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Meet, Mauna Shah, Miss Universe Asia, Actress, Supermodel and rated “Most Beautiful Smile of India”.

By Bobby Leigh

Hello Mauna. Welcome and thank you for taking the time to talk to us. I think our readers are really going to benefit from your international model and beauty pageant knowledge and professional acting experience.

Q: Can you start us off and tell us where did you grow up, and what were you like as a child?

I was born in a middle class family. My Father signed the contract as builder on the same day of my birth & hence I was always as a lucky charm baby for him. Born in Surat city Gujarat India. Which is famous for diamonds & textile all over the globe.

Q: So, your family saw that you were a dancer, were they also into modelling and film? And what was it that made you think that you wanted to be a model and an actress and how old were you when you made that decision?

Not at all from my whole family was never intereststed in films. My parents always wanted me to learn different things & I started learning Indian classical dance bharat natyam at the age of 7. I acted in a movie at the age of 5 as lead actress child character of Radha in movie “Shree Chaitanya maha prabhu” I was always loved to get dressed up.

Q: What were some of your first or favorite movies or shows that you saw?

Oh i have a sweet story behind it. i remember we had only one Television at our neighbours home on the whole street & all the kids if they wish to go their home & watch any show they have to sit at floor was their rule. i was so excited the first time i went at neighbours home & when they told me “baby you have to sit at floor if you wish to watch TV” i came back home and told my father I want to watch TV with dignity not like this. Guess what? we got TV on next day at our home & I saw first show was i guess tom & Jerry. Which is still my favourite one.

Q: What do you remember about your first modelling jobs or your beauty pageant?

Yes, when I was 16, I participated in a local event for a show. We had to change dresses after catwalk. It was messy, but I enjoyed trying different clothes, doing different make up and showing your beautiful side to the audience. That’s when I started to have more curios questions about it. What is a model? How would her life be?

Q: I heard you were a Guinness Records holder for Dance. Can you tell us about that?

The record i made was under Guru Shree Pandit Birju Maharaj ji that was held in Delhi with the presence of Sri Sri Ravishankar Ji as a chief guest where I performed Classical Kathak Dancing. It’s an Indian Guinness Record thing.

Q: What does the Best Smile in India? How did that title come about that?

I was standing on my stage with the other contestants andwe were all waiting so desperately to hear the result. First name was announced was mine as gold no3 Mauna Shah the most beautiful smile of India. Honestly that moment was so emotional my name got announced as most beautiful smile of India & I went ahead on catwalk with full smile. Received beautiful crown & i was just kept smiling ever after.

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Q: I also know that you do a lot of beauty pageants, How did it come about you that you entered the Miss Universe pageant?

I was finalist of tiara Miss India and I have received confirmation letter at the same time as I got selected for Mrs Universe Asia contest. I was so exited & felt pride to represent my concerns country on Asia zone.

Q: Do you have any screenings, events or any projects/films coming up?

Actually, yes I do. I would like to grow more into modelling as well as an actress. Also coming up soon with some more movies of Gujarati, Bollywood as well as I have some cool stuff in the works in Hollywood. Also coming up soon with the tele talk show The Mauna Shah show on USA garth tv . Which is about the inspirational story of 7 real life heros. I am first time coming up as an host into it. The show will be telecasts in USA & India together soon.

Q: How did the pandemic affect you, your acting and your modelling?

After I won my crowns in 2019, the pandemic came but it didn't effect me personally as I have mentioned i am very balanced spiritually too. I used my whole pandemic time in social work teaching sufi dancing to women’s on Zoom with free work shops. I believe in giving back and helping people. As well as I kept some sweet online laughing contest with good prises for new born babies to any age & I have received so many entries. This contest was purposely designed by me cause in 30 sec video every one sent was started with some artificial laugh & somehow they start laughing naturally. This is the way I share little smile and happiness during pandemic to each family to worth my tag winning beautiful smile of India.

Can you tell our readers about your upcoming show “International Indian Icon” and what is your role on it?

International Indian icon is a wonderful platform for Fashion enthusiasts, Dancers, Singers, Actors, and Musicians to showcase their talent globally. I am proud that I am a National & international Judge and Fashion categories.

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Bobby Leigh is Multi-Platinum, Award-Winning Actor, Filmmaker and Music Manager. He has produced and been on the management teams for such major rock-n-roll legends as “Aerosmith,” “Guns-N-Roses,” “Red Hot Chili Peppers,” “KISS,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd,” “Prince,” “Quiet Riot,” “Night Ranger,” “Joan Jett,” “The Specials,” “Social Distortion,” “The Offspring,” and “Staind.”

Leigh also served as the producer for three “MTV (VMA’s) Video Music Awards” Television Award shows.

Other notable acting roles; Leigh appeared in “The Flight Attendant”, “Midnight Mass”, “London Fields,” “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Creatures Of White Chapel,” “British Style,” “Cruel,” “Dracula Untold,” “Golgotha,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Sweeny Todd,” “Childlike Violence,” as well as many other independent films.

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Dec 18, 2022

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Dec 18, 2022

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