Modeling and acting go hand in hand. We have often seen actresses working in TV serials, having started their career as models. Here is a list of actresses who once tried their luck in beauty pageants, however, took acting later.
1. Erica Fernandes
The “Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi” fame Erica won at Miss India 2012.
2. Reshmi Ghosh
Recently seen in “Sasural Simar Ka” as Indrawati, Reshmi has won the title of Miss India Earth 2002.
3. Mihika Verma
This “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” actor is the winner of Miss India International 2004.
4. Gauhar Khan
The “Chhalla” queen Gauhar had participated in Femina Miss India in 2002. She came fourth and won ‘Miss Talented’.
5. Divyanka Tripathi
She rules Indian TV with her hit show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein”. In 2003, she had participated in Pantene Zee Teen Queen and won the title of Miss Beautiful Skin. She was also crowned Miss Bhopal.
6. Gauri Pradhan
This “Kyunki” fame actress had participated in Femina Miss India in 1998.
7. Smriti Irani
A well-known political leader today, Smriti once ruled the Indian television. Before that, she took part in Femina Miss India 1998.
8. Asha Negi
Winner of “Nach Baliye 6”, this actress won the title of Miss Uttarakhand in 2009.
9. Aishwarya Sakhuja
Most recently seen in “Sarabhai Vs. Sarabhai – Take 2”, Aishwarya was among the finalists of Miss India 2006.
10. Asmita Sood
Asmita is often seen in commercials and shows. She had participated in the 2011 Femina Miss India.