Nibedita Pal, a final year student studying marketing and public relations in Queensland’s Griffith University, who won the Miss India Australia 2015 pageant, will be officially representing Australia, as Miss India Australia, in the Miss India Worldwide 2015 grand finale in Mumbai, India, in September, competing against 36 countries.
Nibedita is being sponsored and mentored by Sydney based image and Bollywood consultant Raj Suri and will be exclusively represented via Raj Suri associate talent office in Mumbai.
While in Mumbai, Nibedita will have the opportunity to network with the worldwide delegates, attend industry events, training and workshops.
Expected Bollywood celebrities to attend the Mumbai pageant are: Neha Dupia, Eisha Gupta, Neil Nitesh Mukesh, Jimmy Shergill, Poonam Dhillon, Manisha Lamba to name a few and other fashion designers and TV celebrities.
In Mumbai, as the Miss India Australia 2015 winner, Nibedita — who is quite the polyglot and can speak Hindi, Bengali and German — will take part, along with the 35 world contestants in workshops in grooming by Pageant Coach Ritika Ramtri, dance and choreography by Sandeep Soparkar and Self Image/Bollywood by Raj Suri.
Founded in 2001 by photographer/media/film producer Raj Suri, Miss India Australia is the first ever-national talent search in Australia for women of Indian origin, affiliated to the Miss India Worldwide which is celebrating its 24th year in 2015, represented by 36 countries.
“Miss India Australia embraces the best of Australian and Indian culture presenting a unique opportunity for Australian women to engage with and celebrate rich heritage with contemporary Australian identity. The aim is to instill confidence and self-belief through industry auditions, combined with self image workshops, in young Australian women of multicultural backgrounds,” says founder Raj Suri.
The Miss India Australia 10 finalists were selected on the basis of intensive additions and self image/Bollywood workshops in Australia.
The Miss India Australia 2015 other sub event winners are:
Miss India Australia 2015 – Photogenic – Pooja Priyanka, 24, from Sydney
Miss India Australia 2015 – Best Classical Dance — Rabia Stanley, 19, from Sydney
Miss India Australia 2015 – Professional – Megna Sanam – 25, from Melbourne
Miss India Australia 2015 – Beautiful Smile – Savvy Nandal, 24, from Adelaide
Miss India Australia 2015 – Beautiful Eyes – Sanya Chopra, 22, from Sydney
The Miss India Australia 2015 “Public Choice” subtitle winner will be announced on 16 September after the online voting completion.