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Tanya Maniktala | Actor

Tanya Maniktala | Actor

An English Literature graduate from Shivaji College, Delhi University, Tanya joined the theatre society and thus began her love with the arts and films. She made her stage debut as the lead in the street production, Kaal Kothri – a play that explored the world of prostitution.  She won several best actor awards and slowly created a name for herself in the theatre circuit. This led to her onscreen debut in a web series, post which Tanya gave up her acting life and switched to copywriting.

But acting was always her passion, and she landed an audition for A Suitable Boy, a show based on a book being adapted for BBC. What drew Tanya to audition was that it was a Mira Nair project. After going through rounds of auditions, she finally had a Skype call with Mira Nair. Even though Tanya was a ball of nerves, she gave the in-person audition her all and landed the coveted role of Lata in A Suitable Boy. She loved playing this once-in-a-lifetime role.

Tanya’s upcoming projects are, Mumbaikar, a theatrical release, directed by Santosh Sivan and Feels Like Ishq, a Netflix anthology of 7 stories that celebrate love in all its wonder and unpredictability, directed by Jaydeep Sarkar.

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