Tanuja Chandra Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Tanuja Chandra

Real NameTanuja Chandra
Profession(s)Director, Writer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 June 1969 (Tuesday)
Age (as in 2018)49 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
Educational Qualification• Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
• Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing
DebutFilm (Writer): Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Tanuja Chandra Debut Film as a Writer
Film (Director): Dushman (1998)
Tanuja Chandra Debut Film as a Director
TV (Director): Zameen Asmaan (1995)
HobbiesPhotography, Cooking, Travelling
Boys, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusNot Known
Husband/SpouseNot Known
ParentsFather- Navin Chandra (Worked as Executive with Union Carbide)
Mother- Kamna Chandra (Film Writer)
Tanuja Chandra with her family
SiblingsBrother- Vikram Chandra (American-Indian Writer)
Sister- Anupama Chopra (Film Critic)
Tanuja Chandra with her sister and niece
Favourite Things
Favourite DirectorMahesh Bhatt
Favourite ActorIrrfan Khan
Favourite FoodRajma Chawal
Favourite SportspersonRoger Federer
Favourite WriterNeil Gaiman

Tanuja Chandra

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.

  • She has also authored a book named “Bijnis Women.”