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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
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor - Female (Jury) Priya Kapoor' Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[9]
2013 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Drama (Jury) Priya Kapoor' Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Pending[10]
2012 Apsara Awards Best Actress - Drama Series Priya Kapoor' Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won
(tied with Ragini Khanna)
2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards Best Television Actor in Lead Role (Female) Priya Kapoor' Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[12]
2012 People's Choice Awards Best Drama Actress Priya Kapoor' Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[13]
2013 Femina Women's Awards Jury Award for Television Priya Kapoor' Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Won[14]

In 2013, She was voted 's #1 Television's most popular onscreen couple[15] In April 2013, A survey conducted by Ormax Media, Tanwar featured in Top 5 most trustworthy celebrities.[2]


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