About Yukta Mookhey
Yukta Mookhey was born on 7 October 1978.She is an Indian model and actress. A native of Mulund, Mumbai, she was crowned Miss World in December 1999 at the Olympia theatre in London.
Mookhey's family is from northern India, but she and her family lived in the Middle East until Mookhey was seven years of age. The Mookhey family migrated back to Mumbai (then Bombay) in June 1986. Mookhey's mother Aruna runs a personal and professional grooming consulting firm in Mumbai, while her father was a clothing company director and currently trades in stocks as a hobby. Mookhey studied zoology at Kelkar college prior to winning the Miss World competition. Mookhey has a diploma in computer sciences and has studied Hindustani classical music.Mookhey is an active member of the right-wing organization BJP apart from always lending her time for social and charitable causes.
Yukta and Prince Tuli, a 27-year-old ex financial analyst from New York,now settled in New Delhi, were engaged on September 7, 2008 at the Grand Maratha in Mumbai.Prince is the son of Bacchitar Singh Tuli and Harinder Kaur Tuli. Princes family owns a business empire in central India that runs into Logistics, Hotels, Malls, Education, and Construction Equipment. The two got married on November 2, 2008. The wedding was a traditional 'Sikh' ceremony which took place at a Gurudwara in Nagpur, which also happens to the Prince's hometown. A grand reception was organized the same evening at the Tuli International hotel in Nagpur.both events were extensively covered by the indian media and telecast live on several channels across the country.
Mika Singh along with his troupe of 14 people performed at the pre wedding cocktail and sangeet party. Prince Tuli danced on stage with Mika.
The 49th Miss World pageant was held on 4 December 1999 at London's Olympia Hall. The pageant was hosted by Ulrika Jonsson and model Melanie Sykes. The 1999 pageant attracted 94 delegates from all over the world. The 1999 pageant also marked the first time that Scotland and Wales fielded their respective delegates.