Determination, beauty and ambition define Manushi Chhillar, the fresh new talent to join YRF’s talent pool who is all set to be launched in what will be one of the biggest films of YRF coming out next year. The 22-year-old former Miss World winner has displayed focus and a drive to make her dreams come true right from the start. Now she is set to make a mark in the world of films.
Manushi Chhillar has had a blessed childhood and youth with doting parents in Delhi and a meritorious education. A student of the prestigious St Thomas’ School in the capital, Manushi studied for a year at Miranda House, a top college of Delhi University before pursuing a degree in medicine. She has learnt the ropes of acting during workshops at India’s most respected drama school, the National School of Drama. Representing Haryana, Manushi won the coveted Miss India crown after she was discovered by the biggest media organisation of India, The Times of India group. She was groomed by the organisation during her journey to also become Miss World in 2017. Manushi brought home the Miss World crown back to India after 17 years.
During her Miss World run, Manushi has actively spoken up for menstrual hygiene, representing the cause at key events and also taking it to the public in different places. In Haryana, her home state, Manushi also became the face of Anaemia Free Haryana and also started her own initiative Project Shakti - that provides free sanitary pads for rural women in various cities of India.
A committed humanitarian, Manushi has travelled across the world for special causes centered on welfare of women. Be it Indonesia, China, UK or France, she has made impact at charity events, sporting events and conversations of thought leaders centered on welfare and social development.
Manushi is a huge fan of former Miss Worlds and super achievers Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and considers them her role models. Her surreal grace and looks has charmed the nation for sure as she was also voted as the 'Times Most Desirable Woman of India'. She is a trained Kuchipudi dancer, and has trained under legendary dancers Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy.
Manushi has landed a dream debut in Bollywood for herself as Yash Raj Films, has signed Manushi as the heroine of their biggest historical film PRITHVIRAJ based on the life and heroism of the fearless and mighty King PRITHVIRAJ. It stars superstar Akshay Kumar in and as Prithviraj and Manushi will play the role of the gorgeous Sanyogita, PRITHVIRAJ’s love of life. Prithviraj will release worldwide on Diwali 2020 and is being directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi who directed the biggest television epic Chanakya. YRF is also managing Manushi as a talent going forward.