Sakshi Tanwar – Biography

Sakshi Tanwar - Biography

Name:  Sakshi Tanwar
Born: January 12, 1973 (Age – 40 years)
Height: 5 ft 4 inch

Eye Color : Brown
Hair Color : Black
Weight : 54 Kg
Height : 5 Feet 4 Inches
Zodiac sign : Capricorn
Hobbies : Singing,Cooking,Dance

Debut Movie: Coffee House
Debut Serial: Dastoor (1996)
Current Serial: Bade Ache Lagte Hai,Ek Thi Naayka
Place of birth: Alwar, Rajasthan, India
Father’s Name: Rajendra Singh
Residence: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Occupation: Model, Actress, Television Presenter
Education: Graduation

Personal Life :

Sakshi Tanwar is an Indian television and Bollywood actress. Sakshi was born in a middle-class family. Her father Rajendra Singh Tanwar is a retired CBI officer.
After her graduation, Sakshi was preparing for the entrance tests to the administrative services and mass communications, when a close friend of her suggested her for an audition for the national broadcaster Doordarshan’s film songs based program Albela Sur Mela.
Sakshi was also selected for the song and then she started her acting career.

Sakshi Tanwar - Biography

Career :

Sakshi Tanwar is one of the leading ladies of Indian Television. Sakshi Tanwar has become overnight star by playing the role of Parvati in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii.
Later, Sakshi Tanwar acted in the shows like Devi, Dastoor, Sanjeevani, Rajdhani, Kutumb, Ab Ayega Mazza, Kahani Jurm Ki, Kahin To Hoga, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, Dhadkan, Viraasat, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Bawandar, Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki, Ajeeb-The Other Side, Balika Vadhu, Tere Liye, Crime Patrol, Do Saheliyaan.
Presently, Sakshi Tanwar is winning the hearts of her fans by playing the role of Priya opposite Ram Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. Sakshi had also played the money making game Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 along with Ram Kapoor and won the prize money of 25,00,000.

Tanwar started her career as an anchor in Doordarshan. She anchored Film songs based program ‘Albela Sur Mela’. She was then seen acting in soaps such as Ehsaas, Dastoor, Bhanwar, and X-Zone before she got her big break of playing the central role in Rajdhani. Once she also had to work on her voice while playing the character of Sher Bano, in Dastoor. The major turning point of her career came when she was offered the role of Parvati in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki.
Sakshi has worked in other serials, including Devi, where she played the central character of Gayatri, who is a spiritually inclined woman with a strong connection to Goddess Durga. She also did a digital film Kahin Door, directed by Sandeep Varma, in 2002. She worked on Colors Balika Vadhu in the role of Teepri.She appeared in a few movies in 2008, one of them being Coffee House, in which she was the main protagonist. She also appeared in a cameo role in Ekta Kapoor’s C Kkompany.
Tanwar has also played the role of a municipal officer in the movie Saluun . She appeared in two short films O Re Manva and Bawra Mann. O Re Manva won the best International Narrative Short at New York International Film Festival in 2009.
She works as a creative director in the production company Positive Thinkerz and tried her hands directing Sammaan Ek Adhikaar.
She is currently playing the female lead role of Priya Ram Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. The series co-stars Ram Kapoor as the male protagonist.
In 2011, She also made her appearance during Diwali special episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 along with Ram Kapoor thereby winning Rs. 25,00,000.
In 2011, her work in Short film Bawra Mann was also well praised and also the film won many National & International Accolades.

Sakshi Tanwar - Biography

Personal Interests :

Sakshi Tanwar aka Parvati has carved out a special niche for herself in the hearts of young and old alike for her character portrayal. This extremely talented actress is born on 12th of January in the village of Alwar in Rajasthan but has completed her education from the capital of the Indian subcontinent. She completed her graduation from Delhi. After her graduations she was preparing for the entrance tests to the administrative services and mass communications when a close friend of her suggested that she should go and audition for the national broadcaster Doordarshan’s film songs based program ‘Albela Sur Mela’. To her surprise she was selected and from there begins her journey towards tellydom. On the other hand her traditional career graph had come to a standstill as she failed to clear both the tests. But she did not stop there. Acting was not a new experience for this Delhi lass. During her college days she was the secretary and president of the dramatic society and had her fair  share of stage. Facing the camera however was altogether a different experience for her. But she was encouraged to pursue her acting career after her experience in anchoring. Initially the acting bug smote her mainly for the money and popularity. She used to pick serials that did not require much commitment but gradually she excelled her acting skills and developed into a fine actress.

Sakshi Tanwar - Biography

TV Serials & Shows :

  • Do Saheliyaan (Zee TV)
  • Bhanwar (SAB TV)
  • Balika Vadhu (Colors TV)
  • Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii (Star Plus)
  • Kutumb (Sony Entertainment Television)
  • Devi (Sony Entertainment Television)
  • Dhadkan
  • Gurukul
  • Koffee With Karan (STAR One & STAR World)
  • Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (Star Plus)
  • Kahaani Jurm Ki
  • Kahiin To Hoga (Star Plus)
  • Viraasat
  • Kavyanjali (Star Plus)
  • Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (Sony Entertainment Television)
  • Kandy Floss
  • Ab Ayega Mazaa
  • Dhamaal Express With Ali Asgar
  • Yeh Hai Jalwa
  • Begum
  • Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki (9X)
  • Bawander
  • Dastoor
  • Rajdhani
  • Ajeeb
  • Sanjivani- A Medical Boon (Star Plus)
  • Kaun Banega Crorepati 1 (Star Plus)
  • Kaun Banega Crorepati 2 (Star Plus)
  • Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari
  • Khulja Sim Sim
  • Kisme Kitna Hai Dum
  • Albela Sur Mela
  • Ehsaas
  • Bhanwar
  • X-Zone
  • Tv´s Ticket to Bollywood
  • Crime Patrol (Sony Entertainment Television)

Movies :

Sakshi Tanwar  has also played the role of a municipal officer in the movie Saluun, in two short film O Re Manwa Mann. She works as a creative director in the production company Positive Thinkerz and tried her hands directing Sammaan Ek Adhikaar.Sakshi Tanwar has acted in films like C Kkompany, Mohalla Assi, Bawra Mann, Coffee House and many other films.

Sakshi Tanwar - Biography


Favorite Bhabi Award on Star Parivar Award for Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Best Actress at ITA 2011, Dada Shaheb Phalke Award along with Ram Kapoor.

1.Best Actor- Female-Parvati Aggrawal- Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki-SPA
2.Best TV Personality-Female Parvati Aggrawal-Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii-SPA
3.Best Actor- Female Parvati Aggrawal/Janki DeviKahaani Ghar Ghar Kii-ITA
4.Best Actor – Female (Jury)-Priya Kapoor-Bade Achhe Lagte Hain-ITA
5.Best TV Actress(Popular)-Parvati Aggrawal-Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii-Kalakar Awards
6.Most Entertaining Television Actor-Priya Kapoor-Bade Achhe Lagte Hain-BSEA
7.Best Television Actress In Leading Role-Priya Kapoor-Bade Achhe Lagte Hain-LGA
8.Best Actress (TV) Priya Kapoor’ Bade Achhe Lagte Hain-Apsara Awards
9.Best TV Actress in Lead Role Priya Kapoor’ Bade Achhe Lagte Hain-FICCI
10.Best Television Actor in Lead Role -Priya Kapoor-Bade Achhe Lagte Hain-DPA
11.Best Actress (Critics) Priya Kapoor’ Bade Achhe Lagte Hain -Broroplus
12.Best Drama Actress Priya Kapoor’ Bade Achhe Lagte Hain-PCA

13.Jury Award – L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2013.

First Salary :

Sakshi Tanwar is best known for playing the role of Parvati in the television serial Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. She has now put the iconic character behind her, however, with soaring popularity as Priya in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. In an interview with Rajul Hegde, the actress discusses how she worked towards success in her profession and gives youngsters career advice.

Can you start off by telling us a little bit about your background? Please share some memories of your childhood days.

I was the youngest of three siblings. Both my older brother and sister pampered me a lot; in fact, I was saved from a lot of mischief I got into because they stood up for me. Growing up in a typical Indian family with its set of values and traditions was all about home, family, ghar ka khana — that brought a whole lot of happiness as I was growing up. With a supportive and loving family to fall back on, in case of any crisis, life for me is simply full of fond memories. In fact, it is this strong support system that I had, that helped me move alone to Mumbai and live on my own.

Tell us about your first job and the first salary you ever received — what did you do with the money?

My first job was as a sales trainee at the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi. I worked at (clothing and accessory store) Khazana and received a monthly stipend of Rs 900. With my first salary, I bought my mom a yellow and green cotton sari and also a few things for my dad, brother and sister.

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