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Tehseen Poonawalla age, height, weight, wife, family, and more



Tehseen Poonawalla is an Indian businessman, entrepreneur, TV show host, and famous personality in India. Moreover, Tehseen has had a deep interest in politics and social activity. Tehseen also joined his family business and started to work on socio-political studies. He is also the elder brother of Shehzad Poonawalla, a congressman.

About Tehseen Poonawalla

Born24 May 1981
Age (as of 2021)
BirthplacePune, Maharastra
Profession Political Analyst, Social Activist, and Businessman
Famous forParticipating in Bigg Boss 13 as a wild card entry
Participating in Lockup
SpouseMonica Vadra Poonawalla
Heightin centimeters– 171 cm
meters– 1.71 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7½”
ReligionAtheist (Born in a Muslim family)
Political interestCongress (Indian National Congress)
ControversiesIn 2017, he said that he disowned his brother; as his brother passed some negative comments against Congress party leaders.
In 2019, Smriti Irani (BJP Minister) accused Tehseen of passing sexist remark against her in 2016. 
• He was fined by the Supreme Court of India for mocking Jain guru ‘Tarun Sagar’ in 2019. 
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack

Early life, education and family of Tehseen Poonawalla

Tehseen Poonawalla was also born on 24 May 1981. His birthplace is Pune, Maharastra, India. He also belongs to a family involved in the business. Moreover, his father’s name is Sarfaraz Poonawalla, a businessman. Also, his mother’s name is Yasmeen. He also has a younger brother named Shahzad. Shahzad is also a member and a full-time volunteer at AICC. However, his father died when he was five. Afterward, he took care of his brother. Tehseen’s family also belongs to the Aga Khani Muslim family and follows Islam. Tehseen is also graduated with a law degree and worked as a lawyer during his initial career.


Because his family is business-centered, Tehseen Poonawalla also has a deep interest in the business. He is also fascinated by the concept of politics.

Hence, he handles business and politics simultaneously. Apart from business and politics, Tehseen is also a life coach. Also, he used to mentor the young generation. Afterward, he also appeared in Big Boss season 13 in 2019. Moreover, he surpassed Rashmi Desai and became the highest-paid celebrity in big boss. 

Recently, he is on the headline because of his appearence on the reality show Lockup. This show is also hosted by Kangana Ranaut.

Personal life

Tehseen Poonawalla has been in a relationship with his girlfriend Monica since 2013. The couple also managed to keep their relationship private before marriage. Monica Vadra is also the cousin of Robert Vadra. Moreover, Robert Vadra is the husband of Priyanka Gandhi (Rahul Gandhi’s sister). Afterward, on March 29, 2016, Tehseen and Monina got married in the presence of Political figures, family, and close friends. Monica Vadra Poonawalla loves traveling and also loves to comment on political matters.

Some interesting facts about Tehseen Poonawalla

  • Tehseen and his brother Shehzad participated in two political debate series, Bhai vs. Bhai (2018) in Zee News and 2 Bhai 2 Rukh (2019) in Zee Urdu.
  • Also, he loves to keep fit by doing physical workouts.
  • In 2010, he was allowed to work at the Common Wealth Games in Delhi.
  • Tehseen also gave his opinion on the election campaign at the Times Network Digital India Summit in 2019.
  • He’s also a TEDx speaker and life coach.
  • He entered in “Big Boss 13” as Wild Card Contestant.
  • Then, he got inked the “Indian flag” tattoo on his left hand.

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