Harnaaz Sandhu biography: 13 things about Miss Universe 2021


Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu is an Indian actor, model and beauty queen who advocates for mental health. She attended Shivalik Public School and Post Graduate Government College for Girls, which are both in Chandigarh, India.

Born and raised in Chandigarh in a Sikh family, Sandhu is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and English. She is 5’9″ tall.

Sandhu enjoys acting, singing, dancing, yoga, swimming, horse riding and cooking. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She is Timesfreshface Miss Chandigarh 2017.
  2. She is Miss Max Emerging Star 2018 India. On July 4, 2018, she visited Hustle Studio by Aryeman Bhatia in Chandigarh.
  3. She is Femina Miss India Punjab 2019. On June 15, 2019, she represented Punjab at Femina Miss India 2019 and competed against 29 other candidates at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai, India. She finished in the Top 12.
  4. She was featured in the music video of The Landers’ song “Tarhthalli“, which was released in October 2019.
  5. While pursuing her master’s degree in public administration, she represented Chandigarh at Miss Diva 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Mumbai and competed against 19 other finalists on September 30, 2021. She won the title, making her India’s Miss Universe 2021 candidate.
  6. She was featured in the music video of “Bewajah“, which was released on November 9, 2021.
  7. On December 12, 2021, she represented India at Miss Universe 2021 and competed against 79 other candidates in Eilat, Israel. She won the crown, making her the third Miss Universe from India. She was 22 years old when she won the crown.
  8. On April 30, 2022, she served as a judge at Miss Universe Philippines 2022 in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
  9. On June 25, 2022, she served as a judge at Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  10. When interviewed by People in her apartment in New York City, New York, United States on August 4, 2022, she said, “I was bullied for gaining weight. It was kind of uncomfortable and really surprising for me to see how people started having their opinions, which should not really matter. It’s not about how you look, it’s about who you are from inside and how you treat people and what you believe in.”
  11. On August 13, 2022, she served as a judge at Miss South Africa 2022 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
  12. She starred in the Punjabi film “Bai Ji Kuttange“, which was released in India on August 19, 2022.
  13. On August 28, 2022, she crowned her successor Miss Universe India 2022 Divita Rai in Mumbai.

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