Mookhey in 2017.
Yukta Inderlal Mookhey
7 October 1977
|Alma mater||Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Femina Miss India 1999|
Miss World 1999
(Miss World - Asia & Oceania)
Yukta Mookhey (born 7 October 1977 in Bangalore, India) is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss World 1999 pageant. She was the fourth Indian woman to win the Miss World title. She was also crowned as Miss World - Asia and Oceania during the contest.
Femina Miss India
At the age of ninteen, Mookhey entered herself at the Femina Miss India 1999 contest, where she was shortlisted as a contestant. At the grand finale, she was crowned as Miss India World (first runner-up) by the outgoing titleholder Annie Thomas, giving her the right to represent India at the Miss World 1999 contest.
The 49th edition of the Miss World pageant was held on 4 December 1999 at Olympia, London and 93 delegates from around the world competed for the title. At the end of the event, Mookhey was crowned as Miss World 1999 by her predecessor Linor Abargil from Israel. She also won the Asia & Oceania’s Queen of Beauty Award during the Miss World contest. Mookhey became the fourth woman from India to win Miss World after Reita Faria in 1966, Aishwarya Rai in 1994 and Diana Hayden in 1997.
Mookhey entered the film industry and her first film was an item number in the 2001 Tamil movie Poovellam Un Vasam directed by Ezhil, starring Ajith Kumar and Jyothika in the lead roles. She made her Hindi film debut with Pyaasa in 2002 starring with Aftab Shivdasani. The film proved to be a flop at the box office. In 2005, she acted in two films Memsahab and Love in Japan and in 2006, she appeared in the music video Kathputali.
Mookhey is involved in social and charitable causes for the underprivileged. She primarily works for people affected by HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and thalassemia. Yukta has also donated her organs. She says, "This step will benefit someone, once I leave this world".
On 7 September 2008, Mookhey got engaged to Prince Tuli, a New York-based businessman and financial consultant at a ceremony held at the Grand Maratha in Mumbai. The marriage was held on 2 November 2008 in a traditional Sikh ceremony at a Nagpur Gurudwara followed by a reception. They have one son together.
In July, 2013, Mookhey lodged a domestic violence complaint against her husband and a First Information Report (FIR) was registered under Section 498A (cruelty and harassment) and Section 377 (unnatural sex) of Indian Penal Code. In June 2014, the couple obtained a consensual divorce.
|Poovellam Un Vasam||2001||Guest appearance||Tamil film|||
|Love In Japan||2006||Guest Appearance|||
|Kab Kahaba Tu I Love You||2007||Bhojpuri film|||
|Memsahab - Lost In A Mirage||2008||Anjali|||
|Femina Miss India 1999||1999||Herself – contestant|||
|Miss World 1999||1999||Herself – contestant||International pageant|||
|International Indian Film Awards 2000||2000||Host||Award ceremony|||
|Miss World 2000||2000||Herself|||
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|Awards and achievements|
| Miss World Asia & Oceania
| Femina Miss India World