Pamella Bordes

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Pamela Chaudry Singh (born 1961 in New Delhi, India), known for some years as Pamella Bordes, is an Indian-born photographer and former Miss India who briefly hit the headlines in the United Kingdom in 1988 and 1989 as the call girl[1][2][3] of several public figures, including the editors of two upmarket Sunday newspapers. She has pursued a career as a professional photographer.

Personal history[edit]

Singh was born in New Delhi in 1961; her father, Major Mahinder Singh Kadian, was an officer in the Indian Army. She attended the Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Public School in Jaipur then transferred to the Lady Sri Ram College in Delhi to study literature. She won the Miss India crown in 1982 and represented India in the Miss Universe pageant the same year. She subsequently moved to Europe, where she met and married Henri Bordes. She left Henri Bordes after three months.[4] A motorcycle accident in Bali, caused whilst being chased by reporters, left her seriously injured.[5]


Pamela Singh studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York, US, the American University of Paris, France and the International Center of Photography, New York, US.[6][7] She pursued photojournalism as her career.[8]


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  2. ^ Roy, Amit. "A trip down memory lane", The Telegraph, 9 October 2005, retrieved 14 November 2006.
  3. ^ "Billionaire arms dealer breaks his silence over claims he hired Heather Mills as escort", ThisisLondon, 11 November 2006, retrieved 14 November 2006.
  4. ^ "Pamella Bordes' sexual escapades with high and mighty rock British establishment : Special Report - India Today". 
  5. ^ Khambatta, Persis. "Excerpted from Pride of India",, retrieved 28 July 2009.
  6. ^ Khosla, Surabhi. "Shooting what she loves",, May 2004 , retrieved 7 October 2008.
  7. ^ Thayil, Jeet. "Pamela Singh's new passion: art photography",, 8 August 2001, retrieved 7 October 2008.
  8. ^ Sears, Neil (1 March 2010). "What Pamella Bordes did next: From society call-girl to life in a hippy haven". Daily Mail. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 

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Preceded by
Ruchita Kumar
Miss India
Succeeded by
Rekha Hande