At Miss Universe, Sushmita ranked third overall in the preliminaries, right behind preliminary winner Miss Colombia Carolina Gomez, and Miss Greece Rea Totounzi, who ranked second but won the preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Sushmita went on to place second, fifth and third in the swimsuit, interview, and evening gown semi-final competitions respectively, placing her in third place behind Miss Colombia and Miss Venezuela Minorka Mercado. All three women went on to be the final three contestants. In the end, the judges placed their votes on Sushmita, making her the first woman from India to become Miss Universe.
Sushmita's supposed rival at the Miss India pageant, Aishwarya Rai, went on to win the 1994 Miss World contest.
So far, her biggest hit has been the 2004 movie Main Hoon Na, in which she starred as Shahrukh Khan's love interest. Later on, she played a lawyer in Main Aisa Hi Hoon opposite Ajay Devgan. In 2005, she also starred in a remake of Cactus Flower, called Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya: Sen played the lead opposite Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Her most recent movies include Karma, Confessions and Holi (2006) opposite Naomi Campbell, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (2007) and the recently announced Dulha Mil Gaya (2007) opposite Shahrukh Khan.
2003: Best Supporting Actress nomination for Filhaal (2002)
2003: Best Supporting Actress win for Filhaal (2002)
|Ratchagan||Soniya|| Tamil film|
Dubbed into Telugu as Rakshakudu
|Hindustan Ki Kasam||Priya|
|Biwi No.1||Rupali||Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award|
|Fiza||Guest Appearance (song)|
|2001||Kyo...Kii Mein Jhuth Nahin Bolta||Sonam|
|Nayak: The Real Hero||Special Appearance (song)|
|Mudhalvan|| Tamil film |
Special Appearance (song)
|Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai||Lara Oberoi|
|Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Mehak|
|Filhaal...||Sia Sheth||Nomination, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award|
|2003||Samay: When Time Strikes||ACP Malvika Chauhan|
|Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye||Herself||Special Appearance|
|2004||Vaastu Shastra||Jhilmil Rao|
|Main Hoon Na||Chandni|
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||Naina|
|Main Aisa Hi Hoon||Neeti Khanna|
|Kisna||Naima Begum||Special Appearance (song)|
|It Was Raining That Night|
|Alag||Special appearance (song)|
|2007||Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag||Durga|
|2008||Dulha Mil Gaya||Lisa DD||Shelved|
|Karma, Confessions and Holi||Meera||English film|
The Shine Must Go On!: Jaipur's Jewels Once Again Stole the Show at the IIJW, with Diva Sushmita Sen Endorsing One of the City's Well-Loved Brands and Elegantly Avoiding a Wardrobe Malfunction!
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