Tulip Joshi

Tulip Joshi, born September 11, 1979, is an Indian actress who has appeared in Bollywood. Joshi was born in Mumbai to a Gujarati Indian father and an Armenian Lebanese mother. She was brought up in Mumbai where she attended the Jamnabai Narsee School, and later Mithibai College from where she graduated majoring food science and chemistry. She excelled in sports, competing in athletics at the National level. She has two sisters, Salpi and Monalisa. Her sister Monalisa is married to Bollywood actor Rajat Bedi. She has a nephew, Vivann, and niece, Vera.

Tulip entered the Femina Miss India in 2000. She did not make it to the list of winners, but was noticed by many advertising agencies. She appeared in a number of advertising campaigns for big brands (Ponds, Pepsi, Siyaram, BPL, Smirnoff etc.). She also appeared in a video made as a tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

She reappeared in Matrubhoomi – a dark film about a futuristic world with almost no women. Her performance in it was praised and established her credibility as an actress. Dhoka also gave her some recognition. Reverting to her given name, Tulip next appeared in the Telugu film Villain. Her next Hindi movie was Dil Maange More with Shahid Kapoor,Ayesha Takia and Soha Ali Khan. The film got average reviews but it was not a box office success.

She appeared in her first Punjabi film in 2009 called Jag Jeondeyan De Mele with famous Punjabi singer and actor, Harbhajan Maan. She again acted with Harbhajan Mann in 2011 in Yaara O Dildaara, the Punjabi movie.

In 2010, she acted in a Kannada film directed by Upendra titled Super. The movie was a superhit in Kannada. This movie is also being dubbed in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.

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