Manushi Chhillar, the winner of the Miss World 2017 pageant, was born in Rohtak town, which is around 70 km from New Delhi, on May 14, 1997. Manushi Chhillar studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi. Manushi Chhillar was all India CBSE topper in English subject in Class 12.
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
In an interview, Manushi Chhillar had said that the most influential person in her life is her mother who has supported her throughout her journey. Manushi said, "Her infinite love, passion, courage, and determination to achieve her goals always keeps me going. Her gentle heart yet bold personality inspires me to be compassionate and ambitious."
Manushi Chhillar cleared the All India Pre Medical Test and NEET exam in her first attempt and was pursuing a medical degree (MBBS) at the Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College in Sonipat. She wanted to become a cardiac surgeon. Currently, she is on a break
Manushi Chhillar 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
Manushi Chhilar has a sister and a younger brother. The siblings have interesting names. While the sister is called Dewangana Chhillar, the brother is named Dalmitra Chhillar
In 2014, Manushi Chhillar received an opportunity to represent India at the cultural exchange programme in Japan. She performed Kuchipudi in a high school in Sapporo City
Manushi Chhillar is extremely close to her family and often shares photos of her parents and siblings on her Instagram page
Manushi Chhillar grew up idolising Reita Faria, the first Indian and Asian to win the Miss World crown in 1966
Manushi Chhillar said, "As a kid, I always wanted to participate in the competition but I never knew I would make it this far"
Manushi Chhillar tried her luck in modeling. In the year 2014, she has also represented India in a cultural exchange program held in Japan. On 25 June 2017, she took part in the Femina Miss India 2017 contest and represented the state of Haryana. During the competition, she was crowned Miss Photogenic title in sub-contests.
During the competition, Manushi 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
Manushi Chhillar had made it to the top 5 along with contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico. She was crowned the new queen by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle.
Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 at a glittering ceremony in the seaside resort city of Sanya in China on November 2017. Her parents, Dr Mitrabasu Chillar and Dr Neelam Chillar, who were with her in Sanya when she was crowned Miss World, are both doctors working in health institutes in New Delhi
There were joyous celebrations at the home of Manushi Chhillar's parental uncle, Dr Dinesh Chillar, a government doctor in Haryana, and Dr Usha Chillar, an associate professor in Dermatology in Manushi's medical college
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
The family members and friends danced and distributed sweets after news of Manushi Chhillar 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 her achievement
There were celebrations among students and faculty of the medical college when news came about Manushi Chhillar winning the Miss World title. After winning the Miss India title, Manushi 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
Manushi Chhillar was ecstatic and emotional when she was announced the winner from among contestants from 108 countries. Apart from the title, Manushi Chillar also won the Beauty with Purpose award. She said a mother deserves it most
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?" Click on the next slide to read her answer...
Manushi Chhillar said, "A mother deserves the highest respect. It's just not about cash but also the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has been a huge inspiration. it is the mother's job that deserves the biggest salary.''
In an interview during her grooming, Manushi Chhillar said, "The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty, and this is what is amazing about the pageant."
Manushi Chhillar is the 6th Indian woman who won the title of Miss World after Priyanka Chopra who won Miss World in 2000. Priyanka Chopra was the last winner from India in 2000. 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.
Regarding fashion, Manushi Chhillar said, "I was interested in fashion since the beginning and I think everyone likes fashion. It's a way of expressing who you are. Even when I was in medical college, I wore a white coat then. That was my fashion statement as a medical student."
When asked how she relates with typical Indian fashion, Manushi Chhillar replied: "I think India has a rich history and we always take so much pride in the amount of diversity that we have. When it comes to fashion, the diversity is even more
Manushi Chhillar also said that the being an Indian, the proudest moment of her life was when she learnt to wear a saree. "Whenever I go to dinner, I try to wear a saree and more of traditional clothes. I am the girl who grew up watching her mother wear a saree therefore, I think the proudest moment of my life was when I learnt how to wear a saree," the Miss World said
Priyanka Chopra was the last one to win the title for India in 2000, a year after Yukta Mookhey had made India proud. In 1997, Diana Hayden had bagged the title, while Aishwarya Rai had the honours in 1994. Reita Faria was the first Indian to win the crown in the 1966
Manushi Chhillar has been associated with 'Project Shakti' campaign, initiated by her to make women and girls more aware about menstural hygiene, even before she ventured into the beauty pageants scene.
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. Talking about Manushi Chhillar's diet plans, her nutritionist Nmami Agarwal said, "Manushi is a vegetarian and had many travel commitments so there was no fixed plan and a new diet plan was made every day as per her schedule and local food available at the place where she is travelling."
Nmami Agarwal added, "The basics remain the same - six meals a day - Smoothies and nuts for breakfast, fruits, yogurt and coconut water for Mid-meal, veggies with broke wheat for lunch, hummus with carrot or cucumber sticks for evening and lentil or mushroom soup with wholegrain toast for dinner."
Manushi Chillar was pursuing medical studies. She took a break from her studies for the preparations of the Miss World title. Asked when will she be able to treat patients, she said: "I hope people never get a need to visit a doctor, but people can come to Dr. Manushi Chhillar after three years when I will complete my medical studies."
Miss World Manushi Chhillar worked with actor Ranveer Singh for a television commercial. Manushi Chhillar said, "It was a very different experience for me to shoot for this commercial. I had the opportunity to work with the one and only Ranveer Singh. It was a great experience for me because his energy and whole aura is so infectious that just keeps you going. In the commercial I got to try new things and we had goofy dance steps so it was lots of fun," the reigning beauty queen said."
Manushi Chhillar recently said if she gets an opportunity to work in the film industry, she would love to do a project in the action space. "I would like to do an action movie, and in which I am doing the action. I don't want to be a damsel in distress. I want to be a superhero. I would love to do that," Manushi said when she was present at a Radio station to celebrate women power
Manushi Chhillar is an adventurous girl who loves paragliding, horse riding, scuba diving, bungee jumping, and snorkeling
Manushi Chhillar believes that change, and not success, is everything."I think change is everything, something common in all entrepreneurs. We not only love what we do but we want change that is why we do it," she said at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)."
How is she spending her life after becoming a beauty queen? "It has been going pretty well. It has been eleven months since I have became Miss World. I have been to all continents of the world. I have travelled a lot and I met lot of people and last eleven months have been a roller-coaster ride for me. I have learned so many things in the last eleven months which I haven't learnt in the last eleven years of my life. After all this, I don't know what next year holds for me, Manushi said."
Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar made India proud by winning the 2017 Miss World crown. From her childhood to her modelling and her success at the Miss World beauty pageant to what she is currently up to, we trace the journey of Manushi Chhillar
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