Tamannaah Bhatia (parents) born to Santhosh and Rajani Bhatia on 21 December 1989 and she has an elder brother, Anand Bhatia. Her father is a diamond merchant. She is of Punjabi descent. She did her schooling in Maneckji Cooper Educational Trust School, Juhu, Mumbai. She later changed her screen name for numerological reasons, varying it slightly to Tamannaah and predominantly appears in South Indian cinema. In 2005, she made her acting debut in the Bollywood film, "Chand Sa Roshan Chehra".