“My character Ashima really shines through as being strong and adventurous and I am particularly pleased that she will be such a positive role model for so many girls across the globe.”
―Tina Desai referring to her role

Tina Desai (born, Tena Babbar Desae, 24 February 1987 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India) is an Indian actress and model. She joined the English voice cast in The Great Race.

She is known for appearing in various Hindi-language films such as "Yeh Faasley", "Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande", "Table No. 21" and "Dussehra".

Internationally, she is most famous for her roles as Sunaina in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" series and as Kala Dandekar in Netflix's sci-fi drama series "Sense8".






  • Yeh Faasley (2011)
  • Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande (2011)
  • Cocktail (2012)
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)
  • Table No.21 (2013)
  • Dussehra (2014)
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
  • Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene (2015)
  • Thomas & Friends: The Great Race (2016)


  • Sense8 (2015–present)
  • Thomas & Friends (2016-present)


  • She and Joe Barlow both worked on "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel".


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