Karishma Tanna Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Karishma Tanna Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Karishma Tanna Bangera (born December 21, 1983) is an Indian actress, model, and television host who primarily works in Hindi films and series. In 2001, she made her television debut in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She is well-known for her roles in Qayamat Ki Raat and Naagin 3. In 2014, she competed on the reality show Bigg Boss 8, finishing as the first runner-up. In 2020, she competed in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 and was crowned the champion.

She also appeared in Zara Nachke Dikha 1 (2008), Nach Baliye 7 (2015), and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9. (2016). Tanna made her cinematic debut in Suneel Darshan's Dosti: Friends Forever as Nandini Thapar. (2006). She appeared in Indra Kumar's hit comedy Grand Masti in 2013. She appeared in Rajkumar Hirani's biography of Sanjay Dutt, Sanju, in 2018. The same year, she made her digital debut as Zoya Hussain in ALT Balaji's web series Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat.

Early years

Tanna was born on December 21, 1983, and raised in a Gujarati home. She lives with and is very close to her mother; her father died in October 2012.


From 2000 through 2006, she made her acting debut in Dosti: Friends Forever.

Tanna first debuted as Indu in the Balaji Telefilms soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She went on to star in the show Kahi To Milenge.

Tanna played Krutika, the female lead in the TV serial Kkoi Dil Mein Hai. She later appeared in Ek Ladki Anjaani Si as the antagonist Ayesha.

Tanna made her Bollywood debut as Nandini Thapar in the 2005 film Dosti: Friends Forever.

Tanna has also appeared in a number of television commercials, including Stayfree, Lifebuoy, and Nirma. In addition, she appeared in Rajshri Productions' Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam. Tanna made her stage debut in Vandana Sajnani's Hinglish romantic comedy Perfect Wedding in September 2006. The work was adapted from the same-named British drama by Robin Howdon.

Television hosting and Grand Masti from 2007 until 2013.

Tanna appeared in the stage-based comedic television series comedic Circus, which premiered in June 2007. In February 2010, she returned to Comedy Circus Mahasangram. In 2008, she competed in Zara Nachke Dikha and won the competition with her team. She then appeared in the reality shows Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket and Kaho Na Yaar Hai.

She was the host of reality shows such as Kaante Ki Takkar and Comedy Champions. Tanna presented India's Magic Star, a magic-themed reality TV show, in July 2010. She appeared in Imagine TV's Meethi Choori No. 1 in August 2010. She also appeared in Star One's Jaane Pehchaane Se... Ye Ajnabbi as Avni.

She took part in Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout in 2011. She portrayed Ms Jaffery in Sony TV's Adaalat the same year. She appeared as Rani Pari in the children's television show Baal Veer in 2012.

Grand Masti, a Bollywood sex comedy and a sequel to the April 2004 film Masti, was released in September 2013, with Tanna starring as Unatti.

Bigg Boss 8, Naagin 3, and other successes from 2014 to the present

Tanna appeared on Bigg Boss 8, a popular and contentious reality show. She spent four months in the house and finished first runner-up. Tanna competed in the dance reality show Nach Baliye 7 with Upen Patel in 2015, finishing as the second runner-up.

Karishma appeared as a guest on the popular stunt reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 in March 2016.  She has featured as a guest on Colors TV's popular comedy show Comedy Nights Bachao. In 2016, Karishma appeared on the popular dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9. Tanna also appeared as Maskeeni in Life OK's Naagarjuna - Ek Yoddha. Tanna co-judged BIG Magic's reality show Big Memsaab with Sambhavna Seth and Pritam Singh in January 2017.

In April 2018, she played Zoya Hussain in ALT Balaji's Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat. Tanna appeared as Ruhi in Colors TV's renowned supernatural series Naagin 3 in May 2018. In June 2018, Tanna acted in Rajkumar Hirani's film Sanju and as Gauri in Ekta Kapoor's Qayamat Ki Raat.

Tanna participated on Kitchen Champion 5 with Karan Tacker in February 2019. She later featured on Khatra Khatra Khatra in May 2019. In 2020, she competed in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 and was crowned the champion. She will appear in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari in the song "Basanti" in November 2020. Tanna starred as Lolo in the web series Bullets in 2021.

Private life

Tanna met actor Upen Patel inside the Bigg Boss 8 house in 2014 and later became engaged to him. They dissolved their romance in 2016.
Tanna began dating Varun Bangera, a Mumbai-based real estate businessman, in 2021. They married in an intimate ceremony the same year. On February 5, 2022, she married Varun Bangera.



2005Dosti: Friends ForeverNandini Thapar
2011I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona (Kannada)Chetana
2013Grand MastiUnatti
2014Gollu Aur PappuShalini
2020Suraj Pe Mangal BhariBasanti
2021Lahore ConfidentialYukti

|- ! Year ! Title ! Role |- | 2001–2006 | 
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi | Indira Gandhi / Indira Virani |- | 2002–2003 | Kahi To Milenge | Tanisha |- | 2003 | Manshaa | Rhea |- | rowspan="2" | 2003–2004 | Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand | Tina |- | Kkoi Dil Mein Hai | Krutika |- |2004 | Kkusum | Muskaan |- | 2005 | Raat Hone Ko Hai | Arti |- | rowspan="2" | 2005–2006 | Paalkhi | Palak |- | Ek Ladki Anjaani Si | Ayesha |- | 2006–2007 | Viraasat | Natasha |- | rowspan="2" | 2006 | Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam | Jitisha |- | Fear Factor India | rowspan="2" | Contestant |- | rowspan="2"|2007 | Comedy Circus |- | Aahat | Laseeka |- | rowspan="3" |2010 | Jaane Pehchaane Se... Ye Ajnabbi | Avni |- | Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo | Kiran |- | Meethi Choori No 1 | Contestant |- | 2011 | Adaalat | Ms Jaffrey |- | 2012-2013 | Baal Veer | Rani Pari |- | 2014 | Jeanie Aur Juju | Soniya |- | 2014–2015 | Bigg Boss 8 | Contestant (1st runner-up) |- |2015 | Nach Baliye 7 | Contestant (2nd runner-up) |- |2016 | Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 | Contestant (7th place) |- | 2016–2017 | Naagarjuna – Ek Yoddha | Maskeeni |- |2017 | Rasoi Ki Jung Mummyon Ke Sung | Contestant |- |2018; 2019 | Naagin 3 | Ruhi/Huzoor |- | 2018–2019 | Qayamat Ki Raat | Gauri/ Raajlakshmi/ Vaidehi |- | 2019 | Kitchen Champion 5 | Contestant |- |2020 | Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 | Contestant (Winner) |} .

Special appearances

2007Nach Baliye 3Guest
2008Kaante Ki TakkarHost
Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka TicketContestant
2009Kaho Na Yaar Hai
Zara Nachke Dikha
Comedy ChampionsHost
2010India's Magic Star
2011Comedy Circus Maha-SangramGuest
Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout
2013F.I.RVarious Characters
2015-2016MTV Love School 1Host
2016Box Cricket League 2[48]Contestant
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7[49]Guest
Bigg Boss 10
2017BIG Memsaab[50]Judge
Bigg Boss 11Guest
2018Kanpur Wale Khuranas
2019Khatra Khatra Khatra
Bigg Boss 13

Web series

2018–2019Karrle Tu Bhi MohabbatZoya HussainALT Balaji
2021BulletsLoloMX Player
2022Guilty MindsMala KumariAmazon Prime Video
2022Hush HushGeeta TehlanAmazon Prime Video

Music videos

2021QatraStebin Ben

Awards and nominations

2003Indian Telly AwardsBest Actress in a Comic RoleKyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu ThiNominated
2008Star Guild AwardsBest Actress in a Negative RoleEk Ladki Anjaani Si
2016Zee Gold AwardsBest AnchorMTV Love School
Most Fit Actor (Female)N/AWon
Profession(s)Actress, Model, Host
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 December 1983
Age (as of 2022)39 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
SignatureKarishma Tanna signature
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
College/UniversitySydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutFilm: Dosti: Friends Forever (2005, Bollywood)
I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona (2011, Kannada)
TV: Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2001)
CasteKshatriya (Lohana)
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
HobbiesReading, Travelling, Gymming, Watching movies
Awards2015- Television Style Award for the 'Stylish Female in a Reality Show' for 'Bigg Boss 8'
2016- Zee Gold Award for the 'Most Fit Actress'
TattooLeft wrist- 'Maa' written in Hindi
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date5 February 2022
FianceUpen Patel (ex-fiance; 2015)
Husband/SpouseVarun Bangera
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (Died in 2012)
Mother- Jasmine Tanna
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Drishma Kadam (Younger)
ActressKangana Ranaut
Song"Jeena Jeena" by Atif Aslam from the film 'Badlapur'
TempleBabulnath Temple in Mumbai
RestaurantOlive in Mumbai
Travel Destination(s)Paris, Dubai
Style Quotient
Car CollectionBMW

Some Lesser Known Facts About Karishma Tanna

  • Does Karishma Tanna smoke?: Yes 
  • Does Karishma Tanna drink alcohol?: Yes 
  • Karishma was born into a middle-class Gujarati family.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • Karishma Tanna emerged the winner of the adventure-reality show, Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 on 26 July 2020. She was adjudged the winner among the other finalists, Karan Patel, Dharmesh Yelande, and Balraj Syal.

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