Prachi Tehlan Wiki
Prachi Tehlan (born 2 October 1993) is an Indian netball and basketball player, and an actress. Prachi is the former captain of the Indian Netball Team which represented India in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and in other major Asian Championships in 2010-11. Under her captaincy, the Indian team won its first medal in 2011 South Asian Beach Games. She has been given the title of “Queen of The Court” by The Times of India & “Lass of The Rings” by The Indian Express. She is the brand ambassador of Netball Development Trust India for 2011-2017.
She made her acting debut in the TV series Diya Aur Baati Hum on Star Plus in January 2016.
She made her film debut as Nimmy in the Punjabi film Arjan opposite Roshan Prince directed by Manduip Singh in 2017.
Early life and education
Tehlan did her schooling at an unaided Christian minority school named Montfort Senior Secondary School, Delhi. She graduated in B.Com (Hons.) from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi and completed her PG Diploma in Marketing Management from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. She had enrolled in Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies, GGSIP University, Delhi where she completed her Masters in Business Administration (HR and Marketing).
She has worked on various projects in Development Bank of Singapore, Deloitte, Accenture and 1800Sports.in. She is contributing to a project named UDAAN - Skills to Succeed for Mobilization, Training and Employment of youth from Jammu and Kashmir under National Skill Development Council, Delhi.
She started her sports career with basketball playing at the national level while still in school. She was selected to attend the Indian Camp thrice in 2004, in Cuttack, Orissa.
Prachi decided to accept an offer from Shashi Sumeet Productions and make her acting debut with side character role in the highly rated TV drama Diya Aur Baati Hum, on Star Plus channel in January 2016. She lost 15 kg (33 lbs) of weight to prepare for the role. Prachi stated her reasons to put her sporting career on hold due to the lack of opportunities and sponsors for female players of netball and basketball in India.
In 2017, she played a leading actress role in the Punjabi movie Bailaras . She was last seen in Malayalam movie Mamangam (2019) Which was a box office flop. Tehlan was considered for one of the lead female roles in Ram opposite Mohanlal.