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Sakshi Tanwar at Femina Miss India pageant
12 January 1973 |
Alwar, Rajasthan, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Occupation||Model, Actress, Television Presenter|
|Known for||Her role of Parvati and Priya in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain respectively.|
Sakshi Tanwar (born 12 January 1973) is an Indian television and Bollywood actress. She is best known for playing the roles of Parvati Agarwal and Priya Kapoor in the television serials Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain respectively, both produced by Balaji Telefilms. She is one of the leading ladies of Indian television. She has appeared in television serials, reality shows, and movies.
Tanwar started her career in the 1990s, as an anchor in a television program. Her first television series was Dastoor. She then appeared in television serials. Her breakthrough came with Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, which became highly popular and ran from 2000 to 2008. She played the female protagonist, Parvati Agarwal. Since May 2011, she has been playing Priya Kapoor, the female protagonist, in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.
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. 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.
Since 2011, she plays the character Priya Kapoor in Ekta Kapoor's Bade Achhe Lagte Hain on Sony TV. 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.
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. 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. 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 Shaadi.com which revealed that 42.3% of Indians consider them as the perfect jodi (perfect match).
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.
|2000–2008||Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii||Parvati Agarwal / Swati Dixit / Janaki Devi||Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (2002)
Nominated- Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role
(2003) (2004) (2005) (2006) (2007)
|2003–2004||Devi||Gayatri / Devi|
|2004||Ab Ayega Mazzaa!||Herself|
|2004||Kahani Jurrm Ki|
|2005||Kahiin To Hoga||Parvati Agarwal||Special appearance|
|2005||Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin||Indira Bhargav|
|2006||Dhadkan||Andeela||Pakistani TV series|
|2007, 2008||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Parvati Agarwal||Special appearance|
|2008||Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki||Ganga|
|2008||Ajeeb - The Other Side|
|2010||Tere Liye||Laboni's friend|
|2010||Crime Patrol||Herself||Co-host with Anup Soni (Reality-based show)|
|2010||Do Saheliyaan||Tarol (Bhavri's Mother)|
|2013||Ek Thhi Naayka||Pooja|
|2011–present||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Priya Kapoor / Pooja Sharma||Nominated- Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role
|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|
|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||Guest appearance with Ram Kapoor and Amrita Mukherjee|
|2013-Present||Mujhe Pankh De Do||Host|
|2008||C Kkompany||Television Actress
(Cameo role )
|2006||O re Manva||Sandhya|
- "Sakshi Tanwar enters as Teepri in Balika Vadhu".
- "Nations favorite Bahu, Sakshi turns Director with Sammaan Ek Adhikaar".
- "Ekta's next on Sony with Sakshi & Ram titled Bade Achhe Lagte Hain".
- Sakshi Tanwar wins Best TV Drama Actress at India's irst People's Choice Awards
- "Big B impressed with Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar".
- "Ram, Sakshi & Amruta in KBC 6 in Christmas Special Episode".
- Ram Kapoor & Sakshi Tanwar are TV's Perfect Jodi
- Sakshi features in Top 5 most trust worthy celebrities alongside Madhuri Dixit & Katrina Kaif
- "IBN-7 presents Bawandar; real people, real stories".
- "Sakshi Along with Ram Kapoor and Amruta Mukherjee (Pihu) in KBC 6".
- "Sakshi to play lead in Mohalla Assi".
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