TJ Bhanu– Beautiful Inside Out
TJ Bhanu, is one of the most prominent faces in the country’s modelling scene. Hailing from Raipur she finished her schooling from Dani Girls Higher Secondary School. After her graduation She went on to pursue her post graduation from Kushabhau Thakre University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Raipur.
Hoping for a change in her life, She decided to move to Mumbai as she had been working since she was 16. With no future plans whatsoever, TJ kept on giving auditions for ad films and got a chance to appear in a commercial, during the shoot of which she was approached by a directed who advised her to compete for Femina Miss India. TJ submitted a very basic portfolio for the pageant, and a small town girl who had never ever walked in heels before was the finalist for the pageant by the end of the day. Being the only small towner in the competition she proved her worth when she went through to the Top 12. When she was asked if she would compete the following year, TJ stated that the next time she would attend the pageant, she would be on the other side of the stage with the jury.
TJ believes in living the way the life itself turns out, and never sets any future plans. The artistic instinct that she holds stems from her father who has been a theatre artist. TJ Bhanu made way and created her stronghold in an industry where most rookies struggle to survive. She has since been on the ramp numerous times and has walked for almost all the major designers of the country and Manish Malhotra is one of them. She was a part of the Saree Campaign for MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, which depicts 100 different ways in which a saree can be draped and feels that it is one of the biggest honours to have her picture at the MoMA.
TJ Bhanu will soon debut as an actress with a web series on Amazon Prime Video India, directed by the veteran director Kabir Khan. She also plans to get her PhD in Hindi Literature and Indian Cinema.
She states that life is not something that one plans. It unfolds with its own peculiar course and one should always strive to better the self for sustaining through whatsoever the life brings on. It’s like a person is his own friend and foe at the same time so the choice is his own to make it or break it.