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Sakshi Tanwar
Tanwar at Femina Miss India pageant
Born 12 January 1973
Alwar, Rajasthan, India[1]
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, television presenter
Years active 1996–present

Sakshi Tanwar (born 12 January 1973)[1] is an Indian television actress. Tanwar started her career as an anchor in Doordarshan, She anchored the film songs-based program Albela Sur Mela.[1] In 2000, Tanwar played the lead role of Parvati in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii.[2] On May 2011, she plays the character Priya Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.[3] In December 2012, she made an appearance in Kaun Banega Crorepati.[4]

Tanwar was born on 12 January 1973 to Rajendra Singh Tanwar, a retired CBI officer, in a middle-class family from Alwar, Rajasthan, India. She was educated in many Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central School) and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi.[1] After her graduation she was preparing for the entrance tests to the administrative services and mass communications, then she gave an audition for the national broadcaster Doordarshan's film songs based program Albela Sur Mela; 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.[1]


Fiction shows
Reality shows


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[8] Savitri
2011 Aatankwadi Uncle Sumitra
2011 Bawra Mann Pallavi
2012 Kahin Door Rajee

Awards and recognition[edit]

Year Awards Category Character For The Show Result
2002 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Lead Role Parvati Aggarwal Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Won[9]
2003 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Lead Role Won[10]
2003 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Bhabhi Won[11]
2004 Kalakar Awards Best Actress Won[12]
2004 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Bhabhi Won[13]
2011 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Drama (Jury) Priya Kapoor Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[14]
2011 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining TV Actress Won[15]
2012 11th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Jury) Won[16]
2012 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Won[17]
2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards Best Television Actor in Lead Role (Female) Won[18]
2012 Zee Gold Awards Best Actress in Lead Role (Critics) Won[19]
2012 People's Choice Awards India Best Drama Actress Won[20]
2013 Star Guild Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Won[21]
2013 Femina Women's Awards Jury Award for Television Won[22]
2013 Zee Gold Awards Best Actress in Lead Role (Critics) Won[23]

In 2013, She was voted 's #1 Television's most popular onscreen couple[24] In April 2013, A survey conducted by Ormax Media, Tanwar featured in Top 5 most trustworthy celebrities.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Sakshi Tanwar Biography, Profile - Filmibeat
  2. ^ a b Chhote acche lagte hain...' - Daily News & Analysis
  3. ^ "Ekta's next on Sony with Sakshi & Ram titled Bade Achhe Lagte Hain". 
  4. ^ Kaun Banega Crorepati 6: Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar on hot seat again!
  5. ^ "IBN-7 presents Bawandar; real people, real stories". IBN News. 
  6. ^ "Ekta Kapoor launches 'Ek Thi Nayika'". Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  7. ^ NI Wire (5 March 2013). "Ekta and Vishal launches Ek Thi Nayika starring 8 TV actresses". News Track India. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sakshi to play lead in Mohalla Assi". 
  9. ^ "Winners of Indian Telly Awards 2002". 
  10. ^ "Winners of Indian Telly Awards 2003". 
  11. ^ "Winners of Star Parivaar Awards 2003". 
  12. ^ "Winners of Kalakar Awards". 
  13. ^ "Winners of Star Parivaar Awards 2004". 
  14. ^ "Winners of Indian Television Academy Awards 2011". 
  15. ^ Sakshi Tanwar wins Big STar Entertainment Award for Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
  16. ^ "Sakshi wins Best Actress (Jury) at 11th Indian Telly Awards". 
  17. ^ Sakshi wins Best Actress at Apsara Awards, 2012
  18. ^ Ekta Kapoor, Ram & Sakshi wins Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards
  19. ^ Sakshi Tanwar wins Best Actress (Critics) at 5th Gold Awards for Bade Acche Lagte Hain
  20. ^ "Sakshi wins 1st People's Choice Awards". 
  21. ^ Sakshi Tanwar wins second consecutive Guild Awards
  22. ^ "Sakshi wins Jury Award for Television at Femina Women Awards". 
  23. ^ Sakshi Tanwar wins second consecutive Gold Award for Bade Acche Lagte Hain
  24. ^ "Ram & Sakshi are TV's most favorite couple". 

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