Mumbai, April 15 (Calcutta Tube) Kanishtha Dhankhar was crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2011 at a gala event here Thursday night. She will represent India at the global pageant later this year.
Ankita Shorey was crowned Miss India International 2011, while Hasleen Kaur is Miss India Earth 2011.
The event saw scintillating performances by Anushka Sharma, Malaika Arora Khan, Hard Kaur and Sonakshi Sinha, music band SQS and television actors Gaurav Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Harshad Chopra and Gaurav Chopra.
The finalists were judged by personalities like Kangna Ranaut, Dino Morea, Fardeen Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Ritu Kumar, Shiamak Davar, Leander Paes, Tarun Mansukhani and Sajid Nadiadwala.
Last year, Sushmita Sen’s production company Tantra Entertainment had been awarded the India franchise to select participant for the Miss Universe contest and the winner – Ushoshi Sengupta had represented India at the international pageant.
Other than the crowning of Miss India, Nadiadwala also announced Ankita Mohapatra as the winner of the Bollywood Diva title, who will be cast in a forthcoming film under Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment banner.