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.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
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.
Wife & Children
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
- 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.” DNA
- In 2019, BJP leader Smriti Irani accused him of passing sexist comments against her in the year 2016. Firstpost
- 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. India Today