Tejaswini, sister of Bollywood actress Padmini Kolhapure, began her career in showbiz as a model. She walked the ramp for designers such as Rohit Bal, Rina Dhaka, Tarun Tahiliani, JJ Vallaya, Hemant Trivedi and Manish Malhotra for more than 10 years. Her big screen debut with Anurag Kashyap’s
never materialised (the film still hasn’t released), but that didn’t deter her from working in TV serials such as
Mujhe Chaand Chahiye, Saughat, Tum Bin
What are you reading at the moment?
I am reading a book called Rent.
If you woke up and found you’d turned into a man, you would…
Rate in order of importance: Fame, money, power...
Power, power power … the rest follows!
If someone were to write a biography of you, what would you want it to be called?
Your song for all moods?
Michael Jackson’s Beat It.
Your idea of a great weekend?
If everyone can’t make it out of town, then being at home with family and friends for a brunch, or at the poolside.
Your most recent purchase?
Dolce & Gabbana shoes!
The craziest thing you’ve done for your partner?
Travelled 16 hours in a single day on my anniversary to surprise my husband Pankaj!
Five musts in your wardrobe?
Black shirt, black pants, track pants, T-shirt and shorts.
What kind of people do you dislike?
People who are pushy and who don’t understand the word ‘space’!
Your favourite director?
Satyadev Dubey, the theatre director.
Your biggest phobia?
All in the mind...
If you were to get a tattoo, what would it be and where?
Hip or nape of my neck. Haven’t actually thought about what I would get - I am too scared of needles!