Tena Desae is a model turned actress who debuted in Bollywood with YEH FAASLEY & will be seen in upcoming film SAHI DHANDHE GALAT BANDE(RELEASING AUG 19).The Bengaluru born model first came into limelight when she participated in Reality show Get Gorgeous.Though she did not win the contest she was offered a contract with ELITE MODEL INDIA MANAGEMENT PRIVATE LIMITED which powers the reality show ,even before the eventual winner.After that she never looked back since then & has 90+ commercials to her credit.

She has also bagged a vital role in Hollywood movie THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL directed by BAFTA award winner John Madden,where she will be seen rubbing shoulders with Dev Patel & Oscar winner Judi Dench.

Campaigns/endorsements: My favourite commercials have been for Fair and Lovely, Titan Raga, iPill, Reliance mobile, Frankfinn, Stayfree and Hero Honda. Besides, I have also done a music video for singer Kay Kay, and completed shooting for film ‘Yeh Faasley’ and a comedy ‘Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene’.

Fitness regime : I attend dance class every alternate day and it works like a cardio workout for me. I also do weight training in the gym every alternate day.

Diet plan: I pretty much eat whatever I like, but try and avoid fried food and snacks as my skin hates it!

Beauty tips : I have a sensitive skin, so all products I use have aloe vera in them. I wash my face a lot and avoid touching it unnecessarily. I use makeup only when I have to. All products I use have natural ingredients. For me, cotton soaked in rose water and then kept in the freezer for a bit works as a great toner. Also, pure aloe vera extract used overnight on the face keeps it glowing. I also drink a gallon of water everyday.

Style statement: I like my clothes to fit well and I usually choose stuff that is classic and elegant. I do not experiment much with clothes, unless I find something very pretty. The simpler it is the better for me!

Success mantra: Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.


Movies Done By Tina Desae

  • 2011 Yeh Faasley Arunima D. Dua Hindi
  • 2011 Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande Neha Sharma Hindi
  • 2012 Cocktail Waitress Hindi Cameo
  • 2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Sunaina English
  • 2013 Table No.21 Siya Agasthi Hindi
  • 2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Sunaina English
  • 2015 Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene Megha Hindi
  • 2016 Thomas & Friends: The Great Race Ashima English Voice
  • 2018 Dassehra Aditi Singh Hindi
  • 2018 Good luck Jenny Saxena Hindi Short film
  • 2020 Bob Biswas TBA Hindi Under production


Television Series Done By Tina Desae

  • 2015–2018 Sense8 Kala Dandekar English
  • 2018–Present Thomas and Friends Ashima English Voice; 4 episodes
  • 2020 Mumbai diaries-26/11 TBA Hindi