Tehseen Poonawalla - Updated May 2024

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Tehseen Poonawalla

Tehseen Poonawalla is an entrepreneur, activist, political analyst, news personality, and businessman. Moreover, Tehseen Poonawalla got huge popularity after his wildcard entry into the Indian reality show Bigg Boss (Season 13).

Early Life and Childhood

Tehseen Poonawalla was born on May 24, 1989, in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Tehseen is 34 years old according to his birth date. Moreover, he is a citizen of India and belongs to Indo-Aryan ethnicity. Talking about his birth sign, his birth sign is Gemini and he belongs to a Parsi religious family. Tehseen is the son of (father) Sarfaraz Poonawalla and (mother) Yasmeen Poonawalla.

Moreover, his mother is from the Islamic religion. At the small age of 5, his father Sargaraz died. Besides that, his father was also a great businessman. Talking about his siblings, he has a younger brother named Shehzad Poonawalla. Shehzad is a Congress leader, lawyer, and activist. Tehseen was more interested in politics and political affairs from his childhood.

Talking about his educational qualifications, there is not much information regarding his educational life. Looking at the popularity of the businessman, we can assume that he has completed his graduation from a well-known University in India.

Professional life

After graduating, he began working for his family’s company. And started working on socio-political studies. In the year 2 008, he accompanied his brother Shahzad to pursue his business interests when Tehseen saw that Shahzad had started building his network with senior congress leaders.

Tehseen was given the most significant opportunity to serve as a consultant to the Commonwealth Games organizing committee in Delhi in 2010. In July 2017, his brother Shahzad assisted Tejashwi Yadav, the son of former Bihar chief minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, in running a social media campaign for him.

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Caption: Tehseen Poonawalla in the TV Show Bigg Boss Season 13 (Source: Lehren)

Moreover, he participated in two political debate series with his brother Shahzad Poonawalla in 2018. The first debate was shown on the biggest Hindi News channel, Zee News, titled “Bhai vs. Bhai”. And the second debate was broadcast in 2019, under the title “Do Rukh” on the Zee Urdu channel.

Moreover, he has appeared in many news channels for debate sessions. He has also worked as a speaker for TEDx India. Furthermore, his articles have been published in many newspapers and magazines.

As a contestant in Big Boss 13

Besides Political analysts and entrepreneurs, he is also known as a media celebrity. In 2019, Tehseen appeared as a wild card entry in  ‘Bigg Boss’ season 13.  Bugg Boss is an Indian television reality show. Which is hosted by Bollywood stat Salaman Khan. Along with Hindustani Bhau, Shefali Jarriwala, and Khesari Lal Yadav.

In the show, he was the highest-paid contestant and charged Rs 21 lakhs per week. He was eliminated from the house after spending a few days with the other contestants. After eliminated, he commented on the behavior of the house members after coming outside.


Talking about his awards and nominations, he hasn’t won them so far. Furthermore, we can expect him to win several awards in the coming years based on his success and fan base.

Despite his popularity and fame, she has not received any brand endorsement deals as of now. However, it is possible that soon, he might start to endorse brands.

Net worth 2024

As a media celebrity, businessman, and political analyst, his net worth is calculated in millions. According to some sources, he has an estimated net worth of $1 to 5 million, which is increasing over time rapidly.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Tehseen Poonawalla with his wife Monicka Vadera Poonawalla (Source: Instagram)

Tehseen is a married man. On March 29, 2016, he married his wife known as Monicka Vadera. Monicka, his wife, is the cousin of Robert Vadera, Priyanka Gandhi’s husband.


In 2017 he wrote a comment on social media that he was breaking with his brother because he wrote something against the congress party. Due to this, he faces a lot of controversies. Moreover, Tehseen became badly trolled when political leader Smitty Rani charged him for using inappropriate words or comments on her in the year 2016. \

In the year 2019, the Supreme Court found him a heavy amt for mocking Jain guru Tarun Sagar. He also fell into a controversy when his chat show came with his brother.

Tehseen Poonawalla – Body Measurement 2024

Tehseen Poonawalla stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 62 kg. He has black eyes and black hair. His body measurement measures 42-34-13.

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Caption: Tehseen Poonawalla body measurement (Source: Instagram)

Tehseen Poonawalla – Social media 2024

Tehseen Poonawalla uses social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. On his Facebook, there are more than 4k followers. On his Twitter, there are more than 181k followers. Likewise, on his Instagram, there are more than 63k followers.