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Tanushree Dutta (তনুশ্রী দত্ত) (pronounced [t̪ənʊʃri], born 19 March 1984) is an Indian model and actress who primarily appears in Bollywood movies. Dutta is the recipient of Femina Miss India Universe title in 2004. During the same year at the Miss Universe beauty pageant, she was among the top ten finalists.[1][2][3]

Tanushree Dutta
Tanushree Dutta
Born (1984-03-19) 19 March 1984 (age 34)
Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
(now in Jharkhand, India)
Occupation Actress, model
Height 5' 4"
Title Femina Miss India Universe 2004
Beauty pageant titleholder
Femina Miss India Universe 2004
Miss Universe 2004
(Top 10)


Early lifeEdit

Dutta was born and raised in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, to a conservative Bengali Hindu family. She attended D.B.M.S. English School in her hometown, and attended Junior College in Pune. She dropped out of college after completing her first year of BCom to pursue a modelling career. Her sister, Ishita Dutta, is also an actress and model.


In 2003, Dutta won the Femina Miss India pageant held in Mumbai; as a result, she represented India at the Miss Universe 2004 Pageant which took place in Quito, Ecuador, where she placed amongst the top 10 finalists.

She made her Bollywood début in 2005, appearing in Chocolate and Aashiq Banaya Aapne. Aashiq Banaya Aapne was a box office success, and its music was considered a record breaking All Time Blockbuster.[4]

She did an Indian pop music video, "Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re" by Harry Anand, before taking part in the Miss India pageant. It was a massive hit and she subsequently performed at several stage shows in 2003.


Year Film Role Language
2005 Aashiq Banaya Aapne Sneha Hindi
2005 Veerabhadra Malathi Telugu
2005 Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets Simran Hindi
2007 Raqeeb: Rivals in Love Sophie Hindi
2007 Dhol Ritu Hindi
2007 Risk Shraddha Hindi
2007 Good Boy, Bad Boy Dinky Hindi
2007 Speed Sanjana Hindi
2008 Saas Bahu Aur Sensex Nitya Hindi
2009 Ramaa: The Saviour Samara Hindi
2010 Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Jyothi Tamil
2010 Rokkk Anushka Hindi
2010 Apartment Preeti Hindi


  1. ^ Soumyadipta Banerjee (12 February 2010). "If Kareena can do it, why not me: Tanushree Dutta". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Tanushree At The Miss Universe 2004". Times of India. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Piali Banerjee (27 March 2004). "Tanushree Crowned Pond's Femina Miss India". Times of India. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Tanushree Dutta". IMDb. 

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Preceded by
Nikita Anand
Miss India Universe
Succeeded by
Amrita Thapar