Manika Sheokand crowned Miss Grand India 2020

11 Feb 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The grand coronation of Femina Miss India 2020 was held on 10th February 2021 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Mumbai, India where Manika Sheokand from Haryana was crowned Miss Grand India 2020 by the outgoing Miss Grand India 2019 Shivani Jadhav.

It was announced just a few hours ago by Miss Grand International organization that Miss Grand India needs to register urgently due to termination of contract which clears the air that Manika Sheokand will not be representing the country at Miss Grand International 2020. The representative will be either handpicked or appointed by the organization.  Manika Sheokand will be representing India at the 2021 edition of Miss Grand International.

Manika is 25-years-old and stands 173 cm tall. She graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Master’s in Business Administration and started working at an MNC and is now a professional model and is working every day to chase her passion and create a distinct identity for herself. She was one of our favorites for the title as well.




The diva describes herself as a calm, fearless, and confident woman who uses her fearless attitude in tackling any situation that comes as an obstacle in front of her. Manika has been consistent with her performance throughout the competition and impressed everyone with her charming looks and confidence complimenting her beautiful smile. The diva who has been trying to create awareness and educate people about the gender-based inequality in her community would use the platform to spread her message onto a broader level.

Manika explains that her mother and sister have always inspired her to keep working hard with determination and focus on the goals to make her dreams come true. The diva explained that from her mom she has learned to stay positive & calm, and from her sister, she has learned to be the best version of herself. For Manika, "Beauty is about being comfortable in one’s skin own irrespective of color and texture. Beauty is about carrying one’s confidence, energy, enigma, and emotions. Beauty is about defying stereotypes and labels."

Along with Manika Sheokand being crowned Miss Grand India 2020, Manasa Varanasi who represented Telangana was crowned Miss World India 2020, and Manya Singh who represented Uttar Pradesh was adjudged as the runner-up at the end of the event finale.



Manika is very grateful for the opportunities she has received till now which has helped her to grow and has assured that she will keep fighting until she makes her country proud at international stage and becomes an inspiration to the people who deal with gender-based inequality like her but wants to work to eradicate that from the society. Manika is also inspired by Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra because of her strong personality and the way she has carved an identity for herself on a global level.

Femina Miss India’s jury panel comprised of actors such as Neha Dhupia, Chitrangada Singh, Pulkit Samrat, and renowned designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock and Vaani Kapoor and Aparshakti Khurrana acted as a host for the grand night. The grand finale will be telecast on 28th February 2021 at noon & 5 pm on Colors HD and JioTV.