Sakshi Tanwar

Sakshi Tanwar is an Indian actress and television presenter.

Sakshi Tanwar
Tanwar in 2012
Born1972/1973 (age 49–50)
Occupation(s)Actress, television presenter
Years active1996–present
Known forKahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
Bade Acche Lagte Hain
Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat

Early lifeEdit

Tanwar was born in 1972 or 1973[1] to Rajendra Singh Tanwar, a retired CBI officer, in a middle-class Rajput 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.[2] In college, she was the secretary and president of the dramatic society.[citation needed] 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.[3] Between 2011 and 2014, she played Priya Kapoor, opposite Ram Kapoor, in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.[citation needed] In December 2012, she made a third appearance on the reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati.[4]

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.[5] Sakshi Tanwar made a comeback on television with Tyohaar Ki Thaali, first telecasted by Epic Channel in February 2018.[6]

Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta, Sakshi Tanwar come together for upcoming thriller 'Dial 100'.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2018, Sakshi became a single mother when she adopted a nine-month-old baby girl, Dityaa Tanwar.[8]


Sakshi Tanwar at the success bash of The Dirty Picture


Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
1999 Lalia Lalia Telefilm
1999 Albela Sur Mela Presenter
2000–2008 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Parvati Agarwal / Swati Dixit/ Janki Devi Dixit [9]
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 [10]
Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Ganga [11]
2009 Coffee House Guest
2010 Crime Patrol 2 Co-Presenter
Balika Vadhu Teepri Cameo
2011–2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Priya Sharma Kapoor
2012–2013 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 Contestant 2 episodes
2013 Ek Thhi Naayika Pooja [12]
2014 Main Naa Bhoolungi Narator
2015 Code Red Presenter / Narator
2016 24: Season 2 Shivani Malik
2017 Tyohaar Ki Thaali Presenter [13]
2022 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 Sheel Chaudhary Guest


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 Marathi film
2016 Dangal Daya Kaur [14]
2018 Mohalla Assi Savitri [15]
2021 Dial 100 Prerna Sood ZEE5 film[16]
2022 Samrat Prithviraj [citation needed]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2017–2019 Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat Dr. Tripurasundari "Tipsy" Nagrajan
2019 The Final Call ATC Kiran Mirza [17][18]
Mission Over Mars Nandita Hariprasad [19]
2022 Mai: A Mother's Rage Sheel Chaudhary [20]

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[21]
2010 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award Won[22]
2011 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress – Drama (Jury) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[23]
Big Star Entertainment Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Television) Won[24][25]
2012 11th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Jury) Won[26]
Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Won[27]
5th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actress (Critics) Won[28]
People's Choice Awards India Best Drama Actress Won[29]
2013 Star Guild Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Won[30]
6th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actress (Critics) Won[citation needed]


  • In 2013, her on-screen pairing with Ram Kapoor was voted India Today's Television's most popular onscreen couple.[31]
  • In April 2013, in a survey conducted by Ormax Media, Tanwar featured in Top 5 most trustworthy celebrities.[3]


  1. ^ a b "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. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b "Chhote acche lagte hain..." dna. 3 April 2013.
  4. ^ "KBC 6: Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar on hot seat again!". IBNLive. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012.
  5. ^ "This is Why Aamir wanted Sakshi Tanwar to play his onscreen wife in Dangal". Hindustan Times. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar to come back with new season of Tyohaar Ki Thaali". India TV. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  7. ^ Rishita Roy Chowdhury (1 December 2020). "Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta, Sakshi Tanwar come together for thriller Dial 100". India Today. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar adopts baby girl Dityaa, calls it greatest moment of her life. See pic". Hindustan Times. 20 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Sakshi bids farewell to Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii". Rediff.
  10. ^ "IBN-7 presents Bawandar; real people, real stories". IBN News. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Ekta in a hurry to launch Mahabharat". The Sunday Tribune. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Ekta Kapoor launches 'Ek Thi Nayika'". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "'Sakshi Tanwar to play Aamir Khan's wife in Dangal?'". Archived from the original on 14 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Sakshi to play lead in Mohalla Assi". The Indian Express.
  16. ^ "Manoj Bajpayee begins shoot of a thriller with Neena Gupta and Sakshi Tanwar". Mid Day. 1 December 2020.
  17. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar: We are breaking a lot of stereotypes in The Final Call". The Indian Express. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar, Arjun Rampal shine in the official trailer for The Final Call". The Digital Hash. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  19. ^ MumbaiJune 7, Indo-Asian News Service; June 7, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 11:50. "Sakshi Tanwar to play a scientist in Ekta Kapoor's M.O.M. - Mission Over Mars". India Today. Retrieved 12 May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  20. ^ "Mai: Give Sakshi Tanwar all the web series, she deserves it more than any 'star'". Hindustan Times. 19 April 2022. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  21. ^ "Winners of Indian Telly Awards 2003".
  22. ^ "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Team honoured at ITA Milestone Awards". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.
  23. ^ "Winners of Indian Television Academy Awards 2011". Archived from the original on 26 May 2012.
  24. ^ Sakshi wins her first Big Star Entertainment Award
  25. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar at BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2011".
  26. ^ "Sakshi wins Best Actress (Jury) at 11th Indian Telly Awards".
  27. ^ Bollywood Hungama. "Winners of 7th Chevrolet Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards – Latest Movie Features – Bollywood Hungama".
  28. ^ "5th Boroplus Gold Awards 2012 Winners List-Bollywood, Entertainment, Featured – India News Portal".
  29. ^ "Sakshi wins 1st People's Choice Awards".
  30. ^ "Star Guild Awards – Winners".
  31. ^ "Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar favourite TV couple". India Today. IANS. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2021.

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