Tanishq Sharma, a tall, stunning photogenic beauty-queen-model and aspiring Bollywood actress, the reigning Miss India Worldwide winner, who won the prestigious title at the beauty pageant in September this year, in Mumbai, is gearing up to try her luck in the Bollywood world.
Overcoming tough competition from charming Indian-origin beauty-queens from over 30 foreign countries, the stunning model-trained actress-danseuse Tanishq Sharma won the coveted title-sash and was crowned ‘Miss India Worldwide-2019’ beauty-queen, representing Oman.
The spectacular Miss India Pageants organized by India Festival Committee (IFC), which has evolved and expanded, now incorporating and having membership from over 40 countries, that promote Indian heritage and providing a platform for people of Indian origin to unite and showcase their talents, skills and beauty.
Neelam and Dharmatma Saran, chairman and founders of the New York based India Festival (IFC) that organizes the trail blazing Miss India Worldwide, are pioneers in entertainment, holding Indian pageants and fashion shows in the USA and worldwide.
An elegant, ambitious and talented aspiring Bollywood actor, Tanishq says, she wanted to join Bollywood, while growing up as an young girl, watching her mom teaching Indian classical dance. “I always participated in each and every cultural activities in India, Oman and Australia. Besides all this, I played Amrapali of our ancient times Amrapali. I won Miss India Worldwide 2019 because of my talent round only.”
Her real break came when she was crowned Miss India Worldwide held in Mumbai in September. Since than she has been in the limelight attracting much media coverage. She just returned from Durban, South Africa, where she was invited as Special Guest to Miss India South Africa.
In Durban, she had a memorable meeting with the winner of Miss India South Africa Aaliyah Chaboo, Dharmatma Saran – Chairman of Miss India Worldwide and Kamisha and Preetha Nanhoo – Chief Organizers of Miss India South Africa.
Talking about her journey, “I feel I am still working and there is so much more to go. I still have many more platforms to seek for and many more people to meet. I wish to work with Salman Khan, Emraan Hashmi, Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan in Bollywood,”
“I feel entry to Bollywood is just about luck and hard work. There is no easy pathway for pageant winners like me. I accept the fact that culture activities, vocabulary qualities and expressing views are important qualities to have in one to excel,” she says with maturity.
Tanishq was raised in Oman, and she shares a close bond with her maternal grand-father who guided and supported her to fulfill her dreams. Tanishq Sharma came to India in 2016 to become an actress and thereafter, she started her career by participating in Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2016, and she was one of the Finalists. In year 2017, she was seen as a wild card contestant in India’s Next Top Model Season 3 premiered on MTV.
Tanishq, who was born in a multi-ethnic family in India, immigrated to Oman, where she pursued her second hobby, which is baking pastries. Her father Purnanand Sharma belongs to Uttarakhand, where she did her schooling.
A winner of a series of six beauty-queen titles including Miss India Diva, NDA-Queen, Miss Tiara, and Miss Universe India 2016 Finalist. Tanishq is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and English.
Tanishq has been trained and groomed into the craft of acting-dancing by noted ‘acting-guru’ Madhumati (retro films—famous former actress-danseuse) who has also trained star-actors like Akshay Kumar and Chunky Pandey.
Her modesty was seen when she declared on stage that “I consider myself perfectly imperfect, I don’t pretend to be what I am not.” Tanishq, who is now based in Mumbai, says, her wish-list includes her wish to work with top directors like Sunny Deol, Madhur Bhandarkar ,Shoojit Sircar, Mahesh Bhatt Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Imtiaz Ali, Amar Kaushik and Anand L. Rai. Her dream-co-actor has always been Emraan Hashmi.
She has done ad-commercials photoshoot and promoted brands like Kodak Lens, Nazraana Jewellery, Eric De Vert Frangrance, Dazzler Eye mascare, Glamour organic, beauty products and many more.
Tanishq Sharma has shot ad-commercials for brands like Kodak Lens, Nazraana Jewellery, Eric De Vert Frangrance, Dazzler Eye mascare, Glamour organic etc, and now she is looking out for an opportunity to enter into Bollywood.
Besides becoming a successful Bollywood actress, Tanishq would like to work on women empowerment and start aNGO to help women in distress and affected by domestic violence.
Her passionate interest in cooking, has made her an owner of multi-cuisine restaurant named ‘Khalifa’ in Muscat, Oman; and she has a flair for making confectionery and pastries.
She is looking forward to her visit to New York and Houston in January to attend Miss India USA. She plans to visit many other countries during her reign. Miss India Worldwide provides all expenses paid trip to at least five countries besides a cash prize of US$8,000.00.
Tanishq Sharma gives credit to her parents and grandparents, along with Dharmatma Saran and his wife Neelam, who “really helped me to be what I am today. You all can see me in Bollywood soon, as I have already signed” projects with leading actors in the Bollywood world. Her message to the youth of Indian origin is to “stick to their culture traditions and moral.”