Sakshi Tanwar

Sakshi Tanwar (born 12 January 1973)[2] is an Indian actress and television presenter. She is known for her work in the television soaps Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. In 2016, she starred in the Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal.

Sakshi Tanwar
Sakshi Tanwar graces the Ganesha puja at Ekta Kapoor’s house (05) (cropped).jpg
Tanwar in 2018
Born (1973-01-12) 12 January 1973 (age 48)
OccupationActress, television presenter
Years active1996–present

Early lifeEdit

Tanwar was born on 12 January 1973 to Rajendra Singh Tanwar, a retired CBI officer, in a middle-class family from Alwar, Rajasthan, India. She was educated in many Kendriya Vidyalayas before graduating from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi. Prior to this, in 1990, after completing her pre-university course, she worked as a sales trainee at a five-star hotel.[3] In college, she was the secretary and president of the dramatic society.[2] After graduation, while preparing for the entrance tests to the administrative services and mass communications, she gave an audition for the national broadcaster Doordarshan's film songs based program Albela Sur Mela in 1998; she was selected as the presenter.


Sakshi at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards, 2012

After her television debut in 1998 with Albela Sur Mela, Tanwar gained fame for her role of Parvati Agarwal in the soap opera, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii.[4] Between 2011 and 2014, she played Priya Kapoor, opposite Ram Kapoor, in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.[5] In December 2012, she made a third appearance on the reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati.[6]

In the 2016 film Dangal, Tanwar played Daya Kaur, wife of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat (played by Aamir Khan), who trains his daughters to be world-class wrestlers against social odds.[7] Sakshi Tanwar made a comeback on television with Tyohaar Ki Thaali, first telecasted by Epic Channel in February 2018.[8]

Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta, Sakshi Tanwar come together for upcoming thriller 'Dial 100'.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2018, Sakshi became a single mother when she adopted a nine month old baby girl, Dityaa Tanwar.[10]


Sakshi Tanwar at the success bash of The Dirty Picture


Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
1998 Albela Sur Mela Presenter
2000–2008 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Parvati Agarwal / Swati Dixit/ Janki Devi Dixit [11]
2001–2002 Kutumb Maya Mittal
2002–2004 Devi Gayatri Vikram Sharma
2004 Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin Indira Bhargav
2005 Kaun Banega Crorepati 2 Contestant
2008 Bawandar Guest [12]
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Ganga [13]
2009 Coffee House Guest
2010 Crime Patrol 2 Co-Presenter
2010 Balika Vadhu Teepri Cameo Role
2011–2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Priya Sharma / Priya Ram Kapoor
2012 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 Contestant Along with Ram Kapoor to promote

Bade Achhe Lagte Hain

2013 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 Along with Ram Kapoor and Amrita Mukherjee
2013 Ek Thhi Naayika Pooja [14]
2014 Main Naa Bhoolungi Narator
2015 Code Red Presenter / Narator
2016 24: Season 2 Shivani Malik
2017 Tyohaar Ki Thaali Presenter [15]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 O re Manva Sandhya
2008 C Kkompany Television actress (cameo role)
2009 Coffee House Kavita
2011 Aatankwadi Uncle Sumitra
Bawra Mann Pallavi
2015 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Nabila
2016 Dangal Daya Kaur [16]
2018 Mohalla Assi Savitri [17]
2021 Prithviraj [18]
Dial 100 [19]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2017-2019 Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat Dr. Tripurasundari "Tipsy" Nagrajan ALTBalaji
2019 The Final Call ATC Kiran Mirza ZEE5 [20][21]
Mission Over Mars Nandita Hariprasad ALTBalaji, ZEE5 [22]

Short filmsEdit

  • Ghar Ki Murgi as Seema Batra
  • Neelam Ki Angoothi
  • Dhara Chandan ki

Awards and recognitionEdit

Year Awards Category Character For The Show Result
2003 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Lead Role Parvati Aggarwal Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Won[23]
2004 Kalakar Awards Best Actress Parvati Aggarwal Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Won[24]
2010 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award Parvati Aggarwal Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Won[25]
2011 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Drama (Jury) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[26]
2011 Big Star Entertainment Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Television) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[27][28]
2012 18th Lions Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Television) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[29]
2012 11th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Jury) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[30]
2012 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[31]
2012 5th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actress (Critics) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[32]
2012 People's Choice Awards India Best Drama Actress Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[33]
2013 19th Lions Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Television) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[34]
2013 Star Guild Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[35]
2013 6th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actress (Critics) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[36]


  • In 2013, she was voted India Today's No.1 Television's most popular onscreen couple[37]
  • In April 2013, in a survey conducted by Ormax Media, Tanwar featured in Top 5 most trustworthy celebrities.[4]


  1. ^ "SAKSHI TANWAR: WHY WOULD I LEAVE TV AFTER GIVING 16 YEARS TO IT". Indo-Asian News Service. Mumbai Mirror. 20 March 2017. Archived from the original on 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Sakshi Tanwar". FilmiBeat.
  3. ^ Kaushik, Divya (21 March 2017). "Sakshi Tanwar: Worked in a Delhi five-star, bought a sari with first salary". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Chhote acche lagte hain..." dna. 3 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Ekta's next on Sony with Sakshi & Ram titled Bade Achhe Lagte Hain". 18 May 2011.
  6. ^ "KBC 6: Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar on hot seat again!". IBNLive. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012.
  7. ^ "This is Why Aamir wanted Sakshi Tanwar to play his onscreen wife in Dangal". Hindustan Times. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar to come back with new season of Tyohaar Ki Thaali". India TV. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  9. ^ MumbaiDecember 1, Rishita Roy Chowdhury; December 1, 2020UPDATED; Ist, 2020 11:40. "Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta, Sakshi Tanwar come together for thriller Dial 100". India Today. Retrieved 1 December 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar adopts baby girl Dityaa, calls it greatest moment of her life. See pic". Hindustan Times. 20 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Sakshi bids farewell to Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii". Rediff.
  12. ^ "IBN-7 presents Bawandar; real people, real stories". IBN News. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013.
  13. ^ "Ekta in a hurry to launch Mahabharat". The Sunday Tribune. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Ekta Kapoor launches 'Ek Thi Nayika'". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar: Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki's devar-bhabhi Sakshi Tanwar and Ali Asgar reunite for food show - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  16. ^ "'Sakshi Tanwar to play Aamir Khan's wife in Dangal?'".
  17. ^ "Sakshi to play lead in Mohalla Assi".
  18. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar bags the historical period film Prithviraj". 23 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Manoj Bajpayee begins shoot of a thriller with Neena Gupta and Sakshi Tanwar". Mid Day. 1 December 2020.
  20. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar: We are breaking a lot of stereotypes in The Final Call". The Indian Express. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar, Arjun Rampal shine in the official trailer for The Final Call". The Digital Hash. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  22. ^ Sakshi Tanwar to play scientist in Ekta Kapoor's new web series titled 'M.O.M. - Mission Over Mars'
  23. ^ "Winners of Indian Telly Awards 2003".
  24. ^ "Winners of Kalakar Awards" (PDF).
  25. ^ "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Team honoured at ITA Milestone Awards". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.
  26. ^ "Winners of Indian Television Academy Awards 2011". Archived from the original on 26 May 2012.
  27. ^ Sakshi wins her first Big Star Entertainment Award
  28. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar at BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2011".
  29. ^ "Mahesh Shetty, Wife Anisha Kapoor".
  30. ^ "Sakshi wins Best Actress (Jury) at 11th Indian Telly Awards".
  31. ^ Bollywood Hungama. "Winners of 7th Chevrolet Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards - Latest Movie Features - Bollywood Hungama".
  32. ^ "5th Boroplus Gold Awards 2012 Winners List-Bollywood, Entertainment, Featured - India News Portal".
  33. ^ "Sakshi wins 1st People's Choice Awards".
  34. ^ "Lions Gold Awards Winners 2013".
  35. ^ "Star Guild Awards - Winners".
  36. ^ "Photos: 2013 Boroplus Gold Awards Winners List!". 22 July 2013.
  37. ^ "Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar favourite TV couple". India Today. IANS. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2021.

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