Priyadarshani Chatterjee crowned as Femina Miss India 2016

10 Apr 2016 | Angelopedia

The magnificent grand coronation night of Femina Miss India 2016 was culminated after crowning Priyadarshini Chatterjee as Femina Miss India 2016. The coronation night was held on April 9’ 2016 at the ‘Yash Raj Studios’ in Mumbai wherein the beauty queen clinched the coveted title and the crown of Miss India 2016 after defeating 20 other beautiful aspirants.


Priyadarshani Chatterjee crowned as Femina Miss India 2016


Priyadarshini Chatterjeewas crowned by her predecessor Miss India World 2015 Aditi Arya. At the same event, Sushruthi Krishna was adjudged as first runner up, while Pankhuri Gidwani was titled as second runner up. Priyadarshini Chatterjee will represent India at the forthcoming Miss World 2016 pageant and the runners up will compete for other international titles.


Priyadarshani Chatterjee crowned as Femina Miss India 2016


The splendid event was judged by eminent personalities from the pageant and tinsel-town industry like reigning Miss World Mireia Lalaguna Royo, reigning Miss India World Aditi Arya, Kabir Khan, who is a Bollywood (Indian) film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer, Designer Shane Peacock, Bollywood actress Yami Gautam, Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Television Czarina Ekta Kapoor, Tennis star Sania Mirza, Bollywood actress Amy Jackson and fashion designer Manish Malhotra.

The 2016 edition saw electrifying performances by Bollywood (Indian Cinema)stars –Shahid Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Tiger Shroff, rapper Badshah and Varun Dhawan was performed at the grand finale. While, the pageant was hosted by the eminent Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar with his co-host comic actor Manish Paul.

The finale being with the 21 gorgeous finalists being introduced in stunning Indian couture collection by prominent Indian designer, Anju Modi. The delegates looked drop dead gorgeous.

The finalists were seen setting the ramp on fire donning stunning evening gowns by ace designers.

Later on the judges unveiled the names of the the Top 10 finalists, who were:


Priyadarshani Chatterjee crowned as Femina Miss India 2016


Dnyanda Shringarpure

Pankhuri Gidwani

Navpreet Kaur

Priyadarshani Chatterjee

Natasha Singh

Roshmitha Harimurthy

Gayathri Reddy

Sushruthi Krishna

Vaishnavi Patwardhan and

Aradhana Buragohain


Priyadarshani Chatterjee crowned as Femina Miss India 2016


The Top ten semi - finalists were further examined and scrutinized under the radar of other eminent pageant skills, and were narrowed down to Top 5 finalists including - Navpreet Kaur, Pankhuri Gidwani, Priyadarshini Chatterjee, Roshmitha Harimurthy and Sushruthi Krishna. The top 5 finalists were escorted on the ramp by popular actors and other TV stars.

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After declaring the names of the winners, the juries asked a common question to the Top 5 aspirants. The common question was –

What are the qualities required in MissIndia 2016 and why do you deserve to win today?

Navpreet Kaur was the first girl to answer. She said, "A Miss India should have a compassionate heart, a good body and a hard working person and I have all these qualities."

Pankhuri Gidwani believes a Miss India should have a focused mind, a good heart and a good set of lips to smile and spread happiness. She said, “ I am a people person and I believe I have all these qualities to be the next Miss India.”

Priyadarshini Chatterjee was the next one to answer. She said that “Miss India should be true to herself, she should have a personality to refelect who she is. My personality reflects that and that's why I should be the next Miss India.”

Roshmitha Harimurthy answered: “Miss India should have an emotional stabilty, humbleness and empathy and I have all these 3 qualities.”

Sushruthi Krishna said, “The qualities that a Miss India should have are perseverance, hardwork and unconditional love for what you do. I believe I have all the qualities.”

In addition to announcing the winners, a series of Special Awards were also awarded to the following contestants under the categories -

Beauty with a purpose award - Sushruthi Krishna

Mobstar Miss Multimedia subcontest - Dnyanda Shringarpure

fbb Miss Fashion Icon – Aradhana Buragohain and Gayathri Reddy

Kara Miss Vivacious – Dimple Paul

Ruparel Realty Miss Lifestyle – Vaishnavi Patwardhan

Ruparel Realty Miss Sudoku – Navpreet Kaur

MOBSTAR Miss Entertainer- Adya Niraj

Aloe Veda Miss Eco Quotient- Sushruthi Krishna

Triumph Miss Perfect Body – Rajkanya Baruah

Centro Miss Rampwalk – Priyadarshini Chatterjee

Olivia Bleach Miss Glowing Skin – Rajkanya Baruah

Richfeel Miss Beautiful Hair – Niharika Anand

iNIFD Miss Talented – Dnyanda ShringarpureGayathri Reddy and Pankhuri Gidwani

EyeSpa Miss Beautiful Eyes – Roshmitha Harimurthy

Rabbler Miss Popular – Niharika Anand

Chisel Miss Active – Vaishnavi Patwardhan

The Deltin Miss Aqua Queen – Roshmitha Harimurthy

Miss Photogenic – Sushruthi Krishna

Miss Beautiful Smile – Akshita Yadav

Miss Beautiful Legs – Roshmitha Harimurthy

Miss Congeniality – Natasha Singh

Prayag Miss National Costume – Roshmitha Harimurthy

What do you think about the newly crowned Miss India 2016?? Does Priyadarshini has what it takes to be the next Miss India? Share your opinions in the comment section below…