Tia Bajpai

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Tia Bajpai
Bajpai at the promotion of 1920: The Evil Returns in 2012
Twinkle Bajpai[1]
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2005–present
Home townLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India[2]

Tia Bajpai (born Twinkle Bajpai) is an Indian singer, television and film actress.[3][4] She made her film debut in 2011 with Vikram Bhatt's film Haunted - 3D, and appeared in 1920: Evil Returns and Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat.[5] She also participated in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005.[6]


Tia Bajpai smiles at the camera
Bajpai at the success bash of Haunted 3D in 2011

Bajpai started her career by appearing in a few television serials and shows. She made her film and singing debut from Vikram Bhatt's horror thriller Haunted 3D in 2011, co-starring Mahaakshay Chakraborty, where she portrayed the character of Meera Sabharwal who is tortured by her piano teacher (played by Arif Zakaria). The film went to become a 'Superhit' at the box office. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated 3.5/5 to the film.[7] She then appeared in Maqbool Khan's drama-thriller film Lanka alongside Manoj Bajpayee and Arjan Bajwa, where she portrayed the character of Anju. The film garnered mixed reviews from critics, and had a poor box office collection.

In 2012, Bajpai appeared in Vikram Bhatt's next horror thriller 1920: The Evil Returns, sequel to the 2008 film 1920, alongside Aftab Shivdasani, She portrayed the role of Smriti, a girl who is possessed by an evil spirit. The film garnered average reviews from critics, but turned out to be commercially successful.[8] In 2014, Bajpai appeared in two films Anand Kumar's Desi Kattey, alongside Sunil Shetty and Jay Bhanushali, and Identity Card. She recently appeared in Aijaaz Khan's comedy film Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat in 2015, alongside Rajpal Yadav. The film was a critical and commercial failure. She also appeared in the web series Zakhmi and Twisted directed by Vikram Bhatt where she played the role of investigating police officer.

Television appearances[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2005–06 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 Contestant
2006–08 Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann Lakshmi Garodia
Lead role
2008 Lux Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket Contestant
2009 Parchaee
2009 Tum Meri Ho Kiran
2009 Qayamat Panna Krishnan
2011 Anhoniyon Ka Andhera Herself Special Appearance in a promotion of Haunted 3D


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Director(s) Notes
2011 Haunted 3D Meera Sabharwal Vikram Bhatt Debut film
2011 Lanka Dr. Anju A. Khanna Maqbool Khan
2012 1920: Evil Returns Smriti/ Sangeeta Bhushan Patel
2014 Desi Kattey Guddi Anand Kumar
2014 Identity Card Asin Bhasin Rahat Kazmi
2015 Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat Anjali Aijaz Khan
2018 Hate Story 4 Bhavna Vishal Pandya Short Appearance

As Singer[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Song Co-Singer Composer Lyricist Notes
2011 Haunted – 3D Sau Baras Solo Chirantan Bhatt Junaid Wasi
2011 Lanka Sheet Leher-II Solo Gaurav Dagaonkar
2018 Chalte Chalte (Cover Version) Solo Saurabh Sengar, Jay Mehta, Aishwarya Tripathi; originally by Ghulam Mohammed Kaifi Azmi
2019 One Day: Justice Delivered Tooh Hila lo Divya Kumar, Farhad Joy- Anjan Alaukik Rahi


Award Ceremony Category Recipient Result Ref.(s)
4th Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Female Vocalist of The Year "Sheet Leher" from Lanka Won [9]


  1. ^ The name is Tia Bajpai not Twinkle – The Times of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (7 May 2011). Retrieved on 14 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Mumbaikars love it when I say hum or aap: Tia Bajpai - Times of India". The Times of India. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  3. ^ Menon, Neelima. (18 December 2013) Tia Bajpai's Bollywood Journey Begins. The New Indian Express. Retrieved on 14 February 2016.
  4. ^ Tia Bajpai talks about her fitness mantras – Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (18 February 2013). Retrieved on 14 February 2016.
  5. ^ Tia Bajpai tries comedy with 'Bankey Ki Crazy Baarat' – Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (1 October 2014). Retrieved on 14 February 2016.
  6. ^ Aftab Shivdasani signs his first horror movie. Mid-day.com (22 August 2011). Retrieved on 14 February 2016.
  7. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Haunted - 3D: Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son of Sardar Score at the Box Office". boxofficeindia. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Winners - Mirchi Music Awards 2011".

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