Name: Tia Bajpai (Her birth name is Twinkle Bajpai)
Birth Date: 23rd May, 1988
Biography: Tia was born and brought up in Lucknow. She was first notice on the popular singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa at the age of 17. Her mentor in the show was popular music director Ismail Darbar, under whose guidance she furthered in the show and became one of the finalists. Her beautiful voice and looks both ensured that she was etched in public memory. She also appeared on television serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Ghar ki Lakshmi: Betiyann besides hosting singing reality shows on Zee Arabia.
Her journey in Bollywood began with India’s first 3D horror flick directed by Vikram Bhatt, ‘Haunted’. She also debuted as a singer by singing a song in the film. Initially, she was roped in as a singer but her attractive looks impressed Vikram Bhatt and she was signed as the lead lady.
Vikram Bhatt again signed her for his film ‘Lanka’ in which she was seen alongside Manoj Bajpai. Tia is presently a lot in news as she is scheduled to appear opposite Aftab Shivdasani in the sequel of the 2008 hit horror film ‘1920’, known as ‘1920 – The Evil Returns’. The film is due to hit the screens on November 2nd, 2012.