Personal life :
Born : March 5, 1995
Age: 23 years
Tanvi Lonkar, Played the role of teenage Lathika in the Academy award winning film Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle. Tanvi who is a resident of Mumbai was studying in middle school when she appeared for the audition for the role in Mumbai. As she was proficient in Indian classical dancing which was a requirement for the role, she was chosen. Tanvi also had the advantage of having similar appearance to the actress Freida Pinto who was to play the role of adult Lathika. Later, the scene for which Tanvi auditioned was excluded from the film.
Wiki : Tanvi was born on 5th March 1995 to the Mumbai based couple Ganesh and Sharmila Lonkar. Her mother is a technician in a hospital and her father is an employ in the Union Bank of India. She had her schooling from Dr.s. Radha krishnan school and is presently a student of Vibgyor high Mumbai. Slum dog Millionaire was based on the novel by Vikas Swarup adapted to film by the English film director Danny Boyle in 2008. The film won international acclaim and won eight Academy Awards that year. The film has been music given by A. R. Rahman and the Hindi lyrics were penned by Gulzar. Both are veterans in their respective fields in Hindi Film industry. Tanvi Lonkar , as a part of the acting crew received 15th Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award. Along with other child artists and the members of the crew , Tanvi has travelled to prestigious international award functions and film festivals where the film was nominated or screened. The film that was premiered at various reputed film festivals, earned the teenager fame and popularity. At present she acts in a Tamil film named SANTHITHEN UNNAI. She also stars in Hindi movie called “Lastbenchers” which is directed by Prajakt Rebeloma and played also the leading character in the movie.
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