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Khatron Ke Khiladi contestants Parvathy Omanakuttan Profile, Photos
Full Name: Parvathy Omanakuttan
Date of Birth/ Birthday : 13 March 1987
Place of Birth : Changanassery, Kerala, India
Age : 28 years
Occupation : Model, actress, Entrepreneur
Title(s) : Femina Miss India World 2008, Miss India South 2008
Twitter id : @ParvathyO_1303
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About Parvathy Omanakuttan
Parvathy Omanakuttan is an Indian actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss India 2008 and later became first runner-up at Miss World 2008. She was also awarded the titles of Miss World Asia & Oceania at the Miss World 2008 competition.
Parvathy Omanakuttan was born in Changanacherry, Kerala and brought up in Mumbai. She attended Sheth Chunnilal Damodardas Barfiwala High School and later graduated in English Literature from Mithibai College.
Parvathy was crowned the first ever Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2008, at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre held in December 2007. She also won the sub-titles of Miss Beautiful Hair and Miss Best Catwalk in PFMIS 2008.
Winning the PFMIS 2008 contest got her direct entry in the top ten finalists of the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2008. Parvathy was the winner of Femina Miss India 2008. Parvathy also won the sub-titles of Miss Photogenic, Miss Personality, and Miss Beautiful Hair in the Femina Miss India 2008 pageant.
Parvathy represented India in the 58th Miss World held in Johannesburg, South Africa. On 13 December 2008, she was announced the First Runner Up Miss World at The Grand Finale. At the pageant, Parvathy also placed Second in the Top Model and Fifth place in the Beach Beauty sub-contests.
Parvathy Omanakutta is a complete Mallu when it comes to her food, religion or following traditions. She is intelligent and would rather talk about things in the world as against just about lipsticks and fashion. She is emotional and self-respecting with strong values. She loves to travel.
Parvathy Omnakuttan Film Career/Movies
Parvathy made her cinematic debut through the Bollywood movie United Six directed by Vishal Aryan Singh. She eventually made her Tamil film debut in the 2012 gangster film Billa II, playing Jasmine who, she stated, was “the emotional quotient in David Billa’s life”.
In 2013, she was seen in her first Malayalam film KQ , in which she played a journalist, “a woman of today, strong and independent with her own values”.
In August 2013 Parvathy started shooting for the Hindi film Pizza, a remake of the same-titled 2012 Tamil film, produced by Bejoy Nambiar and UTV which was directed by Akshay Akkineni. It released on 26 July 2014, but did not do well in the box office.
Parvathy aka Paro is currently participating as in adventure based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 on Colors channel.
Parvathy Omnakuttan Interview
How did you become a Miss India? I am a Mallu born in Kerala, but brought up in Mumbai. My father retired as an F&B manager of a five-star hotel and my mother is a housewife. ‘Omanakuttan’ is my dad’s name. My dad used to walk to his school in Kerala.
Normally he would just go and sit in class, but on one occasion, his teacher asked his name and on the spur of the moment he said, ‘Omanakuttan’ (like how we say Chintu Baba in Hindi). His teacher wrote that in the register and that became his name. I have always been very adventurous and so, while growing up, I wanted to become an air force pilot flying the MiG-21 fighter planes, but coming from a Mallu family, I have always been held back. Surprisingly, while I was always this tomboy with most of my friends being boys, I always remember watching Miss India very keenly from when I was very young. When I was in class IX, I had this big fight with this guy and my teacher, who was a Mallu, said, ‘Don’t you have any shame beating up this guy? What do you want to do in life?’ I realised that day that we live in a society, which is so male-dominated. I was studying in Mithibai College, when Hemant Trivedi, who was at that time choreographing Miss India, was also choreographing one of the inter-college events, in which I was participating. He suggested that I go for Miss India and that is really the first time that I thought of it. So I decided to participate in the Navy Queen at Vizag, which gave me a straight entry into Miss India South. I won that and got a straight entry into Miss India, which I won and went to represent our country at the Miss World pageant. But not winning Miss World was a very emotional moment for me. Everybody was rooting for me, but somehow I had this feeling that something is going wrong. When they announced the first runner up, standing on stage, I had this thought that they will announce my name, even though I knew that I had outperformed everybody else. The biggest source of support was the South African audience and even the parents of the other contestants, who were rooting for me. When my name was announced, the entire hall went silent and that kind of hit me as reality. I could have broken down, but I saw my mother and she waved to me saying keep smiling. And that kind of gave me the strength to hold on. I cried after the crowning when all the contestants hugged me and said, ‘You are our Miss World.’ The Miss World Russia, who had won, was also shocked, as no one was congratulating her. Miss india gave me a lot of recognition and a lot of work, be it modelling, getting ads or films in the South.
Have your parents been supportive in your career choice? I am very close to my parents. My father was a little apprehensive before, but mom was very supportive and has always encouraged me to do whatever I wanted. She is the biggest source of support for me. My parents are conservative, but with time they have changed and have given me a lot of freedom. They put no restrictions on me and know all my friends. My father has always taught me that you need to first love yourself in order to love others. My father doesn’t like the fact that a woman in today’s world should sit at home and do nothing. I wanted to study abroad, but never wanted to put any financial pressure on my father. I instead chose to start modelling at 18 and supporting myself and my family, financially. Even though my parents have given me all the freedom, it hits them like an arrow when I tell them the opportunities I have given up to take up films, due to my value system. But I am self-respecting and I am proud of that.
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