Taapsee Pannu is a woman with a vibrant smile and a cheerful personality. She is a Delhite. Her father wanted her to go for higher studies and so she did.
She believes if she had scored a 90 in the CAT exam then, she would have chosen to be a management professional, but destiny has its own plan; Taapsee scored 88 in CAT.
Taapsee Pannu | Wiki | Bio | Age | Family
|Glam doll | Maggie | Goddess of flop heroes
|Date of Birth
|August 1, 1987
|5′ 5” | 1.65 m (approx)
|B. Tech in Computer Science
|Dilmohan Singh Pannu
|Nirmaljeet Kaur Pannu
|1 Younger Sister
|Model and Actor
|Jhummandi Naadam (Telugu Movie)
|South Indian Cinema
|K. Raghavendra Rao
|LOOOP LAPETA (2022)
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About Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu is a model-turned-actor from Delhi. She started her career with the South Indian film industry–Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu, and had also worked in more than ten Bollywood movies since 2010–the year that marked her film career.
Taapsee Pannu is a Jat Sikhni and has roots in Ludhiana in Punjab. She was born and brought up in Delhi.
She was born on August 1, 1987, to Dilmohan Singh Pannu and Nirmaljeet Kaur Pannu. She studied at Mata Jai Kaur Public School in Delhi.
In her introduction on her website, Taapsee refers to herself as a “careless brat”, “outdoorsy person” and “short-tempered”. She started to learn Kathak and Bharatnatyam in fourth grade. She did her engineering from GTBIT College.
It was at GTBIT College that she started The Western Dance Group with a few classmates. Tapsee led the crew and had won many inter-college competitions. She is a trained Kathak dancer; Taapsee Pannu learnt Kathak from the disciples of Birju Maharaj. She admits to not being lured by the flashy nightlife of Delhi and had always abide by her parents’ rule of returning home early at the said time.
In her bio on her official website, Taapsee says she was always a “hungry kid” at school. For the same reason, she would get two lunch boxes packed.
Taapsee, in hiding, would finish those lunch boxes by the third period itself and during lunchtime she would eat something else at the canteen. As a young brat, she would make her classmates to share their lunch boxes as well.
Taapsee is fond of cycling and riding bikes. Since she wasn’t allowed at home to have a bike of her own, she would borrow to go on rides. She scored 46% in her eleventh grade because she was too much involved with extra-curricular activities.
Later, she realized and prepared well for the boards next year. If you are determined to do something, you surely will achieve. And this is what Taapsee proved. She scored 90.2% in her board exams.
Taapsee Pannu, later, like many engineers, appeared for Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and score 88 in the CAT entrance exam. She laughs it off saying if she had scored a 90, she would have got an admission in one of the B-schools. This could have landed her in an entirely different profession.
Taapsee Pannu’s Modelling Career
None of her family members has a filmy career background. Taapsee Pannu’s parents were equally not sure of her film and modeling career.
Her father believed in a good educational background while her mother had an affinity towards Indian Cinema.
One day, while surfing the Internet, Taapsee Pannu came across Get Gorgeous Pageant held by Channel V, and she casually filled the form. To her surprise, she was selected! That’s how her modeling career began.
Earlier, she had done a few advertisements during college. Taapsee had also won the titles of Safi Femina Miss Beautiful Skin (to which we all agree) and Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face.
She was offered the roles in South Indian movies to which she denied initially. One of her colleagues convinced her that there are many actors in the Industry who had not known the language but later they excelled in their careers.
She gave it a try and become one of the few South Indian actresses who has had seven releases in a year! That was the year 2011. Nothing more can speak of her dedication and hard work.
Taapsee Pannu had endorsed brands namely, Pantaloons, Reliance Trends, Vardhman, UniStyle Image, Coca-Cola, Dabur, PVR Cinemas, Airtel, Motorola, Red FM 93.5, Tata Docomo, Havells, World Gold Council and Standard Chartered Bank. She was also featured on the magazine covers of MaaStars and Just For Women.
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Taapsee Pannu’s Film Career | Movies List | Awards | Bollywood Debut
She made her acting debut with K. Raghavendra Rao’s Jhummandi Naadam, a Telugu romantic musical movie, released in 2010.
Taapsee played the role of a US-based millionaires daughter who visits India to carry her research in the traditional Telugu music.
In her next and apparently the first Tamil movie, she was cast opposite to Dhanush in Aadukalam. The movie was released in 2011. The movie was critically acclaimed and received six awards at 58th National Film Awards.
She made her Bollywood debut with Siddharth Suryanarayan, Rishi Kapoor and Ali Zafar starrer Chashme Baddoor. She received the Most Enthusiastic Performer Female Award at Edison Awards (2014) for an outstanding performance in Arrambam, a Tamil film released in 2013.
She also received Best Supporting Actress Film-fare Award for the flick.
In 2015, she starred in the critically and commercially successful film Baby. She went on to star in the drama Pink (2016), the war film The Ghazi Attack (2017), Naam Shabana and the comedy Judwaa 2 (2017).
In Pink, Taapsee Pannu played the role of a victim of sexual abuse. The movie was critically acclaimed and bagged the Best Film on social issue at the 67th National Film Awards 2017. The film was directed by Anirudhha Roy Chowdhury.
Taapsee also won the Zine Cine Awards for Extraordinary Impact Actor (Female) for her role in Naam Shabana. She also received Best Actress award at Zine Cine Awards for the same.
The 2017 flick was an action, spy-thriller where Taapsee played the role of Shabana, a victim of eve teasing.
Recently Taapsee won the “Best Actor (Female) in leading role” award for her amazing movie ‘Badla‘ at Zee Cine Awards 2020
Besides, she is the co-owner of The Wedding Factory, an event company.
Taapse and Shagun Pannu!
Taapsee Pannu’s younger sister Shagun Pannu is also set to make her debut in the Film industry. We will wait surely wait to see the sisters together on screen.
We wish Taapsee all the very best for her upcoming movies and for her bright future ahead.