Kanishtha Dhankhar wins Femina Miss India 2011

22-year old Kanishtha Dhankhar (center), a professional model from Mumbai, was crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2011 during the annual ceremony of the event, held on April 14th.  Dhankar stands 177cm in height and will represent India at the 2011 Miss World contest in December.

Hasleen Kaur (22, left), a student of communications from New Delhi, was crowned Femina Miss India Earth 2011. The 175 cm beauty will represent the country at the Miss Earth 2011 finals to be held in December, possibly in Thailand.

Meanwhile, 24-year old Ankita Shorey (right) was crowned Femina Miss India International 2011, giving her the right to represent India in Miss International to be held in China, this October.

Miss India 2010 winners Manasvi Mamgai, Nicole Faria (reigning Miss Earth) and Neha Hinge crowned the lovely ladies. The remaining finalists were Rakul Preet Singh and Ankita Mohapatra.

Sajid Nadiadwala chose Ankita Mohapatra as the winner of Bollywood Diva title. Ankita will be cast in a forthcoming film under Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainment banner.

20 contestants competed in this year’s edition of India’s premier beauty pageant.

 

Winners with Mr. Vineet Jain, Times Group MD

Courtesy The Times of India

27 thoughts on “Kanishtha Dhankhar wins Femina Miss India 2011

  1. scoolstuff123 says:

    Kanishtha is really beautiful…jst saw the show yestrday…a complete package of beauty and brain…MISS WORLD 2011 is INDIA for sure…!!!!

  2. ankita’s face reminds us of ingrid rivera miss pr u 2008;who suffered pageant fatigue as the pageant was nearing,though she was my fav non finalist miss pr

  3. agreed mu is not happenig tomorrow,but its not happening next year either.In beauty superpowers like venezuela,puerto rico,dominican republic,colombia,mexico and many other latin american countries,they select the queen almost one year in advance so that they get enogh time for their preparations.ingood old days of india’s pageant haydays miss india contest was held during january and they would be having enough time for preparation till may

  4. Are you people mad………
    Is Mu happening tomorrow???????
    Have patience guys……
    @dilip…INDIA will not only surprise u but everyone……….just wait and watch..
    I have got the details……..
    MISS INDIA UNIVERSE 2011 will ve held in June 2011………
    The selectors are doing a great job!
    The contestants selcted till date are exotic and amazing…….
    INDIA will take MU by storm this year……..
    Everyone….be it VENEZUELA, MEXICO, PHILLIPINES, AUSTRALIA, COLOMBIA, KOSOVO AND U.S.A/………get ready for a great INDIAN surprise!!!

  5. we will miss india at mu

  6. @QuTeSTuFF – yes, there is a website, but the organization is completely unresponsive, even prospective contestants are unable to get responses/confirmations from them, and although this has been up since early this year, no announcement on date has been made. The organization has also lost its sponsor, so there may just be a delegate appointed this year unless they can find some other sponsorship means quickly. No one knows anything for sure, but time is running out.

    • rightly said john it seems its fall of another superpower at mu.so sad long live india

  7. @ john………check out the http://www.iamshe.com
    its for miss universe india…..
    the process is still goin on…..
    currently auditions are happening!

  8. To Lamar and Andres – Miss India stopped sending delegates to MU last year. A separate contest selected a representative to Miss Universe for India in 2010, but it is not known if there will be a contest this year. So far nothing has been scheduled.

  9. kanishtha had done an article for femina, her interview was published at the end pagein 2009.she had many friends in the fashion fraternity.so she got the crown like neha kapoor in 2006 and sarah in 2007 and manaswi in 2010.her fate at mw will be like sarah and manaswi only.poor ankita mohapatra she had to pay for the mistake for harshita.tio didnt want the repetiotion of 2008 fiasco.so at the last stage she was denied the crown

  10. @ dilip u should check other picz of kanishtha………she looks like demi moore…..
    she definitely fits the MW bill…….
    @ lamarquise………Miss India Universe is yet to be selcted……..
    and it will be done by Sushmita Sen`s “I AM SHE” pagaent……
    it will probably happen in June 2011…….
    Sushmita has promised to send an xceleent delegate this time!!

    • yes she looks like demi moor ,old but trying hard to look young

  11. miss india world 2011 kanishtha is not beautiful and can’t win Miss World 2011 but miss india earth 2011 Hasleen Kaur is beautiful and stunning and i wish for her to win the miss earth title the second time for india, she is just like nicole faria who nobody in her own country india itself liked very much bcoz all favoured the ugly manasvi who lost badly in Miss World 2010 and good for that bcoz Nicole Faria won Miss Earth 2010 and showed people that she was the true beauty same way this year it is Hasleen and not kanishtha.

  12. which one of these ladies will compete in MU2011?

  13. I have not been following blogs for a while, but could someone tell me how Miss India Universe will be chosen, or is she already chosen? Thanks

    • she will be chosen through a new contest called i am she under sushmita sen mu 1994 and all the rejected candidates of femina miss india will vie for the title,like what happened previous year

      • Thank you.

        Wow I wonder when this change has been made. I remember India was so powerful in the 90’s. Two amazing beauties who won Miss Universe and finalists/semifinalists. Both Sushmita and Lara were stunning with poise and confidence. I liked Sushmita’s youthful and outgoing personality when she won. Lara on the other hand was so eloquent. If she runs for office, I bet everyone would vote for her. I so enjoyed sound of her voice and of course her intelligence. Right now there is a countdown as to which Miss Universe is the most beautiful. I would not be surprised if Sushmita is in the top 10 and Lara in the top 3. Can’t wait to see if my guesses are correct.

  14. miss india world is not beautiful facially.its one of the requirements for a miss world.she fits the miss universe bill.sadly for india femina does not send delegates for miss universe.hasleen is a wasted beauty coz meo will not give back to back title.and ankita is not a beauty for miss international.they dont want eloquent beauty.they want innocent looking nymphets which either rakulprit and ankita mohapatra fit the bill.so a bad choice by the judges this year.by the way except ritu kumar and dino morea what were the beauty pageant judging credibility of other judges.india learn from osmel sousa miss venezuela director and make people from fashion and beauty fraternity to sit in the judges seat.

  15. KANISHTHA DHAR AND HASLEEN KAUR WERE DESTINED TO GET THE TOP TWO SPOTS!!!……
    THEY ARE AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL……..
    INDIA WILL DEFINITELY GET THE MISS WORLD CROWN THIS TIME!!….
    GUYS…ROOT FOR INDIA……ROOT FOR KANISHTHA…….THE FUTUTRE MISS WORLD!!

    HASLEEN KAUR WILL DO A BACK TO BACK FOR INDIA…….
    SHE`S A CLASS APART!!

    ANKITA SHOREY SURPRISED MANY PEOPLE………
    HER ANSWERS CWERE JUST AMAZING…….
    THE DARK HORSE OF FEMINA MISS INDIA 2011 GOES INTERNATIONAL!!!
    HOPE SHE BECOMES INDIA`S FIRST MISS INTL!!!

    THE BEST BATCH OF WINNERS AFTER FEMINA MISS INDIA 2008…..PARVATHY, SIMRAN AND HARSHITA!!
    2011 WILL DEFINITELY TURN OUT TO BE INDIA`S YEAR!!…..

    HOPE SUSHMITA`S I AM SHE GIVES AN EQUALLY GOOD CONTESTANT FOR MU THIS YEAR!!!
    I WANT TO SEE ANOTHER 2000 IN THE MAKING!!!……….

  16. The winner is cool, but Miss India International should have been Rakul preet Singh. absolute stunner!!!! I don’t like Ankita Shorey!!!!

  17. SHILPA SHRUTI says:

    USHOSHI SENGUPTA IS STILL INDIA’S BEST PAGEANT DELEGATE OF THE DECADE!

  18. STUNNING INDEED….

  19. Congratulations to the 3 indian stunners !! what a perfect selection ! Good luck and best wishes to you all at the International Pageant !! Miss India World is a perfect choice for Miss World 2011 !! Go India !!!

  20. This year I will be rooting for India as one of Miss World 2011 frontrunners. The most beautiful Femina India World winner after a decade.

  21. winner is stunning. no doubt…front runner in miss world

  22. I WATCHED THE WINNER ON YOU TUBE AND SHE IS VERY VERY PLAIN AND REGULAR SHE SHOULD HAVE A NOSE JOB SORRY BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN A STUNNING MIISS INDIA SICE 2001 CELINA THE LAST ,THERE NO MORE LARA DUTTA AND AISH AND SUSMITA BUT CONGRATULATION AND GOOD LUCK

  23. The winner is just fabulous! A clear frontrunner at Miss World.

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