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Sushmita Sen clocks 30 years of Miss Universe title: A look back at her precious moments

Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST
  • Sushmita Sen on Tuesday celebrated the 30th anniversary of winning the Miss Universe title. In 1994, she was just 18 years old.
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Actor Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe 30 years ago, on May 21, 1994. After dominating the 43rd edition of the prestigious beauty pageant, Sushmita became the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe title. The beauty-queen-turned-actor competed against contestants from 77 countries around the world. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST

Actor Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe 30 years ago, on May 21, 1994. After dominating the 43rd edition of the prestigious beauty pageant, Sushmita became the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe title. The beauty-queen-turned-actor competed against contestants from 77 countries around the world.

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Sushmita Sen became the 43rd Miss Universe at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay, Philippines. She was crowned by Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST

Sushmita Sen became the 43rd Miss Universe at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay, Philippines. She was crowned by Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico.

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On Tuesday, Sushmita Sen shared a post as she celebrated 30 years of winning the Miss Universe title. Taking to Instagram, Sushmita posted an old picture and penned a long note. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST

On Tuesday, Sushmita Sen shared a post as she celebrated 30 years of winning the Miss Universe title. Taking to Instagram, Sushmita posted an old picture and penned a long note.

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Sharing the picture, Sushmita Sen captioned the post, “This little girl, who I met in an orphanage, taught an 18 yr old me, life’s most innocent yet profound lessons, ones that I live by to this day. This captured moment is 30 yrs old today as is India’s first-ever Victory at Miss Universe!!!” expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST

Sharing the picture, Sushmita Sen captioned the post, “This little girl, who I met in an orphanage, taught an 18 yr old me, life’s most innocent yet profound lessons, ones that I live by to this day. This captured moment is 30 yrs old today as is India’s first-ever Victory at Miss Universe!!!”

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Sushmita Sen also wrote, " What a journey it’s been & continues to be….Thank you India for always being my greatest identity & strength!! Thank you Philippines for the unending love & belonging…Three decades & counting!! #mahalkita. I remember & celebrate your grace my beautiful @carogomezfilm #teamo." expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST

Sushmita Sen also wrote, " What a journey it’s been & continues to be….Thank you India for always being my greatest identity & strength!! Thank you Philippines for the unending love & belonging…Three decades & counting!! #mahalkita. I remember & celebrate your grace my beautiful @carogomezfilm #teamo."

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"To all my loved fans, friends, family & well wishers around the world…know that, each one of you has made a difference to my life & inspired me in ways you may never know!! I feel the love!!! Thank you!!! WHAT AN HONOUR!!! Here’s to the next #30 #Happy30years #yourstruly #MissUniverse1994 #INDIA I love you guys!!! #duggadugga," said Sushmita Sen on Instagram. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST

"To all my loved fans, friends, family & well wishers around the world…know that, each one of you has made a difference to my life & inspired me in ways you may never know!! I feel the love!!! Thank you!!! WHAT AN HONOUR!!! Here’s to the next #30 #Happy30years #yourstruly #MissUniverse1994 #INDIA I love you guys!!! #duggadugga," said Sushmita Sen on Instagram.

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During the 1994 event, in the final round, Sushmita Sen was asked, "What for you is the essence of being a woman?” She replied, "Just being a woman is a gift of God that all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother, who is a woman. She shows a man what caring, sharing and loving is all about. That’s the essence of being a woman."  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST

During the 1994 event, in the final round, Sushmita Sen was asked, "What for you is the essence of being a woman?” She replied, "Just being a woman is a gift of God that all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother, who is a woman. She shows a man what caring, sharing and loving is all about. That’s the essence of being a woman." 

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Sushmita Sen made her Bollywood debut in 1996 with Mahesh Bhatt directed-film Dastak. She went on to work in several projects including Zor, Main Hoon Na, Biwi No 1, Aankhen, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and Dulha Mil Gaya. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST

Sushmita Sen made her Bollywood debut in 1996 with Mahesh Bhatt directed-film Dastak. She went on to work in several projects including Zor, Main Hoon Na, Biwi No 1, Aankhen, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and Dulha Mil Gaya.

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Every year on May 21, Sushmita Sen shares pictures on Instagram. She also pens a long note thanking his fans, family, friends and well-wishers for their support and love. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST

Every year on May 21, Sushmita Sen shares pictures on Instagram. She also pens a long note thanking his fans, family, friends and well-wishers for their support and love.

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Sushmita Sen was last seen in Aarya - Antim Vaar, the finale to her Disney+ Hotstar series. The show also starred Ila Arun, Sikandar Kher, Indraneil Sengupta, Vikas Kumar, Maya Sarao, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Shweta Pasricha, Viren Vazirani, and Pratyaksh Panwar amongst others. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 21, 2024 01:53 PM IST

Sushmita Sen was last seen in Aarya - Antim Vaar, the finale to her Disney+ Hotstar series. The show also starred Ila Arun, Sikandar Kher, Indraneil Sengupta, Vikas Kumar, Maya Sarao, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Shweta Pasricha, Viren Vazirani, and Pratyaksh Panwar amongst others.

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