Sakshi Tanwar is an Indian actress and television presenter.

Sakshi Tanwar
Tanwar in 2012
Born1972 or 1973 (age 50–51)
Occupation(s)Actress, television presenter
Years active1996–present
Known forKahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
Bade Acche Lagte Hain
Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat

Early life edit

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.

Career edit

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 life edit

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

Filmography edit

Sakshi Tanwar at the success bash of The Dirty Picture

Television edit

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 [12]
2011–2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Priya Sharma Kapoor [13]
2012–2013 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 Contestant 2 episodes
2013 Ek Thhi Naayika Pooja [14]
2014 Main Naa Bhoolungi Narator
2015 Code Red Presenter / Narator [15]
2016 24: Season 2 Shivani Malik
2017 Tyohaar Ki Thaali Presenter [16]
2022 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 Sheel Chaudhary Guest

Films edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2006 O re Manva Sandhya
2008 C Kkompany Television actress Cameo
2009 Coffee House Kavita
2011 Aatankwadi Uncle Sumitra
Bawra Mann Pallavi
2015 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Nabila Marathi film [17]
2016 Dangal Daya Kaur [18]
2018 Mohalla Assi Savitri [19]
2021 Dial 100 Prerna Sood ZEE5 film [20]
2022 Samrat Prithviraj Jayachandra's wife [21]

Web series edit

Year Title Role Ref.
2017–2019 Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat Dr. Tripurasundari "Tipsy" Nagrajan [22]
2019 The Final Call ATC Kiran Mirza [23][24]
Mission Over Mars Nandita Hariprasad [25]
2022 Mai: A Mother's Rage Sheel Chaudhary [26]

Awards and recognition edit

References edit

  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. ^ "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. ^ Munshi, Shoma (15 December 2012). Remote Control: Indian Television in the New Millennium. Penguin Group. ISBN 978-01-4341-402-5. Retrieved 10 October 2014. Thus, when Sakshi Tanwar, the dutiful and always upright Parvati bhabi from Kahaani, played a cameo as Teepri, a home-breaker in Balika Vadhu (episodes in 2010), it did not go down well with audiences, who were unable to accept their role model as a negative character.
  13. ^ IANS (31 January 2013). "Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar voted favourite TV couple". IBN Live. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Ekta Kapoor launches 'Ek Thi Nayika'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  15. ^ Sakshi Tanwar to host a crime show
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "'कट्यार काळजात घुसली' चित्रपटाच्या शिरपेचात मानाचा तुरा" [A feather in the cap for "Katyar Kaljat Ghusali"]. Loksatta (in Marathi). The Indian Express. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  18. ^ "'Sakshi Tanwar to play Aamir Khan's wife in Dangal?'". Archived from the original on 14 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Sakshi to play lead in Mohalla Assi". The Indian Express.
  20. ^ "Manoj Bajpayee begins shoot of a thriller with Neena Gupta and Sakshi Tanwar". Mid Day. 1 December 2020.
  21. ^ Rajesh, Srividya (23 January 2020). "Sakshi Tanwar bags the historical period film Prithviraj". IWMBuzz. Archived from the original on 27 March 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  22. ^ Team Bollywood Garam. "Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat Review - Sakshi Tanwar, Ram Kapoor steal our hearts!". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar: We are breaking a lot of stereotypes in The Final Call". The Indian Express. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  24. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar, Arjun Rampal shine in the official trailer for The Final Call". The Digital Hash. 9 February 2019. Archived from the original on 21 June 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  25. ^ "Sakshi Tanwar to play a scientist in Ekta Kapoor's M.O.M. - Mission Over Mars". India Today. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  26. ^ "Mai: Give Sakshi Tanwar all the web series, she deserves it more than any 'star'". Hindustan Times. 19 April 2022. Retrieved 18 May 2022.

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