Tisca Chopra, did her schooling in Delhi, where her father was principal of her school. Later she topped Hindu College, University of Delhi in English Literature, she also started participating in theatre in the college. While still at college, she started writing for several publications as also plays for an amateur theatre group and college festivals.
After finishing her education, she moved to Mumbai, and trained in acting with theatre gurus Feroze Abbas Khan and Nasseruddin Shah.
She made her acting debut at the age of three, in a play. And her film debut with Platform (1993), cast opposite Ajay Devgan. She polished her acting skills in theatre in Mumbai and soon her work was seen in plays like, Feroze Abbas Khan’s Mahatma vs Gandhi, All The Best, Salesman Ramlal and Inshah Allah.
Next she shifted to television, where her performance in Television short films like Ek Shaam Ki Mulaquat and Hum Saath Saath Hain Kya got her talent noticed & led to leading parts in a popular hit show, Balaji Telefilms Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, followed by Astitva…Ek Prem Kahani (Zee TV) and Sarrkkar: Risshton Ki Ankahi Kahani (Zee TV). She hosted a consumer grievances show on TV called Main Hoon Na.
In 2007, she appeared in the much acclaimed Taare Zameen Par with Aamir Khan, which was India’s official entry to the 2008 Academy Awards and won her many awards and much critical acclaim. Next she acted in Nandita Das’s directorial debut, Firaaq (2008).
Her next film “Rangeen” reunites her with the producer of “Ek Shaam Ki Mulaquat” and is her first comedy. A popular face with advertisers, she’s one of the most sylish actors around. Tisca is currently endorsing a skincare brand and a DTH cable service. She starts work on a new play and also a new Indo-American film later this year. She’s currently working on developing a script that she plans to produce.
Tisca is a judge on a soon to be hosted Reality show by Star News called Star Anchor Hunt Tisca is also available on Twitter
Tisca’s married to Air India pilot, Capt Sanjay Chopra. She is a practicing Buddhist and works with several NGOs, supporting education and Women’s rights. She also work with the National Knowledge Commission (NKC), a high level advisory body to the Prime Minister of India, working for educational reforms pan India. Tisca has hosted the National Bravery Awards 2009, the Rajiv Gandhi National Awards 2008 and also a Quiz show on National Geographic Channel for the TERI, called Terraquiz.
Films Done By Tisca Chopra
- 1993 15 August Kiran Hindi Credited as Priya Arora
- 1993 Platform Tina Hindi Credited as Priya Arora
- 1993 I Love India Priya Tamil Credited as Priya
- 1994 Baali Umar Ko Salaam Nikitha Hindi
- 1995 Gunehgaar Priya
- 1995 Taqdeerwala Lataa
- 1998 Dandnayak Priya
- 2000 Karobaar: The Business of Love Neelam
- 2004 Hyderabad Blues 2 Menaka English
- 2007 Cape Karma Kamini English
- 2007 Taare Zameen Par Maya Awasthy Hindi
- 2008 Firaaq Anuradha Desai
- 2010 10 ml Love Roshni Hindi
- 2010 Khushiyaan Julie Verma Punjabi
- 2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Anushka Anu Narang Hindi
- 2011 404 (film) Dr. Mira
- 2011 Love Breakups Zindagi Sheila Thappar
- 2012 OMG: Oh My God! Interviewer
- 2013 Ankur Arora Murder Case Nanditha Arora
- 2015 Rahasya Dr. Arthi Mahajan Hindi
- 2016 Ghayal Once Again Sheethal Bansal Hindi
- 2017 The Hungry Tulsi Joshi Hindi
- 2018 3 Dev Savitri
- 2019 Good Newwz Dr. Sandhya Joshi
Television Done By Tisca Chopra
- 1999-2000 Ek Shaam Ki Mulakaat Sarla
- 2002 Astitva…Ek Prem Kahani Rhea
- 2003-2004 Karishma Kaa Karishma Sheetal (Karishma’s mother)
- 2004–2005 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
- 2005–2006 Sarkarr:Rishton Ki Ankahi Kahani Urvashi
- 2007 Main Hoon Na Host/presenter
- 2011 Prayschit – Gunahon Ke Zakhm Host/presenter
- 2013 24 Trisha Rathod
- 2018 Mariam Khan – Reporting Live Arts Teacher
- 2019 Hostages Dr. Mira Anand Hotstar
- 2019 Beecham House Empress ITV British television series
Short Films Done By Tisca Chopra
- 2016 Chutney Vanita Jyoti Kapur Das
- 2017 Chhuri Meera Mansi Jain
Awards Received By Tisca Chopra
- People’s Choice: Stardust Best Supporting Actress Award – Taare Zameen Par
- BIG Star Entertainment Awards – Best Actor (In a negative role) – Rahasya
- Tisca won the “Best Actor Female” for Chutney at the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards 2017. It’s a project she not just acted in, but also produced and co-wrote. The “Best Film” (Fiction) award also went to Chutney..
- 24, won Best Ensemble Cast at The Colors Golden Petal Awards for Best television series.
- 24, won Best Television series at The Indian Television Academy (ITA).
Nomination Received By Tisca Chopra
- Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award – Taare Zameen Par
- Stardust Awards – Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Female) – Firaaq
- Star Screen Awards – Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Female) – Taare Zameen Par
- V. Shantaram Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Taare Zameen Par
- Zee Cine Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Female) – Taare Zameen Par
- Indian Film Festival of New York Best Actress – 10ml Love