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Tara Sutaria
Tara Sutaria at Sabyasachi event in 2019 (crop).jpg
Sutaria in 2019
Born (1995-11-19) 19 November 1995 (age 26)
Alma materSt. Andrew’s College
Years active2010–present

Tara Sutaria (born 19 November 1995) is an Indian actress, singer and dancer who works in Hindi films and television.[1] She started her television career as a child artist in 2010 with Disney India's Big Bada Boom and went on to star in the channel's sitcoms The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (2012) and Oye Jassie (2013). In 2019, Sutaria ventured into films by playing a college student in the teen drama Student of the Year 2, for which she won Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut and was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Also in 2019, she played a mute girl in the action film Marjaavaan.

Early life

Tara Sutaria was born on 19 November 1995 to a Zoroastrian Parsi family in Mumbai.[2][3][4] She has a twin sister named Pia. Both trained in classical ballet, modern dance and Latin American dances at the School of Classical Ballet and Western Dance, Royal Academy of Dance, United Kingdom and the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing, United Kingdom. She has been a professional singer since she was seven years old, having sung in operas and competitions since then.[5][6] She received a bachelor's degree in Mass Media from St. Andrew’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce.[7]


Sutaria at a fashion show in 2013

Sutaria started her association with Disney Channel India as a video jockey and continued to be associated with them, having two successful sitcoms to her credit. She has also been recording music in India and abroad for films, advertisements, and her own original work. Her song "Slippin' Through My Fingers" is part of the Ashwin Gidwani Production of Bharat Dhabholkar's Blame It On Yashraj. She has also played the lead role of Sandy in Raell Padamsee's production of the musical Grease. She has recorded and performed solo concerts in London, Tokyo, Lavasa and Mumbai. She has performed with Louiz Banks, Mikey McCleary and has also been a soloist for the Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble, singing at the NCPA for over a decade. She was one of the top seven finalists of the 2008 "Pogo Amazing Kids Awards" in the singer category. She received recognition for her roles of Vinnie in The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir and Jassie in Oye Jassie.[8][9]

Sutaria was among two actresses selected for the part of Princess Jasmine in the American fantasy film Aladdin (2019), but lost the role to Naomi Scott.[10] She made her film debut later that year with Punit Malhotra's coming-of-age teen film Student of the Year 2 alongside Tiger Shroff and Ananya Panday. Produced by Karan Johar, it served as a standalone sequel to Student of the Year (2012) and narrates the story of a college student (portrayed by Shroff) who competes to win an annual school championship. Reviewing the film for The Indian Express, Shubhra Gupta wrote, "Tara Sutaria is perfectly put together and yet looks assembly-line produced".[11] She received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.[12] The film was commercially successful but expectations were higher. The worldwide gross box office collection was 982 million Indian Rupees. The songs of Student of the Year 2 were very praised though. [13]

Later in 2019, Sutaria played the role of Zoya, a mute music teacher, alongside Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Rakul Preet Singh, in Milap Zaveri's action film Marjaavaan.[14] In preparation, she learnt sign language. The film was decently successful having a worldwide gross of 65.35 crores. [15] In a scathing review for The Hindu, Namrata Joshi found the film to be "loud, overcooked and overdone" and wrote that Sutaria was reduced to "smiling and weeping alternately".[16]

Sutaria and debutante Ahan Shetty have completed work on Milan Luthria directed romantic thriller Tadap, the remake of Telugu film RX 100 (2018), scheduled for a theatrical release on 3 December 2021.[17]Tadap also stars Saurabh Shukla, Kumud Mishra and Sumit Gulati.[18] In her second release for 2021, she will reunite with Shroff in Ahmed Khan's actioner Heropanti 2 which will release in December 2021.[19] In 2022, she will feature opposite Arjun Kapoor in Mohit Suri's psychological suspense film Ek Villain Returns which also stars John Abraham and Disha Patani.[20]


Sutaria was ranked in The Times Most Desirable Women at No. 13 in 2019,[21] at No. 12 in 2020.[22]



dagger Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Student of the Year 2 Mridula "Mia" Chawla Bollywood debut [23][24]
Marjaavaan Zoya Ahmed [25]
2021 Tadap Ramisa [26]
2022 Heropanti 2 Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming [27]
Ek Villain Returns Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming [28]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2010 Big Bada Boom Herself [29]
2011 Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega Contestant Season 4 [30]
2012 Best of Luck Nikki Nina/Tina Cameo [31]
The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir Vinita "Vinnie" Mishra [32]
2013 Oye Jassie Jaspreet "Jassie" Singh [33]
Shake It Up Herself Cameo [34]

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2020 Masakali 2.0 Tulsi Kumar, Sachet Tandon [35]
2021 Hum Hindustani Herself and various others [36]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2019 26th Screen Awards Best Female Debut Student of the Year 2 Nominated [37]
2020 Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated [38]
Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Won [39]

See also


  1. ^ Sonali, Kriti (19 November 2018). "Inside photos from SOTY 2 star Tara Sutaria's birthday bash". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  2. ^ Kriti Sonali (19 November 2018). "Inside photos from SOTY 2 star Tara Sutaria's birthday bash". Indian Express. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ Joginder Tuteja (6 May 2019). ""Tiger Shroff is an incredible dance partner" – Tara Sutaria on her Student of the Year 2 co-star"". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Happy Birthday, Tara Sutaria. [email protected]". NDTV. 18 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  5. ^ Pratibha Devasenapathy (24 May 2018). "Here are some facts about 'Student of the Year 4' debutante Tara Sutaria". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Who is Tara Sutaria?". The Indian Express. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  7. ^ Chatterjee, Arundhati (8 September 2013). "The balancing act". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  8. ^ "The brat pack - Indian Express".
  9. ^ "Disney Channel launches all new family sitcom: 'The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir' on April 8". Business Standard India. 5 April 2012 – via Business Standard.
  10. ^ Ford, Rebecca; Galuppo, Mia (11 July 2017). "'Aladdin': Disney Struggles to Find Stars for Its Live-Action Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  11. ^ Gupta, Shubhra (10 May 2019). "Student of the Year 2 review: Everything is dispiritedly familiar". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 10 May 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Nominations for Filmfare Awards 2020". Filmfare. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Student Of The Year 2 Drops In Week Two". Box Office India. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Marjavaan: Tara Sutaria to romance Sidharth Malhotra in Milap Zaveri's next". India Today. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  15. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (28 September 2019). "SCOOP! Tara Sutaria plays a mute in Sidharth Malhotra starrer Marjaavaan :Bollywood Film News - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  16. ^ Joshi, Namrata (15 November 2019). "'Marjaavaan' movie review: Death by masala film". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Tara Sutaria, Ahan Shetty's 'Tadap' to release on December 3".
  18. ^ "Tadap First Look Out! Tara Sutaria & Ahaan Shetty Take Affection To Another Level; Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn Shower Praises". Koimoi. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Tara Sutaria joins Tiger Shroff in Heropanti 2, says 'can't think of a better way to kick start birthday month'". Hindustan Times. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  20. ^ Mankad, Himesh (11 March 2020). "Tara Sutaria joins Aditya Roy Kapur in Ek Villain sequel". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  21. ^ "MEET THE TIMES 50 MOST DESIRABLE WOMEN 2019 - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  22. ^ "The Times Most Desirable Women of 2020 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  23. ^ Student Of The Year 2 Review {3/5}: There is ample dosti, kabaddi and cool stuff to keep you going, retrieved 17 October 2021
  24. ^ "Will Smith visits the sets of 'Student Of The Year 2' - 'Student Of The Year 2': All you need to know about the film". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  25. ^ "Tara Sutaria to play a mute character in Marjaavaan". Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  26. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (2 March 2021). "FIRST LOOK: Ahan Shetty and Tara Sutaria starrer Tadap looks intense, release date revealed : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  27. ^ "Photos: Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria get clicked post their shoot in the city for 'Heropanti 2' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  28. ^ "Ek Villain Returns: John Abraham, Disha Patani begin filming, Mohit Suri hopes to 'recreate Ek Villain magic'". The Indian Express. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  29. ^ "Throwback: A Glimpse Of Tara Sutaria's Life As A Singer Before She Joined Films". Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  30. ^ Bureau, ABP News (11 April 2018). "'SOTY 2' actress Tara Sutaria in her teens did four TV shows including 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega'". Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  31. ^ "Tara Sutaria is not nervous for her debut Student of the Year 2, says 'I have been an ambassador for Disney'". Hindustan Times. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  32. ^ Announcement (5 April 2012). "Disney Channel launches all new family sitcom: 'The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir' on April 8". Business Standard India. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  33. ^ "The brat pack - Indian Express". Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  34. ^ "Birthday Special! Here are some lesser known facts about Tara Sutaria". Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  35. ^ "Masakali 2.0 teaser out: Sidharth Malhotra romancing Tara Sutaria is Marjaavaan 2.0". India Today. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  36. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar and Others Collaborate for Patriotic Song 'Hum Hindustani'". News18. 11 August 2021. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  37. ^ "26th Star Screen Awards | 2019". Disney+ Hotstar. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  38. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2020 Nominations | 65th Filmfare Awards 2020". Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  39. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2020 Winners: Complete list of winners". Retrieved 16 November 2021.

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