Tehseen Poonawalla Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Monicka Vadera
Religion: Atheist
Age: 42 Years

Tehseen Poonawalla

Profession(s)Political Analyst, Social Activist, and Businessman
Famous ForParticipating in Bigg Boss 13 as a wild card entry
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 171 cm
in meters- 1.71 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7½”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 May 1981 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023)42 Years
BirthplacePune, Maharashtra
Zodiac signGemini
HometownPune, Maharashtra
ReligionAtheist (Born in a Muslim family) [1]The Print
Tehseen Poonawalla's Facebook Profile
Political InclinationCongress (Indian National Congress)
TattooHe got inked a tattoo of the 'Indian flag' on his left arm.
Tehseen Poonawalla's Tattoo
Controversies• In 2017, he said that he disowned his brother; as his brother passed some negative comments against Congress party leaders. [2]DNA India
• In 2019, Smriti Irani (BJP Minister) accused Tehseen of passing sexist remark against her in 2016. [3]First Post
• He was fined by the Supreme Court of India for mocking Jain guru 'Tarun Sagar' in 2019. [4]NDTV
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date29 March 2016
Tehseen Poonawalla's Wedding Picture
Wife/SpouseMonicka Vadera Poonawalla (Jewelry Designer and Curator)
Monicka Vadera with Tehseen
ChildrenOn 1 March 2023, Tehseen Poonawalla and his wife, Monicka Vadera, welcomed their first child, a baby boy. [5]The Times of India
ParentsFather- Sarfaraz Poonawalla (Indo-Irani)
Tehseen Poonawalla's Father and Brother
Mother- Yasmeen Poonawalla (Ismaili)
Tehseen Poonawalla's Mother
SiblingsBrother- Shehzad Poonawalla (Lawyer, Political Analyst, and Civil Rights Activist); Tehseen is no longer associated with Mr Shehzad Poonawalla.
Tehseen Poonawalla with His Brother

Tehseen Poonawalla

Some Lesser Known Facts About Tehseen Poonawalla

  • Tehseen Poonawalla is a political analyst, businessman, and human rights activist.
  • He is the elder brother of famous lawyer and social activist ‘Shehzad Poonawalla.’
  • There was some rift between Tehseen and his brother. In an interview, Tehseen said,

We have cut off all our family ties with Shezad; he is no longer a part of our family. We would just say if he had any issues with Congress, he should have raised it in the inter-party forum rather than the media.”

  • In 2010, he got the opportunity to work as a consultant to the organising committee of Common Wealth Games in Delhi.
  • He participated in the two political debate series with his brother- Bhai vs Bhai (2018) in Zee News and 2 Bhai 2 Rukh (2019) in Zee Urdu.
  • He has appeared as a speaker in TEDx in 2017.
  • He has appeared on various news channels for the debate session.
  • He writes articles for renowned magazines and newspapers.
  • In 2019, he entered the game reality show Bigg Boss 13 as a wild card contestant, along with Hindustani Bhau, Shefali Jariwala, and Khesari Lal Yadav. Reportedly, he was the highest-paid contestant in the show and charged Rs 21 lakhs per week. [6]India Today

  • He is a venture capitalist and owns fitness centres in Delhi.