Taapsee Pannu is an Indian actress for her work in Telugu,Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi  films. Taapsee worked as a software professional and pursued a career in modelling before becoming an actress. During her modelling career, she appeared in a number of commercials. Taapsee made her acting debut with the 2010 Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam directed by Raghavendra Rao.

Birth Name

Taapsee Pannu

Nickname

Maggie, Glam-doll

Profession

Actress, Model

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Taapsee Pannu was born on 1 August 1987 in New Delhi, India.

Age

She is currently 31 years old.

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sun Sign

Leo

Nationality

Indian

Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

She is of Punjabi descent.

Religion

Sikhism

Education

Taapsee Pannu went to the Mata Jai Kaur Public School. She then got enrolled at the  Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology and completed her college education with a graduate degree in Computer Science Engineering.

Family Details

  • Father – Dilmohan Singh Pannu
  • Mother – Nirmaljeet Pannu
  • Siblings – Shagun Pannu (Younger Sister)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Taapsee Pannu dated –

  • Saqib Saleem – Tapsee was linked with actor Saqib Saleem in 2016. They had first met while shooting for a music video, Tum Ho Toh Lagta Hai. Their relationship rumors again surfaced in the summer of 2017, after they were again pictured together at a number of events.
  • Amit Sadh (2013) – In 2013, actors Amit Sadh and Taapsee were rumored to be dating each other. In a 2014 interview with Bollywood Hungama, Amit himself revealed that he was in love with her. During that time, they also appeared in a Wild Stone commercial.

  • Mathias Boe (2017) – Taapsee Pannu was reported to be dating Danish badminton star Mathias Boe in 2017. Although she hasn’t directly confirmed their relationship, she had subtly acknowledged their relationship in her interviews. In her interview with India Today, she claimed that she was very happy with her personal life and was extremely proud of her relationship status.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 4¾ inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-27-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Best Known For

Being cast as the female lead in the Tamil drama movie, Aadukalam, which had Dhanush as the male lead and went on to win 6 awards at the 58th National Film Awards. Being cast in the supporting role in the spy thriller movie, Baby, which had Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and Rana Daggubati in the lead roles.

Film Debut

In 2010, Taapsee made her theatrical film debut in the Telugu drama movie, Jhummandi Naadam.

Television Debut

In 2015, she made her first TV show appearance as herself in the comedy TV show,  Comedy Nights with Kapil.

Brand Endorsements

During her brief stint as a model, she endorsed brands such as Reliance Trends, Red FM 93.5, UniStyle Image, Coca-Cola, Motorola, Pantaloon, PVR Cinemas, Standard Chartered Bank, Dabur, Airtel, Tata Docomo, World Gold Council, Havells and Vardhman.

Controversies

  • In 2012, there was a buzz that she was the reason behind the fight between Kollywood actor Mahat Raghavendra and Tollywood actor Manchu Manoj at a party after the Filmfare awards in Chennai.
  • After the release of her film ‘Manmarziyaan’ (2018), the members of the Sikh community objected to the smoking scenes by the Sikh characters of the film; after which the producers of the film deleted those scenes. Taapsee Pannu, who is also a Sikh, also responded to the controversy with few tweets and even a troll threatened to beat her up.

Distinctive Features

  • Bright and cute smile.
  • Prominent and strong chin.

Awards & Nominations

YearFilmAwardCategoryResult
2011AadukalamSouth Indian International Movie AwardsBest Female DebutantNominated
2012Vijay AwardVijay Award for Favourite HeroineNominated
Vijay Award for Best Debut ActressNominated
Mr. PerfectFilmfare AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – TeluguNominated
Santosham Film AwardsBest Actress (Jury)Won
2013Chashme BaddoorBIG Star Entertainment AwardsBIG Star Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – FemaleNominated
South Africa India Film And Television AwardsDebut Actor of the Year – FemaleWon
Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Award Best Female DebutNominated
2014ArrambamEdison AwardsMost Enthusiastic Performer-Female AwardWon
Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – TamilNominated
South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleNominated
2017PinkLux Golden Rose AwardsRising Star Of The YearWon
Stardust AwardsBest Actor(Female)Nominated
Screen AwardsBest ActressNominated
BIG Zee Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor in a Social Film – FemaleNominated
Jagran Film FestivalBest Actor Female – Jury Special AwardWon
Zee Cine AwardsBest ActressNominated
FOI Online Awards, IndiaSpecial Jury MentionWon
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest ActressNominated
International Indian Film Academy AwardsWoman Of The YearWon
Lux Golden Rose AwardsPower Packed Performer Of The Year AwardNominated
2018Naam ShabanaBreakthrough Beauty Of The YearWon
Zee Cine AwardsBest Actress (Jury Choices)Nominated
Extraordinary Impact Award – FemaleWon
Hindustan Times (HT) Most Stylish AwardsHT Most Stylish Breakthrough Performer (Female)Won
GeoSpa AsiaSpa AwardsBest Actress CriticsWon
NitishastraStreaming AwardsBest ActressWon
N/ALokmat Most Stylish AwardsMost Stylish Youth Icon (Female)Won
ManmarziyaanLux Golden Rose AwardsBreakthrough Beauty Of The YearWon
2019FOI Online Awards, IndiaBest Actress in a Leading RolePending
Screen AwardsBest ActressNominated
MulkBest Actress (Critics)Nominated
Jashn-E-Youngistan AwardsBest Actor -FemaleWon
FOI Online Awards, IndiaBest Performance by an Ensemble CastPending

Taapsee Pannu Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Suriya, Ranbir Kapoor, Prabhas
  • Favorite Actress – Priyanka Chopra, Priyamani
  • Favorite Food – Danish Pastries, Chinese Cuisine
  • Favorite Color – Yellow
  • Favorite Movie – Mr. Perfect, Rock star, Twilight Movie Series
  • Favorite Destination – Europe, Maldives
  • Favorite Hobbies – Reading Books, Riding Bike’s

Taapsee Pannu Net worth

Taapsee Pannu has an estimated net worth to be more than $6 million dollars as of 2019. She charges Rs 80 lakh to 1.5 crore per film. She recently bought a luxury apartment in the posh area of Mumbai and also owns apartments in Chennai and Hyderabad. She owns a BMW 5 series, Mercedes SUV and a Renault Captur Car.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Taapsee Pannu

  • She is a Jat Sikhni who was born and brought up in Delhi.
  • She was very much active in her school days too, as she used to work as a public speaker and also used to participate in almost all festival competitions.
  • After graduation, she briefly worked as a software engineer and left it to pursue her career in creative industry.
  • In 2008, she participated in the Miss India beauty pageant. She went on to win the titles of Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face and Safi Femina Miss Beautiful Skin.
  • Her celebrity crush is Ranbir Kapoor.
  • She was featured on the covers of popular magazines, including Just For Women and MaaStars.
  • She is the co-owner of an event company named The Wedding Factory which organised marriages and many such events.
  • Taapsee Pannu decided to foray into cinema after realizing that she could never gain proper recognition and attention through modelling.
  • In 2018, she’d star opposite Ali Fazal in Sujoy Ghosh’s remake of the Spanish film Contratiempo.
  • Visit her official site @ taapsee.me.
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