Sushmita Sen, the first Indian to win the Miss Universe pageant held at Manila, Philippines 1994 was born on November 19, 1975 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Daughter of an Air Force Commander her family of Bengali origin was posted in Nagpur, then Jorhat, and finally in Delhi. She did her schooling with English Honors predominantly in the Air Force Silver School. During her school days , she took part in one or two fashion shows. After she finished her plus two she participated in the Femina Miss India contest and from then on there was no looking back. This 172.5cm tall, girl next-door face shot into fame when she became The Femina Miss India in 1994. Her main assets an intelligent mind, poise and linguistic competence finally won her the coveted Miss Universe Crown. Eighteen year old Sushmita Sen the youngest among the 76 contestants charmed a million viewers as well as the judges with her amazing mental acumen. After she won the crown she got more opportunities for modeling followed by a competitive career in Bollywood. She has adopted a baby girl whom she has named Renee. This ex-Miss Universe remains a much sought after woman today and the common man's ultimate dream and fantasy. This brilliant, down to earth personality has proved that she has much more than a beautiful face.