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Tulip Joshi Biography

Tulip Joshi was born on september 11, 1979. She is an Indian model who carries her carreer in the Bollywood industry. Her father is a Gujrathi while her mother is Lebanese-Armenian. Tulip Joshi has two sisters, Selphi and Monalisa. Rajat Bedi, a Bollywood actor married her sister Monalisa. She was brought up in Bombay from where she did her schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School and was graduated in Mithibai College taking up Food science and chemistry.

Tulip is a good sports person and she has competed National Level atheletics too. Tulip got to enter film industry by chance when she attended her friend’s wedding. Fortunately, Aditya chopra, the groom and the son of Yash Chopra, a well known director, noticed her and called her for the auditions. Later, she was introduced by them to bollywood in the film, “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai”. She was trained to speak hindi at Feroze Khan’s studio, as she was not too good in hindi diction and acting. Tulip Joshi, changed her name to Sanjana, to sound much more like the name of Indian girl, on the advises of the director. The film did well and was a succes too. Hence. She planned to take up acting as her career.

Tulip took up the Femina Miss India Contest in 2000 but, she couldn’t make up to enter the list of winners list. Many advertising agencies approaced her for their ad films after noting her at the contest. She signed them and did many ad films for top brands like Ponds, Pepsi, BPL, etc. Tulip’s parests did not want her to act in films and advertisements but then she continued her carreer, as it gave her a place in the industry. Tulip appeared in a video which was made as a tribute to the famous, “Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan”. For the next two years, she didn’t sign any new assignments as she was suffering from back problems and she had to treat it with shift of spine attached with a disc. When she recovered, she got an offer to act in “Matrubhoomi” and she was greately appreciated for her performance in the film. This film, was a break for her. Then, she signed a telegu film, “Villian” following which she signed for “Dil Maange More” starred with Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia and Soha Ali Khan. This film did not do well at box office.


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