Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tulip Joshi

Born in Bombay, India, on September 11, 1979
Tulip Joshi, is an Indian model and actress in Bollywood.

"What I like best is that I look different in each ads"
-Tulip Joshi

Tulip is half Gujarati and half Armenian. Her mother was born in Lebanon and later moved to India. Tulip was brought up in Mumbai, and attended the Jamnabai Narsee School, and later Mithibai College from where she graduated in food science and chemistry. She excelled in sports, competing in athletics at the National level.

Tulip entered the Femina Miss India Contest in 2000. She did not make it to the list of winners, but was noticed by many advertising agencies. She appeared in a number of advertising campaigns for big brands (Ponds, Pepsi, Siyaram, BPL, Smirnoff, etc.). (She also appeared in a video made as a tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Tulip entered movies quite by chance. She was a friend of the bride of Aditya Chopra, the son of director Yash Chopra. The family noticed her at their wedding and asked her to appear for an audition, following which they cast her in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai.

Not being fluent in Hindi, she trained in Hindi diction and in acting at Feroze Khan’s studio. She was also advised by the film-makers to change her name to something more Indian, as audiences might have difficulty in accepting a heroine with such an unconventional name. She chose the name Sanjana, she was playing the character of Anjali in that film.

The film was quite a success Despite the good reviews and success, Tulip was heavily panned for her acting.

Afterwards, she vanished from cinema for two years because of severe back problems resulting from a shifted spine and a slipped disc. She reappeared in Matrubhoomi - a dark film about a futuristic world with almost no women. Her performance in it was praised and established her credibility as an actress.

Reverting back to her given name, Tulip next appeared in the Telugu film Villain. Her next Hindi movie was Dil Maange More with Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia and Soha Ali Khan. The film got average reviews but it was not a box office success.

She appeared in her first punjabi film in 2009 called "Jag Jeondeyan De Mele" with famous punjabi singer and actor, Harbhajan Mann.

What inspired you to come into modelling?
I started off with Femina Miss India contest where they groomed me to be a well polished model and that also gave me a lot of confidence and made me realise that I have the potential to become a model.

Models are always supposed to be dieting. Doesn't severe dieting affect your health?
I am always on a well-balanced diet and I am never starving.

What's your caste Tulip?
I am a mixed blood, half gujarati and half lebanese

What are your assets, Tulip?
Sweety, brains and brawn.

Tulip how do you see yourself ten years from now?
(oh please don't say I live in the present, future is there to see)
Vikiee, 10 years as a role model for the women of the new millennium.

Which junk food do you freak out on and where?

Tulip Joshi is hot and happening - the new Smirnoff girl. Print ads to TV commercials - she's done it all. She is an exotic product of a Gujarati father and a Lebanese mother.


1. Daddy Cool (2009/II) .... Maria
2. Superstar (2008) .... Mausam
3. Kabhi Kahin... (2008) .... Pooja
4. Dhokha (2007) .... Sarha P. Bux/Sarha Z. Khan
5. Mission 90 Days (2007) (as Tulip Joshy) .... Anitha
6. Shoonya (2006) .... Neha
7. Dil Maange More!!! (2004) .... Sara
8. Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003) .... Kalki
... aka A Country Without Women (International: English title)
... aka A Nation Without Women (International: English title)
... aka Matrubhoomi un monde sans femmes (France)
9. Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002) (as Sanjana) .... Anjali Sharma
... aka My Friend's Wedding (International: English title)

Bust : 32.5
Waist : 24
Hips : 36
Height : 5' 6"
Zodiac Sign : Virgo
has dark-hair.
brown eyes.
She has two sisters, Selphi and Monalisa.

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