|Profession(s)||Political Analyst, Social Activist, and Businessman|
|Famous For||Participating 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”
|Date of Birth||24 May 1981 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||42 Years|
|Religion||Atheist (Born in a Muslim family) The Print
|Political Inclination||Congress (Indian National Congress)|
|Tattoo||He got inked a tattoo of the 'Indian flag' on his left arm.
|Controversies||• In 2017, he said that he disowned his brother; as his brother passed some negative comments against Congress party leaders. DNA India
• In 2019, Smriti Irani (BJP Minister) accused Tehseen of passing sexist remark against her in 2016. First Post
• He was fined by the Supreme Court of India for mocking Jain guru 'Tarun Sagar' in 2019. NDTV
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||29 March 2016
|Wife/Spouse||Monicka Vadera Poonawalla (Jewelry Designer and Curator)
|Children||On 1 March 2023, Tehseen Poonawalla and his wife, Monicka Vadera, welcomed their first child, a baby boy. The Times of India|
|Parents||Father- Sarfaraz Poonawalla (Indo-Irani)
Mother- Yasmeen Poonawalla (Ismaili)
|Siblings||Brother- Shehzad Poonawalla (Lawyer, Political Analyst, and Civil Rights Activist); Tehseen is no longer associated with Mr Shehzad 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. India Today
Wild Card Contestant on @BiggBoss #ColorsTV #BiggBoss13 #TehseenPoonawalla #arambh #SalmanKhan #bb13 #biggboss13#devoleenabhattacharjee #rashmidesai #siddharthshukla#asimriyaz #paraschhabra#artisingh pic.twitter.com/W9k8IjgRhS
— Tehseen Poonawalla Official 🇮🇳 (@tehseenp) October 28, 2019
- He is a venture capitalist and owns fitness centres in Delhi.