Ansi Kabeer was an Indian model and winner of the beauty pageant Miss South India 2021. On 1 November 2021, she died in a road accident in Kerala along with Miss Kerala 2019 runner-up Anjana Shajan.
Ansi Kabeer was born on Friday, 11 October 1996 (age 25 years at the time of death) in Alamcode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. After completing her schooling in Kerala, she pursued BTech ECE from The Marian Engineering College Kazhakoottam, Trivandrum, Kerala, from 2014 to 2018. Mathrubhumi Marian.ac
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Hazel Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): 34-30-36
Her father, Kabeer, works out of India. Her mother’s name is Raseena. She was the only child of her parents.
While she was in college, she participated in the inter-college fashion show and won the best model title in it. During an interview, while talking about it, she said,
Then it happened. Perhaps it was her height that made her seniors select her as the show-stopper for an inter-collegiate fashion show that they organised at the college. She was adjudged the ‘best model. There was no special prize or gift voucher but I felt exhilarated.”
Later, her mother saw an advertisement for Grihalakshmi magazine’s Face of Kerala contest and asked her to participate in the contest. She participated in the contest but could not make it to the final line-up. During an interview, while talking about the pageant, she said,
I enrolled for this competition and took part in the auditions but did not make it to the final line-up. This contest made me realise how ungroomed I was. When every other girl carried a make-up kit, all I had was an eye-liner. I did not even know how to give a good ‘introduction’. I wanted to improve and prove a point to myself.”
She then participated in Miss Malabar pageant and was declared the first runner-up in the contest. In 2018, she participated in the Lulu beauty fest and again stood first runner-up.
In the same year, she got a job as an IT Engineer at Infosys, Trivandrum, Kerala. While she was working at Infosys, she participated in the Miss Kerala contest in 2019 and won the contest. During an interview, she shared how tough it was for her to win the Miss Kerala contest in 2019. She said,
I had just joined Infosys when I applied for the Miss Kerala pageant so it was difficult to juggle it all as I had to apply for leave at each stage of the competition. I hadn’t revealed to my team that I was participating for the pageant as I didn’t know how far I would head into the competition. The auditions were tough but I wanted to participate and win the title this time. The drive to win is what kept me going.”
In 2021, she represented Kerala in the Miss South India contest and won the title.
On 1 November 2021, Ansi was travelling with Miss Kerala 2019 runner-up Anjana and two other friends named Abdul Rahman and Muhammad Asif. At around 1:30 a.m. their Ford Figo car rammed into a tree at the National Highway stretch in between Vytilla and Palarivattom near Holiday Inn Hotel in Kerala. Ansi and Anjana died on the spot, and Abdul Rahman and Muhammad Asif were rushed to Ernakulam Medical Centre, Kerala. New Indian Express
According to the local police,
As per the CCTV cameras at shops in premises and the car was travelling at high speed and lost control on suddenly seeing the scooter in front.”
On hearing the news of her demise, her mother attempted suicide by drinking poison. Her neighbours informed the local police about it and rushed her to the nearby hospital.
- Ansi was a bright student while she was in school and college. She was among the toppers of her school and college.
- In an interview, while talking about the situation of adult girls in Indian society, she said,
I am the only girl who is yet to get married in our family and girls younger than me have become mothers. It is as though marriage and bringing up kids are the only purposeful things in life. I am against this mindset and wonder why none of them have raised their voice against it. The reason why I decided to take part in the pageants is to influence other girls and help them believe in themselves.”
- She loved travelling, reading books, and writing a diary.
- She was featured in various TV commercials and print advertisements including Kerala Tourism, Kalyan Silks, and Maharani Wedding Collection.
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- Ansi was an avid animal lover and used to post pictures with dogs on her social media accounts.
- Her last post on her Instagram account was a video, and the caption of the video was “It’s time to go.”