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Tina Desai stars in Netflix's original sci-fi drama series "Sense8." She also recently starred opposite Judi Dench and Maggie Smith in the feature film "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," reprising her role from "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

Tina Desai began her career as a highly successful actress in commercials with over one hundred commercials to her name. She made her debut in feature films in 2011 with the lead role of Arunima Dua in the Hindi thriller-drama "Yeh Faasley," which was released in 2011. The film is about Arunima's pursuit of truth and justice as she is led to believe that her father had murdered her mother when she was a baby. She goes on to fight a bitter court trial against her father, who is finally convicted, until a twist in the tale proves it was a set-up by her mother's jealous friend.

She soon followed that with the lead in "Sahi Dhandhe Galate Bandhe," a political satire which was also released in 2011. Her character, Neha, abducts Delhi's Chief Minister's son to get the government's attention and to deal with the forceful acquisition of farmers' land.

Desai got her break into international film with the first "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," in which she played Sonny's girlfriend, Sunaina. Sunaina is a modern, independent girl, but is also Indian at heart and has to deal with resistance from Sonny's mother for marriage, as she belongs to a different caste.

Desai went on to star in "Table No.21 Thriller," produced by Eros Films and directed by Aditya Dutt, alongside veteran actor Paresh Rawel and Rajeev Khandelwal. "Thriller" is about a game of truth and dare being played to avenge Paresh Rawel's son's death due to excessive college ragging.

Desai then played the superintendent of police, Aditi Singh, in the political drama thriller "Dushera." Aditi, along with her husband, an encounter specialist played by Neil Nitin Mukesh, find out about the illegal operations of the State Chief Minister and his brother-in-law and together work to fight the system and clean it up.

Desai comes from an academic background with qualifications ICSE, ISC (Commerce), and is a Bachelor of Business Management (specializing in finance). She studied acting under veteran actor Anupam Kher, who has over three hundred films to his credit who runs a highly respecting acting institute. She speaks English, Hindi and Kannada.

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