Tamannaah was born in Mumbai and is of Sindhi descent. She did her schooling in Maneckji Cooper school and acquired her BS degree from National College, Bandra through distance education. She has been working since the age of 13. She appeared in the music video Lafzon Mein Keh Na Saku by Abhijeet Sawant. She debuted in the Hindi film industry with Chand Sa Roshan Chehra. She mainly acts in Tamil and Telugu films.