A model, film producer and actress, Tarina Patel is from South Africa, where she was born and brought up. Her father, Raman Patel, is a doctor, whereas her mother, Veena Patel, is an English and History teacher. Tarina is their only child, and she was brought up in The Bluff, Durban. Her paternal grandmother is responsible for inculcating religious faith in her since she was raised as a Hindu. After finishing school from Durban Girl's College, at the age of 16, she came to India to pursue medicine. However, she returned to South Africa and completed her education in Psychology from the University of Free State.

She again came to India to pursue a career in Bollywood and made her debut with the 2006 film One Night with the King. Her subsequent movies include Just Married, Dhol, Bhagam Bhag, Bhul Bhulaiyaa, Dus Kahaniyaan, Karzzzz and Chase. She was also signed by one of the Top 5 Hollywood agencies to audition for significant roles. She worked as a producer on the film titles Mandela's Gun. Tarina's modeling career has also been successful.

She showed up on covers of magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, FHM and Glamour. Burberry's trench coat campaign in India featured her. She has walked the ramp for Gitanjali Jewels at the International Jewellery Week. Her brand endorsements include Hyundai, ICICI Bank, Kingfisher, Airtel, VIP suiting and TBZ Jewellery.

Tanya Mallik Hindi Actress

Tanya Mallik

Ever wonder which actress carries a pilot’s license? You all will be surprised it is Tanya Mallik. Tanya Mallik, a successful commercial pilot in the U.S., was seen to play a role in a Bollywood flick “Karle Pyaar Karle,” directed by Suneel Darshan. When Suneel Darshan wanted to make the film as a launching pad for his son Shiv Darshan, he found Tanya as an ideal and gifted actress to be cast opposite his son. That is how this actress made her debut in Bollywood. This model-turned-actress was born in Hyderabad and brought up in Mumbai and Delhi. She always wanted to become an actor. She drew her inspiration from Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and fulfilled her dream in’ Karle Pyaar Karle’. She is also trained in physical fitness and yoga. Tanya also has been the author of various articles in magazines related to health, fitness and motivation. This actress is also a fitness nutritionist. This beautiful model-turned-actress had literally taken up commercial pilot training from Arizona. Later on, she also took up acting classes at the Barry John Acting Studio situated in New Delhi. It is said that even Shah Rukh Khan’s apprenticeship with Barry was like a magnet that attracted many youngsters to come in the acting studio and learn acting courses. She has been quite confident that she would not play any erotic and intimate sequences, otherwise she could have been easily someone like Sunny Leone. She is also a philanthropist and a social entrepreneur running Indriya Healing Center with her mother, Preeti Mallik. Through this project, she had helped Uttarakhand victims. Through this project, she helped many victims not only financially but even psychologically.  Her family has a diversified blend of north Indian and south Indian culture, and she feels proud of it. For her philanthropic activities, this actress received ‘ High Achieving Women’s” award by Maharashtra government in 2012. Actress Tanya Mallik is indeed is talented, gutsy and even fearless and enjoys every role she handles in her life.


Tejaswini Kolhapure

A popular name in the Marathi Films who is the sister of famous Bollywood Actress Padmini Kolhapure and Shivangi Kolhapure. She is also the cousin of yesteryear singers Latamanageshkar and Asha Bhonsle. She started her career as a model walking over a number of ramps for designers like Rohit Bal, JJ Vallaya, Rina Dhaka, Tarun Tahilliani, Manish Malhotra and Hemant Trivedi. In her career of 15, she has done number of advertisements like HMT Watches, Sony TV and Hemant Trivedi. Mujhe Chand Chahiye, Saughat, Tum Bin, Rishtey are some of the serials in which she worked.  She started doing theatre with her first play in 1999 “The Magic Pill” under the direction of Satyadev Dubey while the others are “Brahma Vishnu Mahesh”, “Modh”,“Beauty, Brains and Personality”, “Flirt in your dreams”, “All about women”. Anurag Kashyap “Paanch” started her Bollywood career and also Stop, Anjaane, Mumbai Cutting, Salt and Pepper, Boys toh Boys hai, Tequila Nights, Happu, Raavan and now “Ugly”. She is married to Pankaj Saraswat (Actor, Director, Producer and Writer) and recently she delivered a baby girl.  Another Version Of This Bio: Tejaswini Kolhapure, an Indian Actress and a Model hails from a Maharashtrian family. The beginning of her career was with television series ‘Mujhe Chaand Chahiye’ which was directed by famous director and actor Satish Kaushik. The series were telecasted on the channel Zee TV. Later, she worked in two more series, ‘Tum Bin’ and ‘Saughat’. After doing the TV serials, she made her career in Modelling. She has worked with many known people in the fashion industry such as Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Rina Dhaka, JJ Vallaya and Hemant Trivedi. She did 200 and more Fashion Shows in her career. Apart from Fashion Shows, Tejaswini has even worked in some of the ad films too. She was featured in ‘Vimal Sarees’, ‘Sony Television’ and ‘HMT Watches’ ads. She comes from a musical background. Pandharinath Kolhapure, her father, is a renowned Classical singer. The very famous singers in the Film Industry, Lata Mangeshkar, and Asha Bhosle are her cousins. Father of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, Deenanath Mangeshkar was the brother of Tejaswini’s mother. Tejaswini is married to Director, Actor, Writer, Producer, Pankaj Saraswat. He directed the show 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' which was telecasted on the channels Star Plus and Star World. Last year on the 31st of January, Tejaswini gave birth to a baby girl and named her Vedika Saraswat. Tejaswini is the sister of Padmini Kolhapure, who is a popular figure in the Bollywood and Shivangi Kolhapure. She was a theatre actress as well. In the year 1999, she did two plays, ‘The Magic Pill’ which was directed by Satyadev Dubey and ‘Sabse Bada Thag’ directed by Makrand Deshpande. In the year 2000, she did a play titled ‘Brahma Vishnu Mahesh’ which was again directed by Satyadev Dubey. In 2002, she did a play named ‘Modh’ directed by Ahlam Khan. She did the play ‘Beauty Brains and Personality’ in the year 2005 directed by Vandana Sajnani. In the next two years, she did two plays titled ‘Flirt in Your Dreams’ and ‘All about Women’ directed by Satyadev Dubey and ‘Hidayat Sami’ respectively. She did several Bollywood movies too in the span of her career. Movies titled ‘Ugly’ and ‘Paanch’ were directed by the famous Bollywood Director Anurag Kashyap. Movies like ‘Stop!’, ‘Salt and Pepper’, ‘Boys Toh Boys Hain’, ‘Tequila Nights’, ‘Happi’, and ‘Raavan’ are her other notable works in the Film Industry.

Tejaswini Kolhapure Hindi Actress