Karishma Tanna is an Indian film actress, television actress, model and anchor who predominantly works in Hindi films and shows. She is well known for her roles in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Nagarjuna – Ek Yodha and Qayamat Ki Raat. She was a contestant and first runner-up in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2014. She also appeared in other reality shows like Zara Nachke Dikha (2008), Nach Baliye (2015) and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2016).
After her Bollywood debut Grand Masti, she appeared in Tina & Lolo, as well as in Sanjay Dutt’s biopic film Sanju, opposite Ranbir Kapoor. She played Naagrani Ruhi / Huzoor in Ekta Kapoor‘s Naagin 3 on Colors TV. She was recently seen playing the lead role of Gauri/Vaidehi in Kapoor’s Qayamat Ki Raat on Star Plus.
Karishma Tanna Bio/Wiki
|Birth Name||Karishma Tanna|
|Age||(as in 2020) Years|
|Debut||Film: Dosti: Friends Forever (2005, Bollywood)|
I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona (2011, Kannada)
TV: Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2001)
|Famous For|| Her participation in 'Bigg Boss 8' (2014-15)|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Sagittarius|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Date of Birth||21 December 1983|
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Reading, Travelling, Gymming, Watching movies|
|Mother's Name||Not Known|
|Father's Name||Not Known|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Bappa Lahiri (Musician)|
Hanif Hilal (Model)
Rushabh Choksi (Restaurateur)
Upen Patel (Actor, Model)
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Marriage Date||Not Known|
|College/University||Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai|
|Profession||Actress, Model, Host|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm|
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg|
in pounds- 132 lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Not Known|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|S*xual Orientation||Not Known|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||Not Known|
|Tattoo||Left wrist- 'Maa' written in Hindi|
|Favourite Actress||Not Known|
|Favourite Actors||Not Known|
|Favourite Colors||Not Known|
|Favourite Sport||Not Known|
Karishma Tanna Family
Tanna was born and brought up in a Gujarati family. She lives with her mother and is very close to her, as her father died in October 2012. Tanna started dating actor Upen Patel in 2014 when they met inside the Bigg Boss house and later was engaged to him. In 2016, they split up.
Karishma Tanna Net Worth
She charges nearly about 80 thousand per episode and has an estimated net worth of 2 crore INR. Her source of income includes acting, modeling, dancing and hosting different reality shows.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)||2 crore INR|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)||Under Review|
|Salary||80 thousand per episode|
|Income Source||Actress, Model, Host|
Karishma Tanna Career/Television
- Tanna appeared in Balaji Telefilms’ soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (July 2000 – November 2008), where she played the character Indu. She appeared in Balaji Telefilms’ drama production, Kahi To Milenge (November 2002 – 2003).
- Tanna worked as the female lead for the TV series Koi Dil Mein Hai (December 2003 – February 2005) as Krutika. Tanna signed up with a project while still working for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, as her role in Kyunki was not that of a major character. Moreover, Kkoi Dil Mein Hai was a weekly show. Tanna worked for the TV program Ek Ladki Anjaani Si (November 2005 – September 2007) playing the negative character Ayesha. Tanna was also part of Rajshri Productions show Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam (April 2006 – September 2006).
- BR Films signed her up for their drama TV series, Viraasat (June 2006 – July 2007). She played Natasha, a secretary. In 2008, Karishma participated in the dance show Zara Nachke Dikha.
- In September 2006, Tanna made her theater debut with the Hinglish farce/romantic comedy Perfect Wedding, directed by Vandana Sajnani. The work was adapted from Robin Howdon’s British play of the same name. Tanna participated in stage-based comedy TV series Comedy Circus, that started in June 2007. She later came back to Comedy Circus Mahasangram in February 2010.
- Tanna hosted a magic-based reality TV show, India’s Magic Star, that went on air in July 2010. She has also acted in the children’s television program, Baal Veer (October 2012 – 2013), playing Rani Pari.
- Tanna was a celebrity contestant in the popular controversial Colors show, Bigg Boss 8, which started airing in September 2014. She spent a full 4 months inside the house and became a finalist and the first runner-up. In 2015, Tanna participated in the seventh season of dance couple reality show Nach Baliye along with Upen Patel. In November 2015, Karishma appeared as a celebrity guest in Star Plus’s talk show Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi, which was hosted by Amitabh Bachchan.
- In March 2016, Karishma made a guest appearance in the popular stunt reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in its seventh season. Tanna appeared as a celebrity guest in the popular comedy show Comedy Nights Bachao, which aired on Colors TV one with Upen in February and later in the same year in August 2016 for promoting Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She again made a small cameo appearance in Comedy Nights Bachao along with Helly Shah for one episode. Karishma participated in the celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2016. Tanna played a naagin in Life OK’s show Nagarjuna – Ek Yoddha. In January 2017, Tanna was judging BIG Magic’s reality show Big Memsaab along with Sambhavna Seth and Pritam Singh in 2017.
- Tanna made her Bollywood debut with the December 2005 film Dosti: Friends Forever, playing Nandini Thapar. Tanna’s second film was a Kannada language movie, I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, which was released in June 2011. Tanna played the lead actress role of Chethana.
- In September 2013, Grand Masti, a Bollywood sex comedy and a sequel to April 2004 film, Masti was released. Tanna has signed for Tina and Lolo. Tanna’s character had been earlier offered to Minissha Lamba, but Lamba opted out as the script required her kissing Sunny Leone.
- Tanna has acted in several television advertisements, including for Stayfree, Lifebuoy and Nirma.
TV Shows & Serials List
|2001–2006||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi|
|2002–2003||Kahi To Milenge|
|2003–2004|| Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand |
Kkoi Dil Mein Hai
|2005||Raat Hone Ko Hai |
Ek Ladki Anjaani Si
|2006||Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam |
|2007||Comedy Circus 1|
Nach Baliye 3
|2008||Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket |
Kaho Na Yaar Hai
Zara Nachke Dikha
Kaante Ki Takkar
|2009||Comedy Champions |
|2010||India’s Magic Star |
Jaane Pehchaane Se… Ye Ajnabbi
Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo
Meethi Choori No 1
Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeou
Comedy Circus Maha-Sangram
|2012||Baal Veer |
|2014||Jeanie Aur Juju |
Comedy Nights with Kapil
|2014–2015||Bigg Boss 8 |
|2015||Bigg Boss Halla Bol|
Nach Baliye 7
Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi
|2015–2016|| MTV Love School – Season 1 |
|2016||Yeh Vaada Raha |
Box Cricket League – Season 2
Comedy Nights Bachao
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9
|2016–2017|| Nagarjuna – Ek Yoddha|
|2017||Bigg Boss 10|
Bigg Boss 11
Rasoi Ki Jung
|2018- 2019|| Naagin 3 |
Qayamat Ki Raat
|2018||Kanpur Wale Khuranas |
Khatra Khatra Khatra
|2020||Khatron Ke Khiladi 10|
|2005||Dosti: Friends Forever Nandini Thapar Debut|
|2011||I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona Chetana Kannada Film|
|2013||Grand Masti Unatti|
|2014||Golu Aur Pappu Shalini|
Tina and Lolo Lolo Delayed
|2003||Star Parivaar Awards Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Favourite Behen|
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress In A Comic Role
|2007||Ek Ladki Anjaani Si Best Actress In A Negative Role|
|2008||Star Guild Awards|
|2015||Television Style Awards Bigg Boss 8 Stylish Female In A Reality Show|
|2016||Zee Gold Awards MTV Love School Best Anchor|
Most Fit Actor (Female)
|2018||Zee Gold Awards|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Karishma
- Does Karishma Tanna smoke?: YesKarishma Tanna smoking
- Does Karishma Tanna drink alcohol?: Yes Karishma Tanna drinking alcohol
- Karishma was born into a middle-class Gujarati family. Karishma Tanna childhood pics
- Since her childhood, she was interested in acting, and at the age of 17, she made her acting debut with the superhit TV show ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ as a frivolous girl “Indira.” Karishma Tanna as Indu Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
- After doing TV for a few years, she tried her luck in Bollywood, but she was either rejected for her height or for being a daily soap actress.
- She had a dream debut in Bollywood in 2005 with the film ‘Dosti: Friends Forever’ which was filled with stars like Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Juhi Chawla. She played the role of Bobby Deol’s sister in the film.
- Her first lead role came up with the Kannada film ‘I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona’ (2011), opposite Prem Kumar.
- She didn’t have the ideal start to her Bollywood career after which she went back to the TV world, and did
- Sony TV’s ‘Comedy Circus’ that resurrected her dying acting career.
- She took cooking classes before entering the ‘Big Boss 8’ house.
- Her Ex-boyfriend, Rushabh Choksi, said that he and Karishma were still in a relationship when Karishma started dating Upen in the ‘Bigg Boss 8’ house.
- She got engaged to Upen Patel in 2015 after he proposed to her on the dance show ‘Nach Baliye 7,’ where they were contestants.
- She considers Kangana Ranaut and Victoria Beckham as her style icon.
- She got the breakthrough in Bollywood with her role as “Madhuri Dixit” in Sanjay Dutt‘s biopic ‘Sanju’ (2018), starring Ranbir Kapoor.