Madhu Sapre is an Indian model who created quite a rage in 90s. All pics/mid-day archives, Instagram
Madhu Sapre was born on July 14, 1971. She is a model from Maharashtra. Her full name is Madhushree Sapre
Madhu Sapre was a gutsy model on the ramp
During the question-answer round of the pageant, Madhu Sapre had given quite a few answers that made her infamous, especially at that time
Madhu Sapre asked for a world-class sports stadium for the country if she were made the Prime Minister of India for a day
Madhu Sapre answered, "According to me India has been in poverty for many years, so it was not going to suddenly change in one year by my becoming the prime minister. But there are other areas like art and sports in which we can improve. And being a sportsgirl I had suffered because we don't have the equipment and the grounds in India."
Madhu Sapre had later said in an interview, "All the officials had told us that our answers had to be truthful," she says, "and coming from the heart. Nobody told us we had to be politically correct. I said what my heart told me and I lost."
On the international front, Madhu Sapre had just two weeks to prepare for Miss Universe 1992 contest.
In the 1990s, Madhu Sapre was an athlete who rose to fame when she started modeling at a very young age. As Miss India she represented India at the 1992 Miss Universe pageant, where she was the 2nd runner up
Madhu Sapre and famous model Milind Soman, shot for a shoe commercial in 1995 where they were seen with a python wrapped around their bodies. This ad created furore among women and animal rights activists. Demonstrations were staged outside their houses and some of the protesters even donated them clothes to cover up. The ad was then pulled off and the models were booked for indecency
Madhu Sapre considers late photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha a huge influence on her modelling career
In August 1995, the social service branch of the Mumbai police had registered a case after Madhu Sapre and Milind Soman posed in the nude, wearing only shoes and a python wrapped around them
Another case was filed against Madhu sapre and Milind Soman under the Wildlife Protection Act against the advertising agency for illegal use of the python
The accused included the publishers and distributors of two magazines that featured the controversial ad, the advertising agency, Madhu sapre, Milind Soman and the photographers
The case lasted for 14 years, after which the courts acquitted Madhu Sapre, Milind Soman and others
Milind Soman and Madhu Sapre were dating when the advertisement was featured
Madhu Sapre poses in a bikini during a magazine event
Presently, Madhu Sapre lives in Riccione, a small town on the east coast of Italy with her husband, Italian businessman Gian Maria Emendatori
Madhu Sapre met Emendatori through mutual friends while he was in India on a holiday. They got married in 2001
Madhu Sapre and husband Gian Maria Emendatori have a daughter together called Indira
Anil Kapoor applauds Madhu Sapre as she enjoys her glory moment
Madhu Sapre learnt Italian after moving to Italy
Madhu Sapre reveals that a mix of Italian and English is spoken at home. Her daughter Indira has heard her converse in Marathi with her mother during their visits to India, but she only understands some words
Madhu Sapre with her husband Gian Maria Emendatori
Madhu Sapre in an advertisement with Amitabh Bachchan, Namrata Shirodkar and Mehr Jessia
Madhu Sapre, Katrina Kaif and Padma Lakshmi during the shooting of their film 'Boom'
Madhu Sapre with her 'Boom' co-star Jackie Shroff
Madhu Sapre with her friend Namrata Shirodkar. Both competed in the pageant
Madhu Sapre kept in touch with Namrata Shirodkar. A picture of them after years
Madhu Sapre with Rahul Dev. Both were models and contemporaries
Madhu Sapre with model friends. Seen in the photo are Nethra Raghuraman, Mugdha Godse and Teejay Sidhu