Tanishaa Mukerji

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Tanisha Mukerji
Tanishaa Mukerji photoshoot (cropped).jpg
Mukerji at a photoshoot in 2014
Born (1978-03-25) 25 March 1978 (age 41)
Years active2003–2018
RelativesSee Mukherjee-Samarth family
Kajol (Sister)
Ajay Devgan (Brother-In-Law)

Tanisha Mukerji is an Indian film actress known for her works in Indian movies, Bollywood and Telugu and Tamil films. Part of the Mukherjee-Samarth family, she is the daughter of filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee and actress Tanuja Samarth and the younger sister of Bollywood actress Kajol. She made her debut with the Hindi film Sssshhh... in 2003. She had her first hit with Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar, appearing alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.[1] She also was a contestant, and also ended up as the first runner-up on the reality show Bigg Boss 7 in 2012

Early life[edit]

Tanishaa Mukerjee is the daughter of Shomu Mukherjee and veteran Bollywood actress Tanuja. She's the younger sister of Bollywood actress Kajol and She's Bengali from her father and Marathi from her mother.


Film debut and breakthrough[edit]

Tanishaa got her first break in Bollywood with her film, Sssshhh... opposite Karan Nath. Her Tamil movie Unnale Unnale, opposite Vinay Rai was successful at the box office and got her a nomination at Vijay Awards for Best Debut Actress. In 2005, she played the female lead character of Nikkita Bakshi aka Nikki, in Neal N Nikki, opposite Uday Chopra. She was also seen in movies such as Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao, Sarkar, Tango Charlie and many more.[2]

Bigg Boss and further success[edit]

She participated in the television reality show Bigg Boss 7 and was the first runner up.[3][4] She was later seen as one of the judges in the stand-up comedy show Gangs of Haseepur.[5] In 2016, Tanishaa participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi and became a finalist.


Mukerji walks for Manish Malhotra & Shaina NC's show for CPAA in 2012.
Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Sssshhh... Mahek Gujral Hindi
2004 Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao Tanya Hindi Protagonist
2005 Neal 'n' Nikki Nikkita Bakshi Hindi Protagonist
Sarkar Avantika Hindi
Tango Charlie Lachchi Narayan Hindi
2007 Unnale Unnale Deepika Tamil
2008 One Two Three Chandni Hindi
Kantri Pyaasi Priya Telugu
Sarkar Raj Avantika Hindi
2010 Tum Milo Toh Sahi Hindi Cameo appearance
2016 Anna Shikha Hindi


Year Name Role Channel Notes Ref
2013 Bigg Boss 7 Contestant Colors TV 1st Runner-up [6]
2014 Gangs of Haseepur Judge Zee TV Along with Bharti Singh
2015 Bigg Boss 9 Guest Colors TV For a task
2016 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 Contestant Finalist
Bigg Boss 10 Guest Along with VJ Andy
2017 Comedy Nights Bachao Along with Anu Malik
Bigg Boss 11 Along with Karanvir Bohra
2018 Entertainment Ki Raat Along with Manish Paul & Sana Khan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "'Gangs of Haseepur' has something for all: Mandira Bedi". IBNLive.
  2. ^ "Tanishaa Mukerji's candid confessions". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Tanisha Mukherjee becomes the first runner up in Bigg Boss 7". IBN. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Tanishaa Mukerji's candid confessions — The Times of India".
  5. ^ "'Gangs of Haseepur' has something for all: Mandira Bedi". IBNLive.
  6. ^ "'Bigg Boss 7' complete list of contestants". Indian Express. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.

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