India’s Harnaaz Sandhu to don the Miss Universe 2021 crown?

02 Dec 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Harnaaz Sandhu became the official representative of India at Miss Universe 2021 happening right now in Israel as she was crowned Miss Universe India 2021 on 30th September 2021 in Mumbai. Harnaaz is currently in the host country dazzling everyone with her magic and trying to win the coveted crown after twenty years.

Harnaaz was also a part of the free health camp for women organised by the Israel Embassy in association with Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, and Khushi (NGO). “The camp was about breast and cervical cancer awareness. I urged women not to hesitate to talk about feminine hygiene concerns as it is imperative to break the stigma around it”, the beauty queen quoted.



Harnaaz has also been raising awareness about clefts in association with Smile Train India. She said, “They’ve performed more than six lakh cleft surgeries in India, organised free cleft surgeries for underprivileged children and done so much more.”

Ever since she has landed in Israel, Harnaaz has impressed everyone with her impeccable fashion sense. From donning bold coloured outfits to dazzling everyone with her smile, Harnaaz has shown that she is going to give it her best to win the Miss Universe 2021 crown for her country.

Being the daughter of a successful doctor, Harnaaz calls her mother the biggest inspiration. “My mother is my inspiration. She broke through so many stereotypes and generations of patriarchy in my community to become a gynaecologist and the breadwinner of the family. She made me realise how important it is to be financially independent”, she spoke.



India has two crowns under its belt; Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe 1994 and became the first representative to win Miss Universe. After six years, Lara Dutta was crowned Miss Universe 2000. In the last years, India has gained a high placement as Vartika Singh placed in Top 20 in Miss Universe 2019. In the next year, Adline Castelino placed as the 3rd runner-up at Miss Universe 2020.