Simran Kaur Mundi of Mumbai was crowned Miss India Universe 2008 at a glittering function held at the Andheri Sports Complex in the metropolis on Saturday night.
Parvathy Omanakuttam of Kerala won the Miss India World crown while Harshita Saxena of Goa was declared Miss India Earth.
All three winners will represent the country at the international beauty pageants during the year.
They were selected from among 28 finalists in the presence of prominent personalities from the field of fashion and Bollywood.
The beauty pageant brought international fame to Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra and Dia Mirza among others in recent years.
The elimination rounds were interspersed with scintillating performances by Bollywood divas Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Sameera Reddy. The performances were choreographed by ace dancer Shaimak Davar.
Image: Simran Kaur Mundi winner of Femina Miss India Universe 2008 (Right) with Miss India (World) Parvathy (Centre) and Miss India (Earth) Harishta Saxena (Left).
Reportage: PTI | Photograph: Girish Srivastav/PTI Photo