Sakshi Tanwar, a name synonymous with Indian television and cinema, has carved a niche for herself with her exceptional acting skills and captivating screen presence. The Bollywood Actress known for her roles in popular TV shows and Bollywood films, she has become a household name and continues to rule the hearts of millions.
Early Life and Upbringing
Born on January 12, 1973, in Alwar, Rajasthan, Sakshi Tanwar was raised in a middle-class family. Her father, Rajendra Singh Tanwar, was a retired CBI officer. She completed her education at various Kendriya Vidyalayas across India before graduating from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi.
After completing her pre-university course in 1990, she started working as a sales trainee at Taj Palace, Delhi.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Sakshi Tanwar|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Sakshi Tanwar|
|Date of Birth||12 January 1973|
|Age (as of 2023)||50 Years|
|Birthplace||Alwar, Rajasthan, India|
|Hometown||Alwar, Rajasthan, India|
|Current Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies and Interests||Cooking, Reading, Travelling|
|Languages Known||Hindi, English|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)||N/A|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Sakshi Tanwar|
|IMDb Profile link||Sakshi Tanwar|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||34-27-34 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5’ 4″, 163 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||57 kg, 126 lbs|
|Hairstyle||Medium length, straight or wavy|
|Distinctive Features||Sharp features, expressive eyes, dimpled smile|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Sakshi Tanwar is known for her private nature and has kept her personal life away from the limelight. She has an elder brother, Rajeev Singh Tanwar, and an elder sister, Seema Tanwar. In 2018, she embraced motherhood by adopting a nine-month-old baby girl named Dityaa.
Despite rumors of her secretly marrying a businessman and dating her co-star Samir Kochhar, Sakshi has maintained that she is single.
|Spouse – Husband||N/A|
|Father||Rajendra Singh Tanwar (Retired CBI Officer)|
|Children||Dityaa Tanwar (adopted daughter)|
|Siblings||Rajeev Singh Tanwar (elder brother), Seema Tanwar (elder sister)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Samir Kochhar (Rumored)|
|Significant Relationships||Ram Kapoor (On-screen husband in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain)|
Rise to Stardom
Sakshi Tanwar began her journey in the entertainment industry in 1996 with Doordarshan’s film songs-based program Albela Sur Mela. However, her breakthrough role came with the TV serial Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, which aired for eight years between 2000-2008. She gained immense popularity for her role as Parvati Agarwal in the show.
Her Bollywood debut came in 2016 with the blockbuster hit film ‘Dangal’, where she played the role of Geeta and Babita’s mother. The film became the biggest blockbuster ever in Bollywood when it was released in the theatres.
Debut Film – Albela Sur Mela
Successful Film – Dangal
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Sakshi Tanwar has received numerous awards and accolades for her performances. For her role in “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii”, she won the Indian Telly Award for “Best Actress in Lead Role” in 2003. She also received the Indian Television Academy Award for “ITA Milestone” in 2010.
For her role in “Bade Achhe Lagte Hain”, she won several awards including the Indian Television Academy Award for “Best Actress – Drama (Jury)” in 2011 and the Big Star Entertainment Award for “Best Actress in a Lead Role- Television” in 2011. In 2013, she was voted as India Today’s No.1 Television’s Most Popular Onscreen Couple along with Ram Kapoor.
|Profession(s)||Actress, Television Host|
|Debut Film||O Re Manva (Short Film, 2006)|
|Notable Roles||Parvati Agarwal in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Priya Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Daya Kaur in Dangal|
|Recent Films – New Movies||Dial 100 (2021), Mission Over Mars (2019), The Final Call (2019)|
|Upcoming Films||Sharmaji Ki Beti.|
|Popular Television Series||Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, 24: Season 2, Tyohaar Ki Thaali, Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat|
|Awards and Achievements||Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in Lead Role (2003), Indian Television Academy Award for ITA Milestone (2010), People’s Choice Awards India for Best Drama Actress (2012), Star Guild Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series (2013), Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for Best Actress in Television Industry (2018)|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||Horlicks Women’s Plus, Tanishq Jewellery, Voltas Air Conditioners, Tata Sky|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||Supported the cause of girl child education, Participated in NDTV’s Greenathon campaign, Donated to PM CARES Fund for COVID-19 relief|
|Professional Associations||CINTAA, Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association|
|Training and Education||Graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi; Secretary and President of the Dramatic Society in college|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Dangal (2016), Mohalla Assi (2018)|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||Dangal (2016), The Final Call (2019), Mission Over Mars (2019)|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 350 crore, $47 million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 1-2 crore, $135,000-$270,000|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 50-60 lakh, $67,000-$81,000|
|Sponsorship Deals||Horlicks Women’s Plus, Tanishq Jewellery, Voltas Air Conditioners, Tata Sky|
|Real Estate Holdings||A bungalow in Alwar, Rajasthan; A flat in Mumbai|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||Jewelry, Designer clothes, Artworks|
|Cars Collection||Volvo S90 Sedan|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan|
|Favorite Actress||Waheeda Rehman|
|Favorite Film||Guide (1965), Sholay (1975)|
|Favorite Music Bands||N/A|
|Favorite Color||Black, Red|
|Favorite Food||Aloo Matar, Rajma Chawal; Dessert: Kulhad Waali Gulab Jamun|
|Things s/he like||Cooking, reading, traveling|
|Things s/he dislike||N/A|
Top 5 Best Films – Sakshi Tanwar
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
|Dangal||2016||Geeta and Babita’s mother|
|Bade Acche Lagte Hain||2011-2014||Priya Kapoor|
|Dial 100||2021||Policeman’s wife|
|Mai: A Mother’s Rage||2022||Grieving mother|
|Mission Over Mars||2019||Scientist|
Controversies – Sakshi Tanwar
- Sakshi made headlines for allegedly secretly marrying a businessman, which she later denied.
- She was rumored to be dating her co-star Samir Kochhar.
- Her onscreen kiss with Ram Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain shocked the audience.
- Television actress Hina Khan called Sakshi cross-eyed while Hina was inside the house of Bigg Boss.
- She faced rejection early in her career due to a pimple on her face.
Interesting Facts – Sakshi Tanwar
- Sakshi Tanwar started her career as an anchor on Doordarshan’s film songs-based program Albela Sur Mela.
- She worked as a creative director in the production company Positive Thinkerz.
- She is known for her punctuality.
- Sakshi follows a vegetarian diet.
- She doesn’t like to keep a house help and likes doing her work on her own.
- She was featured in the Top 5 most trustworthy celebrities in a survey conducted by Ormax Media in 2013.
Sakshi Tanwar’s journey from a small-town girl to one of the most loved actresses in the Indian film and television industry is truly inspiring. Her talent, hard work, and dedication have made her a role model for many aspiring actors.
With her versatile acting skills and down-to-earth personality, she continues to win hearts across the nation.