Harnaaz Sandhu has made the entire country proud by bringing home the Miss Universe 2021 crown. India’s 21-year-long wait for the Miss Universe title has finally come to an end. The 21-year-old from Chandigarh won the international beauty pageant held in Eilat, Israel. Here’s all you need to know about India’s third Miss Universe
Who is Harnaaz Sandhu?
Born and brought up in Punjab, Harnaaz went to Shivalik Public School and later attended Post Government College for Girls in Chandigarh. Sandhu holds a bachelor's degree in Information Technology. At present, she is pursuing her post-graduation in Public Administration.
Titles won by Harnaaz
Harnaaz Sandhu has been taking part in pageants since she was a teenager. She has won various titles such as Miss Diva 2021, Femina Miss India Punjab 2019, Miss Max Emerging Star 2018, and Miss Chandigarh 2017.
Third Indian to be crowned Miss Universe
Harnaaz is the third Indian woman to have earned the title of Miss Universe, after Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta. Her favourite actress is Priyanka Chopra who won the title of Miss World 2000.
Harnaaz is not just a model, but an actress as well. She has worked in Punjabi movies such as “Bai Ji Kuttange'' and “Yaara Diyan Poo Baran” which are slated to release in 2022. She once said that being in front of the camera as an actress has been a humbling experience.
Her hobbies and interests
Her hobbies and interests include – enjoying the company of friends,yoga, dancing, cooking, horse riding, and playing chess. She also stands in support of advocacies that address issues like climate change. Hernaaz is very close to her family and draws her inspiration from her mother