Sushmita Sen Completes 25 Years as India’s First Miss Universe

Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe in 1994.

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In 1994, Sushmita Sen was crowned India’s first Miss Universe. She was only 18 years old then. To celebrate the special day, her boyfriend Rohman Shawl took to Instagram to share a photo of Sushmita wearing the crown and he posted an aodrable message. He wrote, "25 years of owning the universe."

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Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe in 1994.
Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe in 1994.

Sushmita responded to Rohman's post saying, "I love you @rohmanshawl."


Sushmita Sen brought laurels to her country by winning the Miss Universe title. We bring you a short clip showcasing her moment of victory.

After her reign as Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen embarked on her journey as an actor. Her first film was Dastak, wherein she gave a spectacular performance as a victim of stalking. Though Sushmita’s filmography was short, she was part of some memorable movies such as Biwi No. 1, Aankhen and Main Hoon Na.

Apart from acting in films, Sushmita has been an active performer on stage. She was also honoured at the Mother Teresa Awards 2013 for her social work. She also bagged the Eternal Beauty & Actress of the Decade award for her contribution in the field of arts. To add another feather to her cap, Sushmita has judged the Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant too. Sushmita is a single mother of her adopted daughters Renee and Alisah.


Sushmita’s family was seen celebrating with her and had arranged a gigantic cake for her.

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❤️💃🏻❤️😍What a journey!!! Thank you my Motherland India, for giving me my proudest identity #INDIAN 👊🤗🇮🇳 The love,respect & adulation I have been showered with for 25 years, is undoubtedly my life’s greatest earning!!🙏❤️🤗 As we celebrate 25years of making History, of India winning Miss Universe for the very first time...I want to remember & Thank the people of my second home #philippines 🙏❤️😍 I Thank God for the privilege of having Won Miss Universe in their beautiful country, they continue to overwhelm me with their love & belonging to this day, even naming their children ‘Sushmita’ 😁❤️#mahalkitaphilippines 💋👏❤️My gratitude to Mr. Martin Brooks (then President of MU organisation) all the chaperones, travel managers, Ms. Barbara, resident manager Ms. Jane, for being such a FORCE of change, for teaching an 18year old me in 1994, the power of professionalism, Value for one’s word, earning of reputation, commanding of respect & to always have a inclusive Global view 👍👏❤️ Their teachings have helped me make many important decisions in the past 25yrs, thereby shaping the Woman I am today 🙏🤗 I remember with great love all 77 contestants who competed for Miss Universe 1994!! And, of course, the beyond gracious Miss Colombia @carogomezfilm who won first runners up that year, and yet celebrated India’s first victory as if it were her own!!!👏👏👏❤️ Thank you God, family, friends, my children & all of you, who have consistently inspired me to keep growing & be more of my authentic self!!! 🙏🤗❤️👍 Your wishes came pouring in & have me overwhelmed, THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!! “May the Universe always conspire in your favour”😉😁👊❤️ I love you guys, #yourstruly #43rdmissuniverse #indiasfirst #missuniverse1994 #india 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻❤️ #duggadugga

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