Tehseen Poonawalla is a political analyst, businessman and a social activist. He worked for two reputed news channels News 18 Urdu and Zee News and hosts the political shows. In 2019, he was roped in as a wild card entry in Colors TV reality show Bigg Boss 13 and reportedly he was the highest paid contestant in the show and charged Rs 21 lakhs per week.

Birth Name

Tehseen Poonawalla




Political Analyst, Social Activist, Businessman



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Tehseen Poonawalla was born on the 24th of May 1989, in Pune, Maharashtra, India.


He’s currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign







There isn’t much information regarding his education.

Family Details

  • Father – Sarfaraz Poonawalla

  • Mother – Yasmeen Poonawalla

  • Siblings – Shehzad Poonawalla (Lawyer, Political Analyst and Civil Rights Activist)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Tehseen Poonawalla has dated –

  • Monicka Vadera (2016-Present)– In 29 March 2016, he got married to Monicka Vadera Poonawalla, a jewellery designer and curator. She is the cousin of Robert Vadera, who is the husband of Priyanka Gandhi.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m


  • In Kilograms – 70 kg
  • In Pounds – 154 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

His shoe size is 9 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Tehseen has appeared on various news channels for the debate sessions. In 2010, he was appointed as a consultant to the organizing committee of Common Wealth Games in Delhi. In 2019, he appeared as a wild card entry in Bigg Boss Season 13.

Television Debut

In 2018, he had participated in political debate series with his brother- Bhai vs Bhai for Zee News and 2 Bhai 2 Rukh (2019) for Zee Urdu.

Brand Endorsements

Tehseen has not appeared in a commercial for any brand yet.

Tehseen Poonawalla Favorites

  • Favorite Actors Shahrukh Khan
  • Favorite Actress – Sushmita Sen
  • Favorite Color – Blue
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – Japan
  • Favorite Food – Pizza

Tehseen Poonawalla Net worth

Tehseen Poonawalla has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Tehseen Poonawalla

  • He has worked as a speaker for TEDx India.
  • He has penned down the articles for well-known magazines and newspapers.
  • He got inked a tattoo of the Indian flag on his left arm.
  • In 2010, he got the opportunity to work as a consultant to the organising committee of Common Wealth Games in Delhi.
  • In 2017, Tehseen had a tiff with his brother, Shehzad, after Shehzad made a strong statement against the Congress party. Reportedly, Tehseen broke all the ties with his brother.
  • In 2019, BJP leader Smriti Irani accused him of passing sexist comments against her in the year 2016.
  • In 2019, The Supreme Court of India fined him for mocking Jain guru Tarun Sagar.
  • In 2019, he entered the game reality show Bigg Boss 13 as a wild card contestant, along with Hindustani Bhau, Shefali Jariwala and Khesari Lal Yadav.


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