- Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021
- She is a Chandigarh-based model, who is pursuing her master's degree in public administration
- On June 15, 2019, she represented Punjab at Femina Miss India 2019
Chandigarh's Harnaaz Sandhu has been crowned Miss Universe 2021! The 21-year-old, representing India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021, brought home the crown, two decades after Lara Dutta won the title in 2000. The grand event was held in Eilat, Israel. Harnaaz bagged the title by defeating her fellow contestants from Paraguay and South Africa. She was crowned by her predecessor Andrea Meza from Mexico.
Who is Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu?
Harnaaz Sandhu is a Chandigarh-based model, who is pursuing her master's degree in public administration. She has received her education from there. She attended Shivalik Public School and the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, both in Chandigarh. Sandhu started her journey in pageantry when she won Times Fresh Face in 2017, representing Chandigarh at the age of 17. She later won the LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021 title.
In a grand ceremony held on September 30, the diva won 'Miss Universe India 2021.' The prestigious title and was honoured by Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon.
On June 15, 2019, she represented Punjab at Femina Miss India 2019 and competed against 29 other candidates at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai, India. She finished in the Top 12. The actress-model enjoys acting, singing, dancing, yoga, swimming, horse riding and cooking. She is also a mental health advocate.
Before Harnaaz Sandhu, only two Indians have won the title of Miss Universe - actors Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.
Meanwhile, Harnaaz has worked in Punjabi films like "Yaara Diyan Poo Baran" and "Bai Ji Kuttange".