Sakshi Tanwar is the mother of Geeta Phogat in Dangal

sakshi tanwar

Sakshi Tanwar is not a new name in the television industry. She has played many roles on television like a dedicated wife, a perfect daughter-in-law and a dotting mother. Sakshi is equally active on big screen and has shown her presence in many movies. She is gaining a lot of appreciation for her role opposite to Amir Khan in the movie Dangal as Daya Kaur.

But life has never been so easy for Sakshi. She started her career with a monthly salary of Rs. 900/-. Sakshi has struggled a lot before getting recognition.

Early life and Childhood

Sakshi Tanwar was born on 12 January 1973 to Rajendra Singh Tanwar, a retired CBI officer in Alwar, Rajasthan. Sakshi was the youngest of three siblings. She shares how she was pampered by all at home as she was the youngest one.

Sakshi did her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalayas(Central School) and did graduation from Lady Shriram College, Delhi.

Career on Television

In college, Sakshi was the secretary and president of the dramatic society.

According to her, after graduating from Ladi Shriram College, she was preparing herself for administrative exams. This is when once her friend called her up for the audition of “Albela Sur Mela” in 1998, as one of the two anchors of the show could not turn up. She was asked to give the audition and got selected, and since then she did not look back.

Also read: Sakshi Tanwar in Dangal movie

She got a chance with Balaji Telefilms to play the lead role of Parvati in the serial, “Kahanni Ghar Ghar” ki. The show ran for 8 years, from 2000 to 2008.

Sakshi Tanwar on Television

Parvati Agarwal in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii  –  2000–08
Maya Mittal in Kutumb  – 2001-2002
Gayatri in Devi  – 2003
Indira Bhargav in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin  – 2004
Bawandar , Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki  – 2008
Teepri as Balika Vadhu  – 2010
Priya Kapoor as Bade Achhe Lagte Hain   – 2011-2014
Pooja in Ek Thhi Naayika  – 2013
Shivani Malik in 24: Season 2   – 2016

Sakshi on big screen

Sakshi Tanwar is equally active on big screen, and has shown her best there also.
O re Manwa – 2006
C KKompany – 2008
Saluun – 2009
Coffee House – 2009
Aatankwadi Uncle – 2011
Bawra Mann – 2011
Katyar Kaljat Ghusali – 2015
Mohalla Assi – 2015
Dangal – 2016


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