Roshni Dada is an Indian model who came into the limelight after winning the Indian reality television series “MTV Supermodel of the Year Season 2.”
Roshni Dada was born on Tuesday, 23 February 1999 (age 22 years; as of 2021) in Jeju Dada, a small village of East Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Her zodiac sign is Pisces. Roshni did her schooling at Manu Academy, Itanagar. After completing her primary and secondary education, she got herself enrolled at the North East Nursing College of Health Science, Itanagar to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She was captivated by modelling and acting from a very young age and always wanted to make a career in the entertainment industry.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 55 Kg
Figure Measurements (approx.): 35-24-35
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Roshni Dada’s father’s name is Sasung Dada, and her mothers’ name is Sanari Dada.
Roshni Dada started her modelling career in 2019 by participating in the eleventh edition of Miss Arunachal held in 2019. She was the finest in every round from talent to an extracurricular activity. By popular vote and Judges approval, Roshni Dada was crowned as Miss Arunachal 2019. She won a brand new car and a cash prize at the modelling competition held in Nyokum Lapang ground. Her family has played a vital role in helping her achieve her childhood dream. They were the most joyous people out of the bunch of audiences at the show.
Roshni Dada, on being the winner of Miss Arunachal 2019, got the opportunity to directly enter the mega auditions of Miss India 2019. Roshni, after qualifying a couple of rounds, was crowned as Femina Miss India Arunachal Pradesh 2019 during the competition. Even after putting her maximum effort, she could not become the finalist of the beauty pageant.
Roshni Dada did not take a back seat after the loss in the previous modelling competition, and in 2020, she auditioned for the second season of one of the most popular modelling competitions on Indian television “MTV Supermodel of the Year.” The show was judged by Malaika Arora, Milind Soman, Anusha Dandekar, and Masaba Gupta. Amid the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 in 2020, auditions for the show were held virtually through video calls. Roshni Dada impressed the judges with her modelling skills and secured a position in the top 12 finalists. She amazed the judges in each and every round of the show and was the toughest competitor for her fellow contestants. The grand finale of the show was held on 24 October 2021, where Roshni Dada was declared the winner, and Eksha Kerung was the first runner up of “MTV Supermodel of the Year Season 2.” Roshni won a trophy along with a prize of Rs. 5 lakhs. Roshni, after winning the show, summed up her journey as-
Winning the title of MTV Supermodel of the Year Season 2 is like a dream come true moment for me. Today, I’m beaming with confidence while being unabashedly myself and ready to take over the world. Amidst all the odds and where I come from, I never thought I will come this far but I’ve learned to stay strong focusing graciously on my own journey. I owe it to my amazing competitors, Anusha Ma’am, and Milind Sir’s guidance for all the creative shoots and Malaika Ma’am’s inspirational words that pumped all the confidence in me. I learnt something new about me every day and that has been the most special part of this journey, it has been a pocket full of memorable experiences. The wonderful judges always asked me to be unapologetically myself, which I think is the ultimate blessing and I really owe my success to them.”
Roshni Dada landed into controversy as soon as her audition videos on MTV Supermodel of the Year Season 2 went on air. During the introduction round, when the judge Anusha Dandekar asked her how her family felt about her choosing modelling as her career and coming on the show, she replied,
Woh Humesha supportive teh.. like everything I do, they’re always there for me. But the thing is hamari society. I wouldn’t say like… main jis communities se belong karti hoon jahan pe itna.. matlab freedom nahi hota ladkiyo ko.. matlab, esa nahi karna …. Aur humare waha pe na proper fashion show hota hai… na proper photographs and all, nothing, is nothing there. Waha ke logo ko actually itna pat nahi hai. To my parents are always there for me but Hamare Jo hai, matlab I mean society, people there. It’s like they’re more intellect like padhai karo, Job Karo, you are a girl you need to like, you need to get married and look after his family like that, you need to give birth to a male child and all that stuff.”
Roshni claimed that the girl child in her community doesn’t get the same privileges as the boys. Her statement created controversy, and her social media accounts were filled with hate comments. Roshni defending herself said,
When I spoke about ‘freedom’ (women’s freedom) on the show, I meant to state that modelling as a career is not considered safe for a girl in Arunachal and more focus is given on education. I never meant to say that the girls in my state have no freedom, and they cannot choose where they want to go or what they want to wear.”
She further added,
I’ve worked with many photographers from the state, and they are excellent. What I meant to say is that there are no photographers working as professionals.”
Miss Arunachal Organisation was also trolled on various social media platforms for crowning Roshni Dada as Miss Arunachal 2019. Roshni took to social media to clarify all the misunderstandings, and she posted,
The Miss Arunachal Organisation is not to be blamed for my statements. I treat every single member of the organisation as a family, and they have always supported me. Any words said in the show were not to defame any individual or organisation and rather was just a comparison between a pageant and modelling reality show.”
In addition to this, she said,
Whatever Dada said on the show is her own words and opinions. It has nothing to do with the Miss Arunachal Organisation, which many people seem to think and have been commenting on social media.”
- Quote: “Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.”
- Apart from being a model, Roshni Dada is also a final year nursing student. She is an expert when it comes to managing her passion for modelling and studies simultaneously. When asked about it, she said,
All the fellow nurses also ask about it. The thing is if you like something and really want to do something from the bottom of your heart then you manage. One of my positive traits is I am good at managing things. I am blessed that my principal has been quite supportive. He gave me holidays and days offs so that I could follow my passion. It’s difficult but at the end of the day, it’s worth it.”
- Being a part of the “MTV Supermodel of the Year” was not less than a dream come true for Roshni Dada. While talking about the most memorable movement she mentioned that she loved the show, she said,
The most memorable moment for me would be the one where I walked with Milind Sir. And, why not? He is hot and I really admire him. My sister is a huge fan of him. When we were told that we’ll be sharing the ramp with Milind Sir, my heart started beating so fast. I was nervous and we were given five minutes to think about our poses but I wasn’t thinking about that but about sharing the ramp with Milind Sir. It was nerve-wracking but I was enjoying the whole process.”
- After winning the title of Miss Arunachal 2019, Roshni Dada connected with various donation drives, ranging from blood to household goods, for the needy ones. She is the brand ambassador of ‘Arunachal Air gun Surrender Abhiyan.’
- Her hobbies included gardening, listening to music, and making home decor items.
- She is associated with a number of fashion and beauty brands.
- In 2021, Roshni featured in a music single “Tolo Kudu La” by Chorun Mugli.