ten most beautiful women.[11]

There was no Miss India pageant from 1955 to 1958. In 1959, Eve's Weekly organised its very first Miss India contest called Eve's Weekly Miss India to send India's representatives to the Miss World pageant. Fleur Ezekiel was crowned the eventual winner. She represented India at Miss World 1959 held in London, United Kingdom.

The first Femina Miss India pageant was held in year 1964. Meher Castelino Mistri of Maharashtra was crowned the first Femina Miss India. She was chosen to represent India at Miss Universe 1964 held in the United States and Miss Nations 1964 held in Spain.[12]

Reita Faria was the first Miss India ever to win any international beauty pageant. She was crowned Miss World 1966 in London, United Kingdom.[13] She was the winner of Eve's Weekly Miss India contest. The same year Femina Miss India winner Yasmin Daji represented India at Miss Universe 1966 and was crowned 3rd Runner-up at the event. She was the first Femina Miss India Winner to get placed at any international beauty pageant.[14]

Zeenat Aman was the first Femina Miss India titleholder to win an international pageant. She was crowned Femina Miss India Asia Pacific and went on to win Miss Asia Pacific 1970 held in Philippines.[15]

Meenakshi Seshadri the youngest contestant who won the title, She won the Miss India contest at the age of 17 in the year 1981 and was known for phenomenal acting in 'Hero' 'Damini', 'Ghayal' and 'Ghatak'. She quit the industry very early and got married.

In 1993 Miss Femina India, Vaishali Sood, daughter of Cdr Sudhir Sood, who was the winner of the 1991 Navy May Queen Ball, stood second runner up. She went on to act in a Bollywood Movie, Mr Bond, starring Akshay Kumar.[citation needed]

In 2002, the third winner was designated to Miss Earth instead of Miss Asia Pacific.[16]

In 2010, after the I Am She - Miss Universe India acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss Universe, Femina Miss India crowned three winners as Femina Miss India World, Femina Miss India Earth and Femina Miss India International, the third winner representend India in Miss International pageant.[17]

In 2010, Tantra Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (TEPL), in partnership with Sushmita Sen, started a new pageant called I Am She – Miss Universe India. The winner of this pageant participated in the Miss Universe pageant from 2010 to 2012.[17]

Competition irregularities

In 2008, Gladrags President Maureen Wadia provided legal notice to newly crowned Femina Miss India Earth 2008, Harshita Saxena for violating an exclusive two-year contract with Gladrags that had been signed by Harshita in 2006. To participate in any other beauty pageant, Harshita would need a written letter of no objection from Gladrags. Harshita surrendered the title and the crown went to Tanvi Vyas, who represented India at the Miss Earth 2008 pageant held in November 2008. Later, Harshita was ranked fourth at Femina Miss India 2009 and represented India at Miss International 2009.[18] Harshita was later placed fourth in Miss India 2009 and represented India in Miss International 2009.

In 2004, Lakshmi Pandit (Kalpana Pandit's sister) was initially declared the winner, but had to return the title as she was married (to Siddarth Mishra); Sayali Bhagat was finally declared the winner.[19]

In 1989, the winner Kalpana Pandit was found to have misrepresented her nationality (she had a US passport); she was stripped of her title and Dolly Minhas was declared the winner.[20]

India in international pageants

Current Franchises
Current franchises
Pageant Year(s) competed
Miss Universe 1964–1987, 1989–2009, 2013–present
Miss World 1971, 1974, 1976–present
Miss Supranational 2013–present
Former Franchises
Pageant Year(s) competed
Miss Grand International 2015–2019, 2021
Miss International 1991–2014
Miss Earth 2001–2014
Miss Universal Peace and Humanity 2014
Miss United Continent 2013–2019
Miss Intercontinental 2017
Miss Asia Pacific World 2013
Miss Heritage 2013
Miss Tourism International 1994, 2006
Miss Asia Pacific International 1968–2005
Miss Tourism 2005, 2007
Miss Teenage Intercontinental 1975–1978
Miss World Amber / Miss Ambar Del Mundo 1978
International Teen Princess 1974, 1970
Queen of Pacific 1969–1972, 1974, 1975
Miss Nations 1964
Pooja Chitgopekar, Femina Miss India Earth 2007 and Miss Earth Air 2007 during Miss Earth 2007
Femina Miss India 2008 (from left to right) Harshita Saxena (Resigned-Femina Miss India Earth 2008), Parvathy Omanakuttan (Femina Miss India World 2008) and Simran Kaur Mundi (Femina Miss India Universe 2008)

Miss India has been participating in the Miss Universe pageant since 1952, starting with Indrani Rehman and in the Miss World pageant since 1959, starting with Fleur Ezekiel.[6]

In the 1970s, Femina acquired the rights to send a representative to Miss World as well, and started to send the winner to Miss Universe and the runner-up to the Miss World contest.[citation needed] Later in 1991, Femina Miss India also acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss International pageant.[21]

In 1994, following India's historic dual wins at both Miss Universe and Miss World, the custom of crowning a single winner was discontinued. Instead, the top three placers were designated winners with equal visibility, equal prizes and responsibilities, and were crowned as Femina Miss India-Universe, Femina Miss India-World, and Femina Miss India-Asia Pacific and a finalist was sent to Miss International.[citation needed] In 2002, the third title was changed to Femina Miss India-Earth, to designate India's representation at the newly launched Miss Earth pageant, focused on the cause of environmental advocacy and a finalist was sent to Miss International.

From 2007 to 2009, three equal winners were selected going to Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth.[22][23] In 2010, I Am She - Miss Universe India acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss Universe. Later, in 2013 The Times Group again acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss Universe and launched a new pageant for Miss Universe named Miss Diva.

In 1970, Zeenat Aman won Miss Asia Pacific 1970. She became the first Indian and South Asian woman to win the title.[24]

The awards for 1989 were given at the end of the year (December); hence there was no separate contest for 1990.[citation needed]

In 1994, Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe title after winning the Miss India crown and became the first Indian woman ever to win the Miss Universe crown.[25] The same year the runner-up of Miss India, Aishwarya Rai, won the Miss World title.[26] Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai established themselves in the Bollywood industry after winning their titles.[27][28][29]

The success of Sen and Rai spawned coaching institutions which were set up to groom young women in pageant participation skills. The number of participants in the preliminary rounds of the pageant has increased considerably. Miss India World 1997, Diana Hayden won the title of Miss World 1997. In 1999, the Miss India World Yukta Mookhey went on to win the Miss World that year.[30][31]

In 2000, three of the Miss India winners won their respective international pageants — Lara Dutta (Miss Universe), Priyanka Chopra (Miss World) and Diya Mirza Miss Asia Pacific. The other country to have won all three major titles in one year were Australia in 1972.[32]

In 2010, after the introduction of I Am She - Miss Universe India, the third title was changed to Femina Miss India-International and the winner represented India at Miss International pageant.

In 2010, Nicole Faria became the first Indian to win the Miss Earth title in Vietnam, which leaves Miss International as the only major international pageant that has not been won by an Indian contestant.[33]

Nicole Faria, Femina Miss India Earth 2010 and Miss Earth 2010

In 2012, Himangini Singh Yadu won Miss Asia Pacific World 2012 and became first Indian and Asian to win the pageant. She was sent by I Am She - Miss Universe India pageant.[34]

In 2013, Srishti Rana won Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 giving India a rare back to back victory. She is the second Indian and first Miss Diva Winner to win Miss Asia Pacific World Crown. She is also the first Indian delegate to win an international pageant that has been sent by Femina Miss India's sister pageant, Miss Diva.[35]

In 2014, Asha Bhat, Miss Diva Supranational 2014 won Miss Supranational 2014 and became the first Indian woman to win the crown.[36] Asha is the second Asian to win the crown. The same year Ruhi Singh who was crowned the first Femina Miss India Universal Peace and Humanity won the first Miss Universal Peace and Humanity pageant held in Lebanon.[37]

After May Myat Noe, the winner of Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 pageant was dethroned,[38] the organisation organised another pageant named Miss Asia Pacific 2014 Supertalent of the World Season 5 under Miss Asia Pacific World title, Swetha Raj who represented India won the crown, giving India a rare back to back to back victory, India is the only country to win any international pageant three years in a row, however Swetha was sent by Miss India Australia organisation.[39]

International victories

When Reita Faria of India won Miss World 1966, she became the first Asian to do so, and India won its first Big Four title.[40] Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe 1994, becoming the country's first Miss Universe winner.[41] Later that year, Aishwarya Rai added to India's winning streak by becoming Miss World 1994, making the country the last in the twentieth century to win both Miss Universe and Miss World in the same year.[42]

Diana Hayden then won the Miss World title in 1997.[43] Actor and model Yukta Mookhey was later crowned Miss World 1999.[44] Six years after Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai's double wins, Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra replicated the feat in 2000, marking the most recent time (as of 2022) that any country has won back-to-back at Miss World and, to date, the only time that any country won Miss Universe and Miss World in the same year in the 21st century.[45][46] India's appearances at the Miss Universe semifinals from 1992 to 2002 made it the first country in the Eastern Hemisphere to place annually at the pageant for at least 10 consecutive years.

In 2010, Nicole Faria from Bangalore became the first Indian woman to win the Miss Earth pageant. Manushi Chhillar won the Miss World 2017 title.[47][48] In 2021, Harnaaz Sandhu became the third Indian woman to win Miss Universe title, becoming the most recent Big 4 pageant titleholder from India as of 2022

The following is the list of Indian winners in the Big Four international beauty pageants:

Winners of major international Beauty pageant
Pageant Titles Winning year(s) Winner(s)
Miss World 6
1966 Reita Faria
1994 Aishwarya Rai
1997 Diana Hayden
1999 Yukta Mookhey
2000 Priyanka Chopra
2017 Manushi Chhillar
Miss Universe 3
1994 Sushmita Sen
2000 Lara Dutta
2021 Harnaaz Sandhu
Miss Earth 1
2010 Nicole Faria

The following is the list of Indian winners in various other international pageants:

Winners of other International Beauty pageant
Pageant Titles Winning year(s) Winner(s)
Miss Supranational 2 2014 Asha Bhat
2016 Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty
Miss Asia Pacific World 3
2012 Himangini Singh Yadu
2013 Srishti Rana
2014 Shweta Raj
Miss Asia Pacific International 3
1970 Zeenat Aman
1973 Tara Anne Fonseca
2000 Dia Mirza
Miss Tourism 2
2005 Sonal Chauhan
2007 Priyanka Shah
Miss Teenage Intercontinental 1 1978 Elizabeth Anita Reddi
Miss World Amber / Miss Ambar Del Mundo 1 1978 Mala Rai Singhani
International Teen Princess 1 1974 Radha Bartake

Multiple victories in the same year

The following is the list of India's multiple victories in major international pageants:

Year Pageant Winner Number of titles
1994 Miss Universe Sushmita Sen 2
Miss World Aishwarya Rai
2000 Miss Universe Lara Dutta 3
Miss World Priyanka Chopra
Miss Asia Pacific International Dia Mirza
2016 Mister World Rohit Khandelwal 2
Miss Supranational Srinidhi Shetty

Femina Miss India Winners from 2013–present

Femina Miss India

Year Titleholders Runner-up India's Achievements and Placement
2022

Femina Miss World India
TBD

1st Runner-up
TBD

2nd Runner-up
TBD

Miss World 2022
TBD

2020

Femina Miss World India
Manasa Varanasi

Femina Miss Grand India
Manika Sheokand

Runner-up
Manya Singh

Miss World 2021
Manasa Varanasi
(Top 13)

Miss Grand International 2021
Manika Sheokand
(Top 20)

2019

Femina Miss World India
Suman Rao

Femina Miss Grand India
Shivani Jadhav

Femina Miss United Continents India
Shreya Shanker

Runner-up
Sanjana Vij

Miss World 2019
Suman Rao
(2nd Runner-up; Miss World Asia)

Miss Grand International 2019
Shivani Jadhav
(Unplaced)

Miss United Continents
Shreya Shanker
(Unplaced)

2018

Femina Miss World India
Anukreethy Vas

Femina Miss Grand India
Meenakshi Chaudhary

Femina Miss United Continents India
Gayatri Bharadwaj

Runner-up
Shreya Rao Kamavarapu

Miss World 2018
Anukreethy Vas
(Top 30)

Miss Grand International 2018
Meenakshi Chaudhary
(1st Runner-up)

Miss United Continents 2018
Gayatri Bharadwaj
(Top 10)

2017

Femina Miss World India
Manushi Chhillar

Femina Miss Grand India
Anukriti Gusain

Femina Miss United Continents India
Sana Dua

Femina Miss Intercontinental India
Priyanka Kumari

None

Miss World 2017
Manushi Chhillar
(Miss World 2017; Beauty with a Purpose)

Miss Grand International 2017
Anukriti Gusain
(Top 20)

Miss United Continents 2017
Sana Dua
(Top 10)

Miss Intercontinental 2017
Priyanka Kumari
(Unplaced; Best National Costume)

2016

Femina Miss World India
Priyadarshini Chatterjee

Femina Miss Grand India
Pankhuri Gidwani

Femina Miss United Continents India
Lopamudra Raut

Runner-up
Sushruthi Krishna

Miss World 2016
Priyadarshini Chatterjee
(Top 20)

Miss Grand International 2016
Pankhuri Gidwani
(Unplaced)

Miss United Continents 2016
Lopamudra Raut
(2nd Runner-up; Best National Costume)

2015

Femina Miss World India
Aditi Arya

Femina Miss Grand India
Vartika Singh

Femina Miss Supranational India
Aafreen Vaz

Femina Miss United Continents India
Sushrii Shreya Mishraa

None

Miss World 2015
Aditi Arya
(Unplaced)

Miss Grand International 2015
Vartika Singh
(2nd Runner-up; Best Social Media)

Miss Supranational 2015
Aafreen Vaz
(Top 10; Miss Supranational - Asia and Oceania)

Miss United Continents 2015
Sushrii Shreya Mishraa
(3rd Runner-up; Best National Costume, Miss Photogenic)

2014

Femina Miss World India
Koyal Rana

Femina International India
Jhataleka Malhotra

Femina Miss United Continents India
Gail Nicole Da Silva

None

Miss World 2014
Koyal Rana
(Top 11; Miss World Asia, Beauty With a Purpose, World Fashion Designer Dress, Dances of the World Performer, Charity Gala)

Miss International 2014
Jhataleka Malhotra
(Unplaced)

Miss United Continents 2014
Gail Nicole Da Silva
(1st Runner-up; Best National Costume, Miss Photogenic)

2013

Femina Miss World India
Navneet Kaur Dhillon

Femina Earth India
Sobhita Dhulipala

Femina Miss Supranational India
Vijaya Sharma

Femina Miss United Continents India
Purva Rana

Femina Miss Miss Heritage India
Swati Kain

Runner-up
Zoya Afroz

Miss World 2013
Navneet Kaur Dhillon
(Top 20; Multimedia Award)

Miss Earth 2013
Sobhita Dhulipala
(Unplaced; Miss Photogenic, Miss Earth Eco Beauty, Miss Ever Bilena)

Miss Supranational 2013
Vijaya Sharma
(Top 20)

Miss United Continents 2013
Purva Rana
(1st Runner-up)

Miss Heritage 2013
Swati Kain
(1st Runner-up)

Femina Miss India Regional Ranking

Edition Year Final Venue Femina Miss India World 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up Entrants
54 2017 Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai Haryana
Manushi Chhillar
Jammu & Kashmir
Sana Dua
(Miss India United Continents 2017)
Bihar
Priyanka Kumari
(Miss India Intercontinental 2017)
30
55 2018 DOME, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai Tamil Nadu
Anukreethy Vas
Haryana
Meenakshi Chaudhary
(Miss Grand International India 2018)
Andhra Pradesh
Shreya Rao Kamavarapu
30
56 2019 Rajasthan
Suman Rao
Chhattisgarh
Shivani Jadhav
(Miss Grand International India 2019)
Bihar
Shreya Shanker
(Miss United Continents India 2019)
30
57 2020 Hyatt Regency, Mumbai Telangana
Manasa Varanasi
Haryana
Manika Sheokand
(Miss Grand International India 2021)
Uttar Pradesh
Manya Singh
31
58 2022 Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai TBA TBA TBA 30

State Ranking

No. State 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Top 5/6 Top 12/15 Total
Haryana 1 2 3
Telangana 1 1 2
Rajasthan 1 2 3
Tamil Nadu 1 1
Chhattisgarh 1 2 3
Jammu & Kashmir 1 1
Bihar 2 2
Uttar Pradesh 1 2 3
Andhra Pradesh 1 1
10º Uttarakhand 1 2 3
11º Karnataka 1 2 3
12º Maharashtra 1 2 3
13º New Delhi 1 2 3
14º Assam 1 1 2
15º Gujarat 1 1 2
16º Jharkhand 1 1 2
17º Punjab1 4 4
18º Mizoram 3 3
19º Kerala 2 2
20º Arunachal Pradesh 1 1
21º Goa 1 1
22º Madhya Pradesh 1 1
23º Manipur 1 1
24º Meghalaya 1 1
25º Nagaland 1 1
26º Odisha 1 1
27º West Bengal 1 1
28º Himachal Pradesh 0
29º Sikkim 0
30º Tripura 0
  • ^Note 1  : Punjab is the only state which had placed in all four of the regional editions of the pageant till day.

Femina Miss India Editions

Year Presenters Shortlisted Contestants Date Venue
2013 Manish Paul 23 24 March 2013 Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2014 Manish Paul
Riteish Deshmukh
24 5 April 2014 Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2015 Manish Paul 21 28 March 2015 Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2016 Karan Johar
Manish Paul
Shahrukh Khan
21 9 April 2016 Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2017 Karan Johar
Riteish Deshmukh
30 25 June 2017 Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2018 Karan Johar,
Ayushmann Khurrana
30 19 June 2018 DOME, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai
2019 Karan Johar
Manish Paul
30 15 June 2019 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai
2020 Aparshakti Khurana 31 10 February 2021 Hyatt Regency, Mumbai
2022 TBA 30 3 July 2022 Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai

Miss Diva Winners

Year Titleholders Runner-up Diva's Achievements and Placement
2022

Miss Diva Universe
(TBD)
Miss Diva Supranational
(TBD)

1st Runner-up
(TBD)
2nd Runner-up
(TBD)

Miss Universe 2022
(TBD)
Miss Supranational 2023
(TBD)

2021

Miss Diva Universe
Harnaaz Sandhu

Miss Diva Supranational
Ritika Khatnani

1st Runner-up
Sonal Kukreja
2nd Runner-up
Divita Rai
3rd Runner-up
Tarini Kalingarayar
4th Runner-up
Ankita Singh

Miss Universe 2021
Harnaaz Sandhu (Miss Universe 2021)

Miss Supranational 2022
Ritika Khatnani (TBA)

2020

Miss Diva Universe
Adline Castelino

Miss Diva Supranational
Aavriti Choudhary

Runner-up
Neha Jaiswal

Miss Universe 2020
Adline Castelino (3rd Runner-up)

Miss Supranational 2021
Aavriti Choudhary (Top 12)

2019

Miss Diva Universe
Vartika Singh

Miss Diva Supranational
Shefali Sood

None

Miss Universe 2019
Vartika Singh (Top 20)

Miss Supranational 2019
Shefali Sood (Top 25)

2018

Miss Diva Universe
Nehal Chudasama

Miss Diva Supranational
Aditi Hundia

Runner-up
Roshni Sheoran

Miss Universe 2018
Nehal Chudasama (Unplaced)

Miss Supranational 2018
Aditi Hundia (Top 25)

2017

Miss Diva Universe
Shraddha Shashidhar

Miss Diva Supranational
Peden Ongmu Namgyal

Runner-up
Apeksha Porwal

Miss Universe 2017
Shraddha Shashidhar (Unplaced)

Miss Supranational 2017
Peden Ongmu Namgyal (Top 25)

2016

Miss Diva Universe
Roshmitha Harimurthy

Miss Diva Supranational
Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty

Runner-up
Aaradhana Buragohain

Miss Universe 2016
Roshmitha Harimurthy (Unplaced)

Miss Supranational 2016
Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty (Miss Supranational 2016)

2015

Miss Diva Universe
Urvashi Rautela

1st Runner-up
Natasha Assadi

2nd Runner-up
Naveli Deshmukh

Miss Universe 2015
Urvashi Rautela (Unplaced)

2014

Miss Diva Universe
Noyonita Lodh

Miss Diva Earth
Alankrita Sahai

Miss Diva Supranational
Asha Bhat

None

Miss Universe 2014
Noyonita Lodh (Top 15)

Miss Earth 2014
Alankrita Sahai (Unplaced)

Miss Supranational 2014
Asha Bhat (Miss Supranational 2014)

2013

Miss Diva Universe
Manasi Moghe

Miss Diva International
Gurleen Grewal

Miss Diva Asia Pacific World
Srishti Rana

None

Miss Universe 2013
Manasi Moghe (Top 10)

Miss International 2013
Gurleen Grewal (Unplaced)

Miss Asia Pacific World 2013
Srishti Rana (Miss Asia Pacific World 2013)

Representatives to Big Four pageants

The following women have represented India in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[49][50] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Earth.[51][52][53]

Color key
  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as Runner-up
  •   : Ended as one of the Finalists or Semi-finalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner

Current franchise

Miss World

India did not send delegates in 1967, 1965, 1964, 1963. From 1959 to 1966 representatives to Miss World were sent by Eve's Weekly Miss India pageant. In 1968, Bharat Sundari got the franchise to send India's representative to Miss World. They sent the delegates from 1968 to 1970, 1972, 1975. Femina got the franchise in 1976. Femina also sent delegates to Miss World in 1971 and 1974. Traditionally the runner up in Miss India pageant was sent to Miss World but this changed in 2013 and now the winner of Miss India is sent to represent at Miss World.[54]

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2021 Manasa Varanasi Telangana Top 13 Top 6 – Beauty With A Purpose
Top 27 – Miss World Talent
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2020
2019 Suman Rao Rajasthan 2nd Runner-up Miss World - Asia
Winner – Head-to-Head Challenge
2nd Runner-up – Miss World Top Model

Top 10 – Beauty With A Purpose
Top 27 – Miss World Talent
2018 Anukreethy Vas Tamil Nadu Top 30 Head-to-Head Challenge - Winner
Top 10 – Multimedia Award
Top 18 –Miss World Talent
2017 Manushi Chhillar Haryana Miss World 2017 Winner – Head-to-Head Challenge (Group 9)
Winner – Beauty with a Purpose

Top 9 – Multimedia Award
Top 9 – People's Choice Award
Top 30 – Miss World Top Model
2016 Priyadarshini Chatterjee Assam Top 20 Top 5 – Beauty with a Purpose
Top 21 – Miss World Talent
2015 Aditi Arya New Delhi Unplaced Top 5 – Multimedia Award
Top 5 – People's Choice Award
Top 10 – World Fashion Designer Dress
Top 25 – Beauty with a Purpose
Top 30 – Miss World Talent
Top 30 – Miss World Top Model
2014 Koyal Rana New Delhi Top 11 Miss World - Asia
Winner – Beauty With a Purpose
Winner – World Fashion Designer Dress
Dances of the world performer
Charity Gala

Top 5 – Miss World Beach Beauty
Top 5 – Multimedia Award
Top 10 – The People's Choice
Top 20 – Miss World Top Model
Top 32 – Miss World Sport
2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon Punjab Top 20 Winner – Multimedia Award
Top 10 – Beauty with a Purpose
Top 20 – Interview Round
2012 Vanya Mishra Punjab Top 7 Winner – Beauty With a Purpose Award
Winner – Multimedia Award
Dances of the world performer

Top 16 – Interview Round
Top 40 – Miss World Beach Beauty
Top 47 – Miss World Top Model
2011 Kanishtha Dhankhar Haryana Top 31 Top 10 – Miss World Top Model
Top 10 – Beauty with a Purpose
2010 Manasvi Mamgai Uttarakhand Unplaced Dances of the world performer
Top 20 – Miss World Beach Beauty
Top 20 – Miss World Top Model
2009 Pooja Chopra Maharashtra Top 16 Winner – Beauty With a Purpose
Top 6 – Miss World Sports - Top 6
2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan Kerala 1st Runner-up Miss World – Asia and Oceania
Miss World Top Model - 2nd Runner-Up
Top 10 – Miss World Beach Beauty
2007 Sarah Jane Dias Karnataka Unplaced Top 18 – Miss World Talent
2006 Natasha Suri Maharashtra Top 17 Miss World Beach Beauty - 2nd Runner Up
Best Designer Gown - 2nd Runner Up

Top 10 – Miss World Talent
2005 Sindhura Gadde Andhra Pradesh Top 15
2004 Sayali Bhagat1 Maharashtra Unplaced Top 20 – Miss World Top Model
Lakshmi Pandit Maharashtra Dethroned, as she was already married
2003 Ami Vashi Gujarat Top 5 Top 21 – Miss World Talent
2002 Shruti Sharma Uttar Pradesh Top 20
2001 Sara Corner Karnataka Unplaced
2000 Priyanka Chopra Bihar Miss World 2000 Miss World – Asia and Oceania
1999 Yukta Mookhey Maharashtra Miss World 1999 Miss World – Asia and Oceania
1998 Annie Thomas Kerala Unplaced
1997 Diana Hayden Andhra Pradesh Miss World 1997 Miss World – Asia and Oceania
Miss Photogenic
Spectacular Swimwear
1996 Rani Jeyraj Tamil Nadu Top 5 Miss World – Asia and Oceania
Spectacular Evening Gown
1995 Preeti Mankotia Punjab Unplaced
1994 Aishwarya Rai Karnataka Miss World 1994 Miss World – Asia and Oceania
Miss Photogenic
1993 Karminder Kaur Punjab Unplaced Best in National costume
1992 Shyla Lopez Karnataka Unplaced
1991 Ritu Singh New Delhi Top 10
1990 Naveeda Mehdi Maharashtra Unplaced
1989 Shabnam Patel Maharashtra Unplaced
1988 Anuradha Kottur Maharashtra Unplaced
1987 Manisha Kohli Punjab Unplaced
1986 Maureen Mary Lestourgeon Maharashtra Unplaced
1985 Sharon Mary Clarke Maharashtra Unplaced
1984 Suchita Kumar Maharashtra Unplaced
1983 Sweety Grewal Punjab Unplaced
1982 Uttara Mhatre Maharashtra Unplaced
1981 Deepti Divakar Andhra Pradesh Unplaced
1980 Elizabeth Anita Reddi Andhra Pradesh Top 15
1979 Raina Winifred Mendonica Maharashtra Unplaced Top 10 – Photographer's choice
1978 Kalpana Iyer Tamil Nadu Top 15 Most Popular Delegate
Top 15 – Photographer's choice
Top 20 – Miss Talented
1977 Veena Prakash Maharashtra Withdrew in protest against the presence of a white Miss South Africa
1976 Naina Balsavar Maharashtra Withdrew in protest against the presence of two South African entries - one white and one black - in conformity with the apartheid policy of racial separation.
1975 Anjana Sood Himachal Pradesh Top 15
1974 Kiran Dholakia Maharashtra Unplaced
1972 Malathi Basappa Karnataka 4th Runner-up
1971 Prema Narayan Andhra Pradesh Unplaced
1970 Heather Corinne Faville Maharashtra Top 15
1969 Adina Shellim Maharashtra Unplaced
1968 Jane Coelho New Delhi Unplaced
1966 Reita Faria Maharashtra Miss World 1966 Best Body Award
Best in Evening Dress Award
1962 Ferial Karim Maharashtra Top 15
1961 Veronica Leonora Torcato Maharashtra Unplaced
1960 Iona Pinto Maharashtra Unplaced
1959 Fleur Ezekiel Maharashtra Unplaced

Miss Universe

India did not compete in the Miss Universe pageant from 1953 to 1963. I AM She – Miss Universe India sent its delegates to Miss Universe from 2010 to 2012. Traditionally the Miss India Winner was sent to Miss Universe and the runner up was sent to Miss World; however since 2013 a separate pageant Miss Diva has been held to send delegates to Miss Universe and the Miss India winner will represent India at Miss World annually.[55]

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2021 Harnaaz Sandhu Punjab Miss Universe 2021
2020 Adline Castelino Karnataka 3rd Runner-up
2019 Vartika Singh Uttar Pradesh Top 20
2018 Nehal Chudasama Gujarat Unplaced
2017 Shraddha Shashidhar Tamil Nadu Unplaced
2016 Roshmitha Harimurthy Karnataka Unplaced
2015 Urvashi Rautela Uttarakhand Unplaced
2014 Noyonita Lodh Karnataka Top 15 Top 5 – Best National Costume
2013 Manasi Moghe Maharashtra Top 10
2012 Shilpa Singh Bihar Top 16 Topped the Preliminary Interview
Urvashi Rautela Uttarakhand Dethroned as she could not meet the minimum age requirement.
2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli Andhra Pradesh Unplaced
2010 Ushoshi Sengupta West Bengal Unplaced
2009 Ekta Chowdhary Haryana Unplaced
2008 Simran Kaur Mundi Maharashtra Unplaced Group Winner – National Costume
Top 5 – Best in Swimsuit
Top 5 – Charming Áo dài
2007 Puja Gupta Delhi Top 10
2006 Neha Kapur Delhi Top 20
2005 Amrita Thapar Punjab Unplaced
2004 Tanushree Dutta Jharkhand Top 10
2003 Nikita Anand Delhi Unplaced
2002 Neha Dhupia Delhi Top 10
2001 Celina Jaitley West Bengal 4th Runner-up 3rd Runner-up – Swimsuit competition
5th Runner-up – Evening Gown
2000 Lara Dutta Karnataka Miss Universe 2000 Winner – Oscar de la Renta – Best in Swimsuit
1st Runner-up – Best in National Costume
2nd Runner-up – Best in Evening Gown
1999 Gul Panag Punjab Top 10 Winner – Interview Round
Top 5 Evening Gown Round
Top 10 Swimsuit Round
1998 Lymaraina D'Souza Maharashtra Top 10
1997 Nafisa Joseph Karnataka Top 10
1996 Sandhya Chib Karnataka Top 10
1995 Manpreet Brar Delhi 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up – Evening Gown
3rd Runner-up – Interview Round
Top 10– Swimsuit Competition
1994 Sushmita Sen Delhi Miss Universe 1994 1st Runner-up – Swimsuit competition
2nd Runner-up – Evening Gown
4th Runner-up – Interview Round
1993 Namrata Shirodkar Maharashtra Top 6 2nd Runner-up Interview Round
2nd Runner-up Evening Gown
1992 Madhu Sapre Maharashtra 2nd Runner-up 1st Runner-up – Swimsuit Competition
1st Runner-up – Evening Gown
4th Runner-up – Interview Round
1991 Christabelle Howie Tamil Nadu Unplaced
1990 Suzanne Sablok Maharashtra Top 10
1989 Dolly Minhas Punjab Unplaced
1987 Priyadarshini Pradhan Delhi Unplaced
1986 Mehr Jessia Maharashtra Unplaced
1985 Sonu Walia Delhi Unplaced
1984 Juhi Chawla Punjab Unplaced Best National Costume
1983 Rekha Hande Karnataka Unplaced
1982 Pamela Chaudry Singh Delhi Unplaced
1981 Rachita Kumar Maharashtra Unplaced
1980 Sangeeta Bijlani Maharashtra Unplaced Best National Costume
1979 Swaroop Sampat Maharashtra Unplaced
1978 Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan Punjab Unplaced Best National Costume
1977 Bineeta Bose Maharashtra Unplaced
1976 Naina Sudhir Balsavar Uttar Pradesh Unplaced
1975 Meenakshi Kurpad Maharashtra Unplaced
1974 Shailini Bhavnath Dholakia Maharashtra Top 12
1973 Farzana Habib Maharashtra Top 12
1972 Roopa Satyan Delhi Top 12
1971 Raj Gill Maharashtra Unplaced
1970 Veena Sajnani Maharashtra Unplaced
1969 Kavita Bhambhani Maharashtra Unplaced
1968 Anjum Mumtaz Barg Maharashtra Unplaced
1967 Nayyara Mirza Delhi Unplaced
1966 Yasmin Daji Maharashtra 3rd Runner-up Winner – Evening Gown Round
Top 3 – Swimsuit Round
1965 Persis Khambatta Maharashtra Unplaced
1964 Meher Castelino Mistri Maharashtra Unplaced
1952 Indrani Rehman Tamil Nadu Unplaced

Miss Supranational

Femina Miss India and Miss Diva (The Times Group) acquired the rights to send India representatives to Miss Supranational only from the year 2013.[56]

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2022 Ritika Khatnani Maharashtra TBA
2021 Aavriti Choudhary Madhya Pradesh Top 12
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2020
2019 Shefali Sood Uttar Pradesh Top 25 Top 10 Miss Influencer
2018 Aditi Hundia Rajasthan Top 25
2017 Peden Ongmu Namgyal Sikkim Top 25 2nd Runner-up – Miss Talent
3rd Runner-up – Best in Swimsuit
2016 Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty Karnataka Miss Supranational 2016 Miss Supranational - Asia and Oceania
3rd Runner-up – Miss Mobstar
2015 Aafreen Rachael Vaz Karnataka Top 10 Miss Supranational - Asia and Oceania
1st Runner Up – Miss Internet
Top 10 Miss Supranational Top Model
Top 10 Best National Costume
2014 Asha Bhat Karnataka Miss Supranational 2014 Miss Talented
Top 5 Miss Internet
2013 Vijaya Sharma New Delhi Top 20
2012 Gunjan Saini New Delhi Unplaced
2011 Michelle Almeda Maharashtra Top 20 Miss Supranational - Asia and Oceania
Miss Internet

Former Franchise

Miss International

Femina Miss India dropped the franchise of Miss International in 2015. The last representative to Miss International from Femina Miss India was Jhataleka Malhotra in 2014.[citation needed]

  • India did not send delegates to Miss International in 1963–1967, 1972, 1977, 1989, 1990.
  • From 1960 to 1988 Eve's Weekly Miss India sent India's representatives to Miss International pageant.
  • In the year 2013, Miss Diva winner was sent to Miss International.
Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2014 Jhataleka Malhotra Maharashtra Unplaced Miss Internet
3rd Runner Up – Best National Costume
2013 Gurleen Grewal Punjab Unplaced 1st Runner Up – Miss Internet
2012 Rochelle Maria Rao Tamil Nadu Top 15
2011 Ankita Shorey Jammu & Kashmir Unplaced
2010 Neha Hinge Madhya Pradesh Top 15
2009 Harshita Saxena Goa Unplaced
2008 Radha Brahmbhatt Gujarat Unplaced
2007 Esha Gupta New Delhi Unplaced
2006 Sonal Sehgal West Bengal Top 12
2005 Vaishali Desai Gujarat Unplaced
2004 Mihika Verma Maharashtra Top 15
2003 Shonali Nagrani New Delhi 1st Runner-Up
2002 Gauahar Khan Maharashtra Unplaced
2001 Kanwal Toor New Delhi Top 15
2000 Gayatri Joshi Maharashtra Top 15
1999 Srikrupa Murali Karnataka Unplaced
1998 Shwetha Jaishanker Tamil Nadu 2nd Runner-Up
1997 Diya Abraham Kerala 1st Runner-Up
1996 Fleur Dominique Xavier Maharashtra Unplaced
1995 Priya Gill Punjab Unplaced
1994 Francesca Hart Maharastra Unplaced
1993 Pooja Batra Punjab Top 15
1992 Kamal Sandhu New Delhi Unplaced
1991 Preeti Mankotia Karnataka Top 15
1988 Shikha Swaroop Maharashtra Unplaced
1987 Erika Maria D'Souza Maharashtra Top 15
1986 Poonam Pahlet Gidwant Maharashtra Unplaced
1985 Vinita Seshadri Vasan Bangalore Unplaced
1984 Nalanda Ravindra Bhandar West Bengal Top 15
1983 Sahila Chadha Punjab Unplaced
1982 Betty O'Connor Maharashtra Unplaced
1981 Meenakshi Seshadri Tamil Nadu Unplaced
1980 Ulrika Karen Bredemeyer Maharashtra Unplaced
1979 Nita Pinto Maharashtra Unplaced
1978 Sabita Dhanrajgir Punjab Unplaced
1976 Nafisa Ali Maharashtra 2nd Runner-up
1975 Indira Maria Bredemeyer Maharashtra 2nd Runner-Up
1974 Leslie Jean Hartnett New Delhi Unplaced
1972 Indira Muthanna Karnataka Unplaced
1971 Samita Mukherjee West Bengal Unplaced
1970 Patricia D'Souza New Delhi Top 15
1969 Wendy Leslie Vaz Maharashtra Unplaced
1968 Sumita Sen West Bengal Top 15
1962 Sheila Chonkar Maharashtra Unplaced
1961 Diana Valentine New Delhi Unplaced
1960 Iona Pinto Maharashtra 1st Runner-Up

Miss Earth

Femina Miss India dropped the Miss Earth Franchise in 2014 after Alankrita Sahai being the last representative from Miss Diva.

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2014 Alankrita Sahai New Delhi Unplaced 1st place, gold medalist(s) – Miss Earth Pagudpud
1st place, gold medalist(s) – Miss Hannah's Beach Resort Best in Casual Wear
1st place, gold medalist(s) – Best Evening Gown
2nd place, silver medalist(s) – Miss Photogenic
2nd place, silver medalist(s) – Besuty for a Cause
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) – Best in Swimsuit
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) – Best National Costume

Top 10 – Miss Eco - Beauty
2013 Sobhita Dhulipala Andhra Pradesh Unplaced 1st place, gold medalist(s) – Miss Photogenic
1st place, gold medalist(s) – Miss Earth Eco Beauty
1st place, gold medalist(s) – Miss Ever Bilena

Top 15 – Miss Talent
Top 15 – Best in Resort Wear
2012 Prachi Mishra Uttar Pradesh Unplaced 1st place, gold medalist(s) – Miss Friendship
1st place, gold medalist(s) – Miss Congeniality
1st place, gold medalist(s) – Best in Swimsuit
1st place, gold medalist(s) – Best in Resort Wear
1st place, gold medalist(s) – Miss MyPhone
1st place, gold medalist(s) – Miss Advance Placenta
1st place, gold medalist(s) – I Love My Planet School Campaign
2nd place, silver medalist(s) – Evening Gown Competition
2nd place, silver medalist(s) – Miss Photogenic
2nd place, silver medalist(s) – Press Presentation
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) – Trivia Challenge
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) – Resorts Wear competition (Group 3)
2011 Hasleen Kaur New Delhi Unplaced
2010 Nicole Faria Karnataka Miss Earth 2010 Miss Talent
Miss Diamond Place
2009 Shriya Kishore Maharashtra Top 16
2008 Tanvi Vyas Gujarat Unplaced
2007 Pooja Chitgopekar Karnataka Miss Air (1st Runner-Up)
2006 Amruta Patki Maharashtra Miss Air (1st Runner-Up) Best in Long Gown
2005 Niharika Singh Uttarakhand Unplaced
2004 Jyoti Brahmin West Bengal Top 16
2003 Shweta Vijay Kerala Unplaced
2002 Reshmi Ghosh West Bengal Unplaced
2001 Shamita Singha Maharashtra Top 10 Best in National Costume
Miss Avon
Miss Lux

Miss Grand International

In the years 2013 and 2014 India's delegates to Miss Grand International were sent by Indian Princess. Femina Miss India acquired the franchise in 2015 till 2019 and 2021.Delegate for Miss Grand International 2020 and 2022 and onwards was sent by Glamanand Supermodel India.

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2021 Manika Sheokand Haryana Top 20 Lottery Prizes Event
Top 20 – Pre-Arrival
2020 Simran Sharma Rajasthan Unplaced Top 15 – Queens with the Golden Crown
2019 Shivani Jadhav Chhattisgarh Unplaced for Historic Crowns Fashion Show Gala
Top 10 – Miss Popular
20 – Best National Costume
2018 Meenakshi Choudhary Haryana 1st Runner-up Top 10 – Miss Popular
Top 12 – Best National Costume
Top 10 – Pre-Arrival
2017 Anukriti Gusain Uttarakhand Top 20 Top 10 – Best National Costume
Top 10 – Best in Swimsuit
2016 Pankhuri Gidwani Uttar Pradesh Unplaced
2015 Vartika Singh Uttar Pradesh 2nd Runner-Up

Miss United Continents

The representatives for Miss United Continents have been selected by Femina Miss India since the pageant's inception in 2013.

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2019 Shreya Shanker Bihar
2018 Gayatri Bharadwaj Delhi Top 10 1st Runner-up – Best National Costume
2017 Sana Dua Jammu and Kashmir Top 10
2016 Lopamudra Raut Maharashtra 2nd Runner-up Best National Costume
1st Runner-up – Miss Photogenic
2015 Sushrii Shreya Mishraa Odisha 3rd Runner-up Best National Costume
Miss Photogenic
2014 Gail Nicole Da Silva Goa 1st Runner-up Best National Costume
Miss Photogenic
2013 Purva Rana Himachal Pradesh Vice Queen 2nd Runner-up – Best National Costume

Miss Intercontinental

Indian representatives to Miss Intercontinental is being sent by Femina Miss India group.

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2018 Suman Chellani New Delhi Unplaced
2017 Priyanka Kumari New Delhi Unplaced WinnerBest National Costume
2016 Aarushi Sharma Himachal Pradesh Unplaced
2015 Sneha Priya Roy New Delhi Top 17 2nd Runner-upBest National Costume
2014 Chandni Sharma New Delhi Unplaced
2013 Sharon Fernández New Delhi Unplaced
2012 Bobby Layal New Delhi Top 10
2011 Ipsita Pati Andhra Pradesh Top 15
2008 Sonia Jain New Delhi Unplaced
2006-07 No delegate
2005 Deepa Rajan New Delhi Unplaced
2004 Nirupama Natraian New Delhi Unplaced
2003 Deepti Gujral New Delhi 3rd Runner-up
2002 Rakhee Chaudhary New Delhi Top 12
2001 Koena Mitra West Bengal Top 12
2000 No delegate
1999 Aanchal Kumar New Delhi Top 12
1998 Tora Khasigar New Delhi Unplaced
1997 Lara Dutta Uttar Pradesh Miss Intercontinental 1997
1978-96 No delegate
1978 Elizabeth Anita Reddi Andhra Pradesh Miss Intercontinental 1978 Best National Costume
Miss Congeniality
1977 Karuna Iyer New Delhi Unplaced
1976 Kalpana Iyer New Delhi Top 19 Miss Popularity
1975 Nivurti Nunim New Delhi 2nd Runner-up Miss Photogenic
Miss Bikini

Miss Asia Pacific International

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2018 Abhilasha Agarwal New Delhi Unplaced Miss Redfox
2017 Sonika Roy New Delhi Unplaced Miss Zanea Shoes
2016 Shiva Shrishti Vyakaranam New Delhi Top 10
2005 Simran Chandok New Delhi Unplaced Best dancer
2003 Shonal Rawat West Bengal 1st Runner-up Miss Friendship
Miss Talent
Miss Congeniality
2002 Tina Chatwal New Delhi 2nd Runner-up Miss Internet
2001 Maheshwari Thiagaranjan New Delhi Unplaced
2000 Dia Mirza Andhra Pradesh Miss Asia Pacific International 2000 Miss Close-Up Smile
Miss AVON
1999 Shivangi Parikkh New Delhi Unplaced
1998 Vikkitha Aggarwal New Delhi Unplaced
1997 Divya Chauhan New Delhi 1st Runner-up Best in Evening gown
1996 Mini Menon New Delhi Top 10
1995 Ruchi Malhotra New Delhi 1st Runner-up Best in Evening gown
1994 Shweta Menon Chandigarh Top 10
1993 Namrata Shirodkar Maharashtra 1st Runner-up Best in Evening gown
1992 Mehroo Jal Mistry New Delhi Unplaced
1989 Anuradha Ramani New Delhi Unplaced
1988 Viola Antony New Delhi Unplaced
1987 Jasleem Kaur New Delhi Unplaced
1986 Ana Vasan New Delhi Unplaced
1985 Seema Malhotra New Delhi Semi-finalist
1983 Monica Lakhmana New Delhi Unplaced
1982 Aparna Sharma New Delhi Unplaced
1981 Mehjabeen Ayub Khan New Delhi Unplaced Miss Talent
1980 Upneet Pannu New Delhi Unplaced
1979 Maureen Mary Lestourgeon New Delhi 1st Runner-up/Relinquished
1978 Preeti Koppikar New Delhi Unplaced Best national costume
Miss Talent
1977 Marianne De Souza New Delhi 1st Runner-up
1976 Anna Adriane Bredemeyer New Delhi 2nd Runner-up
1975 Seema Marwaha New Delhi Unplaced
1974 Marilyn Theresa Ferreira New Delhi Unplaced
1973 Tara Anne Fonseca Karnataka Miss Asia Pacific International 1973
1972 Samita Mukherjee New Delhi Unplaced
1971 Urmila Sanandan New Delhi Unplaced
1970 Zeenat Aman Bombay State Miss Asia Pacific International 1970 Miss Photogenic
1969 Tasneem Fakir Mohammed New Delhi Unplaced
1968 Anabella Crawford New Delhi Unplaced Miss Talent

Miss Asia Pacific World

In the years 2011 and 2012, I Am She – Miss India sent their runners-up to this pageant. Femina had franchise to select their representatives in the years 2013 and 2014.[57]

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards Notes
2016 Akanksha Dhiman New Delhi Unplaced Wing of Angel
2014 Swetha Raj New Delhi Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 – Season 5 Miss Talent Competition held to select a new titleholder for the year 2014.
2014 Anukriti Gusain Uttarakhand 4th Runner-up
2013 Srishti Rana Haryana Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 Best National Costume
Miss Personality
Miss Talent
2012 Himangini Singh Yadu Madhya Pradesh Miss Asia Pacific World 2012 1st Runner-up – Best in Evening Gown
2011 Tanvi Singla New Delhi 3rd Runner-up
  • Note

India is the only country to win an international pageant three years in a row. In the year 2012, Himangini Singh Yadu was crowned as Miss Asia Pacific World 2012.[58] In the succeeding year Srishti Rana was crowned as Miss Asia Pacific World 2013.[59] In the year 2014, May Myat Noe of Myanmar was originally crowned but later she was dethroned.[38] A new pageant was held by the organizers and Swetha Raj of India became victorious,[60] thus giving India a rare Three-peat victory in an international pageant.[61][62][non-primary source needed]

Mister India

Number of wins under
Mister India
Pageant Wins
Mister World 1
Mister Supranational 1

Along with Femina Miss India and Miss Diva, the Times Group also organised Mister India pageant to select representative for Mister World[Note 1] and Mister Supranational.

Prateik Jain was the first Mister World India under The Times Group and Jitesh Thakur was the first ever Mister Supranational India.

International victories

Rohit Khandelwal, Mister India World 2016 and Mister World 2016

In 2016, Rohit Khandelwal became the first Indian and thus the first Asian to win the Mister World contest title.

In 2018, Prathamesh Maulingkar became the first Indian and thus the first Asian to win the Mister Supranational contest title. This marked India, the only country to win both Miss and Mister Supranational titles.

Titleholders

Year Titleholders Runner-up Mister India's Achievements and Placement
2021

Mister Supranational India 2021
Rahul Rajasekharan

None

Mister Supranational 2021
Rahul Rajasekharan
(Top 10; Mister Supranational Asia)

2019

Mister Supranational India 2019
Varun Verma

None

Mister Supranational 2019
Varun Verma
(Top 10; Mister Supranational Asia)

2017

Mister World India 2017
Jitesh Singh Deo

Mister Supranational India 2018
Prathamesh Maulingkar

1st Runner-up
Abhi Khajuria

2nd Runner-up
Pavan Rao

Mister World 2022
Jitesh Singh Deo
(TBA)

Mister Suprantional 2018
Prathamesh Maulingkar
(Winner; Best Body)

2016

Mister World India 2016
Vishnu Raj Menon

Mister Supranational India 2017
Altamash Faraz

1st Runner-up
Varun Verma

2nd Runner-up
Devash khanduja

Mister World 2019
Vishnu Raj Menon
(Unplaced)

Mister Suprantional 2017
Altamash Faraz
(Top 10; Mister Supranational Asia & Oceania )

2015

Mister World India 2015
Rohit Khandelwal

Mister Supranational India 2016
Jitesh Thakur

1st Runner-up
Rahul Rajasekharan

2nd Runner-up
Prateek Gujral

Mister World 2016
Rohit Khandelwal
(Winner)

Mister Suprantional 2016
Jitesh Thakur
(2nd Runner-up;Mister Supranational Asia )

2014

Mister World India 2014
Prateik Jain

1st Runner-up
Puneet Beniwal

2nd Runner-up
Bharat Raj

Mister World 2014
Prateik Jain
(Top 10;Mister World Asia and Oceania)

Editions

Below is the complete list of Mister World India editions.

Year Mister World India Date Broadcasters Number of Official Candidates Pageant Venue
2014 Prateik Jain May 8 Zoom TV 14 D'Bell, Parel, Mumbai
2015 Rohit Khandelwal July 23 15 Club Royalty, Mumbai
2016 Vishnu Raj Menon December 11 16
2017 Jitesh Singh Deo December 14 Castella de Aguada, Mumbai

Mister World

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2022 Jitesh Singh Deo Uttar Pradesh TBA
2019 Vishnu Raj Menon Kerala Unplaced 2nd Runner-up – Mister Multimedia
2016 Rohit Khandelwal Telangana Mister World 2016 Winner – Mister Multimedia
2014 Prateik Jain Karnataka Top 10 Continental King of Asia and Oceania
Winner – Shot-Put
Team Winner – The Tug-O-War
1st Runner up – Mister Multimedia
Top 24 – Extreme sports
Top 21 – Talent Round

Mister Supranational

Year Delegate State Placement Special Awards
2021 Rahul Rajasekharan Nair Kerala Top 10 Winner – Mister Supranational Asia
Winner – Mister Supra Chat
Top 10 – Digital Influencer
Top 10 – Mister Supra Fan Vote
2019 Varun Verma New Delhi Top 10 Winner – Mister Supranational Asia
Top 10 – Mister Supra Fan Vote
Top 10 – Digital Influencer
2018 Prathamesh Maulingkar Goa Mister Supranational 2018 Winner – Best Body
Winner – Mister Social Media
2017 Altamash Faraz New Delhi Top 10 Winner – Mister Supranational Asia & Oceania
1st Runner-up – Best in Swimsuit
1st Runner-up – Extreme Race
3rd Runner-up – Best in Streetwear
2016 Jitesh Naresh Thakur Rajasthan 2nd Runner-up Winner – Mister Supranational Asia
Winner – Top Model
3rd Runner-up – Mister Mobstar

Photographs of some notable international titleholders

Femina Miss India

Mister India

Photographs of some titleholders

Femina Miss India Universe

Femina Miss India World

Femina Miss India Earth

Femina Miss India International

Femina Miss Grand India

Femina Miss India Asia Pacific

Mister India

See also

Notes

  1. ^ No national contest was held in the years 2018 and 2020.

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