Tejasswi Prakash

Tejasswi Prakash Wayangankar (born 10 June 1993) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi television and Marathi Cinema. She made her acting debut with 2612 and later on appeared in Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki (2013). Prakash is best known for her roles as Ragini Maheshwari in Swaragini (2015-16) and Diya Singh in Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya (2017-18) . In 2020, she participated in Colors TV's stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 10.[1]

Tejasswi Prakash
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Prakash in August 2022
Tejasswi Prakash Wayangankar

(1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 29)
Alma materBachelor of Engineering from Mumbai University
Years active2012–present
Known forSwaragini
Khatron Ke Khiladi 10
Bigg Boss 15
Naagin 6

In 2021, she participated in Colors TV's reality show Bigg Boss 15[2] and emerged as the winner of the show.[3][4] Since February 2022, Prakash is portraying the dual role of the female protagonist Pratha Gujral and Prathna Gujral in Colors TV's thriller franchise Naagin 6. She made her Marathi film debut with Mann Kasturi Re in (2022).

Early life and educationEdit

Prakash was born on 10 June 1993[5][6] in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and raised in a Marathi family.[7][8] She is an engineer by education. She graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Mumbai University.[9]


Early work (2012–2018)Edit

Prakash began her acting career in 2012, with Life OK's thriller 2612 playing Rashmi Bhargava. In 2013, she was seen playing Dhara Vaishnav in Colors TV's soap opera Sanskaar - Dharohar Apnon Ki opposite Jay Soni.

From 2015 to 2016, she portrayed the leading role of Ragini Maheshwari in Colors TV's popular drama romance Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur which earned her nominations for Indian Telly Awards and Golden Petal Awards.

In 2017, she was seen portraying Diya Singh in Sony TV's mystery drama Pehredaar Piya Ki. After Pehredaar Piya Ki ended, Prakash was re-cast as Diya Singh in Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya opposite Rohit Suchanti.[10][11]

In 2018, she was seen portraying Uruvi in Star Plus's Mythological Drama Karn Sangini opposite Aashim Gulati.[12]

Success and recent work (2019–present)Edit

Prakash at ELLE India Beauty Awards 2022

In 2019, Prakash was seen portraying Mishti Khanna in Voot's romantic drama Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka alongside Kunal Jaisingh and Aneri Vajani.[13]

In 2020, she made her reality debut through participating in Colors TV's stunt-based show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 despite being one of the strongest contenders, had to quit the show midway after suffering a severe eye injury which ended her journey at the 6th place.[14]

In 2021, she participated in Colors TV's popular reality show Bigg Boss 15 where she survived for 17 weeks inside the house and emerged as the winner of the show.[15]

Soon after Bigg Boss 15 ended, In February 2022, she was signed for Ekta Kapoor's popular supernatural franchise Naagin 6 as the female protagonist Pratha Gujral, a shape-shifting serpent.[16] As a part of the leap track of the same season , she played a double role of a mother-daughter , Pratha Gujral and Prarthna Raichand. Prakash is one of highest paid Indian Television actresses.[17]

In November 2022, Prakash made her Marathi debut alongside Abhiney Berde in romantic drama, Mann Kasturi Re directed by Sanket Mane.

Personal lifeEdit

Prakash is dating actor and host Karan Kundrra. The two met inside the Bigg Boss 15 house and eventually started dating after that.[18][19]

In the mediaEdit

Prakash grace the red carpet of Wolf777 Filmfare 2022

Prakash was included by Femina India in their list of Beautiful Indians 2022 for 'Celebs for Good' attributing to her contribution towards the welfare of stray animals and challenged individuals.[20]

She was included by HT City in their 30 Under 30 list of 2022 for the Television Category.[21]

She was awarded the ‘Digital Sensation of the Year’ award at Filmfare Middle East 2022 held in Dubai.[22]



  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Ref.
2022 Mann Kasturi Re Shruti Sarnaik Marathi [23]
TBA School College Ani Life Indu [24]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2012-2013 2612 Rashmi Bhargava [25]
2013–2014 Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki 2 Dhara Vaishnav
2015–2016 Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur Ragini Gadodia Maheshwari [26]
2017 Pehredaar Piya Ki Diya Singh [27]
2017–2018 Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya [28]
2018–2019 Karn Sangini Uruvi Karn [29]
2020 Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 Contestant 6th place [30]
2021 Zee Comedy Show Comedian [31]
2021–2022 Bigg Boss 15 Contestant Winner [32]
2022–present Naagin 6 Pratha Gujral & Prathna Raichand [33]

Special appearancesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2013 Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon Dhara
2014 Beintehaa [34]
Parichay (TV series)
2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil Ragini [35]
2015–2016 Sasural Simar Ka
2016 Krishnadasi
Balika Vadhu
Ishq Ka Rang Safed
Thapki Pyar Ki
Comedy Nights Live [36]
Comedy Nights Bachao [37]
Box Cricket League 2 Herself
2018 Swisswale Dulhania Le Jayenge 2 Simran
2019 Ace of Space 2 Herself
Kitchen Champion
Shaadi Ho Toh Aisi Jiya
2020 Bigg Boss 13 Herself
Chala Hawa Yeu Dya Herself
2022 Spy Bahu - Rang Barse 2022 Pratha
Lock Upp (season 1) Warden [38]
Khatra Khatra Khatra Herself
Dance Deewane Juniors (season 1)
Saavi Ki Savaari - Ganesh Utsav Pratha
Fu Bai Fu (Season 9) Herself(For Mann Kasturi Re promotions)

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka 2 Mishti Khanna [39]
2020 Ladies vs Gentlemen Panelist [citation needed]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2020 Intezaar Ikka, Themxxnlight
Sunn Zara JalRaj [40]
Ae Mere Dil Abhay Jodhpurkar [41]
Kalakaar Kulwinder Billa [42]
2021 Fakira Amit Mishra [43]
Mera Pehla Pyaar Javed Ali, Nikhita Gandhi [44]
2022 Duaa Hai Vineet Singh
Rula Deti Hai Yasser Desai [45]
Baarish Aayi Hai Stebin Ben, Shreya Ghoshal [46]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress In Negative Role (Popular) Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur Nominated [47]
Golden Petal Awards Best Actress Nominated
2022 HT India's Most Stylish Awards Most Stylish TV personality (Female) Won [48]
Lokmat Stylish Awards Most Stylish Emerging Icon Won [49]
Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actress - Drama TV Naagin 6 Pending [50]


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