Monday, December 8, 2008

Tanushree Dutta

Born 19 March 1979
Tanushree Dutta is an Indian film actress and model. She won the Femina Miss India title in 2004 at 25

"They are far ahead of me in their careers, I’m just a newbie now. And it feels great to think that we beauty pageant girls are being given this platform to prove ourselves. I think we have that initial training on how to carry ourselves, how to speak, and how to handle the media glare — all this works to our advantage. That’s one reason why we appear so confident and casual." - Tanushree Dutta

She was employed with Oracle Institute for 3 months in event management and market survey and report making, her assignments included ramp, print campaign, videos, & commercials. She also was stage artist, doing concerts in various parts of India as well as abroad (Dubai).

This lack of confidence and shyness changed when she was enrolled in a boarding school in Pune where she would get a degree in Communications. This is where Tanushree literally found herself, ended up being more confident and open enough to to participate in the Miss India pageant in 2002 and 2003. Success eluded her as she could not make it to the final group of contestants.

She was not discouraged with her failures, but persisted and finally dusky Tanushree not only made herself eligible for the competition but was crowned Miss India, replacing Nikita Anand, at the Bandra-Kurla Complex on March 27, 2004. She was also crowned Miss Confidence and Miss Beautiful Smile. The participating judges included Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu, Ritu Beri, Sonu Nigam, Farah Khan, Madhavan, Saif Ali Khan & Hemant Trivedi.

She went to participate in Miss World and ended up amongst the 10 ten finalists.

Tanushree easily got used to the limelight and of having her photos taken, so much so that at the end of her tenure as Miss India, handing over the title to Amrita Thapar, she still felt the need to continue to be popular, and this is what motivated her to join Bollywood.

Her career as an actress started with ‘Chocolate’ in 2006, and then went on to star in ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’, ‘36 China Town’, & ‘Risk’. She has done a dancer number in ‘Bhagam Bhaag’, and also acted in a Telugu movie ‘Veerabhadra’. She is currently involved in the shooting of ‘Raqeeb’, and has been signed up to act in ‘Speed’, ‘Rokda’, ‘Dhol’, ‘Good Boy Bad Boy’, ‘Dus Kahaniyan’ and ‘Mr. Fraud’.

She even anchored a Bengali show on Televions titled ‘Hoi Hullod’.

When not working, she is a a very lazy person, loves taking a long bath, treats herself to a 7 course meal, take an afternoon nap, wake up have dinner or go to a movie. She is not afraid to be wear swimsuits.

She has a degree in Commerce and had studied in Bombay based Brihan Maharashtrian College.

This charming and tall (5′7″) actress, who weighs around 55 kilos, measures 31-26-35, wants her work to be appreciated, hopes to be eventually settled in Bollywood, and act in better films.

Personal Quotes

"Yes, I have kissed on-screen, but I don't feel comfortable doing it." (2007)


Year Film Role Other notes
2008 Saas bahu aur Sensex Nitya released

2007 Mr Fraud
2007 Speed Sanjana
2007 Dhol Ritu Tripathi
2007 Raqeeb Sophie Matthews
2007 Good Boy, Bad Boy Dinky Kapoor
2007 Risk Shraddha
2006 Bhagam Bhag Anjali Appeared in the song " Signal..Pyaar ka signal"

2006 36 China Town cameo appearance Appeared in the song "Jab Kabhi"
2005 Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets Simran "Sim" Chopra
2005 Veerabhadra Malathi Telugu movie
2005 Aashiq Banaya Aapne Sneha

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