Yukta Mookhey, the 5 feet 11 inches tall Miss World 1999, belongs to a middle class family in Mumbai. The twenty year old lady won the title from among 94 talented contestants in a keenly competitive pageant. Born in 1979 to parents Inder Lal and Aruna, Yukta's earlier education was in the Gulf because her father's work took the family there. Later settled in Mumbai, she graduated in zoology from Kelkar College, Mumbai. The talented Yukta has won a number of essay and public speaking competitions and wanted to pursue a career in mass communications and computer graphics. On the personal front, Yukta has a passion for music and has studied Hindustani classical music for three years. She likes to go out with friends for a movie or check out on good food in the latest eating joints in town.