Manasa Varanasi is an Indian model and beauty queen who won the title of the Femina Miss India 2020. She grew up in an upper-middle-class family in Hyderabad along with her three siblings. At an early age, Manasa was inclined towards performing arts, and she started participating in various extra-curricular activities held in her school. The event of Priyanka Chopra winning the title of the Miss World 2000, inspired Manasa Varanasi to step into the beauty pageant. During her school years, she worked as a committee member for a non-governmental organization (NGO), Interact Club by Rotary International, where she worked from 2011 to 2012.  After completing her schooling at Global Indian International School (GIIS) Kuala Lumpur Campus in Malaysia, Manasa pursued a degree in computer science at Vasavi College of Engineering in Hyderabad, where she got involved in many extracurricular activities including dance, music, and drama. Manasa Varanasi was a key member of her college’s music band, NINE DAYS. According to Manasa, the members of this music band used to call her ‘Adele of the band.’ While studying at Vasavi College of Engineering, she won her first beauty queen title when she was crowned as Ms. Fresher. While pursuing engineering, she did a one-month internship at Reliance Jio USA, Inc. as a trainee. During her college years, she also worked as the Centre Head for a non-governmental organization (NGO), Make A Difference, where she worked for three years from 2015 to 2018.  After graduating with a computer science degree from Vasavi College of Engineering, Manasa Varanasi joined a financial firm, FactSet Fix Certification Engineer, in Hyderabad, where she started working as a financial information exchange analyst in June 2018. Manasa Varanasi won the title of Miss Telangana 2019 while working as a financial information exchange analyst in Hyderabad; gearing her up for the Femina Miss India 2020. On 10 February 2021, in a grand finale event held at Mumbai’s Plush Hotel, Suman Ratan Singh Rao, the winner of Femina Miss India 2019, crowned Manasa Varanasi the Femina Miss India 2020. In the same event, Uttar Pradesh’s Manya Singh was crowned Miss India 2020 runner-up, while Haryana’s Manika Sheokand was declared Miss Grand India 2020 by a jury panel comprising of actors Neha Dhupia, Chitrangada Singh, Pulkit Samrat, and renowned designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock. According to Manasa Varanasi, she considers her mother, grandmother, and younger sister as the three most influential people in her life. Apart from performing arts, Manasa loves to experience adventurous activities, and she has trekked Karnataka’s highest peak, Mullayanagiri Peak.