Former Miss Universe & Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen has been selected as one of the awardees of the prestigious Champions of Change Award 2020. She has been chosen for the award by a constitutional jury headed by K.G. Balakrishnan, Former CJI and Former Chairman, NHRC.
Born in a Bengali family, Sushmita’s parents are Shubeer Sen, a former IAF Wing Commander and Subhra Sen, a jewelry designer. She attended different schools in Jorhat, and Nagpur, but spend the majority of her schooling days in the Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute and Air Force Silver School in Delhi.
She has done English Honors, and also holda a a degree in Journalism. It was during 1994 that she decided to be a participant in Miss India beauty pageant and she won the title against the reigning favourite Aishwarya Rai and later went on to win the Miss Universe contest. She was the first lady from India to do so.
From thereon she decided to join the Hindi Film Industry and went on to give some memorable performances through her film. She won many awards through her career and graced the Indian cinema like no other. She has been selected to be awarded with Champions of Change Award which promotes Gandhian values, (Swachata), community service and social development (in Aspirational district in india), selected by constitutional jury members headed by K.G. Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India and Former Chairman NHRC. It is given annually in four categories, and usually presented by the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister of India or a leading figure. Mr. Nandan Jha is the founder and head of Champions of Change Award.
The inaugural Champions of Change Award was held in 2018 and it was distributed by the Vice-President of India M.Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
The second edition was held in 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and awards were given by the then President of India, Sh. Pranab Mukherjee. Jharkhand CM Sh. Hemant Soren and Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia were among the recipients of awards.