Tanwar in 2018
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Occupation||Actress, television presenter|
Sakshi Tanwar (born 12 January 1973) is an Indian actress and television presenter. She is known for her work in the television soaps Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. In 2016, she starred in the Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal.
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 before graduating from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi. Prior to this, in 1990, after completing her pre-university course, she worked as a sales trainee at a five-star hotel. In college, she was the secretary and president of the dramatic society. After graduation, while preparing for the entrance tests to the administrative services and mass communications, she gave an audition for the national broadcaster Doordarshan's film songs based program Albela Sur Mela in 1998; she was selected as the presenter.
After her television debut in 1998 with Albela Sur Mela, Tanwar gained fame for her role of Parvati Agarwal in the soap opera, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. Between 2011 and 2014, she played Priya Kapoor, opposite Ram Kapoor, in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. In December 2012, she made a second appearance on the reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
In the 2016 film Dangal, Tanwar played Daya Kaur, wife of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat (played by Aamir Khan), who trains his daughters to be world-class wrestlers against social odds. Sakshi Tanwar made a comeback on television with Tyohaar Ki Thaali, first telecasted by Epic Channel in February 2018.
In 2018, Sakshi became a single mother when she adopted a nine month old baby girl, Dityaa Tanwar.
- Fiction shows
- 2000–08 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii as Parvati Agarwal / Swati Dixit/ Janki Devi Dixit
- 2001-2002 Kutumb as Maya Mittal
- 2003 Devi as Gayatri
- 2004 Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin as Indira Bhargav
- 2008 Bawandar (featured in one episode)
- 2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki as Ganga
- 2010 Balika Vadhu as Teepri
- 2011–14 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain as Priya Ram Kapoor
- 2013 Ek Thhi Naayika (episodes #13 and #14) as Pooja
- 2014 Main Naa Bhoolungi as Narrator in first episode
- 2016 24: Season 2 as Shivani Malik
- Non-fiction/reality shows
- 1998 Albela Sur Mela as the host
- 2005 Kaun Banega Crorepati 2 as guest contestant (along with Smriti Irani to promote Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii)
- 2009 Coffee House as herself
- 2010 Crime Patrol – Season 2 as the co-host cum narrator (along with Anup Soni)
- 2012 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 as guest contestant (along with Ram Kapoor to promote Bade Achhe Lagte Hain)
- 2013 Kaun Banega Crorepati 7 as guest contestant (along with Ram Kapoor and Amrita Mukherjee to promote Bade Achhe Lagte Hain)
- 2015 Code Red as the host cum narrator
- 2017 Tyohaar Ki Thaali as the host cum narrator on Epic TV.
- 2006 O re Manva as Sandhya
- 2008 C Kkompany as television actress (cameo role)
- 2009 Saluun as Sasiji
- 2009 Coffee House as Kavita
- 2011 Aatankwadi Uncle as Sumitra
- 2011 Bawra Mann as Pallavi
- 2015 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali as Nabila
- 2016 Dangal as Daya Kaur
- 2018 Mohalla Assi as Savitri
- 2017 Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat as Dr. Tripurasundari "Tipsy" Nagrajan (ALT Balaji)
- 2019 The Final Call as ATC Kiran Mirza (ZEE5)
- 2019 Mission Over Mars (Zee5/ALTBalaji)
Awards and recognition
- In 2013, she was voted India Today's No.1 Television's most popular onscreen couple
- In April 2013, in a survey conducted by Ormax Media, Tanwar featured in Top 5 most trustworthy celebrities.
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- "Sakshi Tanwar adopts baby girl Dityaa, calls it greatest moment of her life. See pic". Hindustan Times. 20 October 2018.
- "IBN-7 presents Bawandar; real people, real stories". IBN News.
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- "Ekta Kapoor launches 'Ek Thi Nayika'". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
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- "Sakshi to play lead in Mohalla Assi".
- "Sakshi Tanwar: We are breaking a lot of stereotypes in The Final Call". The Indian Express. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
- "Sakshi Tanwar, Arjun Rampal shine in the official trailer for The Final Call". The Digital Hash. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
- Sakshi Tanwar to play scientist in Ekta Kapoor's new web series titled 'M.O.M. - Mission Over Mars'
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- "Winners of Indian Television Academy Awards 2011". Archived from the original on 26 May 2012.
- Sakshi wins her first Big Star Entertainment Award
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- "Mahesh Shetty, Wife Anisha Kapoor". photogallery.indiatimes.com.
- "Sakshi wins Best Actress (Jury) at 11th Indian Telly Awards".
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- "Photos: 2013 Boroplus Gold Awards Winners List!". 22 July 2013.
- "Ram & Sakshi are TV's most favorite couple".
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