Manushi Chhillar is an indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss World 2017 pageant. She was born on May 14, 1997 in a family of doctors in Bamnoli village of Jhajjar, Haryana. Her father, Dr. Mitrabasu Chhillar works as a physician and scientist at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) & her mother, Dr. Neelam Chhillar is the departmental head of neurochemistry at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences. Manushi has an elder sister, Dewangana Chhillar and a younger brother, Dalmitra Chhillar.
She did her schooling from St. Thomas School in New Delhi and scored 96% marks in her class 12 exams. She was also the all India CBSE topper in English subject.
Manushi did her M.B.B.S from Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.
After winning the title of Femina Miss India Haryana in April 2017, she represented Haryana in Femina Miss India pageant held on 25 June 2017 and went on to win the contest.
On 18 November 2017, Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 by former Miss World, Stephanie Del Valle. She became the sixth Indian woman to win the crown after Reita Faria (1966), Aishwarya Rai (1994), Diana Hayden (1997), Yukta Mookhey (1999) and Priyanka Chopra (2000).
Manushi is all set to make her bollywood debut opposite Akshay Kumar with Yash Raj Films’s Prithviraj directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi. The film is based on the life of Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan and she is playing the role of Prithviraj’s wife Sanyogita.
Her second film will be “The Great Indian Family” opposite Vicky Kaushal.
In 2018, she was voted as the Most Desirable Woman of India in a internet survey conducted by Times of India.
In 2019, she was named as the “Sexiest Vegetarian Personality in India” by PETA.
She is a trained Kuchipudi dancer and has received training under legendary dancers Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy.
Manushi has also attended the National School of Drama (NSD).