Tarina Patel is a South African actress, film producer, professional psychologist and model. Born in Cape Town and raised in Durban, The Real Housewives of Johannesburg star is best recognized for her ubiquitous appearances in popular magazine covers such as Elle, FHM, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and more.
Tarina is also a multi-hyphenate beauty queen who has won the hearts of her fans due to her fascinating life and successful foray in the entertainment industry. The glamorous star appeared in Akshay Kumar’s horror-comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which was the highest grossing film in India in 2007. She made her film debut in 2006, and since then showcased her talent and enviable looks.
Tarina Patel's Net Worth
In 2021, Tarina Patel’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. Her career as an actress and film producer are her main sources of income.
Patel’s wealth is also increasing since she married her husband Iqbal Sharma. Her husband was once dubbed “South Africa’s most powerful person.” Iqbal Sharma’s net worth and home value are massive. The couple has a posh, 12-million-dollar home in Johannesburg’s Sandron neighborhood. It includes a lot of high end vehicles and a second luxurious home in Cape Town.
Tarina Patel's Early Life
Tarina Patel is believed to be in her 30’s. She is yet to reveal her exact age. The reality TV star was born in Cape Town and raised by her parents, Raman Patel and Veena Patel.
As the only daughter of her parents, Tarina was raised as a Hindu and credits her paternal grandmother with inculcating her with faith and strength. Recently, she lost her father to an autoimmune ailment.
Tarina Patel's Education
Tarina Patel attended Durban Girls’ College and majored in French, Afrikaans, Latin, and English. At the age of 16, she graduated and went to India, where she studied Medicine. Upon completing her studies, Tarina Patel went back to South Africa and enrolled at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein for a degree in Psychology. She graduated summa cum laude.
Tarina went back to India to study Hindu after her Psychology degree. It’s a mandatory prerequisite to debut as a Bollywood actor. (1)
Tarina Patel's Husband and Family Life
Tarina is married to Iqbal Sharma, a prominent personality in South Africa. She married him when she was only 17 years old and they have been together for more than 10 years. Attended by family, friends, and celebrities, the couple wed in Cape Town, in a Hindu-Muslim ceremony. (2)
Apparently, they have no kids yet. The actress didn’t disclose any information regarding children albeit sharing a lot of aspects of her marriage with Sharma. She believed that love and friendship contributed to their happy married life.
Tarina Patel's Career
Tarina started working in the entertainment industry after completing her degree in Psychology and learning Hindi. In 2006, she made her film debut with the movie One Night with the King together with Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole.
Later, she appeared in a Bollywood film Just Married. The movie was released on March 16, 2007. Aside from having a special performance in Dhol, she also participated in the movie Bhagam Bhag. Tarina also appeared in the top-grossing film Bhool Bhulaiyaa featuring a supporting role to Nandini Upadhyay.
Tarina Patel was featured in the movie Dus Kahaniyaan in 2007. The next year, she portrayed the character of Julie for the movie Karzzzz. Aside from that, Tarina was part of the cast in Khallbali-Fun Unlimited that was released on November 28, 2008. In 2010, she also appeared in Chase. Most of the characters that she played were apparently strong women.
Since 2006, Tarina Patel has portrayed a wide variety of movie roles. In 2010, she was signed to one of the top 5 agencies in Hollywood, Paradigm. She was represented in the UK by Independent. With that, she auditioned for film roles in time for the extremely competitive and challenging pilot season.
As a film producer, she was known for her work entitled Mandela’s Gun. In February 2015, she became part of the cast of Generations: The Legacy for a brief period of time. There are no notable story lines that were prepared for her. She just played as a materialistic, trophy wife for the show.
Tarina also worked as a model for years. Aside from being an actress, she has graced the covers of numerous leading magazines. She was one of the few South African women who were featured on an Elle cover. Besides, she was featured in Chopard’s “Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Women Wear Chopard” promotion.
Tarina also modeled for a Burberry trench coat campaign in India. As a ramp model, she sashayed down the runway for Gitanjali Jewels during their fashion show for India International Jewelry Week in 2010. She has also endorsed various products such as Airtel, Cremebelle Ice Cream, Hyundai, Blue Film air-conditioning, CICI Bank, Polo Mints, VIP Suiting, and more. Patel also participated in a lot of music videos.
Today, Tarina Patel continues to steal the spotlight as a popular social media icon and is one of the stars of “The Real Housewives of Johannesburg”. She presented herself as an artist, psychologist, model, actor, producer, humanitarian and lover of life in Instagram. (3)
Real Housewives of Johannesburg Storyline for Tarina Patel
Tarina Patel joined “The Real Housewives of Johannesburg” in season two in 2021. She was considered to have class, elegance, and a penchant of finer things.
She rarely get into any of the drama, so viewers got a glimpse of her busy lifestyle as an actress, film producer, model, and entrepreneur. There’s no confirmation yet from Mzansi Magic if Tarina will return for season three as one of the Johannesburg housewives. But, M-Net announced in March that the filming of the reality show was put on hold because of a prior altercation between the two women.
Tarina Patel's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
Facts About Tarina Patel
|Estimate Net Worth||$50 million|
|Zodiac Sign||Not identified|
|Birthplace||Cape Town, South Africa|
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