Yukta Mookhey (born 7 October 1979) is an Indian model and actress. She was crowned Miss World in December 1999 at the Olympia theatre in London at the age of 20.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 in June 1986. 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 V.G. Vaze 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 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and engages herself in social and charitable causes.