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From Dreams to Crown: The Biography of Harnaaz Sandhu

From Dreams to Crown: The Biography of Harnaaz Sandhu
Credit: Harnaaz Sandhu at Instagram

A Visionary Queen: Harnaaz Sandhu’s Path to Leadership and Grace.

Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, 23, is an Indian model, actress, and former Miss Universe. She came into the limelight after she became the third Indian to be crowned Miss Universe.

Who is in the family of Former Miss Universe, Harnaaz Sandhu?

Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu was born on 3 March 2000 (age 23 years; as of 2023) in Gurdaspur District, Punjab. Raised in a Punjabi Jat Sikh family, Harnaaz’s father, Pritampal Singh Sandhu, is a realtor. Her mother, Rabinder Kaur Sandhu, is a gynaecologist. The only daughter of an extended family, Harnaaz has 17 brothers in her family. Besides, she also has an elder brother.

Besides belonging to a small town, the Harnaaz family supported her modelling career. Fascinated by the glamour industry, Harnaaz always wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Harnaaz Sandhu, A Diligent Student

Not only has she aced modelling, but Harnaaz has well-performed in her education. After completing her schooling at Shivalik Public School, she pursued her graduation in Information and Technology at the Postgraduate Government College, Chandigarh. Later, she pursued a Master’s degree in public administration. Harnaaz was an active student in her school and used to participate in various cultural functions. An acting enthusiast, Harnaaz often participated in various theatrical productions during her college.

From an Aspiring Model to Miss Universe, Harnaaz Sandhu’s Inspirational Career

Indian model and beauty pageant titleholder, Harnaaz Sandhu has made quite a few waves with her achievements. Crowned as Miss Universe 2021, she has come a long way. She happens to be the third Indian to win this coveted title. Before this, she also won the title of Miss Diva Universe 2021. Harnaaz has mesmerised the country with her talent.

Despite being an IT student, Harnaaz pursued her passion in modelling and the fashion industry. Her modelling career came to the mainstream after winning the title of Femina Miss India Punjab in 2019.

In addition to this, she also won Miss Chandigarh 2017 and Miss Max Emerging Star India 2018. At a very young age, Harnaaz has earned immense success and is already a fashionista-in-making. In a short period, the Miss Universe pageant holder has earned herself a position among the country’s prominent personalities and is popular among several renowned designers.

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Know the Reason Behind Harnaaz’s Weight Gain and her disease

Netizens brutally trolled Harnaaz after she gained weight post winning the Miss Universe pageant. Nevertheless, the comments didn’t go down well with Harnaaz, and she decided to come out with the reason behind her body changes. She revealed that she is diagnosed with Celiac disease, a disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive with products of gluten. 

From Dreams to Crown: The Biography of Harnaaz Sandhu
Credit: Harnaaz Sandhu at Instagram

What is the Net Worth of Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu?

Reports suggest that Harnaaz’s updated net worth (as of 2023) is $3 Million ( INR 22 crores). Besides, Harnaaz won the prize money of $250,000 US dollars (INR 1.88 Crores) after winning the Miss Universe 2021 pageant. Besides, she also earns a massive amount of money through brand endorsements.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu

  • Besides modelling, Harnaaz is interested in acting. In addition to it, she has also been featured in many Punjabi movies like Yaaran Dian Poon Baran (2021) and Bai Ji Kuttan Ge (2022). 
  • Harnaaz’s nickname is Candy.
  • Harnaaz is a health advocate. She often talks about healthy menstruation and a positive body in various events.
  • In her leisure time, she likes to watch movies, horse riding, and travelling.

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1. Where does Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu reside?

Soon after winning the Miss Universe pageant, she relocated to New York, where the Miss Universe organisation is headquartered. Nevertheless, she often visits India to meet her family and close ones.

2. What is the religion of Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu? 

She belongs to a Punjabi-Jatt family.

3. To whom Harnaaz Sandhu is dating? 

Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu is currently not dating anyone.

4. How did Harnaaz Kaur Sandhi gain weight?

Harnaaz is diagnosed with celiac disease due to which she gained weight. Nevertheless, she confessed in an interview that due to her diet and not working out was also one of the reasons behind it.

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