Thomas Tevana was born to a politically connected Indian family. His father was a diplomat and his great-grandfather was the Punjab state's last Pre-PartitionPremier under the British Empire. After graduating high school at age 16, Tevana obtained degrees from UCLA and UCSB in Business and Communications. He then signed as a model with Wilhelmina Models NY.
Tevana is best known in Bollywood for his role of FBI Agent Manoj Bhatnagar in the controversial film Jo Bole So Nihaal. He began his acting career in 1995 and has appeared on TV shows including One Life to Live, JAG, and The Pretender. As part of their annual compilation, Tevana was voted one of US Based PEOPLE Magazine's "50 Hottest".