Sakshi, also known as Ekta Kapoor’s darling, been around since a long time. She began her career as an anchor on Doordarshan and later gained immense popularity for her portrayal of Parvati Aggarwal in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki. 8 years of playing the “ideal bahu” was what gave her a die-hard fan base.
She went onto doing several TV shows after that including Balika Vadhu and Crime Patrol and also starred opposite Ram Kapoor in Bade Ache Lagte Hain, which was the turning point of her career. Sakshi was also seen in one of the episodes of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Recently, she’s been appreciated for playing the role of Aamir Khan’s wife in the movie Dangal. A lesser known fact about Sakshi Tanwar is how she happened upon her acting career. She was a corporate professional where she worked as a sales trainee with Taj Hotel in Delhi.
She has also been known to work in a cloth and accessory store named Khazana where she started off with a measly 900 R. s as a monthly stipend. It all started when she auditioned for a host’s position with Doordarshan while preparing for her administrative services and Mass Communication entrance examinations. After taking the position of one of the hosts who didn’t turn up, there was no looking back for her.
Sakshi has won a huge number of awards including the Indian Telly Award (Best Actress), Star Guild Awards (Best Actress), Star Parivaar Award (Favorite Bhabhi), and ITA Award (Best Actress).
Sakshi earns about Rs. 80,000 for a single episode.