Sakshi Tanwar was born to a middle-class family hailing from Alwar in Rajasthan. Her father was a CBI officer who had a transferable job. Owing to her father’s job, she found herself constantly on the move throughout her school life and thus ended up studying at quite a few Kendriya Vidyalayas through the country. She graduated from the revered Lady Shree Ram College in Delhi.
After graduating, she aimed to become an Indian Administrative Services Officer and was preparing for the examinations when she decided to audition for a show on Doordarshan, Albela Sur Mera in 1998. To her surprise, she was selected as the presenter for the show. After Albela Sur Mera, she got the major breakthrough with Ekta Kapoor’s show ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii’ where she won the hearts of one and all with her portrayal of Parvati Agarwal. With the show running for 1500+ episodes through 8 years from 2000-08, Sakshi Tanwar was able to leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of the fans that she was able to win over. Between 2011 and 2014, she starred opposite her best friend, Ram Kapoor in the super hit series, ‘Bade Ache Lagte Hain’ before came her first major appearance on the silver screen. She was roped in to play the reel role of Daya Kaur, wife of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who was played by Aamir Khan in the blockbuster ‘Dangal’.