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Name: Tena Desae
Birth Year: 1987
Marital Status: Unmarried
1) Tena Desae has been doing modelling since the year 2007.
2) This model turned actress has featured in more than 100 television commercials till date. Some of her favourites being ‘Titan Raga’, ‘Frankfinn’, ‘Reliance Mobile’, ‘iPill’, ‘Stayfree’, ‘Hero Honda’ and ‘Fair and Lovely’.
3) She also appears in the 2012 Kingfisher Swimsuit calendar.
4) She has also done a music video for the singer, KayKay.
Biography: Tena Desae is also known as India’s Freida Pinto partly because she is an Indian Bollywood actress and also because she appears opposite Dev Patel in her first ever Western film, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, directed by the BAFTA award winner John Madden. She was born in the Indian city of Bengaluru to a Telegu mother and a Gujarati father. She graduated from New Horizon College in the domain of business management and specialising in finance.
It was the Indian television reality and model talent hunt show, ‘Get Gorgeous’ (2004) through which she came into the limelight. This show was aired on the Indian music channel, ‘Channel [V]’. Although she was not successful in grabbing the winner’s award in this show, yet she was given a contract with ‘Elite Model India Management Private Limited’ which was one of the official sponsors of this reality show.
Tena Desae made her first entry into Bollywood with the 2011thriller ‘Yeh Fasley’ directed by Yogesh Mittal and produced by Omprakash Mittal. Next up she appeared in Parvin Dabas’s ‘Sahi Dhande Galat Bande’ starring Anupam Kher and Sharat Saxena. She also did a cameo appearance in the 2012 Homi Adajania romantic comedy dram, ‘Cocktail’.
One of her upcoming films ‘Table No. 21’ is an out and out commercial film starring the biggies Rajeev Khandelwal and Paresh Rawal. ‘Table No. 21’ is an action thriller directed by Aditya Datt and produced jointly by Vicky Rajani and Sunil Lulla.