Tanishaa Mukerji Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Affairs, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 45 Years
Hometown: Mumbai

Tanishaa Mukerji

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 155 cm
in meters- 1.55 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 1”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Hindi): Sssshhh… (2003) as 'Mahek Gujral'
Tanishaa Mukerji in a still from the 2003 Bollywood film 'Sssshhh...'
Film (Tamil): Unnale Unnale (2007) as 'Deepika'
Tanishaa Mukerji in a still from the 2007 Telugu film 'Unnale Unnale'
Film (Telugu): Kantri (2008) as 'Pyaasi Priya'
Tanishaa Mukerji in a still from the 2008 Telugu film 'Kantri'
TV: Bigg Boss 7 (2013) on Colors TV as a 'contestant'
Tanishaa Mukerji in a still from the 2013 reality TV show 'Bigg Boss'
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 March 1978 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023)45 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signPisces
College/UniversityUniversity of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia
Educational QualificationBachelor’s degree in communication and media studies (1998-2000) [1]LinkedIn - Tanishaa Mukerji
ReligionBuddhism [2]YouTube – Peeping Moon
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Tanishaa Mukerji having a non-vegetarian meal
HobbiesDancing, reading, and listening to music
Tattoo(s)• She has got a Lotus flower tattoo inked on her left forearm.
Tanisha Mukerji's tattoo on her left forearm
• She has got two Dolphins tattoo inked on her right ankle.
Tanisha Mukerji's tattoo on her right ankle
Controversies• In 2013, her love and intimate scenes with Armaan Kohli was among the controversial highlights of Bigg Boss 7. During the show, Ajay Devgn even requested Bigg Boss team to evict her, but his request was declined. [3]DNA

• An the International Marathi Film Festival Awards 2015, the famous stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma misbehaved with her and Monali Thakur after over-drinking, and as a result his act was cancelled. [4]India Today
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsUday Chopra (actor)
Uday Chopra with Tanishaa Mukerji
Armaan Kohli (2013-2014) (actor)
Tanishaa Mukerji with Armaan Kohli
ParentsFather- Shomu Mukherjee (filmmaker; died on 10 April 2008)
Tanishaa Mukerji with her father and sister
Mother- Tanuja (actress)
Tanishaa Mukerji with her mother
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Kajol (actress; elder)
Tanishaa Mukerji with Kajol
Other RelativesBrother-in-law- Ajay Devgn (actor)
Tanishaa Mukerji with Ajay Devgn and Kajol
ActressMadhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra
ActorHrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg
FoodChocolates, popcorn
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Hyundai Creta
Tanishaa Mukerji with getting in her Hyundai Creta car
• Skoda Superb
Tanishaa Mukerji with getting in her Skoda Superb car
Money Factor
Salary/Income (approx.)Rs 7.5 lakhs per week in Bigg Boss season 7 (as of November 2013) [5]The Times of India [6]India Times
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 15 crores (as of 2023) [7]The Times of India

Tanishaa Mukerji

Some Lesser Known Facts About Tanishaa Mukerji

  • Tanishaa Mukerji is an Indian actress, mainly active in the Hindi entertainment industry. She is the daughter of the renowned Indian actress Tanuja and the sister of the well-known Bollywood actress Kajol.
  • She was born in the Mukherjee-Samarth family, a Bengali-Marathi family. Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Joy Mukherjee, Rani Mukherjee, and Ayan Mukerji are among her relatives from the Bollywood film industry. [8]News18 [9]Times Now

    A childhood image of Tanishaa Mukerji with her mother and sister, Kajol

    A childhood image of Tanishaa Mukerji with her mother and sister, Kajol

  • Tanishaa was a VJ in Channel V in 1995.
  • In 2005, Tanishaa Mukerji took on the lead role of Nikkita Bakshi alongside Uday Chopra in the romantic comedy film ‘Neal ‘n’ Nikki.’

    Tanishaa Mukerji and Uday Chopra in a still from the 2005 Hindi film 'Neal 'n' Nikki'

    Tanishaa Mukerji and Uday Chopra in a still from the 2005 Hindi film ‘Neal ‘n’ Nikki’

  • She gained attention for her portrayal of Avantika in the 2005 Hindi political crime thriller film ‘Sarkar,’ which featured Amitabh Bachchan.

    Tanishaa Mukerji in a still from the 2005 Hindi film 'Sarkar'

    Tanishaa Mukerji in a still from the 2005 Hindi film ‘Sarkar’

  • She was nominated for the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress, for her performance in the 2007 Tamil film ‘Unnale Unnale.’
  • In 2010, she made a cameo appearance in the drama film ‘Tum Milo Toh Sahi.’
  • She holds the record for most times evictions in the history of ‘Bigg Boss’ with a total of 9 nominations in ‘Bigg Boss 7.’
  • In 2015, she participated in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 7’ and was the captain of the Red Team.
  • In 2014, she co-judged ZeeTV’s comedy show ‘Gangs of Hasseepur’ with Mandira Bedi.

    Tanishaa Mukerji and Mandira Bedi as judges on the 2014 show 'Gangs of Hasseepur'

    Tanishaa Mukerji and Mandira Bedi as judges on the 2014 show ‘Gangs of Hasseepur’

  • She chose to freeze her eggs at the age of 39. In an interview, when discussing the decision to freeze her eggs, she mentioned,

    I wanted to freeze my eggs at the age of 33! At that time, when I went to my doctor (who finally froze my eggs now)… it is funny but she stopped me from doing so at that time. While she told me it takes a toll on your body, she advised I should do it when I have no hope of conceiving a baby. It’s a personal choice. And today, it is perfectly ok to not have children. Adopt, there’s enough in this world.” [10]The Times of India

  • She is an avid animal lover and has a pet dog.

    Tanishaa Mukerji with her pet dogs

    Tanishaa Mukerji with her pet dogs

  • In 2019, Tanishaa experienced a racist attack in New York while visiting the US to attend the CRY America charity gala. Following the gala, she went to a restaurant with her friends, where a man reportedly made inappropriate remarks. In an interview, she discussed the incident and said,

    I don’t understand what triggered it as I was polite, but he turned rude. One of the employees, an African-American, said that we looked as if we were fresh off the boat and couldn’t speak English. That was insulting and blatantly racist. My friends and I were shocked. It’s traumatic to experience this kind of racism in the US; I have never faced it earlier. I told them to call the cops, but they refused to do so.” [11]Hindustan Times

  • In an interview, when she was asked if she always aspired to be an actress or if she had other goals, she responded,

    Honestly, I did have other aspirations. I wanted to be a veterinarian because I absolutely love animals But the problem was that I could not handle looking at injured animals, so my mom told me I could not be a vet like this. So that killed my dream (laughs). In the middle, I had this huge dream of becoming a businesswoman. However, I didn’t know what business to do. So I had quite some aspirations, but acting was always my passion.” [12]The Times of India

  • She is a fitness enthusiast.

    Tanishaa Mukerji working out in a gym

    Tanishaa Mukerji working out in a gym

  • She is also an environmentalist and is the founder of an NGO named the Stamp Foundation.
  • In an interview, discussing her acting career, which didn’t unfold as she had wanted, she revealed,

    I wore every stone, consulted every astrologer, and did every puja possible (laughs!). I was so young, and when someone would tell me, ‘Achha, yeh pehen lo, it will be good for you,’ I would do it. I realised It doesn’t work like that. I did whatever I needed to for my career. I even went to meet directors, but I guess that worked against me. I think they would be embarrassed about me meeting them because those were different times. Also, it puts you in the negative light, ‘ki iske paas kaam nahi hai.’ Breaking through a traditional mindset is difficult.” [13]The Times of India

  • She is often spotted consuming alcohol in public.

    Tanishaa Mukerji smoking

    Tanishaa Mukerji holding a pack of cigarettes