Tejaswini Pandit is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Marathi films and television series. She is known for her work in films like ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’ (2010), ‘Tu Hi Re’ (2015), and ‘Ye Re Ye Re Paisa’ (2018).
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Medium Golden Brown
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): 34-28-34
Parents & Siblings
Her mother, Jyoti Chandekar, is an actor, while her father, Ranjit Pandit (deceased), used to work in a tea manufacturing company. Tejaswini has a sister named Poornima.
Husband & Children
Tejaswini Pandit got married to her friend Bhushan Bopche on 16 December 2012; however, the duo later parted ways. Bhushan Bopche is the son of an industrialist named Rameshwar Roopchand Bopche.
Tejaswini Pandit met Bhushan Bopche when she was in school and he was in college. They soon fell in love and started dating; the duo dated for almost 13 years before getting married in 2012.
Tejaswini Pandit follows Hinduism.
Tejaswini Pandit debuted in the Marathi film industry with the 2004 comedy-drama film ‘Aga Bai Arrecha!’ in which she appeared as ‘Aapa.’ In 2010, she played the role of ‘Sindhutai Sapkal’ in the film ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal.’
She appeared as ‘Bhairavi Bhanushali’ in a 2015 romantic drama film titled ‘Tu Hi Re.’ The film starred Swapnil Joshi and Sai Tamhankar.
Tejaswini appeared in many other films including ‘Deva’ (2017), ‘Ye Re Ye Re Paisa’ (2018), and ‘Bamboo’ (2023).
Hindi and Telugu
In 2023, Tejaswini appeared as ‘Shurpanakha’ in the Indian mythological action film ‘Adipurush.’ This was a bilingual film which was released in both Hindi and Telugu languages.
Pandit hosted debuted in the Marathi television industry with the television serial ‘Tuza Ni Maza Ghar Shrimantacha’ (also spelt as Tuz Ni Maz Ghar Shrimantach) in 2010. She played the role of ‘Kaveri’ in the serial. The serial was aired on the channel Star Pravah.
From 2011-2012, she appeared in a television serial titled ‘Ekach Hya Janmi Janu’ as Anjali; the serial was aired on Zee Marathi.
Tejaswini Pandit appeared in many other television serials including ‘Kalay Tasmai Namah’ (2013) and ‘100 Days’ (2016).
Tejaswini made her digital debut with the Marathi-language drama thriller web series ‘RaanBaazaar’ (2022), which premiered on Planet Marathi. She appeared as Ayesha Singh in the series.
Tejaswini Pandit debuted as a producer with a Marathi-language horror web series titled ‘Athang’ in 2022.
Awards & Honours
- Best Actress for the film ‘Vavtal’ at MaTa Sanman Awards
- Best Actress award for the film ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’ at Spain fest
- Best Actress award for the film ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’ at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
- Marathi International Film and Theatre Award (MIFTA) under the category of Best Actress for the film ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’
- Zee Gaurav Puraskar under the category of Best Actress for the film ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’
- Favourite Actress award for the film ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’ at Maharashtracha Favourite Kon? Awards
- Lokmat Times Award under the category of Best Actress for the film ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’
- Sahyadri Ratna Puraskar for the film ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’
- Big Marathi Rising Award under the category of Best Actress for the film ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’
- Best Actress award for the film ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’ at Star Awards
- Popular Face of the Year award for the television serial ‘Ekach Hya Janmi Janu’ at Zee Marathi Awards
- Zee Gaurav Puraskar under the category of Best Actress for the theatrical production ‘Vaishali Cottage’
- Best Actor Female award for the film ‘7, Roshan Villa’ at Kolhapur Film Festival
- Best Actress award for the film ‘7, Roshan Villa’ at Chitradrashtri Film Festival
- Zee Gaurav Puraskar under the category of Best Actress for the film ‘Ticha Umbartha’
- Best Actress award for the film ‘Ticha Umbartha’ at Sanskruti Kala Darpan Awards
- Best Actress award for the film ‘Ticha Umbartha’ at Sangli International Film Festival (SIFF)
- Best Actress award for the film ‘Ticha Umbartha’ at Chitrapusha Film Festival
- Movers and Shakers award at 24FPS International Animation Awards for her contribution to cinema and television
- Maharashtra State Marathi Journalist Association’s “Best Actress and Most Contribution on OTT” Award
- Best Actress OTT (Jury Choice) award for the web series ‘RaanBaazaar’
She owns a Mahindra XUV700.
Tejaswini Pandit got a Hand of Fatima inked on her back that depicts positivity, abundance, and faith.
She got the word ‘Baba’ (in Devnagri ‘बाबा’) inked on the index finger of her right hand.
Tejaswini got a tattoo inked on her right leg.
- Food: Pithla-Bhakri, Bhajji
- Actor: Irrfan Khan
- Travel Destination(s): USA, Goa
- According to Tejaswini, she wanted to become an army officer, a beauty queen, and a teacher as a child. Tejaswini Pandit – Facebook
- In an interview, Tejaswini disclosed a disturbing encounter with her landlord in Pune, who had once propositioned her for sexual favours. She described how the landlord, a local government representative, proposed a disturbing arrangement involving sexual quid pro quo when she came by his office to pay her rent. Shocked and offended by this audacious proposal, Tejaswini promptly responded by throwing a glass of water in the landlord’s face. The Indian Express Tejaswini Pandit, in the interview, said,
It was around 2009-10 and I used to stay in a rental apartment on Sinhagad Road (in Pune). At that time, only one or two movies of mine had been released. The apartment was owned by a corporator. When I reached his office to pay rent, he made a direct offer to me… There was a glass of water on the table, I picked it up and threw it on his face. I did not enter this profession to do such things, or else I would not have stayed in a rental apartment. I would have brought homes and cars and whatnot.”
- Tejaswini took a trip down memory lane to her childhood with her father through an Instagram post in 2021. She reminisced about two spoons her family possessed since her birth, one for measuring tea powder and the other for sugar. It was her father who taught her the art of tea-making using these very spoons. Despite one of the spoons having a broken handle, they never replaced it as her family held a firm belief in the significance of precise measurements in cooking.