Karishma Tanna is an Indian actress who stars in Hindi films and television shows and is also a model and anchor. She made her on-screen debut in 2001 in TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, and her Bollywood debut in 2005 movie Dosti: Friends Forever in supporting role. She was also a contestant and first runner-up in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2014.
She has worked in a good number of television serials since 2001, and also played host in some of the Indian reality shows and was a contestant in some of them.
Karishma Tanna was born on December 21, 1984 and belongs to a Gujarati family. Her father passed away in 2012 and she lives with her mother. In 2014 she met actor Upen Patel at the Bigg Boss house and later got engaged to him, however, they split up in 2016.
Karishma played the role of Indira Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2001, and the following year she starred in Kahi To Milenge. In 2003-2004 she acted in TV serials Manshaa, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand and Kkoi Dil Mein Hai, and made a guest appearance in Shararat. In 2005, she was part of the cast for horror series Raat Hone Ko Hai in its 49th story.
From 2005 to 2018 she starred in a number of television series namely Paalkhi, Viraasat and Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam (2005-2006), Jaane Pehchaane Se... Ye Ajnabbi and Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo (2010), Adaalat (2011), Baal Veer (2012), Jeannie Aur Juju (2014), Naagarjuna – Ek Yoddha (2016-2017), Naagin and Qayamat Ki Raat (2018-2019).
She was also a contestant and guest contestant in Comedy Circus 1 and Nach Baliye 3 (2007), Zara Nachke Dikha (2008), Meethi Choori No 1 (2010), Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout and Comedy Circus Maha-Sangram (2011), Bigg Boss 8 and Bigg Boss Halla Bol (2014-2015), Nach Baliye 7 (2015), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 (2016), and Rasoi Ki Jung Mummyon Ke Sung (2017). In 2018, Karishma acted in Hindi web series Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat which was created and produced by Ekta Kapoor.
Karishma acted in 2005 Hindi movie Dosti: Friends Forever, 2011 Kannada movie I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, 2013 Hindi film Grand Masti, and 2018 movie Sanju. She also had a lead role in unreleased Bollywood action erotic thriller film Tina & Lolo which also starred Sunny Leone.
Karishma Tanna keeps her followers updated through Facebook - Karishma Tanna/@TheKarishmaTanna, Twitter - Karishma Tanna/@KARISHMAK_TANNA, and Instagram - Karishma Tanna/@karishmaktanna.