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Born on June 10, 1992, the birth name of the Television actress, who shot to fame at the Ragini in the Colors TV serial Swaragin, is Tejaswi Prakash Wayangankar. Born and raised in Mumbai, Tejasswi's journey as an actor started after winning the title of Fresh Face, a beauty contest in Mumbai. (All pictures/Tejasswi Prakash's official Instagram account)
Tejasswi Prakash was then approached by a production house after seeing her pictures at the competition and it all started from there.
Her father Prakash Wayangankar is a musician by profession, while her brother Pratik Wayangankar just like his elder sister Tejasswi, is an Engineer. Oh yes, in case you didn't know, Tejasswi Prakash holds a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
She was in a grade 'A' engineering college of Mumbai when modelling assignments came her way. And she did both simultaneously. In a candid confession with mid-day, Tejasswi Prakash had revealed that during her college days, many of my friends advised her to drop out of college and concentrate on acting, modelling. But she wanted to finish college first, at any cost.
While Tejasswi gained popularity as the timid and docile bahu in the show Swaragini: Jodein Rishton Ke Sur, which aired from 2015 to 2016, she made her debut in 2012, with the crime show 26/12.
Sanskaar - Dharohar Apnon Ki was her first mainstream serial, where she was paired opposite Television actor Jay Soni. However, it was Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur, which gave her breakthrough on Television.
In 2017, Tejasswi Prakash starred in Pehredaar Piya Ki, a show that revolved around an 18-year-old woman getting married to a nine-year-old boy. The show was pulled off the air within months due to its plot, that drew controversy. The makers then came up with a new show Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya, keeping it as basic as any daily soap.
In 2018, Tejasswi Prakash featured in the mythological show Karn Sangini. Interestingly, with all her on-screen appearances such as Swaragini and Pehredaar Piya Ki, Tejasswi Prakash was mostly seen in Indian attire. But she took her fans by surprise by donning western outfits, flaunting her toned body, as she participated in the latest season of Khatron Ke Khiladi.
For all those who have seen the reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 10, they all might know how Tejasswi looked fit and fab in the show, a complete makeover of sorts for the audience. She is a fitness freak too!
"I have always been a fitness freak and from the past few months, I have been hitting the gym regularly. I have presently been working out rigorously every day for almost two hours which has helped me to lose body fat and gain an impressive muscle tone," Tejasswi said in a statement.
Tejasswi Prakash has one of the most interesting Instagram accounts as she keeps sharing some fantastic pictures on her account, boasting of 2 million followers.
Tejasswi Prakash surely knows how to flirt with the camera and ooze oomph in all her pictures. Recently, while talking about her photoshoots, her cheeks, and how they have been a boon but also a bane, she said, "I look very young because of my cheeks. But they have troubled me a lot too. Because when we shoot for daily soaps the maximum shots are close ones as they focus on expressions more. So whenever they zoom in too much anyway the camera adds in about 10 pounds of weight it adds a lot."
She added, "Even if I am thin, due to my face it looks very chubby and you won't believe there are times when people came to me and said that eat less because you're looking fat on the screen. And I'm like how can I be thinner than this?"
She was also asked about her process of taking care of her skin and her body, to which she said, "I don't do much for my skin like other celebrities, who follow a skin routine. Somehow when I am at home now and not stepping out at all, there is actually a good change in my skin. It's feeling healthy. I think right diet and drinking lot of water helps."
On the work front, Tejasswi will be making her debut in Marathi film 'School College Ani Life', that will be produced by Rohit Shetty. She recently shared this picture on Instagram and thanking Rohit Shetty, she wrote, "Proud and lucky to have Rohit sir as my mentor and it only got better when I got to be the leading lady of Rohit Shetty's first Marathi venture - School College ani Life. Produced by Rohit Shetty. Directed by Vihan Suryavanshi. coming this summer. [sic]"