Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe in Philippines on May 21, 1991. (IANS photo)

MUMBAI—Actress Sushmita Sen, who made India proud 25 years ago by becoming the first Indian woman ever to win the Miss Universe crown, took a trip down memory lane on social media on May 21.

Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe on May 21, 1991, in Philippines. She was showered with love and congratulatory wishes by fans and loved ones including her boyfriend, Roman Shawl.

Roman posted a photograph of Sushmita's winning moment and captioned it: "Twenty five years of winning the universe."

Sen thanked her fans by re-posting their messages on social media.

After winning the Miss Universe title at the age of 18, Sushmita Sen made her foray into acting. She made her Bollywood debut with the 1996 film "Dastak" and later featured in movies like "Sirf Tum," "Biwi No. 1" and "Main Hoo Na."

Sen is also a single parent of two adopted daughters Renee and Alisah.

Talking about her journey as a star and mother, Sushmita Sen had earlier told IANS: "It has its own difficulties to fight for who you are. It's not an easy job, but you keep doing it for 25 years, and it becomes a habit. And you are just accepted after that."

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