21 December 1983 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Actress, model, host|
Karishma Tanna (/kərɪʃmɑː təˈnɑ; born 21 December 1983) is an Indian film actress, model and anchor who predominantly works in Hindi films and shows. She is well known for her role in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Naagarjuna – Ek Yodha and also for participating in reality shows like Bigg Boss (2014) and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2016).
After her Bollywood debut Grand Masti (2013), she is awaiting for the release of her next film Tina & Lolo (2016), which also features Sunny Leone., as well as Sanjay Dutt's love interest in biopic film Dutt (2017), opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
Tanna was born and brought up in a Gujarati family. She lives with her mother and is very close to her as her father died in October 2012. Tanna started dating actor Upen Patel in 2014 when they met inside the Bigg Boss house and later was engaged to him. In 2016, they both split up.
Tanna appeared in Balaji Telefilms' soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (July 2000 - November 2008), where she played the character Indu. She appeared in Balaji Telefilms' drama production, Kahi To Milenge (November 2002 - 2003).
Tanna worked as the female lead for the TV series Koi Dil Mein Hai (December 2003 - February 2005) as Krutika. Tanna signed up with project while still working for Kyunki Saas bhi kabhi bahu thi, as her role in Kyunki was not that of a major character. Moreover, Kkoi Dil Mein Hai was a weekly show. Tanna worked for the TV program Ek Ladki Anjaani Si (November 2005 – September 2007) playing the negative character Ayesha. Tanna was also part of Rajshri Productions show Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam (April 2006 – September 2006).
In September 2006, Tanna made her theater debut with the Hinglish farce/romantic comedy Perfect Wedding, directed by Vandana Sajnani. The work was adapted from Robin Howdon's British play of the same name.
Tanna hosted a magic-based reality TV show, India's Magic Star, that went on air in July 2010. She has also acted in the children's television program, Baal Veer (October 2012 – 2013), playing the role of Rani Pari.
Tanna was a celebrity contestant in the popular controversial Colors show, Bigg Boss 8, which started airing in September 2014. She spent full 4 months inside the house and became a finalist and the first runner up. In 2015, Tanna participated in seventh season of dance couple reality show Nach Baliye along with Upen Patel.
Karishma participated in the celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2016. Tanna is currently playing the role of a naagin in Life OK's show Naagarjuna – Ek Yoddha. Karishma also made a small cameo appearance in the popular comedy show Comedy Nights Bachao along with Helly Shah for one episode.
Debut in films (2005–present)
Tanna made her Bollywood debut with the December 2005 film Dosti: Friends Forever, playing the role of Nandini Thapar. Tanna's second film was a Kannada language movie, I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, which was released in June 2011. Tanna played the lead actress role of Chethana.
In September 2013, Grand Masti, a Bollywood sex comedy and a sequel to April 2004 film, Masti was released. Tanna has signed for Tina and Lolo. Tanna's character had been earlier offered to Minissha Lamba, but Lamba opted out as the script required her kissing Sunny Leone.
|2001-2006||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Star Plus||Indira Anand Gandhi (Indu)|
|2002-2003||Kahi To Milenge||Sahara One||Tanisha|
|2003-2004||Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand||Star Plus||Tina|
|2003-2004||Koi Dil Mein Hai||Sony TV||Krutika|
|2005-2006||Ek Ladki Anjaani Si||Sony TV||Ayesha|
|2006||Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam||Star Plus||Jitisha|
|2010||Jaane Pehchaane Se... Ye Ajnabbi||Star One||Avni|
|2011||Adaalat||Sony TV||Ms Jaffrey||Episodic role|
|2012-2013||Baal Veer||SAB TV||Rani Pari|
|2014||Jeanie Aur Juju||SAB TV||Soniya||Cameo|
|2016-2017||Naagarjuna – Ek Yoddha||Life OK||Maskini (Naagin)||Main Antagonist|
|Kumkum Bhagya||Zee TV||Dance Performance|
|Yeh Vaada Raha||Zee TV||Dance Performance|
|2007||Comedy Circus 1||Sony TV||Contestant|
|2008||Zara Nachke Dikha||Star One||Contestant|
|2008||Kaante Ki Takkar||Sony TV||Host|
|2010||Meethi Choori No 1||Imagine TV||Contestant|
|2011||Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout||Imagine TV||Contestant|
|2011||Comedy Circus Maha-Sangram||Sony TV||Contestant|
|2014||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Colors||Guest|
|2014-2015||Bigg Boss 8||Colors||Contestant (Champion)|
|2015||Bigg Boss Halla Bol||Colors||Contestant (1st runner-up)|
|2015||Nach Baliye 7||Star Plus||Contestant along with Upen Patel|
|2015-2016||MTV Love School||MTV India||Host along with Upen Patel|
|2016||Comedy Nights Bachao||Colors||Guest|
|2016||Fear Factor: Khatron Ki Khiladi 7||Colors||Guest in Semi Finale|
|2016||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9||Colors||Contestant - Eliminated on 3 December 2016|
|2016, 2017||Bigg Boss 10||Colors||Guest - performer|
|2005||Dosti: Friends Forever||Nandini Thapar||Hindi debut|
|2011||I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona||Chetana||Kannada debut|
|2014||Golu Aur Pappu||Shalini|
|TBA||Tina and Lolo||Lolo||Filming|
|2017||Dutt||Sanjay Dutt's love interest||Filming|
|2003||Star Parivaar Awards||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Favourite Behen||Nominated|
|Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in comic role|
|2007||Ek Ladki Anjaani Si||Best Actress in negative role|
|2008||Star Guild Awards||Best Actress in negative role|
|2015||Television Style Awards||Bigg Boss 8||Stylish female in a reality show||Won|
|2016||Zee Gold Awards||MTV Love School||Best Anchor||Nominated|
|N/A||Most Fit Actress||Won|
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