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Biography for Saakshi Tanwar

Saakshi Tanwar

Birthdate: 12 January 1973

Birth Place: Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India.

Height in feet: 5 feet 4 Inches

Eye Color: Black

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Occupation: Bollywood Actress, Television Actress, Anchor

Marital Status: Single

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Sakshi Tanwar is an Indian television and Bollywood actress. She belong a middle-class family. That is how the earthen beauty kick here started her career of acting. Sakshi was living in Delhi doing small roles for Doodarshar and she also did small roles for Star plus and Sony. She came to Mumbai for one of those serials and stayed with a friend. She had some work at Balaji and took Sakshi along with her, where she was spotted by Ekta Kapoor's aunt who asked her to leave her portfolio. There Sakshi left some of her working stills. The now very well known television producer Ekta Kapoor saw her photographs and within a month when Sakshi was visiting Balaji studio again for some work, To her surprise Ekta spotted her quoting "You are my Parvati" Sakshi was skeptical about the character, she thought it was too elderly as she was at the initial stage of her career. She expressed her feelings to Ekta who changed the whole script bringing down Parvati's character in her late 20s which was supposed to be in mid 30s initially, to suit Sakshi. After letting down Ekta three times finally the versatile Sakshi took up the role and the rest is history. She is best known for playing the role of Parvati in the daily soap opera, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii on star plus. She is one of the leading ladies of Indian Television. She debuted as an anchor on Doordarshan channel. Currently she is seen in Bade Ache Lagte Hain opposite Ram Kapoor.


She was educated in many Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central School) and graduated from Lady Shri Ram college in New Delhi. She has done a 3 and half years long diploma on software engineering. After her graduations she was preparing for the entrance tests to the administrative services and mass communications,

Family Background

Her father Rajendra Singh Tanwar is a retired CBI officer.

Acting Career

She should go and audition for the national broadcaster Doordarshan's film songs based program Albela Sur Mela. She got selected and from there begun her journey in television. Sakshi as she had never planned to take it as her career. She had taken studies very seriously and wanted to become an IAS officer. Sakshi was also very active in extra-curricular activities especially acting, dancing and elocution but did not do it with the intention of becoming an actress.The role of Parvati in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii gave her a big break.

She also did a digital film Kahin Door, directed by Sandeep Varma, in 2002. Her work in Colors most popular show Balika Vadhu, as Teepri was also well appreciated. She was seen in sopas like Ehsaas, Bhanwar, Dastoor, X-Zone, before getting her 1st big break playing the central role in Rajdhani. But her histrionics weren't talked about till she landed with Parvati's role in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. She appeared in a few movies in 2008, one of them being Coffee House, in which she was the main protagonist. She has also done a cameo role in Ekta Kapoor's C Kkompany.

Currently she is seen in Bade Ache Lagte Hai and this serial is enjoying tremendous popularity in India and abroad. Sakshi will be seen playing lead role for Ekta Kapoor's upcoming show Itna Na Karo Mujhe Pyaar on Sony. Television's known actors Sakshi and Ronit Roy will be seen essaying the lead duo in the serial. Show will go on floors very soon. The show is based on mature love story. The plot will be a love triangle, featuring two men and a woman.

TV shows

Year TV Show Role Channel Completed on
2010 Balika Vadhu Teepri Colors -
2013 Ek Thhi Naayika Pooja Life OK -
2001 Kutumb Maya Mittal Sony TV 2002
2003 Devi Gayatri Sony TV -
2004 Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin Indira Bhargav Sony TV -
2011 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Priya Kapoor Sony TV 2014
2000 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Janki Devi Dixit StarPlus 2008
2014 Main Naa Bhoolungi Narrator in first episode Sony TV -



Year Released Movie Role Category
2015 Mohalla Assi Savitri Bollywood
2016 Dangal Daya Kaur Bollywood


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