Tanishaa Mukerji

Tanisha Mukerji is an Indian film actress known for her works in Indian movies, Bollywood and Telugu and Tamil films. Part of the Mukherjee-Samarth family, she is the daughter of filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee and actress Tanuja Samarth and the younger sister of Bollywood actress Kajol. She made her debut with the Hindi film Sssshhh... in 2003. She had her first hit with Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar, appearing alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.[1] She also was a contestant, and also ended up as the first runner-up on the reality show Bigg Boss 7 in 2012

Tanisha Mukerji
Mukerji at a photoshoot in 2014
Born (1978-03-03) 3 March 1978
Years active2003–2018
RelativesSee Mukherjee-Samarth family
Kajol (Sister)
Ajay Devgan (Brother-In-Law)

Early life

Tanishaa Mukerjee is the daughter of Shomu Mukherjee and veteran Bollywood actress Tanuja. She's the younger sister of Bollywood actress Kajol and She's Bengali from her father and Marathi from her mother.


Film debut and breakthrough

Tanishaa got her first break in Bollywood with her film, Sssshhh... opposite Karan Nath. Her Tamil movie Unnale Unnale, opposite Vinay Rai was successful at the box office and got her a nomination at Vijay Awards for Best Debut Actress. In 2005, she played the female lead character of Nikkita Bakshi aka Nikki, in Neal N Nikki, opposite Uday Chopra. She was also seen in movies such as Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao, Sarkar, Tango Charlie and many more.[2]

Bigg Boss and further success

She participated in the television reality show Bigg Boss 7 and was the first runner up.[3][4] She was later seen as one of the judges in the stand-up comedy show Gangs of Haseepur.[5] In 2016, Tanishaa participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi and became a finalist.


2003Sssshhh...Mahek GujralHindi
2004Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho JaoTanyaHindiProtagonist
2005Neal 'n' NikkiNikkita BakshiHindiProtagonist
Tango CharlieLachchi NarayanHindi
2007Unnale UnnaleDeepikaTamil
2008One Two ThreeChandniHindi
KantriPyaasi PriyaTelugu
Sarkar RajAvantikaHindi
2010Tum Milo Toh SahiHindiCameo appearance


2013Bigg Boss 7ContestantColors TV1st Runner-up [6]
2014Gangs of HaseepurJudgeZee TVAlong with Bharti Singh
2015Bigg Boss 9GuestColors TVFor a task
2016Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7ContestantFinalist
Bigg Boss 10GuestAlong with VJ Andy
2017Comedy Nights BachaoAlong with Anu Malik
Bigg Boss 11Along with Karanvir Bohra
2018Entertainment Ki RaatAlong with Manish Paul & Sana Khan

See also


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