Malathi Basappa is an Indian model and beauty queen. She was crowned Bharat Sundari 1972. She represented India at Miss World 1972 and was crowned 4th Runner Up there.
Basappa was born in Mysore India. A political honors graduate she was a national level basketball player Bharatnatyam dancer and model in India. She participated in Bharat Sundari 1972 contest, in those days Femina Miss India did not own the franchise for Miss World pageant. She was crowned Bharat Sundari 1972(meaning Indian Beauty 1972). She represented India at Miss World 1972 and finished as 4th Runner Up there.