Born on 19th March 1984 in Jamshedpur, Bihar, cusp-born (Pisces/Aries) Tanushree comes from a conservative Hindu Bengali family, and had her personality groomed according to strict social norms, resulting in her being shy and very introvert. Her dad's name is Tappan, who works for the Life Insurance Corporation of India.
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.