10 Television Celebs You Didn't Know Participated In Beauty Pageants

Acting and modelling are two different industries. But, they can be considered as two different sides of the same coin which is 'the world of glamour and fame'. They are just like our favourite cartoons Spongebob and Patrick.

If we go on into the nitty-gritty, you will witness various renowned names who started their careers not with 'Lights, Camera and Action' but with the 'Runway Ramp'. Still didn't understand? I'm talking about the renowned faces of TV industry who started their big journey with modelling. And, also participated in big banner beauty pageants.

Let's head further and read how all of them looked back then:

1. Erica Fernandes
Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi fame Sonakshi aka Erica was the winner of Miss India 2012. She also owns a personal YouTube Channel where she keeps on updating her fans with how-to tips and style, beauty related videos.

2. Reshmi Ghosh
Reshmi was recently seen on television playing Indrawati (Daayan's Spirit) in the famous daily soap Sasural Simar Ka. She has been crowned with the prestigious Miss India Earth in the year 2002.

3. Mihika Verma
Famous actress and model Mihika won the Miss India International title in 2004 and represented India in the Miss International 2004 competition. She is well-known for her role Mihika in Ye Hai Mohabbatein.

4. Gauhar Khan
We all know her roles in films like  Ishaqzaade, Fever and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. She is also the younger sister of Nigaar Khan. She was the winner of Bigg Boss 7,  at the age of 18, she participated in Femina Miss India contest where she came fourth and won the Miss Talented title.

5. Divyanka Tripathi
Ishi Maa from Ye Hai Mohabbatein aka Divyanka rose to fame by playing a dual role in Zee TV's serial Banoo Main Teri Dulhann. But, before entering the world of television, she participated in Pantene Zee Teen Queen in 2003 and won the title of Miss Beautiful Skin. She was also crowned Miss Bhopal.

6. Gauri Pradhan Tejwani
Gauri got recognition for her role as Nandini Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She hails from Pune, but for participating in Femina Miss India in the year 1998, she shifted to Mumbai.

7. Smriti Zubin Irani
Today she might be in a very highly acclaimed position but Smriti Ji started her career with a beauty pageant. Not many people know this but alongside Gauri Pradhan, she was one of the ten finalists at Miss India in the year 1998.

8. Asha Negi
Asha Negi won the dance reality show Nach Baliye 6 with her Baliye Rithvik Dhanjani. Time and again Asha has proved how multi-talented she is by participating in shows of different genres and backgrounds. She also won the title of  Miss Uttarakhand 2009. Eventually, Asha moved to Mumbai from Dehradhun to pursue her career in acting.

9. Aishwarya Sakhuja
Aishwarya was recently seen in the role of Sonya who is Maya Sarabhai's daughter from Sarabhai Vs. Sarabhai - Take 2. The actress was the finalist of  Miss India 2006 before she gave a shot to acting.

10. Asmita Sood
Indian model and actress Asmita has endorsed approximately 40 brands. She has also participated at the 2011 Femina Miss India beauty pageant, ending up as one of the finalists.

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