Sakshi Tanwar

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Sakshi Tanwar
Sakshi Tanwar at Femina Miss India pageant
Born 12th January 1973[1]
Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India[2]
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Model, Actress, Television Presenter
Years active 1996–present
Known for Her role of Parvati and Priya in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain respectively.

Sakshi Tanwar (born 12th January 1973)[3] is an Indian television actress. She is best known for playing the role of Parvati in the television soap opera, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii; the serial enjoyed tremendous popularity in India and abroad. Sakshi Tanwar was born in a middle-class family from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. Her father Rajendra Singh Tanwar is a retired CBI officer. She was educated in many Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central School) and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi. After her graduation 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 begun her journey towards Television. During her college days she was the secretary and president of the dramatic society.[4]


Sakshi Tanwar at the success bash for The Dirty Picture

Tanwar started her career as an anchor in Doordarshan. She anchored the 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. She 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 did a digital film Kahin Door, directed by Sandeep Varma, in 2002. She worked on Colors' Balika Vadhu in the role of Teepri.[5] Her performance as Teepri was so well accepted that made Balika Vadhu top show of 2009. She appeared in few movies in 2008, one of them being Coffee House, in which she was the main protagonist. She appeared in a cameo role in Ekta Kapoor's C Kkompany.

Tanwar has 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 the New York International Film Festival in 2009.

She worked as a creative director in the production company Positive Thinkerz and tried her hands directing Sammaan Ek Adhikaar.[6]

Since 2011, she plays the character Priya Kapoor in Ekta Kapoor's Bade Achhe Lagte Hain on Sony TV.[7] The series co-stars Ram Kapoor as the male protagonist. The role won her several awards for Best Actress at events including Indian Telly Award for Best Actress (Jury), BIG Star Most Entertaining TV Actor (Female), two Global Indian Film and TV Honours, and People's Choice Awards.[8]

In November, 2011 Tanwar made an appearance during the Diwali episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati with Ram Kapoor where they won Rs. 25,00,000.[9] This was Tanwar's third appearance on the show. Also in 2011 she appeared in the short film Bawra Mann.

In December 2012, she made an appearance in the Christmas episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati (season 6) with Ram Kapoor and Amruta Mukherjee where she won Rs. 12,50,000.[10] This was Tanwar's fourth appearance on the show. In January 2013, she was voted #1 with Ram Kapoor, by the poll conducted by matrimonial website which revealed that 42.3% of Indians consider them as the perfect jodi (perfect match).[11]

In April 2013, she featured as a 'nauch girl' in one of the stories of eight episodic mini-series Ek Thhi Naayka produced by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms for the promotion of their upcoming film Ek Thi Daayan. The show also featured Smriti Irani, Shweta Tiwari, Aamna Shariff, Mauli Ganguly, Ankita Lokhande, Kritika Kamra and Pooja Gaur in another seven stories.

In the same year in a survey conducted by Ormax Media, Tanwar featured in Top 5 most trustworthy celebrities with Madhuri Dixit and Katrina Kaif.[12]


Fiction shows[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
1996 Dastoor Unknown
1998 Ehsaas - Kahani Ek Ghar Ki Unknown
1998 Bhanwar Unknown
1999 X-Zone Unknown
1999 Rajdhani Unknown
2000–2008 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Parvati Agarwal /
Swati Dixit / Janaki Devi
2001–2003 Kutumb Maya Mittal
2003–2004 Devi Gayatri / Devi
2004 Sanjivani - A Medical Boon Archana
2004 Ab Ayega Mazzaa! Herself
2004 Kahani Jurrm Ki Unknown
2005 Kahiin To Hoga Parvati Agarwal Special appearance
2005 Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Indira Bhargav Cameo
2006 Dhadkan Andeela Pakistani TV series
2006 Viraasat Herself
2007 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Parvati Agarwal Special appearance
2008 Bawandar[13] 1 Episode
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Ganga
2008 Ajeeb - The Other Side
2010 Balika Vadhu – Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte Teepri
2010 Tere Liye Laboni's friend
2010 Crime Patrol – Season 2 Herself
2010 Do Saheliyaan... Kismat Ki Kathputaliyaan Toral
2011–2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Priya Kapoor / Pooja Sharma
2013 Ek Thhi Naayka Pooja R 1 Episode
2013 Mujhe Pankh De Do Herself Host

Reality shows[edit]

Year Show Other Notes
1998 Albela Sur Mela Host
2000 Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari Guest
2001 Kisme Kitna Hai Dum Guest
2001 Kaun Banega Crorepati (season 1) Guest appearance along with Shweta Kawatra
2002 Khul Ja Sim Sim Guest appearance along with Kiran Karmarkar
2003-04 Gurukul Host
2005 Koffee with Karan Guest appearance with Smriti Zubin Irani
2005 Kaun Banega Crorepati (season 2) Guest appearance with Smriti Zubin Irani
2006 Kandy Floss Guest appearance with Mona Singh
2007 Dhamaal Express Co-host with Ali Asgar
2008 Ticket to Bollywood Dance performance with Ronit Roy
2008 Yeh Hai Jalwa Co-host with Smriti Zubin Irani
2009 Begum's Drawing Room Guest appearance with Ronit Roy
2011 Kaun Banega Crorepati (season 5) Guest appearance with Ram Kapoor
2012 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6[14] Guest appearance with Ram Kapoor and Amrita Mukherjee


Sakshi Tanwar at Bawra Mann screening
Year Film Role
2006 O re Manva Sandhya
2008 C Kkompany Television Actress (Cameo role)
2009 Saluun Sasiji
2009 Coffee House Kavita
2011 Mohalla Assi[15] Savitri
2011 Aatankwadi Uncle Sumitra
2011 Bawra Mann Pallavi
2012 Kahin Door Rajee


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