“What is the essence of being a woman?” her winning question in 1994 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant held in Manila, Philippines. She shattered the viewer and judges when she delivered her answer outstandingly.

Born Sushmita Sen in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on November 19, 1975. A crowned Miss Universe, model and actress. She was the first Indian to bring home the title Miss Universe. She successfully reigned not just as a beauty title holder but also in Bollywood. She first appeared in the movie “ Dastak Show Story Coming Soon... >> Read More... ” in 1996. This was then followed in 1997 with the movies “Zor’ and “Ratchagan.” Her movie offers continued to roll and made her first film awards as “Best Supporting Actress” for the movie “Biwi No.1” from IIFA Awards, Star Screen, Zee Cine and Filmfare Awards. She receive the “Rajiv Gandhi Award” in 2006 and ‘Mother Teresa Awards” in 2013. She also appeared in more movies like the revived “Sirf Tum”, the blockbuster “Hindustan Ki Kasam” and “Mudhalvan” in 1999, “Aaghaaz” and “Fiza” in 2000, the counterpart of “Liar, Liar” of Hollywood - “Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta”, the movie remake “Nayak: The Real Hero” and “Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai” 2001 and more followed. She’s also part of the film “Happy Anniversary” and “Nirbaak” in 2014 and her latest movie “Jodi emon hoto.”

She’s indeed the most glamorous star and winner in that beauty pageant. And it is indeed that it is not difficult for her to explain her essence of being a women, since in her introduction at Miss Universe I quote “I am from India, where love is the essence of life.” She also posted for different lines of cosmetics and dress and also busy nurturing her children.

Raquel Rebello Hindi Actress

Raquel Rebello

Raquel Rebello is an Indian model and actress who is a popular face in the television universe. Her family hails from a Catholic background. Raquel’s roots lie in the state of Goa. Raquel became interested in the modeling industry and chose to become a model after she completed her education. Then, she applied to various fashion management groups. Finally, Empire Media Works signed Rebello and handled her work and assignments. Raquel modeled for designers and walked on the ramp in several fashion shows. She has also endorsed for brands in advertisements too. In an advertisement for Flamingo Heat Belt, she played a brief role of the protagonist’s sister-in-law. Raquel appeared in a Genie Cabs commercial as well. People have seen the beautiful actress in the ads for Colgate, Idea, and Reliance Communications. In the Colgate Total Pro Gum Health promotional video, she plays the role of a patient who suffers from bleeding gums and promises that she would use the toothpaste regularly. In the ad for Flipkart, Rebello dons the sister’s role who makes everyone aware of the sale on the website. Raquel has prominently featured in a few television serials as well. Her stints include BalikaVadhu, Ek Hasina Thi, Crime Patrol, Saavdhan India, Aahat, and Chandrakant Chiplunkar Seedi Bambawala. BalikaVadhu aired on Colors TV which raised the issue of child marriage and its repercussions on the children. While Rebellohad a minor role in the soap opera but she enjoyed working in one of the longest running Indian TV drama. Raquel also acted in SanjeedaShiekh- starrerEk Hasina Thi where Sanjeeda’s character Nitya sets out on a revenge spree against the Goenka family who was responsible for her sister’s death. In 2014, she appeared as a college student in SAB TV’s Chandrakant Chiplunkar Seedi Bambawala where Rebello had a regular screen time as compared to her previous work. But her breakthrough came in the form of Crime Patrol which got her regularly featured in some of the episodes which depict a fictional representation of real-life criminal cases. Raquel paired up opposite Bharat Chawda in a single episode of ZEE TV’s Fear Files- Darr Ki SacchiTasviren. Apart from these projects, she has IssPyaarKo Kya Naam Doon: Season 2 to her credit. Raquel made her Bollywood debut with the 2012 film “In the Name of Tai.” This motion picture discusses the struggles of an educated woman who works tirelessly for the betterment of people. Rebello portrayed a dancer in this motion picture.

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Alka Pradhan

Alka Pradhan is an Indian film and television actress, who mainly works in the Bollywood industry. She appeared in films like Khoya Khoya Chand (2007), Kurbaan (2009), and My Name is Khan (2010). Alka also acted on the small screen and had played as Mahi’s (played by Pushtiie Shakti) grandmother on Sony TV’s romantic comedy series, Mahi Way. In 2010, it was announced that she will also play the role of Karan’s (played by Hiten Tejwani) grandmother on Imagine TV’s romantic drama soap, Kitani Mohabbat Hai. Another Version of this Bio... Alka Pradhan is an Indian film and television actress, who mainly works in the Bollywood industry. She appeared in films like Khoya Khoya Chand (2007), Kurbaan (2009), and My Name is Khan (2010). Alka also acted on the small screen and had played as Mahi’s (played by Pushtiie Shakti) grandmother on Sony TV’s romantic comedy series, Mahi Way. In 2010, it was announced that she will also play the role of Karan’s (played by Hiten Tejwani) grandmother on Imagine TV’s romantic drama soap, Kitani Mohabbat Hai. She was also seen in the movie Kurbaan in 2009. Alka is very fond of acting, despite her age and generation which whom she is working. Pushtiie Shakti, the lead actress of Mahi Way (2010) says that she enjoyed working with her on screen grandmother. She was greatly dedicated towards acting and she pampered her cared for her on set as well as in her real life. Alka provided her solace and thus she calls her a real hoot (a nice person). Age does not matter to Alka and she is comfortable with any generation. She is too hard working to perform her role by putting best efforts in it, and has great experience in both Television and films. My Name is Khan was Alka's last project in movies. In 2010, she played the role of Baanu in this film, which was a super hit. My Name is Khan made her work with the biggest Bollywood pair of all time, Shahrukh and Kajol. The flick made people cry; it made people laugh and created an impact on their heart for lifetime. Before My Name is Khan, Alka played a small role of a Dean of a Church in Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan Starrer movie, Kurbaan in 2009. In Khoya Khoya Chaand, that released on 7th December 2007, starring Soha Ali Khan, Shiney Ahuja, and Rajat Kapoor in lead roles, Alka played the role of Nikhat's (Soha Ali Khan) grandmother. This probably, was her first film. Many T.V. serials have witnessed Alka in several supporting roles. She has been consistently doing small screen and films since a very long period. She is popular for her character of being a grandmother in most of her projects. Alka accepts all kinds of role. She has always been a cool and friendly grandmother in her roles. We wish to see her in more shows and movies and witness her long lasting existence on Indian television and cinema.

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Alka Pradhan Hindi Actress