It is not a strange thing when a model made a transition to the acting career. Moreover, many popular TV actresses used to be models in the past. Furthermore, they had participated in many beauty pageants in the past. Hence, today we have brought you 10 such TV actresses.
1. Divyanka Tripathi
Before becoming one of the most popular TV actresses, Divyanka participated in Pantene Zee Teen Queen in 2013 and eventually won the title of Miss beautiful skin.
2. Aishwarya Sakhuja
Aishwarya has worked in many Television serials and has gained huge amount of popularity from them. She has proved that her acting skills are matchless. However, only a few of us know that before entering TV industry she participated in the Miss India 2006.
3. Smriti Irani
Everyone knows that Smriti Irani used to be one of the most popular TV actresses. But only a few know that she was a model and she competed in Miss India beauty pageant in 1998.
4. Asmita Sood
She worked if a few TV shows but she allured everyone with her beauty and acting. To conclude, she became quite popular. However, acting was not her first choice as she was a model and she was the finalist in the Miss India pageant 2011.
5. Erica Fernandes
Before getting famous as a daily soap actress, Erica Fernandes won the Miss India beauty pageant in 2012. Moreover, she always likes to toss some fashion tips on YouTube. You should start following her.
6. Reshmi Ghosh
She made her appearance in the show “Sasural Simar Ka”. All in all, she was the winner of the Miss India Earth beauty pageant, back in 2002.
7. Gauhar Khan
She rose to fame after winning the seventh season of TV reality Show “Bigg Boss”. She was a participant in the Femina Miss India where she ended up getting the fourth position.
8. Asha Negi
Asha Negi has a well decorated career as a TV actress. She had won the season 6 of dance reality show Nach Baliye. However, before joining the TV industry she was a model and had won the title of Miss Uttarakhand in 2009.
9. Gauri Pradhan Tejwani
Gauri Pradhan was one of the key characters in the popular show “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” since the show was one of the most prolific at that time, Gauri became quite popular for her role. However, before the TV serial, she was pursuing her modeling career and she participated in Femina Miss India contest in 1998.
10. Mihika Verma
She is best known for her appearance in the show “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”. Somehow, only her biggest fans would know that she was the winner of Miss India International beauty pageant in 2004.
Were you aware about these secret beauty queens? Share in the comments. Few television actresses even give tough competition to bollywood actresses by their beauty and performances. Yes, you read it right, check them out here. Also you can check how much these television actors earns per episode or season here.