Tanishaa Mukerji was born on Friday, 3 March 1978 (age 45 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Her zodiac sign is Pisces. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies (1998-2000) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia. LinkedIn – Tanishaa Mukerji
Height (approx.): 5′ 1″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Shomu Mukherjee, was a Bengali Hindu Bollywood film director, who died on 10 April 2008. Her mother, Tanuja, is an Indian actress. Her elder sister, Kajol, is a Bollywood actress. Kajol is married to the Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn.
She is unmarried.
In 2013, Tanishaa Mukerji got into a relationship with her fellow Bigg Boss 7 housemate, Armaan Kohli, an Indian actor. The couple dated for a year before they ended their relationship in October 2014. The Times of India
In 1995, she began to work as a VJ for Channel V.
In 2003, she made her acting debut as Mahek Gujral with the film ‘Sssshhh….’
In 2005, she played the lead role of Nikkita Bakshi opposite Uday Chopra in the romantic comedy film ‘Neal ‘n’ Nikki.’ In the same year, she hit the spotlight after she played the role of Avantika in the political crime thriller film ‘Sarkar’ starring Amitabh Bachchan. In 2010, she made a cameo appearance in the drama film ‘Tum Milo Toh Sahi.’
In 2007, she made her Tamil debut with the film ‘Unnale Unnale’ in which she played the role of Deepika.
In 2008, she made her Telugu debut with the film ‘Kantri’ in which she appeared as Pyaasi Priya.
In 2013, she appeared as a contestant on Colors TV’s Hindi reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss 7’ in which she emerged as the first runner-up of the show.
In 2014, appeared as a judge on Zee TV’s Hindi reality comedy show ‘Gangs of Haseepur.’ She participated as a contestant in Colors TV’s reality and stunt TV series ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7’ in 2016. In 2023, she took part as a contestant in season 11 of Sony TV’s dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.’
Getting Intimate with Armaan Kohli
In 2013, she created a lot of talk in the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss 7’ because of her intimate moments with actor Armaan Kohli. Ajay Devgan asked Bigg Boss to remove her from the show; however, she was not evicted from the show. DNA
Kapil Sharma Misbehaved with Tanishaa Mukerji
At the International Marathi Film Festival Awards 2015, Kapil Sharma, the well-known stand-up comedian, behaved inappropriately with her, Monali Thakur, and Marathi actress Deepali Sayeed due to his excessive drinking. As a consequence of which, his performance was cancelled. India Today
She owns a Hyundai Creta and Skoda Superb.
She has got a Lotus flower tattoo inked on her left forearm and two Dolphins tattoo inked on her right ankle.
- Food: Chocolates, popcorn
- She froze her eggs when she was 39 years old. In an interview, while talking about freezing her eggs, she said,
I wanted to freeze my eggs at the age of 33! At that time, when I went to my doctor (who finally froze my eggs now)… it is funny but she stopped me from doing so at that time. While she told me it takes a toll on your body, she advised I should do it when I have no hope of conceiving a baby. It’s a personal choice. And today, it is perfectly ok to not have children. Adopt, there’s enough in this world.” The Times of India
- She is an animal lover.
- In 2019, Tanishaa faced a racist attack in New York when she went to the US to attend the CRY America charity gala. After the gala, she went to a nightclub with her friends, where a man allegedly made inappropriate remarks. In an interview, she talked about the incident and said,
I don’t understand what triggered it as I was polite, but he turned rude. One of the employees, an African-American, said that we looked as if we were fresh off the boat and couldn’t speak English. That was insulting and blatantly racist. My friends and I were shocked. It’s traumatic to experience this kind of racism in the US; I have never faced it earlier. I told them to call the cops, but they refused to do so.” Hindustan Times
- In an interview, when she was asked about whether she always wanted to be an actress or if she had other aspirations, she replied,
Honestly, I did have other aspirations. I wanted to be a veterinarian because I absolutely love animals But the problem was that I could not handle looking at injured animals, so my mom told me I could not be a vet like this. So that killed my dream (laughs). In the middle, I had this huge dream of becoming a businesswoman. However, I didn’t know what business to do. So I had quite some aspirations, but acting was always my passion.” The Times of India
- Apart from being an actress, she is also an environmentalist. She owns an NGO named Stamp Foundation.
- Being a fitness enthusiast, she is often spotted working out at a gym.
- In an interview, while talking about her acting career, which did not turn out the way she envisioned, she said,
I wore every stone, consulted every astrologer, and did every puja possible (laughs!). I was so young, and when someone would tell me, ‘Achha, yeh pehen lo, it will be good for you,’ I would do it. I realised It doesn’t work like that. I did whatever I needed to for my career. I even went to meet directors, but I guess that worked against me. I think they would be embarrassed about me meeting them because those were different times. Also, it puts you in the negative light, ‘ki iske paas kaam nahi hai.’ Breaking through a traditional mindset is difficult.” The Times of India