Tisca Chopra (born Tisca Zareen Arora; November 1, 1973- ) is an Indian actress who starred in the well-reviewed play Dinner With Friends, where she played the character of Dia, a failed artist with a broken marriage.
Tisca Chopra born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh into a Punjabi family of educationists. She graduated from Apeejay School, Noida, where her father was principal. Later she studied English literature at Hindu College, University of Delhi. She also started working actively with amateur theater in the college. While at college, she started writing for several publications and acting in plays for an amateur theater group and college festivals.
After finishing her education, she moved to Mumbai and trained in acting with notable theater artists Feroz Abbas Khan and Naseeruddin Shah.
Her film debut was Platform (1993), opposite Ajay Devgan.
In 2004,Tisca chopra played the role of Prabhavati Devi,wife of JP in Prakash Jha directed film Loknayak.
In 2007, she appeared in Taare Zameen Par with Aamir Khan where her performance was well received. She acted in Nandita Das's directorial debut, Firaaq (2008).
In 2011, she appeared in Madhur Bhandarkar's Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, where she played a seductress.
For 10 ml Love, Tisca was nominated for Best Actress at the 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival.
Her film Ankur Arora Murder Case written and produced by Vikram Bhatt released in May 2013.
Her upcoming films are Anup Singh's Qissa with Irrfan Khan and Rahasya by UVI Film Production Pvt. Ltd. She is also working on a Marathi film 'Highway' with Umesh Kulkarni , Huma Qureshi and Girish Kulkarni and Hindi and Tamil remakes of Marathi Film Kaksparsh directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.
Tisca Chopra is the grand-niece of prominent Indian writer Khushwant Singh. She is married to Capt. Sanjay Chopra who is a pilot with Air India. She is a practicing Buddhist and works with several NGOs, supporting education and women's rights.