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Mehr Jesia is a former Miss India and an Indian supermodel.[2][3][4]

Mehr Jesia
Mehr jessia rampal.jpg
Born (1968-11-30) 30 November 1968 (age 50)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
TitleFemina Miss India Universe 1986
Arjun Rampal (m. 1998–2018)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Femina Miss India Universe 1986
Miss Universe 1986 (Unplaced)


Early life and backgroundEdit

Jesia was born into a Parsi family on 30 November 1968.[5] She studied at J.B.Vachha School, Mumbai.

She grew up in Dadar Parsi Colony in Mumbai.[5]


Jesia started her career in 1980s, and won the Femina Miss India 1986. Soon she became a part of the first generation of Indian supermodels like Madhu Sapre, Feroze Gujral, Shyamolie Verma and Anna Bredmeyer.[6][7]

Film careerEdit

Jesia and Arjun Rampal produced the film I See You (2006) through their production company Chasing Ganesha. The film starred Rampal, Vipasha Agarwal, Sonali Kulkarni and Boman Irani.[8] ..

Personal lifeEdit

She has always shown great interest in sports, and was known to enjoy swimming, badminton, and other sports before she became a model.

She married former model and current Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal in 1998. They have 2 daughters, Mahikaa (born 2002) and Myra (born 2005). On 28 May 2018 the couple announced separation in a joint statement after 20 years of marriage.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Mehr Jessia". India Times. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Catch-Up With The Past Miss Indias". The Times Of India. Archived from the original on 21 March 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Style wise". The Hindu. 4 September 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Arjun's wife argues with auto driver". Times of India. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Life, as Mehr Jesia knows it". DNA. 20 September 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  6. ^ Aasheesh Sharma (21 September 2013). "Memories of a master". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 30 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  7. ^ Sujata Assomull (25 April 2009). "The magic of Mehr". India Today. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  8. ^ Mehr Jesia on IMDb
  9. ^ "Arjun Rampal And Mehr Jesia Announce Their Separation After 20 Years Of Marriage". Headlines Today. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
Preceded by
Sonu Walia
Miss India
Succeeded by
Priyadarshini Pradhan