Tisca Chopra

  • Birthday: 01. November 1973
  • Birthplace: Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India


Tisca Chopra (born Tisca Zareen Arora; 1 November 1973) is an Indian film and stage actress known for her works in Hindi cinema, and Television. She made her film debut with Platform (1993), opposite Ajay Devgan.[3] She was also starred in well-reviewed play Dinner With Friends where she played the character of Dia.[4] In 2004 she played the role of Prabhavati Devi in Prakash Jha's Loknayak.[5][6][7][8] In 2007, she appeared in Taare Zameen Par with Aamir Khan where her performance was well received. She acted in Nandita Das's directorial debut, Firaaq (2008).[9][10] In 2011, she appeared in Madhur Bhandarkar's Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji. Chopra has been on the Jury of the MAMI film festival.[11]

For 10ml Love, which is based on Shakespearean play Mid Summer Night's Dream,Tisca was nominated for Best Actress at the 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival.[12][13] Her film Ankur Arora Murder Case written and produced by Vikram Bhatt released in May 2013.[14][15] Her other notable films are Anup Singh's Qissa with Irrfan Khan released in 2013[16][17] has travelled to over 20 festivals, winning over almost all top awards and much appreciation from audiences and critics and Rahasya by UVI Film Production Pvt. Ltd. She has worked in the Marathi film Highway with Umesh Kulkarni that also stars Huma Qureshi and Girish Kulkarni and Hindi and Tamil remakes of Marathi film Kaksparsh directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. In 2016, she is appearing in Ram Gopal Varma's bilingual Mogali Puvvu.[18]

Tisca Chopra was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh into a Punjabi family of educationists. She graduated from Apeejay School, Noida, where her father was principal. Later she studied English literature at Hindu College, University of Delhi. She also started working actively with amateur theater.[19] While at college, she started writing for several publications and acting in plays for an amateur theater group and college festivals. After finishing her education, she moved to Mumbai and trained in acting with notable theater artists Feroz Abbas Khan and Naseeruddin Shah.[20]