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Kajal Lutchminarian, Miss India World Wide 2010


Not knowing what to expect before approaching an ex Miss World, I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised.

Kajal is not your average beauty pageant material. Despite winning the crown last year, she is rooted, earnest and anxious to officially add the title, ‘Dr.’ to her name as soon as she possible can! Getting the crown hasn’t distracted her from her vision and passion, which is pursuing a career in medicine.

Hailing from Durban, South Africa, she tells me about how her grandparents came to South Africa with very humble beginnings. That is probably where her simple stance stems from.

We talked about pre / post the pageant and her love for medicine.

Watch the video.


  1. Nitu June 2, 2011

    I visited your blog to say a few words on you, Swati.
    Its rare that we find people who we meet as the owner of a cute and shy cocker-spaniel rusty. But its more rare to find someone on the road and they leave a sweet memory that they come back as a pleasant smile everytime you remember of the event.
    It was pleasure meeting you. hope to see some more times…
    About your work, its a nice that you are doing and you are well on mark for your aspirations.

    1. shwetadembla June 2, 2011

      Hi Nitu,
      What a pleasant surprise! I am glad you found DIAF. Thank you very much for the kind words. You brought a huge smile to my face. I have noted your email id. I will add it to my database to keep you posted on events and stuff happening on DIAF and I will take a look at your blog too. If you ever need to get in touch, please email me on [email protected]. I will let Rusty know you were thinking of him:). Hope to see you around soon. Take care. Shweta

  2. daniel September 19, 2011

    Wow. Kajal Lutchminarian is the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen in my life. She looks like Katrina Kaif, only better! And to find out she’s humble, down to earth AND a doctor! OMW. I’m married and my wife and I have been hoping to have a baby boy for fear of raising girls these days in this world. But this girl shows us there definitly are exceptions. Well done Kajal.

    1. shwetadembla September 20, 2011

      Hi Daniel,
      I am so glad that you are inspired by Kajal. Yes, she is truly beautiful from the inside out. I wish you and your wife all the happiness.
      Do keep watching Dubai in a Frame. Thank you so much for visiting.
      Take care,

  3. shaghun August 23, 2013

    This is so true. That girl is so stunning. She chose to use her title for good hard work. Why aren’t there more people in this world that emanate beauty from within. Having met celebs before, I was very disappointed. But Kajal is wonderful! She is always smiling and so down to earth. I’d love to see her in a Bollywood movie!Hope she can find the time when she’s not out saving the world lol 🙂