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Sakshi Tanwar (born 12 January 1973) is an Indian television and film actress, and presenter. She is known for her work in the television soaps Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, and blockbuster movie Dangal.
Tanwar at Femina Miss India pageant, 2012
12 January 1973 |
Alwar, Rajasthan, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Occupation||Actress, television presenter|
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. In college, she was the secretary and president of the dramatic society. 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.
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. Between 2011 and 2014, she played Priya Kapoor, opposite Ram Kapoor, in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.
- Fiction shows
- 2000–08 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii as Parvati Agarwal / Swati Dixit/ Janki Devi Dixit
- 2001-2002 Kutumb as Maya Mittal
- 2003 Devi as Gayatri
- 2004 Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin as Indira Bhargav
- 2008 Bawandar (featured in one episode)
- 2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki as Ganga
- 2010 Balika Vadhu as Teepri
- 2011–14 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain as Priya Kapoor
- 2013 Ek Thhi Naayika (episodes #13 and #14) as Pooja
- 2014 Main Naa Bhoolungi as Narrator in first episode
- 2016 24: Season 2 as Shivani Malik
- 2017 Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat as Tripurasundari (web series with Ram Kapoor)
- Non-fiction/reality shows
- 1998 Albela Sur Mela as the host
- 2005 Kaun Banega Crorepati 2 as guest contestant (along with Smriti Irani to promote Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii)
- 2009 Coffee House as herself
- 2010 Crime Patrol – Season 2 as the co-host cum narrator (along with Anup Soni)
- 2012 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 as guest contestant (along with Ram Kapoor and Amrita Mukherjee to promote Bade Achhe Lagte Hain)
- 2013 Kaun Banega Crorepati 7 as guest contestant (along with Ram Kapoor to promote Bade Achhe Lagte Hain)
- 2015 Code Red as the host cum narrator
|2006||O re Manva||Sandhya|
|2008||C Kkompany||Television Actress (Cameo role)|
|2015||Katyar Kaljat Ghusali||Nabila - Marathi Film|
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|
|2004||Kalakar Awards||Best Actress||Parvati Aggarwal||Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii||Won|
|2010||Indian Television Academy Awards||ITA Milestone Award||Parvati Aggarwal||Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii||Won|
|2011||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress - Drama (Jury)||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|2011||Big Star Entertainment Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role (Television)||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|2012||18th Lions Gold Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role (Television)||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|2012||11th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role (Jury)||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|2012||Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards||Best Actress in Drama Series||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|2012||5th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actress (Critics)||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|2012||Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards||Best Television Actor in Lead Role (Female)||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|2012||People's Choice Awards India||Best Drama Actress||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|2012||The Global Indian Film & TV Honours||Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female)||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|Best Onscreen Jodi
(Along with Ram Kapoor)
|2013||19th Lions Gold Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role (Television)||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|2013||Star Guild Awards||Best Actress in Drama Series||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
|2013||6th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actress (Critics)||Priya Kapoor||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Won|
- "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.
- "Sakshi Tanwar". FilmiBeat.
- 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.
- "'Chhote acche lagte hain...'". dna. 3 April 2013.
- "Ekta's next on Sony with Sakshi & Ram titled Bade Achhe Lagte Hain".
- "KBC 6: Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar on hot seat again!". IBNLive.
- "This is Why Aamir wanted Sakshi Tanwar to play his onscreen wife in Dangal". Hindustan Times. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
- "IBN-7 presents Bawandar; real people, real stories". IBN News.
- "Ekta in a hurry to launch Mahabharat". The Sunday Tribune. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
- "Ekta Kapoor launches 'Ek Thi Nayika'". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
- NI Wire (5 March 2013). "Ekta and Vishal launches Ek Thi Nayika starring 8 TV actresses". News Track India. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
- "Sakshi to play lead in Mohalla Assi".
- "'Sakshi Tanwar to play Aamir Khan’s wife in Dangal?'".
- "Winners of Indian Telly Awards 2003".
- "Winners of Kalakar Awards" (PDF).
- "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Team honoured at ITA Milestone Awards".
- "Winners of Indian Television Academy Awards 2011".
- Sakshi wins her first Big Star Entertainment Award
- Sakshi Tanwar wins Big Star Entertainment Awards
- Sakshi Tanwar wins Best Actress at 18th Lions Gold Awards
- "Sakshi wins Best Actress (Jury) at 11th Indian Telly Awards".
- Bollywood Hungama. "Winners of 7th Chevrolet Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards - Latest Movie Features - Bollywood Hungama".
- Sakshi Tanwar wins Best Actress (Critics) for Bade Acche at 5th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2012
- "Ekta & team shine at DadaSaheb Phalke Awards!". The Times of India.
- "Sakshi wins 1st People's Choice Awards".
- Sakshi wins Best Actress at Global Indian TV Honours for Bade Acche Lagte Hain
- Ram & Sakshi wins Best Onscreen Jodi at the Global Honours, 2012
- Sakshi Tanwar wins her second Lions Gold Awards for Bade Acche Lagte Hain
- "Star Guild Awards - Winners".
- Sakshi wins her second Best Actress award at 6th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2013
- "Ram & Sakshi are TV's most favorite couple".