Not many people know that Namrata Shirodkar used to be a star model before she ventured into acting. She started off her modeling career in 1993. In the same year, she won the Miss India pageant. Eventually, Namrata represented India in Miss Universe competition as well but had to settle with the sixth position. The actress recalled her Miss India memories recently by sharing the throwback pictures from the competition.
Recently, Namrata's sister Shilpa Shirodkar shared a few pictures of Namrata from the Miss India event. The actress looks gorgeous as ever in these photos. It is hard to believe that it has been 27 years for her victory. She still manages to carry the same grace and beauty.
Namrata ventured into acting with the 1998 film Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai. She played a small role in this movie. Namrata got her first breakthrough with the 1999 film Vaastav. This film featured Sanjay Dutt in the lead role. After that, she went to act in many Hindi, Kannada and Telugu films. Some of her notable works include Pukar, Vamsi, Astitva, LOC: Kargil and Anji. She married Mahesh Babu in 2005. After getting married, Namrata called it quits to the acting. She took the decision to look after the family. Namrata says that she has no regrets for giving up acting. She is happy to look after the family life and businesses of Mahesh. The couple has a son and a daughter, named Gautham and Sithara.