Tejaswini Kolhapure

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Tejaswini Kolhapure
Tejaswini Kolhapure.jpg
Born (1980-01-01) 1 January 1980 (age 37)
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Spouse(s) Pankaj Saraswat
Children Vedika Saraswat (b. 2015)
Parent(s) Pandharinath Kolhapure
Relatives Shraddha Kapoor (Niece)
Siddhanth Kapoor (Nephew)

Tejaswini Kolhapure (Marathi: तेजस्विनी कोल्हापुरे; born January 1980) is an Indian model and actress.

Personal life[edit]

Tejaswini Kolhapure is from a Maharashtrian family. Her father, Pandharinath Kolhapure, is a classical singer whose family was from Kolhapur.[1] She is niece of singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, as her mother is the sister of Deenanath Mangeshkar, father of Lata and Asha.[2] Her mother's family hailed from Mangalore. She[1] held a job working for the airlines.

Tejaswini is the sister of popular Bollywood actress Padmini Kolhapure and Shivangi Kolhapure. She is married to Pankaj Saraswat (director, writer, actor, and producer), famous for directing The Great Indian Laughter Challenge on Star World and Star Plus. On 31 January 2015 gave birth to a baby girl they have named her Vedika Saraswat. Actress Shraddha Kapoor is her niece (daughter of Shivangi Kolhapue).


She started her career as a ramp model and went about doing more than 200 fashion shows in a career spanning over 15 years with top designers, such as Rohit Bal, Rina Dhaka, Tarun Tahiliani, JJ Vallaya, Hemant Trevedi, and Manish Malhotra. Besides doing fashion shows, Tejaswini has worked in ads for "Vimal Sarees", "HMT Watches", and "Sony Television".

Before she started her career with modelling and films, she made her debut with a television series, Mujhe Chaand Chahiye, directed by Satish Kaushik on Zee TV. She also worked in "Saughat" and "Tum Bin", episodes of the Rishtey mini-series on Zee TV.



  • "The Magic Pill" directed by Satyadev Dubey
  • "Sabse Bada Thag" directed by Makrand Deshpandey


  • "Brahma Vishnu Mahesh" directed by Satyadev Dubey.


  • "Modh" during the 'Prithvi Festival 2002' directed by Ahlam Khan


  • "Beauty, Brains, & Personality" directed by Vandana Sajnani


  • "Flirt in Your Dreams" directed by Satyadev Dubey


  • "All About Women" directed by Hidayat Sami



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