Vani Tripathi is an Indian film actress. She is also a Hindi television and theatre artist. In 2004, she was appointed as the national secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Vani Tripathi appeared in several well-known Bollywood films like Chalte Chalte (2003) and Dushman (1998).
Vani Tripathi was born on Wednesday, 4 July 1979 (age 42 years; as of 2022) in New Delhi, India. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. Vani Tripathi completed her school education at Holy Child Senior Secondary School, New Delhi. She then earned a Diploma in Acting from the Living Theatre Academy of Drama, New Delhi. Later, Vani Tripathi pursued a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Hindu College, Delhi University.
Height (approx.): 5′ 1″
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father was a professor at Delhi University.
Husband & Children
Vani Tripathi got married to Hemant Tikoo, an owner of real estate companies in Gurugram, on 18 October 2013. The couple has a daughter named Akshara.
Vani Tripathi works as a social activist in India. She is often spotted appealing for the issues related to youth and women on the higher platforms in India. Vani Tripathi is often involved in conducting various national and international level leadership programs. She supports the campaigns and programs that motivate women to join the political setup of a country.
From 1997 to 2000, Vani Tripathi served as an actor-teacher at the National School of Drama’s Theatre in New Delhi.
In 2004, Vani Tripathi joined Bharatiya Janata Party as its celebrity campaigner, and during the same time, the BJP appointed her as its National Secretary. The political rallies and campaigns that were organised before the elections for the women contestants of the BJP in Indian states such as Delhi, Mumbai, states of Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra were often attended by Vani Tripathi as a celebrity campaigner.
Vani Tripathi started working in films in 1997. Her first film was Nel profondo paese straniero in which she played the character of Prostituta Indiana. She then worked in the Bollywood films such as Dushman as Sunanada Tripathi in 1998, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani as Mini in 2000, Chalte Chalte in 2003, Inteqam: The Perfect Game as Vani Tripathi in 2004, and Dil Se Pooch… Kidhar Jaana Hai as Aliya in 2006. Later, the noted Indian directors such as Mahesh Bhatt, Tanuja Chandra, and Kundan Shah gave Vani Tripathi the opportunity to work with them in prominent Bollywood films. The Central Board of Film Certification appointed Vani Tripathi as its board member in January 2015. In the same year, she started working as a Director at Drishya Entertainment. It is a private venture which provides services related to business and management.
Vani Tripathi has worked with renowned theatre directors such as Barry John, Maya Rao, and Ebrahim Alkazi in their theatre plays and compositions.
A documentary film was produced by Vani Tripathi in 2017. This film was based on the suicide attempts made by the farmers of the Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra. Later, the Madhya Pradesh School of Drama (MPSD) appointed Vani Tripathi as its member.
- Her full name is Vani Tripathi Tikoo.
- According to Vani Tripathi, she likes watching films rather than the wen series. In an interview with a media house in 2019 during the coronavirus lockdown, Vani Tripathi talked about her favourite film and her inclination towards the thriller genre. She said,
My days have been busy but after finishing at night, I have enjoyed some films more rather than web series. Thrillers have been my favourite. One of the films that I truly enjoyed was Serious Men.”
- In 2019, Vani Tripathi stated in one of her Twitter posts that the film Kabir Singh was infectious and violent.
- In May 2022, Vani Tripathi was one of the seven delegates from India who represented India at the Cannes Film Festival organised at the Palace of Festivals and Congresses of Cannes, France. She attended the Cannes along with R. Madhavan, Ricky Kej, Prasoon Joshi, Anurag Thakur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Shekhar Kapur as other delegates. In an interview with a media house, Vani talked about her experience to represent India at Cannes during India’s 75th year of independence. She narrated,
Well it’s an absolutely ecstatic year to be at Cannes, it’s the 75th year of Cannes and what could be a better celebration for India’s 75th year of its Independence than to be the honour country at the Marche du Film.”