Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen honored with Champions of Change Award 2020

19 Apr 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

The Champions of Change organization announced the Champions of Change Awards for the year 2020 at the Taj Resort and Convention Centre, Goa on 16th April 2021. Champions of Change are Indian Awards for promoting Gandhian values, community service and social development in aspirational districts, selected by constitutional jury members headed by K. G. Balakrishnan Former Chief Justice of India and Former Chairman NHRC. It is given annually in four categories, and usually presented by the President, Vice president, Prime Minister of India or a leading figure.

Miss Universe 1994, Sushmita Sen was honored with Champions of Change Award 2020 for her contribution to women's empowerment and social welfare. Being an inspiration to the millions of followers she has, Sushmita has encouraged the youth to follow their dreams and their hearts and do what they want to do with sincerity and dedication.



Sushmita is an Indian actress and model who was crowned Femina Miss India in 1994 and won Miss Universe 1994 at the age of 18. Exactly 25 years ago, history was made when Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe 1994, winning the coveted title for her country, India, for the first time ever. The gorgeous model, actress, beauty queen, business woman and philanthropist has achieved so much in the last 25 years that it is almost impossible to put it in one frame.

Sushmita took to her social media to share her win, “National Honour! Thank you Champions of Change awards for this National Award for Social welfare & Women empowerment. I receive it on behalf of our Nation’s strongest backbone, WOMEN! Thank you for honouring us!!! Let’s continue to take small steps & big changes will follow! Love, Gratitude & Respect!!”

She also went live for her fans and followers to share her achievement and express her gratitude. “When our country recognises women and any woman, they empower women to be your support. As I said in my acceptance speech today, to be born a woman itself is a huge gift from God. But to be in service of women, now that’s a privilege. It’s a moral responsibility, and, well, to get voted for is a very humbling experience. So thank you.”



“Anything good that happens in my life is incomplete without sharing it with you guys,” she added. Joining her for the special moment were her two daughters, her mother and partner Rohman Shawl. “Your love is my greatest Award! Keep it coming! I love you guys,” she added.

An epitome of positivity and grace, Sushmita not only won over everyone’s heart 25 years ago but she has managed to keep doing so with her commendable work and humanitarian nature. We wish her our heartiest congratulations and hoping to see her inspiring work for many more years to come.