Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar is a famous Indian actress, who is best famous for her role as the teenage version of ‘Latika’, a character in the most award winning movie- Slumdog Millionaire (2008) directed by Danny Boyle. Tanvi is the recipient of the 15th Screen Actors Guild Awards for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Pictures’. She gained a lot of notability at a young age and did many Kannada and Tamil films.

EARLY LIFE

Tanvi was born to Mumbai-based couple Ganesh and Sharmila Lonkar. Her mother works as a technician at Hinduja Hospital and her father as an employ of Union Bank of India. She did her schooling from Dr. S Radha Krishnan School and presently a student at Vibgyor High school, Mumbai. Currently, she lives in Goregaon, a far-flung district of Mumbai with her parents and her younger sister, Jhanvi. Tanvi speaks Hindi, English, and Marathi very fluently.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Tanvi was studying in middle school when she appeared for the audition for the role in Slumdog Millionaire. She was very much proficient in Indian classical dancing, which was a requirement for the role. Due to her sheer acting skills and dance, she bagged the part in no minutes. Tanvi got many offers, and she escalated her career by signing a regional movie, “ Teenage” in the Kannada language. She then worked on to star in a low-budget Tamil film, “Kadhal Theevu” in 2012. This movie did not get a release, but she signed on to work on another film project “Vidhyayutjam” in 2013. The film will be released in 2016. Currently, she has contracted her first adult role in a Tamil movie, “Santhithen Unnai” directed by Nagamaneci and she shares screen space with Ram Sarvanan and Nagamaneci. It is Tanvi’s first signed role as a lead actress or as a heroine, and the movie is a romantic thriller.

Tanvi’s uncle is an acquaintance of the co-director of the Slumdog Millionaire, Loveleen Tandon and suggested her to audition for the movie. So, some of the credit go to her uncle too. Tanvi has travelled to many prestigious international award functions and film festivals where the film was nominated or screened. She also got a chance to portray her skills and talents in Hindi movie called “ Lastbenchers”, a movie which is directed by Prajakt Rebeloma.

Tanguturi Suryakumari Hindi Actress

Tanguturi Suryakumari

Tanguturi Suryakumari was a renowned Indian film actress, singer, and an eminent dancer. She was very famous in the Telugu Film World. She was known by the name of Surya Kumari also. Her date of birth was 13th November 1925. She was born in Rajamundry in India. She inherited the talents and skills of singing and acting. Her uncle was Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu. Tanguturi Suryakumari sang the official song of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The official song is Maa Telugu Thalliki. Her career as an actress started from a very young age. She was a very famous kid artist in the age of 12. Her singing career got support in the film Vipranarayana released in the year 1937. A section of the movie was written specifically to assist her singing skills. She was awarded the Best Actress awards for the Outer Critics Circle Award for her role as Queen Sudarshana, in an Off-Broadway play The King of the Dark Chamber in 1961. Rabindranath Tagore, India’s most famous and eminent writer of that time wrote this Off-Broadway play. Her second movie was Adrushtam in the year 1938. This film turned out to be a hit movie of that time. She has not only worked in the Telugu film industry but has roared her talents in the Tamil and Hindi film world also. Katakam was her first Tamil play which was a Tamil version of Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline. This play was lesser known amongst the people. Tanguturi Suryakumari has contributed to the Golden Era of the Telugu Cinemas. Devatha and Raithu Bidda were the most significant movies that led to the growth of her acting career and the growth of the Telugu Film Industry also. Her movies like Krishna Prema directed by H. V. Babu marked the most drastic event in the film industry. She played the role of sage Narada, and it was the first time in the film industry that a woman has played the male role of sage Narada. Her performance in this film brought glory to her life and career. And she won many awards for her acting in this movie. She show-casted her talents in Hindi movies like Watan in the year 1954 and Udan Khatola in 1955. She got nominations for the Best Supporting Actress in the Filmfare Awards for her role in the Hindi movie Udan Khatola with the star cast like Dilip Kumar. Her songs have been released as gramophones and audiocassettes later on. She was the owner of the most melodious and sweet voice. Her voice added beauty to each and every song that she sang. She was a patriot and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and has praised him in few of her songs. Her songs became the favorite of everyone. People would do anything to listen to her voice. In the year from the 1940s to 1950s, she has done almost twenty-five films in various languages and storylines. She has been acting and performing in languages that include Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Hindi and English. She was invited by the Motion Picture Association of America to Hollywood representing the Indian film industry. She received a chance of lecturer-ship at the Columbia University in New York, teaching western classical and various dance forms. She established India Performing Arts to teach and train the performers and growing productions. She got married to Harold Elvin. He was a poet, a painter, and a potter. Her achievements and experience had no limits. She expanded and spread her charm, sweet voice, and talents all over the world. Unfortunately, she passed away on 25th April 2005. She left a world filled with her talent, voice and memorable contributions to the industry throughout her life.

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BH Tanvi Rao

Ever since she was a young little child, Tanvi Rao has been learning to master the art of Bharatnatyam and happens to be one of the greatest artists in the field. Tanvi started learning Bharatanatyam at the tender age of four and a half, and after only a year she won in state and national-level dance competitions. Now, a mere teenager, this child prodigy has been decorated with accolades so much so that she has reached the stature of a celebrity and a well-respected and admirable dancer. This Mangalorean artist hit the limelight when she began gaining eminence not only in Bharatnatyam, and eventually Kathak, but other semi-classical dances as well. Tanvi has performed in around six international platforms in Asia & Europe at the age of 16. She has been associated with dance-dramas since her early years.  Tanvi later went on to be cast in the critically acclaimed Bollywood movie, Gulaab Gang (2014) where she worked with renowned actresses including Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla. She played the role of a 13-year-old girl in the movie. For the movie, she was choreographed by Saroj Khan and her co-stars declared her to be a ‘ferocious actress.'  She has also played a part in the movie, Guns of Banaras (2014). Tanvi is an admired and respected personality and is known to be charitable as well. She is said to have donated her signing fees from her first Bollywood movie to underprivileged dancers from her academy. Tanvi was awarded for her exceptional contribution in the field of culture by Government of Karnataka, Department of Women’s & Children Welfare, in the presence of Governor of Karnataka who then recommended her name for the National Awards 2009. She was personally congratulated for her performances by the likes of the esteemed Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar, besides her co-stars and star-choreographers. After a sabbatical from her acting career which she took to focus on her education, Tanvi is now considering big roles in Tamil and Telugu movies.

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