|Harnaaz Sandhu Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9½ in|
|Date of Birth||March 3, 2000|
Harnaaz Sandhu is an Indian model, actress, and beauty pageant titleholder who skyrocketed to fame after being crowned Miss Universe 2021.
Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu
Guruharsahai, Punjab, India
Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, India
Harnaaz attended Kalia Public School. She also studied at Shivalik Public School and the Post Graduate Government College for Girls in Chandigarh.
As of December 2021, she had been pursuing her master’s degree in public administration.
Actress, Model, Beauty Pageant Titleholder
- Father – Paramjeet Singh Sandhu (Realtor)
- Mother – Ravinder Kaur Sandhu (Gynecologist, Medical Supervisor)
- Siblings – Harnoor Singh Sandhu (Older Brother)
5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Harnaaz has Punjabi Sikh ancestry.
- Well-toned physical appearance
- Wide smile
Harnaaz Sandhu Facts
- She was brought up in Guruharsahai. Later, she completed her studies in Chandigarh.
- Harnaaz can fluently speak English, Hindi, and Punjabi.
- Her brother Harnoor is 7 years older than her.
- She developed an interest in acting and mimicry at an early age.
- Her family as of December 2021, resided in Kharar, Mohali.
- Growing up, her mother wanted Harnaaz to be a doctor, whereas, her father wanted her to become a judge.
- It was during her teenage years that she began to take part in beauty pageant contests. One of her earliest title wins was that of Miss Ferozepur 2017. From there, she went on to bag various other beauty pageant titles including Miss Max Emerging Star India 2018, Femina Miss India Punjab 2019.
- She got her big break in the modeling and beauty pageant industry after placing in the top 12 list of Femina Miss India 2019.
- Sandhu was one of 50 contestants who were shortlisted for the Miss Diva 2021 semifinals on August 16, 2021. After that, on August 23, it was confirmed that she had made it into the top 20 list of competitors. During the preliminary rounds of the contest, she won the title of Miss Beautiful Skin and eventually won succeeding outgoing titleholder Adline Castelino, hence, being chosen to represent her country at the Miss Universe 2021, which was held in Eilat, Israel on December 12.
- During the semifinals for Miss Diva 2021, Harnaaz opened up about having been bullied and body shamed growing up. She also stated that mental health issues were another problem that she had to battle through.
- On December 12, 2021, Harnaaz surpassed the initial 80 contestants, making it into the top 16, and went on to win the title of Miss Universe 2021. This made her the 3rd Indian woman after 21 years to win the contest, the first two being Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta.
- Harnaaz is very fond of the taste of sarson ka saag and makki di roti.
- She has a dog named Rozar.
- In December 2021, she revealed that she would prefer to date a young struggling man rather than an old rich man.
- In March 2022, Sandhu revealed that she was suffering from celiac disease which is a disease that is triggered by eating gluten.
- In January 2023, Harnaaz Sandhu crowned the Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel from the United States. She was seen crying on stage and nearly falling during her final walk as Miss Universe.
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