|Beauty pageant titleholder|
19 March 1984 |
Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
(now in Jharkhand, India)
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Title(s)||Femina Miss India Universe 2004|
|Femina Miss India Universe 2004
Miss Universe 2004
Tanushree Dutta (Bengali: তনুশ্রী দত্ত; pronounced [t̪ənʊʃri], ITRANS: tanushri; born 19 March 1984) is an Indian model and actress who primarily appears in Bollywood movies. Dutta is the recipient of Femina Miss India Universe title in 2004. During the same year at the Miss Universe beauty pageant, she was amongst the top ten Finalists.
Dutta was born and raised in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand to a conservative Bengali Hindu Kayastha family. She attended D.B.M.S. English School in her hometown, Jamshedpur and attended Junior College in Pune. She soon dropped out of college after completing her first year of B.COM to pursue a modelling career. Her sister, Ishita Dutta, is also an actress and model.
In 2003, Dutta won the Femina Miss India Pageant held in Mumbai; as a result, she represented India amongst 133 other countries at the Miss Universe 2004 contest which took place in Quito, Ecuador, where she placed amongst the Top 10 Finalists. In 2005, the Government of Jharkhand honored her by issuing postcards and stamps featuring her.
Shortly after winning the Miss India title, Dutta was offered numerous prestigious modelling assignments from recognized Indian designers and national brands. This victory also allowed for her successful entry in the Bollywood Industry, as she started receiving offers to play lead roles thereafter. She made her Bollywood début in 2005, appearing in Chocolate and Aashiq Banaya Apne. Though Chocolate received mild reviews, the box office success of Aashiq Banaya Apne, accompanied by its hit music proved to be a perfect launch for Tanushree in Bollywood. She also did an Indian pop music video, "Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re" by Harry Anand prior to taking part in the Miss India pageant which was a massive hit and she subsequently performed at several stage shows in 2003,This experience she spoke gave her the stage confidence that she displayed as the Miss Universe participant in 2004.Tanushree is a competent singer although she has never used her vocal skills professionally.
After the release of Ramaa: The Saviour in November 2010, Dutta went on a self-imposed sabbatical for two and a half years. Tanushree returned in spring of 2013 with stunning appearances at several high profile media and red carpet events. In 2013, she confirmed that she will be shortly returning to mainstream cinema.
Starting her career at nineteen years of age, Tanushree Dutta had been working hard when she decided to take a sabbatical leave, which lasted until the end of 2012. As a part of her journey, she rediscovered herself as she travelled, pursued her personal interests such as yoga, adventurous sports, and even decided to shave her head in the name of spirituality during her trip to Ladakh. She states, "To take break from pressure, the ruthless people, heartbreaks and heartburns, I've taken this decision. And, this will hide my identity too during public travel". Though her decision to shave her head was 'to hide her public identity', this act of hers was widely publicized.
Tanushree has stated in an interview that she has converted to Christianity, after becoming disillusioned with Hinduism and Moksha during a spiritual journey.
|2005||Aashiq Banaya Apne||Sneha|
|Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets||Simran "Sim" Chopra|
|2006||36 China Town||cameo appearance||Appeared in the song "Jab Kabhi"|
|Bhagam Bhag||Anjali||Appeared for 12 mins (Cameo)|
|Good Boy, Bad Boy||Dinky|
|2008||Saas Bahu Aur Sensex||Nitya Sen|
|2009||Ramaa: The Saviour||Samaara|
|2010||Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai||Jyothi||Tamil film|
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- Farhana Farook (11 September 2013) "Moksha is all bullshit" – Tanushree Dutta
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