Applications available for 24th annual Miss India-Canada event

24th Annual Miss India-Canada THE 24th Annual Miss India-Canada Event takes place on Saturday, August 16 at Toronto’s International Plaza Hotel.

Contestants are judged on their evening gown, talent, and their ability to speak in public. The show is focused on Indian arts and culture and at the same time blends into the Canadian mosaic.

Some of the past winners – Kamal Sidhu, Ruby Bhatia, Gita Bali, Rishma Malik, Poonam Chhibber, Melissa Bhagat, and Komila (Kim) Jagtiani – have appeared on the covers of many leading magazines and newspapers in Canada, India, and other countries.

The winner of the first Miss India-Canada pageant, Kamal Sidhu, starred in the lead role with Jackie Shroff in “Aar Ya Paar.”

Miss India-Canada 2001, Neelam Verma, was crowned Miss Canadian Universe. She represented Canada in the Miss Universe pageant in Puerto Rico and was selected amongst the Top 10 in the world.

Rishma Malik, Miss India-Canada 1996, starred in Deepa Mehta’s “Bollywood Hollywood” movie.

Sangeeta Virmani, Miss India-Canada 2003, met with then-Indian President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

Last year, Parul Sharma, Miss India-Canada 2004, sang the Canadian and US national anthems at a sold-out Toronto Raptors NBA basketball game.

The current Miss India-Canada, Harleen Malhans, is enjoying her reign attending noteworthy events.

Entries for the Miss India-Canada Event will be accepted until Friday, June 27.

For an application form or further information, contact: (905) 851-0990 or visit