Kanishtha Dhankar was born in Mumbai at a naval base and, her ancestors are from Haryana. Her grandfather and grandmother live in the village in the Jhajjar district. As Kanishtha`s parents were working, she spent most of the time with her grandparents. She has good bonding with her grandparents. Kanishtha Dhankar`s grandparents.Kanishtha Dhankar started her modelling career in college. When she told her parents that she wanted to become a model, her parents said that she could start modelling but her grades should not suffer.She appeared in the film Fashion in 2008 opposite Kangana Ranaut and Priyanka Chopra.In 2011, after winning Pantaloons Miss India 2011 and representing India in Miss World 2011 pageant in London, she moved to New York in 2013 and walked the ramp for Mercedes Benz fashion week spring summer 2013.She also walked ramps for Lakme Fashion Week, Wills India fashion week, Couture Week and many others. Kanishtha walking ramp for Lakme Fashion Week Kanishtha walking ramp for Wills India fashion week.She has done shoots for Vogue (2017), Elle (2016), Grazia (2018), Harpers Bazaar (2016), Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and has also been on the cover of Elle (2016), Marie Claire, Grazia (2019), and Cosmopolitan. Kanishtha on the cover of Elle Magazine Kanishtha on the cover of Harpers Bazaar`s Magazine Kanishtha on the cover of Vogue Magazine Kanishtha in Grazia Magazine.Currently, Kanishtha speaks about sustainability, human rights and a clean yogic lifestyle.She believes in a sustainable and holistic approach to life and wants to work in areas of education, gender, sustainability and international development.She has been volunteering Seoul International Womens Association (SIWA Korea) and Eastern Social Welfare Society.She practices yoga regularly. She often uploads videos of herself doing yoga on Instagram.