Manushi was born in Rohtak town, around 70 km from New Delhi, on May 14, 1997. All photos/Manushi Chhillar's Instagram account
According to Manushi Chhillar's profile on the Miss World website, her father, Dr. Mitra Basu Chhillar, is a scientist at the Defence Research
Manushi Chhilar's mother, Dr. Neelam Chhillar, is an associate professor and department head of neurochemistry at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences
Manushi Chhillar with her sister
Manushi Chhillar is pursuing her MBBS degree from a government medical college in a rural part of Sonepat district and aims to be a cardiac surgeon
That's not all. Manushi is a poet, painter and also a dancer, besides her keen interest in fashion and beauty. And she has joined a long list of women achievers from Haryana
Manushi Chhilar with her siblings. She has a sister and a younger brother
Manushi Chhillar with her younger brother when they were kids
Manushi Chhillar posted a heartwarming photo with her mom on Mother's Day
Manushi Chhilar is a trained Kuchipudi dancer, and has trained under legendary dancers Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy. She has also attended the National School of Drama
In 2014, she got an opportunity to represent India at the cultural exchange programme in Japan. She performed Kuchipudi in a high school in Sapporo City
Manushi Chhillar has been associated in a project for menstrual hygiene among women
In less than one year, Manushi Chhillar won the 'Miss Campus Princess' title in the medical college in December last year. She went on to pick the 'Miss Haryana' title in April this year followed by the coveted Femina Miss India title in June this year
On June 25, 2017, Chhillar took part in the Femina Miss India 2017 competition, representing the state of Haryana. During the competition, Chhillar was crowned Miss Photogenic, and went on to win the competition as well, earning the right to represent India at the Miss World 2017 competition.
The crowning of Manushi Chhillar who was born in Rohtak town and whose family hails from the dominant and conservative Jat community, as Miss World 2017 brought the focus back on women from the state making it big at the international level
Manushi Chhillar grew up idolising Reita Faria, the first Indian and Asian to win the Miss World crown in 1966
Manushi, who's looking forward to the international pageant, says, "As a kid, I always wanted to participate in the competition but I never knew I would make it this far
Mansuhsi is quite active on social media
In the question-and-answer round after she was shortlisted among the top five, Manushi was asked: "Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?"
After winning the Miss India title, Manushi Chhillar took a break from her medical studies for one year to pursue her love for beauty pageants. After fulfilling her commitments to the present titles that she is holding, Manushi plans to get back to her studies and complete her MBBS degree.
In an interview during her grooming, she said, "The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty, and this is what is amazing about the pageant."
Manushi Chhillar who is very committed to her fitness routine, makes sure she works out for at least four or five times in a week
Manushi Chhillar follows a balanced diet that includes a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Manushi Chhillar also eats nutritious homemade food and makes sure to have an early and light dinner.
Manushi Chhillar with her co-constants in the Miss World pageant
India's Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant
She said a mother deserves it most. Manushi was ecstatic and emotional when she was announced the winner from among contestants from 108 countries. She was crowned by Miss World 2016 winner, Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle.
Priyanka Chopra was the last winner from India in 2000
Manushi Chhillar looked emotional as the crown was placed on her head by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle
"She had promised us that she will take a shot at winning the Miss World title. She has achieved that and we are all proud of her," Anjali and Muskan, her co-inmates in the medical college hostel, said.
The family members and friends danced and distributed sweets on Saturday night after news of Manushi winning the Miss World title broke.
There were reports of celebrations in Bamdoli village near Bahadurgarh town in Haryana's Jhattar district, around 55 km from Delhi, as residents burst crackers on Manushi Chhillar's achievement
Manushi studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi. Good in her studies, she scored 96 percent marks in her Class 12 exams
There were celebrations on Saturday among students and faculty of the medical college when news came about Manushi winning the Miss World title
Priyanka Chopra was joyous about having a 'successor'. "And we have a successor! Congratulations Manushi Chhillar on becoming Miss World 2017. Cherish and learn, and most importantly enjoy it. Bravo," she tweeted.
Manushi Chhillar looks hot in a photo-shoot
Haryana, infamous for the worst sex ratio among states in the country, has seen young women from sports to science to beauty fields making it big at the international level in recent years
Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar is the talk of the town after she won the 2017 Miss World crown. From her childhood to making India proud with her feat in the world beauty pageant, we trace Manushi’s journey through pictures
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