Throwback: When Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai made India proud by winning coveted titles
Post her win at the Miss Universe event, Sushmita Sen made her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt's 1996 movie Dastak, while Aishwarya Rai won hearts with her beauty during her modelling days and marked her debut with the 1997 romance-musical Aur Pyar Ho Gaya.
Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen made the country proud when she was crowned Miss Universe in the year 1994. May 21 was the day when she wrote her name in the pages of history.
To mark the glorious 26 years after her Miss Universe win, the actress shared a video and went down memory lane including the journey after the crowning glory.
Taking to Instagram, Sush shared the video and captioned it as, "#26thanniversary #missuniverse1994 #indiasfirst Thank you all for making ‘my Universe a better place’...your love has always been my greatest strength!!! I love you guys!!!"
The videos even had some unseen moments with her close ones including daughters Alisah and Renee and her boyfriend Rohman Shawl.
Her 'proud' beau couldn't control his excitement and celebrated by sharing some throwback photos of Sushmita from the international beauty pageant.
Sushmita Sen went on to become Miss Universe and Aishwarya Rai was crowned Miss World in the same year.
Post this, the divas went on to make their careers in acting and wooed viewers with their charismatic presence on the big screen.