The Gandhian motto “Be the change you want to see in the world” made South African model of Indian-origin, Sashi Naidoo, to be voted the world's sexiest woman of 2011 by 1.5 million readers of a leading men's magazine FHM.
Naidoo says, in school she was an ugly duckling with braces and the last to be invited for a dance by the boys. She inched her way slowly to be a top class model and improved her ratings till she won the title in the poll conducted by FHM magazine.
Naidoo is an ambassador for Audi A1, has had some appearances on local TV and is running her own modeling agency, Alushi Model Management.
She is also a South African actress and television presenter best known for co-hosting the e.tv magazine show 20Something.
Naidoo made her way into the public eye in 2004, when she played Linda McGinty – Ziggy's girlfriend – in the e.tv soapie Backstage.
Soon after she had a brief role in the SABC1 soapie Generations. She also appeared in a minor role in the 2007 mini-series Society.
She began co-presenting the youth magazine show EMS Volume 1 on SABC1 on 2 October, 2007.
Naidoo was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, matriculating from Alexander Road High School in 1997. She moved to Johannesburg to study chiropractic medicine and qualified as a doctor in 2007.
This beauty has business savvy and has sold and arranged flowers since she was a schoolgirl. Naidoo now owns a modelling agency.
She also studied chiropractic medicine. She studied for five years at the University of Johannesburg.