Did you know that Sushmita Sen fought the courts twice to have her two daughters?

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Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen recounts how she fought the courts hard to have her two daughters Renee and Alisah.


Back in 1994, a beautiful lass from India was hailed as the most beautiful woman in the universe.

Twenty-three years after, she returned to her "second home," the Philippines, as a successful actress and a doting mother to two lovely girls.

For those who don't know, Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen made headlines when she first adopted a baby girl at the age of 24.

The Indian court didn't allow it until about two years later.

Her first child, whom she named Renee, celebrated her 17th birthday last September 5.

The Indian stunner said in her interview with Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho last January 31, 2017, "I was 24 years old, and I had been trying since I was 22 to become a mom by the process of adoption.

"It took us a while and we got the custody for my first baby."

But it happened again!

The beauty queen-actress adopted another three-month-old baby girl.

She told Jessica, "But the second child was actually a bigger court fight than the first one.

"Because in India, the rules said, you could not adopt a daughter after a daughter.

"You have to adopt a son."

This time, she had to fight ten years to have her second child Alisah, and so she did.

She remarked, with a winner's smile, "it was a long wait."

Sushmita is a self-confessed hands-on mother, and her photos on Instagram prove so.

According to dnaindia.com, the former beauty queen opted not to have nannies and made herself responsible for "looking after" her two girls.

ANOTHER REVELATION. She actually revealed another side to her in a past interview with indiaexpress.com.

Like any other mother, the 41-year-old celebrity wanted the best for her kids.

So when Renee harbored a desire to enter the entertainment industry, which she did since she was two years old, the protective mom laid out one condition: finish her studies first.

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Sushmita quipped, "I will not encourage her to do anything in life that she doesn’t want to.

"But I just have one condition, and that is, she should complete her education before deciding what she wants to do."

She recounted, "I had just passed my 12th and immediately entered Miss India.

"Although God has been very kind to me, it took 10 years for me to stand on my own feet and think independently that I can do this.

"When I used to see others with Ph.Ds and Masters [degrees], and having graduated out of big universities in which ironically I have now delivered lectures, I used to feel bad about not having completed my studies.

"So, it’s is my desire that my children should get a good degree."

She ended, "So when Renee joins the film industry, she wouldn’t have to say that I don’t know anything else other than acting."


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