|Real Name||Tanuja Chandra|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
|Date of Birth||3 June 1969 (Tuesday)|
|Age (as in 2018)||49 Years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Gemini|
|Educational Qualification||• Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
• Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing
|Debut||Film (Writer): Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Film (Director): Dushman (1998)
TV (Director): Zameen Asmaan (1995)
|Hobbies||Photography, Cooking, Travelling|
|Boys, Affairs, and More|
|Marital Status||Not Known|
|Parents||Father- Navin Chandra (Worked as Executive with Union Carbide)
Mother- Kamna Chandra (Film Writer)
|Siblings||Brother- Vikram Chandra (American-Indian Writer)
Sister- Anupama Chopra (Film Critic)
|Favourite Director||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Favourite Actor||Irrfan Khan|
|Favourite Food||Rajma Chawal|
|Favourite Sportsperson||Roger Federer|
|Favourite Writer||Neil Gaiman|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Tanuja Chandra
- Tanuja Chandra was born into a middle-class family in Mumbai.
- In 1995, she made her debut as a director with the TV series “Zameen Aasmaan.”
- After directing another TV series in 1996, she went on to write the script of the Bollywood film “Dil Toh Pagal Hai” which was a huge hit.
- In collaboration with Mahesh Bhatt, she wrote the screenplay of the film, Zakham in 1998.
- In the same year, she also made her cinematic directorial debut with Mahesh Bhatt‘s film, Dushman, starring Kajol as the protagonist in the film. The film did well at the box office.
- She has directed a number of movies since then, but many of them went unnoticed. Her films like, Sur – The Melody of Life (2002) and Film Star (2005) managed to perform well at the box office.
- In 2006, she directed an Indian English language film “Hope and a Little Sugar” which was entirely shot in the US.
- In 2017, she directed the film, Qarin Qarib Singlle, which starred Irrfan Khan and Parvathy. The film was well-received at the box office.
- In 2018, she directed a short film, Silvat, starring Kartik Aryan and Meher Mistry in the lead roles.
- She has also authored a book named “Bijnis Women.”