varun kumarwrote on Oct 4 2010 10:25AM
Tisca Chopra, a converted Buddhist and Kushwant Singh’s niece, is an actress who has worked in theater, television and movies.
Theater Tisca Chopra has acted in plays like Inshah Allah, Salesman Ramlal and Mahatma Vs Mahatma.
Television Chopra played the role of Mallika in Ekta Kapoor’s popular soap Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki. She was seen as Urvashi in Sarkar…Risston Ki Anjaani Kahani. She walked away with 2.5 lakhs in the game show Kam Ya Zyada, which she donated the money to Bharat Sokha Ghakkai, a Buddhist NGO.
Movies It was not long before she got opportunities in movies. She played Menaka in the sequel Hyderabad Blues 2 (2004) by Nagesh Kukunoor. The award winning Taare Zameen Par (2008) saw her as Maya Aswathi, Ishaan’s mother.
Next on her list are Nandita Das’ Firaaq (2009) about the Gujarat riots and Vinay Shukla’s Mirch (2009).