Even though she was studying to become a cardiac surgeon, destiny had other plans for Manushi Chillar, who is India’s Miss World contestant for 2017. The 20-year-old, who is the 54th titleholder, represented the state of Haryana at the Femina Miss India 2017 beauty pageant, and competed with 29 contestants from other Indian states. She took over as Miss India World from Priyadarshini Chatterjee at the finale event, which was held in Mumbai earlier this year. Now, Manushi is competing with 108 contestants for the Miss World crown at an event that will be held in China on November 18.She hasn’t only gratified her home state but the whole nation. It was Priyanka Chopra who had previously won the prestigious title way back in 2000. Since then our beauties had been returning without wearing the diamond studded crown.
Manushi chillar hails from Haryana, the state unpopular for the worst male-female ratio in the country. She is the student of Bhagat phool singh government medical college for women in sonepat Haryana.
Manushi’s father Dr.Mitra Basu Chillar is a scientist at DRDO and mother Dr.Neelam chillar is HOD of the neurochemistry department at the institute of human behavior and allied science.
Manushi is trained kuchipudi dancer, and has trained under RAJA AND RADHA REDDY. she has also been a part of National school of Drama and enjoys swimming in her free time.
For her Beauty with a Purpose project (a registered charity and a non-profit organization associated with Miss World to raise money for humanitarian projects across the world), Manushi took up the mantle to spread awareness about the important issue of menstrual hygiene. Her initiative was called Project Shakti. For the same, she visited about 20 villages, and made a difference to the lives of 5,000 women.