There was a time when Bollywood’s original bubbly girl, Juhi Chawla, could walk away with the ‘most charming smile’ award without any fight. As she turns 48 on Friday, here’s a surprise gift for all her fans. Did you know that before she made her debut with a dud called Sultanat in 1986, Juhi was a well-known face in the glamour industry? She was crowned Miss India in 1984, and then she went to participate in the Miss Universe contest.
We’ve dug out a video of her not many of you would have seen: You’ll see her winning the National Costume Award at the Miss Universe contest in Miami, Florida, US.
Watch: Juhi wins the Best National Costume Award at Miss Universe 1984
She didn’t make it to the top 10, but before that she made sure that the Indian community in America got a chance to celebrate their ethnicity.
Watch: Miss Universe 1984 Top 10 announcement
Today, Chawla is running a successful production house and a campaign against cellular radiations. Recently, she made a comeback to films with Gulaab Gang.