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Sakshi Tanwar (born 12 January 1973)[2] is an Indian television and film actress, and presenter. She is known for her work in the television soaps Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.

Sakshi Tanwar
Tanwar at Femina Miss India pageant, 2012
Born (1973-01-12) 12 January 1973 (age 44)
Alwar, Rajasthan, India[1]
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[2]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, television presenter
Years active 1996–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.


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 an appearance in 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]


Fiction shows
Non-fiction/reality shows


Sakshi Tanwar at Bawra Mann screening
Year Film Role
2006 O re Manva Sandhya
2008 C Kkompany Television Actress (Cameo role)
2009 Saluun Sasiji
2009 Coffee House Kavita
2011 Aatankwadi Uncle Sumitra
2011 Bawra Mann Pallavi
2015 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Nabila - Marathi Film
2015 Mohalla Assi[12] Savitri
2016 Dangal Daya Kaur[13]

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[14]
2004 Kalakar Awards Best Actress Parvati Aggarwal Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Won[15]
2010 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award Parvati Aggarwal Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Won[16]
2011 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Drama (Jury) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[17]
2012 11th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Jury) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[18]
2012 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[19]
2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards Best Television Actor in Lead Role (Female) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[20]
2012 People's Choice Awards India Best Drama Actress Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[21]
2013 Star Guild Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[22]

In 2013, She was voted 's #1 Television's most popular onscreen couple[23] In April 2013, 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 c "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". 
  6. ^ "KBC 6: Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar on hot seat again!". IBNLive. 
  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. ^ "IBN-7 presents Bawandar; real people, real stories". IBN News. 
  9. ^ "Ekta in a hurry to launch Mahabharat". The Sunday Tribune. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ekta Kapoor launches 'Ek Thi Nayika'". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  11. ^ NI Wire (5 March 2013). "Ekta and Vishal launches Ek Thi Nayika starring 8 TV actresses". News Track India. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Sakshi to play lead in Mohalla Assi". 
  13. ^ "'Sakshi Tanwar to play Aamir Khan’s wife in Dangal?'". 
  14. ^ "Winners of Indian Telly Awards 2003". 
  15. ^ "Winners of Kalakar Awards" (PDF). 
  16. ^ "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Team honoured at ITA Milestone Awards". 
  17. ^ "Winners of Indian Television Academy Awards 2011". 
  18. ^ "Sakshi wins Best Actress (Jury) at 11th Indian Telly Awards". 
  19. ^ Bollywood Hungama. "Winners of 7th Chevrolet Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards - Latest Movie Features - Bollywood Hungama". 
  20. ^ "Ekta & team shine at DadaSaheb Phalke Awards!". The Times of India. 
  21. ^ "Sakshi wins 1st People's Choice Awards". 
  22. ^ "Star Guild Awards - Winners". 
  23. ^ "Ram & Sakshi are TV's most favorite couple". 

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