24LAVINA TANDONLavina Tandon is a well known Indian television actress. She is in news for playing the character of Ruqaiya Begum in Zee TV’s popular show Jodha Akbar.Lavina replaced Smilie Suri in the historical this show, due to the latter’s health issues and travelling problems.

She was born on 14th May 1991 in Ludhiana, Punjab (India).

Lavina started her career as a child artist in Aruna Irani’s tv show “Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan”in 2003. Lavina Tandon had done various daily soaps which include  “Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan”,”Hero – Bhakti Hi Shakti Hai”,”Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai”. She is best known for her work in “Jaane Pehchaane Se…Ye Ajnabbi” and “Papad Pol Shahabuddin Rathod Ki Rangeen Duniya”.She also played a character of Gaal Pari in children tv serial “Baal Veer”on SAB TV. currently she is playing the role of Ruqaiya Begum in very popular and historical show “Jodha Akbar” on Zee TV. Lavina has made a cameo in Zee TV’s show, ‘Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein’ with TV actor Alok Narula.

About her role as Ruqaiya Begum in”Jodha Akbar”
Lavina plays the role of Ruqaiya Begum, Akbar’s first wife in the show. She is the Chief Queens 0f Akbar. Lavina Tandon says about her role that “I never had the idea that this will be the turning point of my career.” Ruqaiya Sultana Begum (1542 – 19 January 1626) was an Empress of the Mughal Empire. She was the first wife of Emperor Akbar. She was also the longest serving Mughal empress having a tenure of over 49 years.