Manushi Chhillar: Ex Miss World, an Aspiring Doctor & The Rising Star

Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian woman to win the Miss World Pageant. She became Miss World in 2017. Manushi’s debut film is Prithviraj opposite Akshay Kumar.

Manushi Chhillar plays the role of Prithviraj Chauhan’s wife, Princess Samyukta of Kannauj in the historical drama, Prithviraj. Are you curious to know more about this upcoming star? Let’s read on…

Manushi Chhillar Bio/Wiki:

Full NameManushi Chhillar
Known asManushi
Date of BirthMay 14, 1997
Age (As of 2021)24
Weight55 Kg
Height5’ 9” or 175cm
Coach/MentorNeha Dhupia
Net WorthUnknown
Marital statusUnmarried
Political PartyUnknown
Marriage DateUnmarried
EducationSt. Thomas School, New DelhiMiranda House University of Delhi, New DelhiThe Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College, Sonipat

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Who is Manushi Chhillar?

An actor and model by profession, Manushi Chhillar first came to the limelight in 2017 when she won the Miss World title. She is the sixth Indian woman to win the title. Manushi’s win at Miss World was especially applauded in India because the title had been last won by Priyanka Chopra in 2000. 

Let’s find out more about Manushi Chhillar, an aspiring Bollywood leading lady!

Early life:

Manushi Chhillar was born on May 14 1997 in Rohtak, Haryana. Manushi belongs to a jat Haryanvi family. She has an elder sister, Dewangana Chhillar and a younger brother, Dilmitra Chhillar. Manushi completed her schooling at the elite St. Thomas School in Delhi. 

Manushi, like true millennial children, can speak in English, Hindi, and the regional Haryanvi dialect. She is a trained Kuchipudi dancer. Her dance teachers are the famous Raja and Radha Reddy. Manushi is a driven and vivacious young woman.

Manushi Chhillar has always maintained that she wouldn’t have succeeded in her endeavors without her family’s unconditional support. Let’s find out a little bit more about where Manushi Chhillar comes from.


Manushi Chhillar’s father, Mr. Mitra Basu Chillar is a scientist by profession. Mr. Mitra works at Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Manushi’s mother, Mrs. Neelam Chhillar, is an assistant professor and the Departmental Head of Neurochemistry at the Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences.

Manushi Chhillar has managed to make her parents proud time and again. Not only did she crack the tough medical entrance exam on the first attempt. She was on the journey to becoming a heart surgeon. When Manushi stumbled upon the path towards beauty pageantry her parents and siblings supported her completely.

When Manushi Chhillar was asked, “Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?” in the final title-winning round for Miss World. She answered, “A mother deserves the highest respect. It’s just not about the cash but also the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has been a huge inspiration. It is the mother’s job that deserves the highest salary.”

Well said, Manushi! We all agree with you.

Family Table:

Father’s nameMitra Basu Chhillar
Mother’s nameNeelam Chhillar
Brother’s nameDalmitra Chhillar
Sister’s nameDewangana Chhillar
Husband’s nameUnmarried


Manushi studied at an elite school for girls in Delhi, St. Thomas until Grade 12. She was an All India CBSE topper in English in Grade 12 and passed her boards with 96%.

Manushi Chhillar secured admission in Miranda House in Delhi but in due time she cleared her All India Medical Exams and went on to study at the Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College. It takes a few years for a lot of students to clear the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), previously known as the All India Pre-medical Test. But Manushi cleared this competitive exam in her first attempt.

Is Manushi Chhillar a doctor? Does Manushi Chhillar have an MBBS?

When Manushi Chhillar won the Miss World title, she intended to complete her medical studies in Mumbai and become a doctor alongside her Miss World duties. 

To accomplish this, Manushi requested a transfer to a medical College in Mumbai. The Bhagat Phool Singh (BPS) Government Medical College for Women in Sonipat forwarded Manushi’s request to the University of Health Sciences (UHS), Rohtak. UHS gave a No Objection Certificate to Manushi’s request for migration. But the migration request was denied by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in 2019. MCI stated the application for migration was not submitted within the stipulated time. Manushi has once again asked MCI to reconsider her request for migration to Mumbai.


Manushi Chhillar took the first steps into her modeling career in 2016 when she became one of the finalists for the ‘Fashion Big Bazaar Campus Princess’ title from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). 

Immediately in the year after, In April 2017, Manushi went on to win the ‘Femina Miss India Haryana’ title. Later in the year, Manushi became one of the finalists of the ‘Miss India’ title and won the right to represent India in the ‘Miss World’ 2017 pageant. 

Who was Miss World 2017?

Manushi Chhillar won the ‘Miss World 2017’ title out of 120 participants. Priyanka Chopra was the last Miss world from India in the year 2000. Manushi was the first Indian woman to win the Miss World title after 17 years since Priyanka Chopra.

At the Miss World pageant, Manushi Chhillar dazzled the world by being a finalist in multiple competitions such as Top Model, People’s Choice, and Multimedia competitions.

Manushi was the co-winner of the ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ competition with her awareness campaign, ‘Project Shakti’. She became the fourth Indian woman to win in this category at the Miss World pageant. 

Project Shakti’s objective was to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene. She visited close to 20 villages and spread awareness to over 5,000 women.

In November 2017, Manushi Chhillar was crowned ‘Miss World 2017’ by outgoing Miss World Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico in the finals in Sanya, China. 

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What is Manushi Chhillar famous for?

Manushi Chhillar started her Miss World duties as a celebrity speaker at the 2017 ‘Global Entrepreneurship Summit’ in Hyderabad. Manushi is the brand ambassador for Anaemia Free Haryana.

For ‘Project Shakti’, the government provided ₹18 crores as aid that provided free sanitary napkins for all girls in the government schools of Haryana. The financial aid was presented by the Chief Minister of the state Manohar Lal Khattar.

Manushi Chhillar was the guest speaker at the 10th C4IO organized by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise at Pushkar. 

Manushi Chhillar is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Yash Raj Films’ project, Prithviraj. The film is based on Prithviraj Raso, an epic poem about the life of Prithviraj Chauhan, a Rajput king. Manushi was cast in the film as the Princess of Kannauj, Samyukta, Prithviraj’s wife. She will be seen alongside the lead, Akshay Kumar, who is playing the role of Prithviraj.

There is more to come from the Chhillar-YSR partnership as Manushi has signed a three-film deal contract with Yash Raj Films. The working title for Manushi’s second film is ‘The Great Indian Family’. Manushi is currently shooting her third and final film from her first contract with YSR with Ajay Devgan and Ahaan Pandey.

What are Manushi Chhillar’s achievements?

Ever since Manushi has joined the world stage she has been recognized several times for her win as the Miss World, her beauty and intellect, and the inspiring ‘Project Shakti’.

Awards & AccoladesYear
Femina Miss Haryana 2017
Femina Miss India 2017
Miss World 2017
Special Achievement Award (CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Awards)2017
Proud Maker of India award (Six Sigma Healthcare Leadership Summit) 2017
Most Desirable Woman of India ( Internet survey conducted by Times of India)2018
Sexiest Vegetarian Personality (PETA, India)2019
Elle Beauty Awards 2019
Lokmat Most Stylish Awards 2019

Ten Fun Facts about Manushi Chhillar:

  1. Manushi Chhillar was only 20 when she was crowned Miss World 2017.
  2. Manushi is the sixth Indian woman to win the title of Miss World.
  3. An Indian, Manushi Chhillar, won the Miss World title after 17 years.
  4. Manushi is an aspiring medical student.
  5. Manushi is a Kuchipudi dancer trained by Radha, Raja, and Kaushalya Reddy.
  6. Manushi is the Brand Ambassador for Anemia free Haryana.
  7. Manushi won the ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ competition with her Project Shakti.
  8. Manushi wished to pursue Gynecology and Cardiac Surgery in MBBS.
  9. Manushi is the official Brand Ambassador of Adidas India.
  10. Manushi was the All India CBSE English topper in Grade 12.


What is Manushi Chhillar’s Instagram and Twitter handle?

manushi_chhillar (Instagram), ManushiChhillar (Twitter) 

Who became Miss World after Manushi Chhillar?

Vanessa Ponce, Mexico succeeded Manushi Chhillar as Miss World in 2018.

Does Manushi Chhillar have an MBBS?

Manushi Chhillar is still a student of MBBS.

Who is Manush Chhillar’s husband?

Manushi Chhillar is unmarried (As of November 2021).

Has Manushi Chhillar acted in movies?

Manushi Chhillar’s debut movie, Prithviraj will be released on November  5, 2021.

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