Take A Look Back At Harnaaz Sandhu's Life Before She Was Crowned Miss Universe

Learn about the life of gorgeous Harnaaz Sindhu before she was crowned Miss Universe.
Lakshita Singh

Harnaaz Sandhu's win in the Miss Universe 2021 pageant brought a smile to every Indian's face. She beated 81 contestants from around the world at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel, to bring the crown back to India after a 21-year absence.

Today, almost everyone knows this gorgeous diva because of her achievements, but did you know her quest to becoming Miss Universe began in 2017? Learn this and much more about the Miss Universe 2021's past life by looking at her old photos.

1 Runner Up In Times Fresh Face At The Age Of 17

Harnaaz Sandhus started her pageantry journey at the age of 17 when she won the runner-up in the Times Fresh Face competition.

10 Miss India Punjab In 2019

She won the title of Femina Miss India Punjab in 2019. She also made it to the top 12 at Femina Miss India that year.

2 Harnaaz Sandhu With Teachers

Harnaaz Sandhu is seen here with her school's principal. This photo was taken when Harnaaz was crowned 'Chandigarh Fresh Face 2017'. For this, she received praise from her principal, as well as a complement on her beautiful smile.

3 Born And Raised In Chandigarh

Harnaaz Sandhu comes from a Sikh family and was born and raised in Chandigarh. Harnaaz's traditional Punjabi attire, which includes a Punjabi Patiala suit and a Phulkari dupatta, is beautiful. 

4 Born The Same Year Lara Dutta Won Miss Universe Crown

21 year old Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned Miss Universe 2021 on December 13th. She brought the title back home after 21 years. Before Harnaaz Sandhu, only two Indians had won Miss Universe: actresses Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.

5 Only Sister Of 17 Brothers

In the extended Sandhu family, there are 17 brothers and only one sister, Harnaaz.

6 Harnaaz Is A Pet Lover

Harnaaz is a pet lover, and she has a lot of photos of street dogs and other animals on her Instagram. The name of Harnaaz's dog's name is Roger.


7 Featured In Punjabi Movie

She has appeared in Punjabi films such as Bai Ji Kuttange and Yaara Diyan Poo Baran in addition to being a model for the past few years.

8 A committed Student

Despite starting her career as model, Harnaaz has remained dedicated to her studies. The young model went to Chandigarh's Shivalik Public School. She attended Government College for Girls for graduation.

9 Pursuing Masters' Degree In Public Administration

The international pageant title holder is presently pursuing her Master's degree in Public Administration.