She may be the HRD minister now but television's most iconic bahu, Smriti 'Tulsi' Irani was also one of the finalists in the Femina Miss India 1998 pageant. That's not all, she also worked as a background dancer in shows and music videos.
What most people don't know is that Gauahar Khan was one of the finalists in Femina Miss India 2002! Ever since her stint in Miss India, Gauahar has become one of the most popular faces on Indian TV.
Bet you didn't know this but Daljeet Kaur won the Miss Pune title and overnight her life changed for good. Immediately after winning the title, Daljeet got an offer from Balaji production and rest they say is history.
Before stepping into the entertainment industry, 'Badtameez Dil' beauty Asmita Sood, tried her luck in modeling. In fact, she was one of the finalists in Femina Miss India 2011 and also won two titles Femina Miss Iron Maiden and Tissot Femina Miss Perfect Time!
Erica Fernandes was a popular face int world of advertising and fashion before she made a name for herself on TV. She has won numerous titles which include Bombay Times Fresh Face 2010, Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011, Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011, Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2012. Little did she know that one day she will be one of the most popular new age bahus of TV.
Best known for her Toasty in 'Saas Bina Sasural', TV bahu Aishwarya Sakhuja was one of the Miss India finalists back in the year 2006.
Popular TV bahu Gauri Pradhan too tried her luck in modeling before she entered the entertainment industry. And as luck would have it, she won the title of Miss Mumbai back in the days and since then there has been no looking back.
Bigg Boss 10 Contestant Lopamudra Raut, may be ruling the popular reality show with her adorable antics but you'll be surprised to know that she represented India at Miss United Continents 2016 pageant. In fact, Lopamudra was also crowned the 2nd runner-up in the event and she even went on to win the third "Best National Costume" award for India as well.
You'll be surprised to know this but Mihika Verma won the title of Miss India International in 2004. In fact, she even represented India in the Miss World pageant. And just like her co-star Divyanka Tripathi she never really thought in her wildest dreams that one day she would be a household name all thanks to her stint in a beauty pageant.
Just like Priyanka Chopra, Reshami Ghosh was just in her teens when she won a major beauty pageant. In fact, she was just 19 when she won the title of 'Miss India Earth' in 2002. Till date she gives the entire credit to Miss India for helping achieve all her dreams.