Tehseen Poonawalla Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Tehseen Poonawalla

Tehseen Poonawalla is a political analyst, businessman, and a social activist. He was roped in as a wild card entry in the Colors TV reality show “Bigg Boss 13” (2019).


Tehseen was born on Sunday, 24 May 1981 (age 42 years; as of 2023) in Pune, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Tehseen Poonawalla's Childhood Picture

Tehseen Poonawalla’s Childhood Picture

Tehseen Poonawalla's Facebook Profile

Tehseen Poonawalla’s Facebook Profile

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black


Tehseen belongs to a Maharashtrian Muslim family. [1]The Print

Parents & Siblings

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.

Tehseen Poonawalla's Father and Brother

Tehseen Poonawalla’s Father and Brother

Tehseen Poonawalla's Mother

Tehseen Poonawalla’s Mother

Tehseen Poonawalla with His Brother 'Shehzad'

Tehseen Poonawalla with His Brother ‘Shehzad’

Wife & Children

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.

Tehseen Poonawalla's Wedding Picture

Tehseen Poonawalla’s Wedding Picture

On 1 March 2023, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy. [2]The Times of India


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.


  • In 2017, Tehseen had a tiff with his brother, Shehzad, after Shehzad made a strong statement against the Congress party. Reportedly, Tehseen broke all the ties with his brother. During an interview, he said,

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.” [3]DNA

Tehseen's Twitter Post for His Brother

Tehseen’s Twitter Post for His Brother

  • The Supreme Court of India fined him for mocking Jain guru ‘Tarun Sagar’ in 2019. [4]NDTV


  • He has got an Indian flag inked on his left arm.
  • Interestingly, he has studied mythology as a subject in his college, but he is an atheist.
  • He was rumoured to be the highest-paid contestant of Bigg Boss 13, charging around Rs 21 lakhs per week. [6]India Today

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