Sushmita Sen was born on 19 November 1975 in Hyderabad into a Bengali family. She took everyone by surprise when she was crowned Miss India and her competitor Aishwarya had to took up First Runner-up place. She is bold, uninhibited and undoubtedly alluring. The Miss Universe is known for her love to pen down beautiful poems and very few people know about the hidden talent, which Sushmita Sen has. In 1994, Sushmita Sen has decided to participate in Miss India beauty pageant contest and has won the title of Femina Miss India. She has defeated Aishwariya Rai in the race for the title. Same year, she had represented India at The Miss Universe Pageant hosted at Manila in Philippines and she won it as well. She has owned a production company named Tantra Entertainment, which awarded the India franchise to select participants by the Miss Universe organisation.