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Tejaswini Kolhapure (Marathi: तेजस्विनी कोल्हापुरे; born 1 January 1980) is an Indian model and actress.[2]

Tejaswini Kolhapure
Tejaswini Kolhapure.jpg
Born (1980-01-01) 1 January 1980 (age 39)[1]
Spouse(s)Pankaj Saraswat
ChildrenVedika Saraswat (b. 2015)
Parent(s)Pandharinath Kolhapure
RelativesSee Mangeshkar-Burman family


Personal lifeEdit

Kolhapure was born in Nagpur and is from a Maharashtrian family.[3] Her father, Pandharinath Kolhapure, is a classical singer whose family was from Kolhapur.[4]

She is the niece of singer Lata Mangeshkar, as her paternal grandmother was the half-sister of Deenanath Mangeshkar, Lata's father.[5] Her mother's family hailed from Mangalore. She held a job working for the airlines.[4]

Kolhapure and her husband, Pankaj Saraswat, had a daughter in 2015.[6]


Before she started her career with modelling and films, she made her debut with a television series, Mujhe Chaand Chahiye,[7] directed by Satish Kaushik on Zee TV. She appeared in the "Saughat" and "Tum Bin", episodes of the miniseries Rishtey on Zee TV. She was also a involved in theatre.[8]

Her first film made with Anurag Kashyap, Paanch, was not initially released.[9] Paanch was delayed in its release due to problems with the depictions of violence, language and drug use in the film.[10] Her appearance in Ugly was with the director, Kashyap, once more where she played a depressed young woman who was also an alcoholic.[11] Kolhapure said that filming Ugly was a draining experience.[10] The Hindustan Times wrote that "Kolhapure plays a battered wife and brings out the pain of a barren life perfectly."[12]



  • "The Magic Pill" directed by Satyadev Dubey
  • "Sabse Bada Thag" directed by Makrand Deshpandey


  • "Brahma Vishnu Mahesh" directed by Satyadev Dubey.


  • "Modh" during the 'Prithvi Festival 2002' directed by Ahlam Khan


  • "Beauty, Brains, & Personality" directed by Vandana Sajnani


  • "Flirt in Your Dreams" directed by Satyadev Dubey


  • "All About Women" directed by Hidayat Sami


  • Paanch director Anuraag Kashyap[8]
  • Stop! director Ajay Sinha
  • Anjaane director Harry Fernandes
  • Mumbai Cutting director Shashank Ghosh
  • Salt & Pepper director Mohinder Pratap Singh[13]
  • Boys Toh Boys Hai director Amit Chauhan
  • Tequila Nights director Pankaj Saraswat
  • Happi special appearance director Bhavna Talwar
  • Raavan director Mani Ratnam[14]
  • Ugly director Anurag Kashyap[7]


  1. ^ "Tejaswini Kolhapure: Movies, Photos, Videos, News & Biography | eTimes". Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. ^ "All you want to know about #TejaswiniKolhapure". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Tejaswini Kolhapure Biography". 26 December 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b If I had my way, I would have worked with Raj Kapoor all my life: Padmini Kolhapure, Times of India, 13 September 2013.
  5. ^ "'I feel bad about it…' | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 16 June 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  6. ^ Bhattacharya, Roshmila (1 February 2015). "Tejaswini Kolhapure delivers a baby girl - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b Awaasthi, Kavita (29 July 2013). "TV is time-consuming: Tejaswini Kolhapure". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  8. ^ a b Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (16 May 2017). "Politics of water". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  9. ^ "I trust Anurag Kashyap blindly: Tejaswini Kolhapure". The Indian Express. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  10. ^ a b Bhattacharya, Roshmila (17 December 2014). "Tejaswini breaks 14-year-old jinx - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Ugly - An emotional story in the garb of a thriller - Times of India". The Times of India. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  12. ^ Kaushal, Sweta (25 December 2014). "Ugly review: A dark, gripping movie that is a must watch". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  13. ^ Shetty, Akshata (9 November 2014). "Salt 'N' Pepper: A heart-rending short film that delivers a strong message". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  14. ^ "'Raavan' butchered Tejaswini Kolhapure's role". Deccan Herald. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2017.

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