Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar is a famous Indian actress, who is best famous for her role as the teenage version of ‘Latika’, a character in the most award winning movie-
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) directed by
Danny Boyle. Tanvi is the recipient of the 15th Screen Actors Guild Awards for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Pictures’. She gained a lot of notability at a young age and did many Kannada and Tamil films.
Tanvi was born to Mumbai-based couple Ganesh and Sharmila Lonkar. Her mother works as a technician at Hinduja Hospital and her father as an employ of Union Bank of India. She did her schooling from Dr. S Radha Krishnan School and presently a student at Vibgyor High school, Mumbai. Currently, she lives in Goregaon, a far-flung district of Mumbai with her parents and her younger sister, Jhanvi. Tanvi speaks Hindi, English, and Marathi very fluently.
Tanvi was studying in middle school when she appeared for the audition for the role in Slumdog Millionaire. She was very much proficient in Indian classical dancing, which was a requirement for the role. Due to her sheer acting skills and dance, she bagged the part in no minutes. Tanvi got many offers, and she escalated her career by signing a regional movie, “
Teenage” in the Kannada language. She then worked on to star in a low-budget Tamil film, “Kadhal Theevu” in 2012. This movie did not get a release, but she signed on to work on another film project “Vidhyayutjam” in 2013. The film will be released in 2016. Currently, she has contracted her first adult role in a Tamil movie, “Santhithen Unnai” directed by Nagamaneci and she shares screen space with Ram Sarvanan and Nagamaneci. It is Tanvi’s first signed role as a lead actress or as a heroine, and the movie is a romantic thriller.
Tanvi’s uncle is an acquaintance of the co-director of the Slumdog Millionaire, Loveleen Tandon and suggested her to audition for the movie. So, some of the credit go to her uncle too. Tanvi has travelled to many prestigious international award functions and film festivals where the film was nominated or screened. She also got a chance to portray her skills and talents in Hindi movie called “
Lastbenchers”, a movie which is directed by Prajakt Rebeloma.