Early Life and Education of Tulip Joshi
Tulip Joshi was born on September 11, 1979 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, to a Gujarati Indian father and a Lebanese-Armenian mother. She was brought up in Mumbai, where she attended Jamnabai Narsee School and later Mithibai College, from where she graduated, majoring in food science and chemistry. She had competed in athletics at the National level.
Modelling Career of Tulip Joshi
Tulip Joshi contested the Femina Miss India beauty pageant in the year 2000. Although she did not make it to the list of winners, she got noticed by many advertising agencies, and eventually worked in a number of advertising campaigns for famed brands such as Ponds, Siyaram, Pepsi, Smirnoff, BPL, TATA Sky and so on. She also appeared in a video made as a tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Acting Career of Tulip Joshi
Tulip Joshi entered movies by chance, when she was noticed by director-producer Yash Chopra in a marriage ceremony and was asked to appear for an audition, following which she was cast in ‘Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’. She was not much fluent in Hindi, so she trained in Hindi diction and in acting at Feroz Khan's studio. She was also advised by the filmmakers to change her name to something more Indian, because audiences might find it difficult to accept a heroine with such an unconventional name. She chose the name Sanjana; she was featured in the film in the lead role alongside Uday Chopra and Jimmy Shergill, playing the character of Anjali Sharma. The film, released in 2002, was quite successful and received good reviews, though Tulip was heavily panned for her acting.
Tulip subsequently made her Telugu cinematic debut in 2003 in the remake of the 2002 Tamil film ‘Villain’, reverting to her original name. She was next seen in the Hindi film ‘Matrubhoomi’, which was a dark story about a futuristic world with almost no women. Her performance in the film was praised and established her credibility as an actress. She next featured in the 2004 Bollywood romantic drama ‘Dil Maange More’, alongside Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia and Soha Ali Khan, which received moderate reviews but resulted a box office failure. She next appeared in the 2006 Hindi film ‘Shoonya’, as Neha and her debut Malayalam film ‘Mission 90 Days’, released in 2007, as Anitha. The same year, she acted in the Hindi film ‘Dhokha’, directed by Pooja Bhatt, co-starring Muzammil Ibrahim in the lead, her performance in which she again garnered her appraisal. Joshi has since acted in mostly less successful Hindi films, including ‘Superstar’, ‘Daddy Cool’, ‘Runway’, ‘Hostel’ and ‘I Am Singh’.
Tulip Joshi acted in the 2008 Telugu film ‘Konchem Koththaga’. She made her Punjabi film debut with ‘Jag Jeondeyan De Mele’. She acted in the 2010 highly successful Kannada film ‘Super’, where she portrayed the character Mandira. The film became one of the highest grossing Kannada films of 2010. The same year, she appeared as Sara in the English-Punjabi bilingual film ‘Nischay Kar Apni Jeet Karoon’. She worked in the 2011 Punjabi drama film ‘Yaara o Dildaara’ and the 2013 Kannada action-psychological thriller ‘Bachchan’. She was seen in the Punjabi movie ‘Jatt Airways’ and in a cameo appearance in the Hindi action drama ‘Jai Ho’, featuring Salman Khan.
Tulip Joshi was last seen on television in the show ‘Airlines’, which got prematurely ended in 2015.
Filmography of Tulip Joshi
Tulip Joshi has acted in the following range of multilingual films in her career, highlighted alongside her roles and respective years of release.
Personal Life of Tulip Joshi
Tulip Joshi has two sisters, Selphi and Monalisa. Monalisa is married to Bollywood actor Rajat Bedi. Born to a mixed descent couple, Tulip has practised Hinduism and Christianity. She now practises Kimmaya. As per reports, she is dating Captain Vinod Nair and they both are in a live-in-relationship since long.
Indian Movie Actresses
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