Saturday, December 27, 2008

Beauty queens in Bollywood

These beauties with brains have made India proud with their achievements at the World stage and at home. They followed up their successes in beauty pageants by foraying into Bollywood and become actors. Beauties like Aishwarya Rai and Priyanka Chopra have also made their mark in their respective acting careers and are now among the best in business. Find out more on the historic achievement of these brainy beauties.
Among the most beautiful women the world has ever seen, 'Ash' as she's famously known has also been voted for having the 'sexiest eyes'. Aishwarya Rai was crowned Miss World in the year 1994. She's among top actresses in Bollywood and she's married to actor Abhishek Bachchan. In photo - Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai looks on during the launch of HydroConquest brand of watches from Longines, in Calcutta, India, Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. Rai is a brand ambassador for Longines. (AP Photo/Sucheta Das)
Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen has earlier beat Aishwarya Rai to the Miss India crown in the year 1994. Sushmita Sen began her acting career with the movie 'Dastak' in 1996. Sushmita epitomizes 'elegance' and 'confidence'. In 2000, she adopted a girl 'Renee' as she still remained a single mother. In photo - Former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen poses with a Tag Heuer Link ladies watch at an event in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
Among the most sought after actresses in Bollywood today, Priyanka Chopra, in her short career, has churned out a string of successful films like 'Dostana' and 'Fashion'. She was crowned Miss World in the year 2000. In photo - Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra poses with Nokia mobile handsets to announce her association with Nokia as its brand ambassador, at a press conference in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta had earlier beat Miss World Priyanka Chopra to the Miss India title in the year 2000. Lara Dutta began her Bollywood debut in 2003 with a bang, with the movie 'Andaaz' for which she won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. In photo - Bollywood actress Lara Dutta presents a creation by Indian designer Rocky S. at the Wills India Fashion Week in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
The second runner-up at the Miss India 2000 beauty contest, Dia Mirza went to win Miss Asia Pacific in the year 2000. Dia, born to a German dad and a Bengali mom, has done several modeling assignments and also acted movies like 'Parineeta' and 'Dus'. In photo - Bollywood actress Dia Mirza poses as she arrives at the 9th International Indian Film Academy awards 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand Sunday, June 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
Sexy siren Celina Jaitley was crowned Miss India in the year 2001. Celina was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and comes from an Army background, with one brother still serving in the Army. Besides 'Item' numbers, Celina has also acted in a few films like 'Golmaal Returns' and 'No Entry'. In photo - Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley performs during the filming of the movie 'Tom Dick Harry' in Bombay, India, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)
Bong babe Tanushree Dutta was crowned Miss India in the year 2004. She began her Bollywood acting career in the year 2005 with her bold role in the movie 'Aashiq Banaya Apne'. Her other films include 'Saas Bahu aur Sensex' and 'Bhagam Bhag'. In photo - Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta looks on during the inauguration of a retail outlet of garments and fashion accessories in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, June 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Ravishing beauty Neha Dhupia was crowned Miss India in the year 2002. She began her acting career as a child actor in a TV series 'Rajdhani'. She became a 'sex symbol' after her bold role in the movie 'Julie'. In photo - Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia wears a necklace and earrings during a promotional event for a designer jewelry brand in Bangalore, India, Friday, Dec. 15, 2006. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Diana Hayden was crowned Miss World in the year 1997. Diana's childhood had been tough as she had to drop out from school in her 8th grade and take up family responsibilities. After her Miss World title she went to the UK and pursued acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. In photo - Former Miss World and Bollywood actress Diana Hayden displays a creation of designer Shaina N.C at a fashion show to support the Cancer Patient Aids Association in Bombay, India, Saturday, Sep. 11, 2004. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)

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