“I want to work for the disabled,” Miss Deaf World Europe-Asia

Nishtha Dudeja after becoming the first Indian to win 'Miss and Mister Deaf World - Europe - Asia Beauty Pageant' 2018 held at Prague, is now chosen for national award for disability empowerment given by ministry of social justice and empowerment


  • Hailing from Panipat, Nishtha Dudeja, the 23-year-old girl became the first Indian to win the ‘Miss Deaf World Europe-Asia Beauty Pageant.’
  • The 18th edition of the beauty pageant was held recently at Prague, Czech Republic.

Born by deaf, Nishtha has now become a role model and a living inspiration for many struggling children and people affected with disability.

The young girl, who hails from Delhi, participated in the Miss and Mister Deaf India Contest, which was held in Jaipur from February 24th to 26th, 2018 and won an award too at the Indian pageant.

Nishtha graduated from college from Sri Venkateshwara College in Delhi before heading to Mumbai, where she is currently pursuing MA. in Economics from Mithibai College.

Her father Ved Prakash Dudeja, said, “When she was three years old she started learning speech therapy. For five years when she was child she learnt judo. From age 12 to 22 she also learnt tennis and she has represented the country at many international competitions too. We should not show pity towards the disabled or we should not treat them as a liability. They must always be treated with love and support which should be given to them.”

Nishtha Dudeja, said, “I learnt speech therapy when I was a child. My parents always motivated me to go ahead and pursue my dreams. Rather than pampering my disability,  I kept myself busy. In the future, I want to work for the disabled and help them in as many ways that are possible.”