Date Of Birth: Jan 1st 1978
Birth Place: Maharashtra
Height: 5' 1" (1.55 m)
Tanisha is an Indian actress of Bengali-Marathi descent. Tanisha comes from a prominent industry family, which has been working in Bollywood since the 1940s. Her relatives include paternal grandfather Sashadhar Mukherjee, uncles Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee, great-grandmother Rattan Bai, grandmother Shobhna Samarth and aunt Nutan. Her father is Somu Mukherjee and her mother is actress Tanuja. Popular actress Kajol is her sister.
Tanisha's paternal grandfather was a film director and producer who had left a great achievement in the Bombay film industry and was regarded as a stalwart. His wife Satirani Devi, Tanisha's grandmother was the sister of three great film personality Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumar and Kishore Kumar.
Tanisha started out her career as a V.J in 1995 for channel V. She used to anchor the famous show called BPL Oye. She made her debut in films with "Sssshhh..." opposite Dino Morea, however the film failed to break even at the box-office, and it went unnoticed. Her following releases didn't do very well at the box office either.
Tanisha's fist hit film was Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar, which starred Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan. In 2006, Tanisha played the female lead character of Nikkita "Nikki" Bakshi in Neal N Nikki opposite her boyfriend Uday Chopra, which failed to make an impact at the box office.
Her recent Tamil movie Unnale Unnale opposite newcomer Vinay Rai was successful at the box-office, she portrays a stereotypical modern girl cast against Sadha who plays an orthodox girl. The film is remebered for being the last film of director Jeeva.
In 2008, Tanisha has two films for release, the first being One Two Three, a multi-starrer comedy and Sarkar Raj, the sequel to her previous film, Sarkar. The film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai is set for release in April 2008.
* Sister of actress Kajol
* Great-granddaughter of Rattan Bai
* Maternal granddaughter of actress Shobhna Samarth
* Niece of Joy Mukherjee, Deb Mukherjee and Nutan Behl
* Sister-In-Law of Ajay Devgan
* Cousins of Sharbani Mukherji, Mohnish Bahl and Rani Mukherjee
* Daughter of Tanuja and Shomu Mukherjee
Tango Charlie - Lachchi - Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan
Sarkar - Avantika - Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan
Neal N Nikki - Nikkita Bakshi - Uday Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan
Sssshhh- Mahek Gujral- Prem Krishen, Dino Morea, Simone Singh
Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao - Tania - Akshay Kapoor, Rashmi Nigam
One Two Three - Chandni - Tusshar Kapoor, Esha Deol, Sameera Reddy
Sarkar Raj - Avantika - Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan
Unnale Unnale Deepika - Vinay Rai, Sadha, Lekha Washington Tamil - Dubbed into Telugu as Neevalle Neevalle
Kantri - Jr NTR, Hansika Motwani