Miss World 2024: From Aishwarya Rai to Manushi Chhillar, a look back at all the past Indian winners of the pageant

Each of these remarkable women has left an indelible mark, embodying elegance, intelligence, and the spirit of India on the global stage.
Reita Faria Powell (1966)
In 1966, Reita Faria Powell became the first Indian woman to clinch the prestigious Miss World title. Her victory shattered barriers and inspired generations. Faria, a medical student at the time and now a distinguished doctor, captivated the judges with her grace and intellect.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1994)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, born on November 1, 1973, in Mangalore, Karnataka, secured India's second Miss World title in 1994. Though initially studying architecture, she shifted her focus to acting and modeling. Aishwarya's win not only brought pride to her country but also propelled her to become one of Bollywood's most celebrated actresses.
Diana Hayden (1997)
Diana Hayden, born on May 1, 1973, in Hyderabad, India, claimed the Miss World crown in 1997. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Hayden impressed judges with her intelligence and commitment to humanitarian causes.
Yukta Mookhey (1999)
Yukta Mookhey, born on November 2, 1979, in Mumbai, India, was crowned Miss World in 1999. With a background in education and a fervent advocacy for women's rights, Mookhey continued to shine in show business post-pageant.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas (2000)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, born on July 18, 1982, in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, brought home the Miss World title in 2000. Hailing from a family of physicians, Chopra's journey from the pageant stage to Bollywood and Hollywood stardom is celebrated worldwide.
Manushi Chhillar (2017)
In 2017, Manushi Chhillar reignited India's Miss World legacy, securing the crown after a 17-year hiatus. Born on May 14, 1997, in Rohtak, Haryana, Chhillar's victory underscored her blend of beauty and intellect. Since her triumph, she has ventured into modeling and made her mark in the film industry.