Tanishaa Mukerji

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Tanishaa Mukerji
Tanishaa Mukerji photoshoot (cropped).jpg
Mukerji at a photoshoot in 2014
BornMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Years active2003–present
RelativesSee Mukherjee-Samarth family
Ajay Devgan

Tanishaa Mukerji is an Indian film actress known for her works in Indian movies, raunchy 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 on the reality show Bigg Boss 7 in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Tanisha Mukerjee is the daughter of Shomu Mukherjee and veteran Bollywood actress Tanuja. She's the younger sister of Bollywood actress Kajol and sister-in-law of Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn. 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.... 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 2006, 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
2005 Sarkar Avantika Hindi
2005 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 Show Role Notes
2013 Bigg Boss 7[6][7] Herself 1st runner up
2014 Gangs of Haseepur Judge
2016 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 contestant top 6
2016 Bigg Boss 9 Herself Guest
2016 Bigg Boss 10 Herself Guest
2017 Comedy Nights Bachao Herself Guest
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Herself on public demand
2018 Entertainment Ki Raat Herself Guest

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 2013-09-15.
  7. ^ "Expected Bigg Boss 7 contestant list revealed!". The Times of India. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-15.

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