Tina Desai (born February 24, 1987) is an Indian actress and model. She debuted with the 2011 thriller Yeh Faasley, and went on to star in the action comedy Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande, before making her foreign debut in 2012 in the comedy-drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. She is also known for her main role in the Netflix series Sense8.
Desai was born in Bangalore to a Gujarati father and a Telugu mother. She is a graduate in Business Management with a specialization in finance from the National Institute of Management. She is fluent in five languages—Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, English and Hindi.
Desai first came into the limelight when she participated in the reality show contest Get Gorgeous. Although she did not win the contest, she was offered a contract with Elite Model India Management, which sponsors the reality show, before the eventual winner. She has been modeling since 2007 and has featured in over 100 commercials.