Karishma Tanna - An actress and model became famous with her Bigg Boss stint. It won't be wrong if we say, she was awarded for her tantrums and controversies as runner-up of Bigg Boss Season 8.
Prior to her Bigg Boss entry, she was well-known for her role Indu that she played in Ekta Kapoor's serial Kyonki Saans Bi Kabi Bahu Thi. After this, she went on to do many serials on Television.
Karishma hosted a magic-based reality TV show, India's Magic Star which was aired on Star One. She even participated in reality show Meethi Choori No 1, which was aired on Imagine TV. This show was loosely based on Bigg Boss. Karishma was also a part of Comedy Circus Season 1 (2007) and Comedy Circus Mahasangram (2010).
From the start of Bigg Boss 8, Karishma was in limelight for many reasons. To name a few, the first controversy was her ‘Alia like general knowledge'. When Salman asked who was the President of India, she had named Narendra Modi. She even made Salman once so angry by crying on silly joke during a weekend episode that he walked off the stage.
Karishma's makeup tantrums and last but not least her link-up with the co-contestant Upen Patel. Her break up with the real boyfriend for Upen and kiss with Upen, made her so popular that many of her previous videos of commercials and album resurfaced on YouTube.
Have a look at our favourite contestant Karishma's rare pictures in the slides...
Karishma Began Her Career In Ads
Karishma began her career by doing advertisements for brands like Nirma, Stayfree and Lifebuoy.
Karishma's Television Debut
She came to limelight with her first television show was Ekta Kapoor's Kyonki Saans Bi Kabhi Bahu Thi, where she played the role of Indu. Her character was fun-loving.
Other Television Shows
Balaji Telefilms' drama production, Kahi To Milenge, Koi Dil Mein Hai, Ek Ladki Anjaani Si (negative character), Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam and many others.
Karishma's Theatre Debut
She did theatre debut with the Hinglish farce/romantic comedy Perfect Wedding.
Karishma In Music Video
Karishma did a music video 'Khoya khoya chand', which also has Gulshan Devaiah, Rajkummar Rao and others. The Bartender had the remix of this song, where Karishma is seen in bold avatar as a vampire. The video went viral after her stint in Bigg Boss.
Karishma In Films
In Pic: Karishma With Ritesh and Genelia
It was through Dosti: Friends Forever (2005), she entered Bollywood. The film had Bobby Deol, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and others. It did quite well at the Box Office.
Karishma In Kannada Movie
In Pic: Karishma With Juhi Chawla
She also did a Kannada movie, I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona in Kannada (2011), opposite Prem. She was given quite bold role as the script demanded it.
Karishma's Upcoming Movie Opposite Sunny Leone
Karishma will be seen with Sunny Leone in Devang Dholakia's action thriller Tina and Lolo.
TV Reality Show – Zor Ka Jhatka With Shahrukh Khan
Karishma Tanna also did a reality show Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout. The show was hosted by Shahrukh Khan, which was aired on Imagine TV.
Karishma In Bigg Boss 8 With Salman Khan
She entered Bigg Boss and became the major highlight throughout the season with her tantrums and controversies.
In Pic: Karishma With Buddies
She was linked up with Upen Patel in the Bigg Boss house and currently their love is in the air! They were seen so much in love that their kiss on the show became major controversy. Farah even went on to say that the show got interesting because of this couple and named them UpMa.
In Pic: Karishma With Her Friends
Before entering Bigg Boss house Karishma was romantically linked with Rushabh Choksi. Rushabh owns the Escobar club in Bandra, Mumbai. Karishma broke up with Rushabh for Upen. It was even said that she parted ways as Rushabh had financial problem!
Prior Rushabh, Karishma dated the choreographer and actor, Hanif Hilal for two years. She met Hanif while shooting for Zor Ka Jhatka - Total Wipeout.
Karishma was also linked with Bappi Lahiri's son-musician Bappa Lahiri, who is now married to Taneesha Verma.
When Karishma got lot of criticism for her affair with Upen, saying it was fake, Laxmi Rai came to support her. Laxmi tweeted, "out of so many supporters of #karishmatanna few negative haters can't snatch her or stop her from wat she deserves. No matter wat will always stand by my dearfriend."
Laxmi Supports Karishma
Laxmi added, "Listen guys i m nt against any1 in the house #B8 but honestly as a close friend wil always show my support2 #Kt which is the truth."
Karishma Promotes Love From India
Karishma Tanna ramped for ‘Love From India' at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. It was designed by Nidhi Agarwal and Jayesh Khatri for their collections.
Karishma At Comedy Nights With Kapil
She posted this picture on Instagram and wrote, "On the sets of comedy nights wt kapil..love shootin;)@roshnichopra."
Upen Patel recently organised a special screening movie I where he invited 'Bigg Boss 8' contestants for the screening. He was seen planting a kiss on Karishma's cheek.
Future Of Karishma-Upen's Relationship
In Pic: Karishma With Mika Singh and others.
Well, it has to be seen if Karishma and Upen are doing all PDA for just cameras or for real!