Bollywood beauties Lara Dutta, Dia Mirza, and Priyanka Chopra have worked hard to pave their way into Bollywood and have made a mark in the industry, each in their own way. It is however, note worthy to mention that the ladies shot to fame after winning beauty pageants in 2009. Lara was crowned Miss Universe while Dia and Priyanka were Miss Asia Pacific and Miss World, respectively. Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Waheeda Rehman, Mohammed Azharuddin, Pritish Nandy, Carolina Herrera, and Marcus Swarovski among others were part of the panel which declared the winners.
Lara Dutta took to Instagram to post a major throwback picture in which Dia Mirza, Priyanka Chopra and herself are all smiles in their crowns. Lara posted the picture with the caption, “A HUGE shoutout to @oncueindia for completing 25 years of managing the Miss India Contest!! #silver jubilee. You guys are THE ABSOLUTE BEST and none of our journeys would have been possible or successful without that perfect first step with you’ll!!! Wishing you many many more milestones and success!!!”
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A HUGE shoutout to @oncueindia for completing 25 years of managing the Miss India Contest!! #silver jubilee . You guys are THE ABSOLUTE BEST and none of our journeys would have been possible or successful without that perfect first step with you’ll !!! Wishing you many many more milestones and success!!!
Following wins in their respective categories, all three starlets were able to make a mark in the industry. Lara Dutta made her debut in the movie Andaaz in 2003, which won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. Her efforts in movies like Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Billu (2009), Chalo Dilli (2011), and David (2013) were lauded by industry big wigs. The Billu actor has also been involved with humanitarian causes and was appointed as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in 2001. She turned a new leaf by becoming a producer with her movie Chalo Dilli and was last seen in the movie Welcome to New York in 2018.
Dia Mirza on the other hand shot to fame with her debut film Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein in 2001. While there are no notable films following her 2001 debut, Dia did a handful of movies like Lage Raho Munnabhai, Shootout at Lokhandwala, and the recent Sanju with supporting roles. Currently, the actor plays the lead role in Zee’s Kaafir opposite Mohit Raina and the show has been gaining much momentum.
Possibly the most successful of the three, Priyanka Chopra went on to reign supreme in both Bollywood and Hollywood. Following her debut in Andaaz the actor slowly but surely carved her way and became one of the top actresses of the industry. She has been making waves in both industries and has risen to prominence in Hollywood. Her grand wedding with American singer Nick Jonas last year made headlines the world over.