March 24, 2013

Vijay Kumar

Taapsee Pannu Biography

Tapsee Pannu Biography

Taapsee Pannu is an Indian model-turned-film actress, who has worked in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi film industries. Born in a Punjabi Sikh family, Taapsee worked as a software professional and also pursued a career in modelling before becoming an actress. During her modelling career, she appeared in a number of commercials and won titles such as "Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face" and "Safi Femina Miss Beautiful Skin" in 2008.

After a short stint with modelling, Taapsee made her acting debut with the 2010 Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam directed by Raghavendra Rao. Since then, she has appeared in a number of critically acclaimed films such as Aadukalam, Vastadu Naa Raju, Mr. Perfect, and Vandhaan Vendraan. Her Tamil film Aadukalam met with critical acclaim and enjoyed commercial success upon release and eventually went on to win six National Film Awards at the 58th National Film Awards. She has also worked in a Malayalam film and has been signed in for three Telugu films and a Hindi film.

Early life and family

Taapsee was born on 1 August 1987 in New Delhi,India into a Punjabi Sikh family.She has a sister named Shagun Pannu and plans to launch her into films as well.She did her schooling at the Mata Jai Kaur Public School in Ashok Vihar, Delhi. After completing her graduation in computer science engineering from the Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology in New Delhi,she worked as a software engineer.Taapsee has developed "fontswap", an application for the iPhone.She became a full-time model, after she auditioned and was selected for Channel [V]'s talent show Get Gorgeous, which eventually led her to acting.Taapsee has appeared in numerous print and television commercials and won several titles during her modelling days, including "Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face" and "Safi Femina Miss Beautiful Skin" at the 2008 Femina Miss India contest.As a model, she endorsed brands like Reliance Trends, Red FM, UniStyle Image, Coca-Cola, Motorola, Pantaloon, PVR Cinemas, Standard Chartered Bank, Dabur, Airtel, Tata Docomo, World Gold Council, Havells and Vardhman.She has also been featured on the cover of some magazines such as Just For Women and MaaStars.After a few years, she lost interest in modelling as she thought that she could never gain proper recognition through modelling but only through films, and finally decided to act.

Tapsee Personal Profile

Name:Taapsee Pannu
Pet Names:Tapasee, Tapsee & Tapsi
Date of birth:August 1, 1988
Birth place:Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Height:5′ 7"
Profession:Actress, model
First film:Jhummandi Naadam
First hero:Manchu Manoj
Firt Director:K Raghavendra Rao.
First producer:Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna
Hobbies:Dancing & Music
Fav. Actor:Aamir Khan & Prabhas
Fav. Actress:Priyanka Chopra & Priya Mani
Fav. Costumes:Cotton Dresses
Fav. Food:Chinese
Fav. Director:Mani Ratnam
Fav. Music Director:Saleem
Fav. Singers:Shruthi Hassan& Sunidhi Chauha
Marital Status:Unmarried


2010Jhummandi NaadamSravyaTelugu
2011AadukalamIrene ClaudeTamilNominated—Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2011Vastadu Naa RajuPoojaTelugu
2011DoublesSaira BanuMalayalam
2011Mr. PerfectMaggieTeluguNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
2011Vandhaan VendraanAnjanaTamil
2011MoguduRaja RajeshwariTelugu
2013Gundello Godari / Maranthen MannithenSaralaTelugu / Tamil
2013Chashme BaddoorNehaHindiPost-production
2013Muni 3: GangaTamil/TeluguFilming

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