Tehseen Poonawalla is a political analyst, businessman, and a social activist. He was roped in as a wild card entry in Colors TV reality show Bigg Boss 13 (2019).
Tehseen was born on 24 May in Pune, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He studied mythology in his college, but he is an atheist.
Family, Caste & Wife
Tehseen belongs to a Maharashtrian Muslim family. The Print His father ‘Sarfaraz Poonawalla’ died when Tehseen was too young. His mother’s name is Yasmeen Poonawalla. He has a younger brother ‘Shehzad Poonawalla,’ who is a lawyer, political analyst, and a civil rights activist. In 2017, Tehseen tweeted that he has no relation with his younger brother and break all ties with him. The reason for their tiff was that Shehzad commented something against Congress party leaders. DNA India
On 29 March 2016, he got married to Monicka Vadera Poonawalla, a jewellery designer and curator. She is the cousin of Robert Vadera, who is the husband of Priyanka Gandhi.
He has appeared on various news channels for the debate sessions. In 2010, he was appointed as a consultant to the organising committee of Common Wealth Games in Delhi. He had participated in political debate series with his brother- Bhai vs Bhai (2018) for Zee News and 2 Bhai 2 Rukh (2019) for Zee Urdu. He has worked as a speaker for TEDx India. He has penned down the articles for well-known magazines and newspapers. In 2019, he appeared as a wild card entry in Bigg Boss Season 13.
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— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) October 28, 2019
- He had a tiff with his brother, and after that, he broke all the ties with him. He said in an interview,
We have cut off all our family ties with Shezad; he is no longer a part of our family. We would just say if he had any issues with Congress, he should have raised it in the inter-party forum rather than the media.” DNA
- The Supreme Court of India fined him for mocking Jain guru ‘Tarun Sagar’ in 2019. NDTV
- In 2019, BJP leader Smriti Irani accused him of passing sexist comments against her in the year 2016. Firstpost
- He got a tattoo inked of the Indian flag on his left arm.
- He is the highest-paid contestant of Bigg Boss 13, charging around Rs 21 lakhs per week. India Today
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