Beauty with Brains: Miss India 2016 finalist Aishwarya Sheoran fulfils her dream of becoming an IAS officer

06 Aug 2020 | Camilla Suarez

There is a very famous saying from an acclaimed Indian movie which says ‘If you really wish for something from your heart, the whole universe conspires to fulfill that’. Miss India 2016 finalist Aishwarya Sheoran did just that as she just cleared the UPSC Civil services exam 2019 where she secured 93rd rank. UPSC civil services examination is the most difficult exam to clear in her country.

Named after Aishwarya Rai Former Miss World by her mother, Aishwarya took a break from her modeling and pageant career to focus on her studies and prepare for the exam. “My mother named me Aishwarya after Aishwarya Rai because she wanted me to become Miss India, and I was eventually chosen in the top 21 finalists for Miss India," she said as she talked about her accomplishments.

Miss India Organization also took to their official social media to congratulate her on her accomplishment. They wrote, “Campus Princess Delhi 2016, Freshface winner Delhi 2015 made us immensely proud as she scored the All India Rank 93 in the Civil Services Examination. A huge congratulations to her on this achievement!"


Beauty with Brains: Miss India 2016 finalist Aishwarya Sheoran fulfils her dream of becoming an IAS officer


Aishwarya’s journey began from Delhi Times Fresh Face, a pageant that she won. She then participated in Miss India in 2016 and began her modeling career. "My launch pad was definitely Delhi Times Fresh Face 2014. From there, they asked me to participate for Miss India, so the steps kept coming one after the other and I walked through the trail, which led me into the modelling industry”, she said.

Aishwarya Sheoran said that she always wanted to be a Civil Servant and it was her dream. So she took a break from her modelling career to try for Civil Services Exam and she succeeded. But its not like Aishwarya began her dream at a moment’s notice as she was always a bright student. She did not take up any coaching classes to clear the exam but just managed a tight schedule for herself. She switched off her phone, social media, removed herself completely from any distractions and it showed in her results.


Aishwarya Sheoran Miss India 2016


Aishwarya Sheoran was the head girl of her school. She was a science student who later got admission in Sri Ram College of Commerce. Her father Colonel Ajay Kumar, is the Commanding Officer of NCC Telangana Battalion, Karimnagar. Trying to achieve something different in the family, she said, “I thought I should try for civil services for diversity in the family and the ultimate idea is to serve the nation. In the army, there are opportunities for women to grow, but it is still very limited. In civil services, there is no limit to what a woman can achieve.” There is no doubt that when this stunning beauty puts her mind onto something, she makes sure she achieves it. We wish her heartiest congratulations for adding another feather to her accomplished cap.