Karishma Tanna Measurements Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography

Karishma Tanna Bangera (born 21 December 1983) is an Indian actress, model and anchor who predominantly works in Hindi films and television shows. She made her television debut with Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2001. She is well known for her roles in Naagin 3 and Qayamat Ki Raat. She was a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss 8 in 2014, where she emerged as the 1st runner-up. In 2020, she participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 and emerged as the winner.

She also appeared in other reality shows like Zara Nachke Dikha 1 (2008), Nach Baliye 7 (2015) and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 (2016). Tanna made her film debut as Nandini Thapar with Suneel Darshan’s Dosti: Friends Forever (2006). In 2013, she was seen in Indra Kumar’s successful comedy Grand Masti. In 2018, she featured in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic of Sanjay Dutt titled Sanju. The same year, she entered the digital world with ALT Balaji’s web series Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat as Zoya Hussain.

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Early life

Tanna was born on born 21 December 1983 and brought up in a Gujarati family. She lives with her mother, and is very close to her; her father died in October 2012.

Personal life

Tanna started dating actor Upen Patel in 2014 when they met inside the Bigg Boss 8 house and later was engaged to him. In 2016, they ended their relationship.

Tanna started dating a Mumbai-based real estate businessman Varun Bangera in 2021. In the same year, they got engaged in an intimate ceremony. She married Varun Bangera on 5 February 2022.

Karishma Tanna Measurements Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography

Profession(s)Actress, Model, Host
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 December 1983
Age (as of 2023)40 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
College/UniversitySydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutFilm: Dosti: Friends Forever (2005, Bollywood)
I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona (2011, Kannada)
TV: Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2001)
CasteKshatriya (Lohana)
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
HobbiesReading, Travelling, Gymming, Watching movies
Awards2015– Television Style Award for the ‘Stylish Female in a Reality Show’ for ‘Bigg Boss 8’
2016– Zee Gold Award for the ‘Most Fit Actress’
TattooLeft wrist– ‘Maa’ written in Hindi
Controversies• She was one of the most controversial contestants of ‘Bigg Boss 8’ (2014), as she had many verbal fights with the fellow contestants in the Bigg Boss house.
• In 2017, she was supposed to do & TV’s comedy show ‘Comedy Dangal,’ but she got replaced at the last moment by Surbhi Jyoti due to her tantrums even before the show got started.
• In March 2018, a Delhi based event manager, Manas Katyal, sent a legal notice to her for cheating, threatening and blackmailing him, his driver and not performing at a wedding reception in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, for which he had to suffer a loss of ₹10 lakhs. On the other hand, Karishma denied such allegations and said that she was cheated, as she was told that the show was in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. But when she reached there, she came to know that the event was in Haldwani.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date5 February 2022
Affairs/BoyfriendsBappa Lahiri (Musician)
Hanif Hilal (Model)
Rushabh Choksi (Restaurateur)
Upen Patel (Actor, Model)
FianceUpen Patel (ex-fiance; 2015)
Husband/SpouseVarun Bangera
ParentsFather– Name Not Known (Died in 2012)
Mother– Jasmine Tanna
SiblingsBrother– None
Sister– Drishma Kadam (Younger)
ActressKangana Ranaut
Song“Jeena Jeena” by Atif Aslam from the film ‘Badlapur’
TempleBabulnath Temple in Mumbai
RestaurantOlive in Mumbai
Travel Destination(s)Paris, Dubai
Style Quotient
Car CollectionBMW


2000–2006: Acting debut and Dosti: Friends Forever

Tanna first appeared in Balaji Telefilms’ soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi where she played the role of Indu. She then appeared in the show Kahi To Milenge.

Tanna played the female lead in the TV series Kkoi Dil Mein Hai as Krutika. She later appeared in Ek Ladki Anjaani Si playing the negative role of Ayesha. Tanna made her Bollywood debut with the 2005 film Dosti: Friends Forever, playing Nandini Thapar.

Tanna has also acted in several television advertisements, including Stayfree, Lifebuoy and Nirma. She was also a part of Rajshri Productions’ Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam. In September 2006, Tanna made her theater debut with the Hinglish romantic comedy Perfect Wedding, directed by Vandana Sajnani. The work was adapted from Robin Howdon’s British play of the same name.

2007–2013: Television hosting and Grand Masti
Tanna participated in the stage-based comedy TV series Comedy Circus, that started in June 2007. She later came back in Comedy Circus Mahasangram in February 2010. In 2008, she participated in Zara Nachke Dikha and won the show along with her team. She later participated in Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket and Kaho Na Yaar Hai.

She presented reality shows like Kaante Ki Takkar and Comedy Champions. Tanna hosted a magic-based reality TV show, India’s Magic Star in July 2010. In August 2010, she participated in Imagine TV’s Meethi Choori No 1. She also played the role of Avni in Star One’s Jaane Pehchaane Se… Ye Ajnabbi.

In 2011, she participated in Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout. The same year, she played Ms Jaffery in Sony TV’s Adaalat. In 2012, she acted in the children’s television program Baal Veer, playing the role of Rani Pari.

In September 2013, Grand Masti, a Bollywood sex comedy and a sequel to April 2004 film, Masti was released in which Tanna starred as Unatti.

2014–present: Bigg Boss 8, Naagin 3 and further success
Tanna was a contestant on the popular controversial reality show, Bigg Boss 8. She spent 4 months inside the house and became the 1st runner-up. In 2015, Tanna participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye 7 along with Upen Patel and emerged as the 2nd runner-up.

In March 2016, Karishma made a guest appearance in the popular stunt reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. She also appeared as a guest in the popular comedy show Comedy Nights Bachao, which aired on Colors TV. Karishma participated in the popular dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 in 2016. Tanna also played the role of Maskeeni in Life OK’s show Naagarjuna – Ek Yoddha. In January 2017, Tanna judged BIG Magic’s reality show Big Memsaab along with Sambhavna Seth and Pritam Singh.

In April 2018, she appeared in ALT Balaji’s Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat as Zoya Hussain. In May 2018, Tanna played the cameo role of Ruhi in Colors TV’s popular supernatural series Naagin 3. In June 2018, Tanna acted in Rajkumar Hirani’s film Sanju and played the lead in Ekta Kapoor’s Qayamat Ki Raat as Gauri.

In February 2019, Tanna appeared on Kitchen Champion 5 along with Karan Tacker. Later in May 2019, she appeared on Khatra Khatra Khatra. In 2020, she participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 and emerged as the winner. In November 2020, she appeared in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari in the song “Basanti”. In 2021, Tanna appeared in the web series Bullets as Lolo.



2005Dosti: Friends ForeverNandini Thapar
2011I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona (Kannada)Chetana
2013Grand MastiUnatti
2014Gollu Aur PappuShalini
2020Suraj Pe Mangal BhariBasanti
2021Lahore ConfidentialYukti


2001–2006Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu ThiIndira Gandhi / Indira Virani
2002–2003Kahi To MilengeTanisha
2003–2004Des Mein Niklla Hoga ChandTina
Kkoi Dil Mein HaiKrutika
2005Raat Hone Ko HaiArti
Ek Ladki Anjaani SiAyesha
2006Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek ShyaamJitisha
Fear Factor IndiaContestant
2007Comedy Circus
2010Jaane Pehchaane Se… Ye AjnabbiAvni
Sajan Re Jhoot Mat BoloKiran
Meethi Choori No 1Contestant
2011AdaalatMs Jaffrey
2012-2013Baal VeerRani Pari
2014Jeanie Aur JujuSoniya
2014–2015Bigg Boss 8Contestant (1st runner-up)
2015Nach Baliye 7Contestant (2nd runner-up)
2016Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9Contestant (7th place)
2016–2017Naagarjuna – Ek YoddhaMaskeeni
2017Rasoi Ki Jung Mummyon Ke SungContestant
2018; 2019Naagin 3Ruhi/Huzoor
2018–2019Qayamat Ki RaatGauri/ Raajlakshmi/ Vaidehi
2019Kitchen Champion 5Contestant
2020Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10Contestant (Winner)

Special Appearances

2007Nach Baliye 3Guest
2008Kaante Ki TakkarHost
Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka TicketContestant
2009Kaho Na Yaar Hai
Zara Nachke Dikha
Comedy ChampionsHost
2010India’s Magic Star
2011Comedy Circus Maha-SangramGuest
Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout
2013F.I.RVarious Characters
2015-2016MTV Love School 1Host
2016Box Cricket League 2Contestant
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7Guest
Bigg Boss 10
2017BIG MemsaabJudge
Bigg Boss 11Guest
2018Kanpur Wale Khuranas
2019Khatra Khatra Khatra
Bigg Boss 13

Web series

2018–2019Karrle Tu Bhi MohabbatZoya HussainALT Balaji
2021BulletsLoloMX Player
2022Guilty MindsMala KumariAmazon Prime Video
2022Hush HushGeeta TehlanAmazon Prime Video

Music videos

2021QatraStebin Ben

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