Modeling is often considered a stepping stone that helps you get closer to your desired career in acting. However, many successful actresses have had lots of struggles reaching where they stand tall today. And out of many of their struggles, one was their modeling phase. The lifestyle models have to maintain is very challenging. Although many of the successful actresses beautifully managed to deal with the challenge. Their journey from beauty queens to TV celebs is fascinating to know.
Therefore, today we will talk about the journey of beauty queens to TV celebs. Here is a list of the top 7 television actresses who walked the ramp before stepping into their successful acting careers.
1. Divyanka Tripathi
Divyanka Tripathi is one of the most revered actresses on the small screen. Not just that, she is also one of the highest-paid actresses. She is known for portraying several notable roles. However, her character called, Ishita from the TV serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is the most loved one. This 37-year-old actress was awarded the title of Miss Beautiful Skin in the Pantene Zee Teen Queen in 2003. And in the consecutive year, meaning 2004, she won the title of Miss Bhopal.
2. Gauahar Khan
Gauahar Khan, the winner of Bigg Boss season 7, is a well-known actress and model. She also walked the ramp before entering the world of acting. When she was 18, she participated in Femina Miss India and secured the 4th position. In that contest, she was bestowed with the title of Miss Talented. This modeling phase came first, after which she made a debut in Bollywood. Her first ever movie was Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, which came out in 2009.
3. Smriti Irani
Former Television actress Smriti Irani was also a model before making her debut on the small screen. Currently, she is the minister of Women and Child Development in India. She participated in the 1998 Femina Miss India. She made it to the top 10 finalists. After that, she made her debut in a famous TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Everyone was in love with her character Tulsi Virani.
4. Gauri Pradhan
Another famous character from the TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi was Nandini Virani. This character was portrayed by television actress and former model Gauri Pradhan. She also chose the path of modeling as she took part in the beauty pageant Femina Miss India. Soon after, she became a part of many TV shows, of which another was Kutumb. It was a special show because she found the love of her real life, Hiten Tejwani, who co-starred with her.
5. Erica Fernandes
Erica Fernandes has taken part in several beauty pageants like Femina Miss Fresh Face and Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra. However, her most significant achievement was when she has crowned Miss India in 2012. After this journey of modeling, she came into the world of acting. She is famously known for her role as Dr. Sonakshi Bose in the TV serial Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi, which aired from 2016-2021.
6. Avantika Hundal
Avantika Hundal is well known for portraying the role of Mihika in the famous television serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Her father, Late Shri Navtej Hundal, was a Bollywood actor. She brilliantly portrays the negative roles given to her. However, you all should also know that she won the title of Miss India International in 2004. Another very famous television serial of hers is Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya.
7. Reshmi Ghosh
Often known as an Indian beauty queen and actress Reshmi Ghosh has also been a part of beauty pageants. She is well-known as the former Miss India Earth 2002. If we talk about her most famous television role, it is Indrawati in Sasural Simar Ka. Apart from that, she has also been a part of many Bollywood films.
These are a few of the many beauty queens who prove that women can do anything if they set their minds and heart to it. If this is not inspiring, then what is it? Kudos to them!s