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Why would I leave TV after giving 16 years to it: Sakshi Tanwar

After she bagged a pivotal role in Dangal, there was buzz that the leading television star has probably bid goodbye to the the small screen for good

T2 Online Newsdesk 20 March 2017, 8:07 PM
Sakshi Tanwar walked the ramp for designer Anji Modi recently

Sakshi Tanwar walked the ramp for designer Anji Modi recently Image: Solaris

Be it for as Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii or Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Sakshi Tanwar can safely be reckoned as one of the prominent faces of the evolution that television has seen. But after her power-packed role in Dangal, many believe that this could mark her shift from small to big screen. But Sakshi vehemently opposes such rumours.

Sakshi Tanwar in Dangal with Aamir Khan
Sakshi Tanwar in Dangal with Aamir Khan (Image: Twitter)

"Why should I?" she asks, adding, "I have given 16 years of my life to TV. I have really worked hard to be where I am, so why should I just give it up? In fact, I would love to experiment with more and more mediums. It's not about TV, films or web — you know an artiste tries to do as many possible mediums as he or she can."

Born and brought up in Alwar, Rajasthan, Sakshi grew up with two siblings — a brother and a sister — and pursued her graduation from Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi.

Sakshi Tanwar in Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii
Sakshi as the leading lady in the TV show Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii (Image: Twitter)

She earned fame for her character Parvati Agarwal in the popular Balaji Telefilms show, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, and later as Priya Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.

Bade Achhe Lagte Hai
Sakshi with Ram Kapoor in Bade Achhe lagte Hai (Image: Twitter)

In Dangal, Sakshi played Daya Kaur, wife of Mahavir Phogat, essayed by Aamir. The film did roaring business at the box office, but Sakshi always kept a low profile. She says she's usually like that.

"I kept a low profile earlier also, and nothing has changed after Dangal. The way I am and the way my life is, it has been same for a number of years and I don't think it's ever going to change because it has to do with the kind of person I am. I am grateful that I got an opportunity to do lovely work, and beyond that, I am the person that I am," says the 44-year-old.

The actor is currently busy with her web series, which also stars her Bade Achhe Lagte Hain co-actor Ram Kapoor. It is slated to launch on April 15.

"I have always done one thing at a time, so right now I am working with that," says the actor, who's known for her simplicity. She says it's very liberating to be comfortable in one's own skin.

"If I am going for a film, I will go in a T-shirt and a pair of jeans. Hair, make-up and clothes can enhance the way you look, but it is very essential to be comfortable from inside out," says Sakshi.

(Inputs from IANS)

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