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Miss India Finalist to UPSC Rank 93 - Aishwarya Sheoran's Journey from Fashion Fame to Intellectual Success

This UPSC topper has won Delhi Fresh Face 2015 title, been a Femina Miss India Finalist, and has walked the most renowned ramps of India. UPSC Civil Services 2019 AIR 93 Aishwarya Sheoran is an inspiration for the women of today!

Aug 12, 2020 10:32 IST
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UPSC Topper 2019: Aishwarya Sheoran (AIR 93) - Check Her Journey From Miss India Finalist to CSE Topper
UPSC Topper 2019: Aishwarya Sheoran (AIR 93) - Check Her Journey From Miss India Finalist to CSE Topper

With Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services 2019 final result declared, a few names are repetitively seen in the headlines. One such successful candidate is AIR 93, Aishwarya Sheoran. A Femina Miss India 2016 Finalist, Aishwarya has cracked the Civil Services 2019 exam in her first attempt. However, this career transition was not a sudden step as the topper claims that modeling is her hobby but being a Civil Servant was always the dream. 

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Economics (H) Graduate from SRCC

Aishwarya hails from Delhi. Her father Colonel Ajay Kumar, is the Commanding Officer of NCC Telangana Battalion, Karimnagar. Aishwarya completed her school education from Sanskriti School after which she pursued her graduate degree in Economics Honours from Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. She has always been a bright student in academics but in extracurricular activities as well. 

She was named after Miss World Aishwarya Rai

In an interview, Aishwarya Sheoran shared that “My mother named me Aishwarya after Aishwarya Rai because she wanted me to become Miss India, and I was eventually chosen in the top 21 finalists for Miss India". Aishwarya also won the title of Delhi Times Fresh Face 2014 in the first year of her college.

From Modelling Career to Cracking UPSC

Aishwarya started her modeling career from Delhi. She entered the modeling world at the age of 19. She then went on to win the title of Miss Clean and Clear in 2014. Miss Campus Princess Delhi in the year 2015. After this, she participated in the Femina Miss India Contest in 2016 and became a finalist. She has also modeled for designers and magazines. She walked in the Bombay Times Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion Week, Amazon Fashion Week, and for designers like Manish Malhotra.

As per the topper “I thought that since I had always been good at academics, I should maybe take a break for a year or two from the modeling career and give civil services a try because it had always been my dream."

Aishwarya Sheoran cleared UPSC exam in First Attempt without coaching 

Aishwarya says that she did not take any coaching and prepared for a year. "I had to switch off my phone, social media, everything, to focus on the exam and the result is here. But it's not that I suddenly generated interest in studies. I was always very studious. I was the head girl in my school. I was a science student and then I went to SRCC (Sri Ram College of Commerce), so my background was such. And ultimately I gravitated back to my studies," she says in an interview to a national daily. 

Aishwarya says that she wanted to join the services for the national service. Now that she has cleared the exam she is looking forward to contributing her part in the upliftment of the society. 

Team Jagran Josh wishes the UPSC CSE Topper our heartiest congratulations! 

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