Tanishaa Mukerji (born on 3rd March, 1978 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian film actress, known for her work in Hindi cinema, she has also been part of Marathi, Bengali, Telugu and Tamil films. She participated in the popular television reality show Bigg Boss 7 and was the first runner up.She has judged the reality comedy show Gangs of Haseepur which airs on Zee TV is an Indian actress of Bengali–Marathi descent. She comes from a prominent industry family, which has been working in Bollywood since the 1940s. Her relatives include paternal grandfather Sashadhar Mukherjee, uncles Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee, great-grandmother Rattan Bai, grandmother Shobhna Samarth and aunt Nutan. Her father was Shomu Mukherjee and her mother is actress Tanuja. Popular multi-award-winning actress Kajol is her elder sister and actor Ajay Devgan is her brother-in-law. Tanishaa's cousins, Rani Mukherjee, Sharbani Mukherjee and Mohnish Behl are also Bollywood actors; whereas her cousin Ayan Mukerji is a director.