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‘Aussie Action Girl’ Tania Zaetta is an Australian household name thanks to her achievements around the world.
Internationally sought after Television Presenter, Actress, Bollywood Star , Media Personality, Radio Announcer , Celebrity Speaker /MC, Freelance Writer, Brand Ambassador, Business Woman Entrepreneur and now
With her tireless energy and enthusiasm Tania’s forged one of the most diverse and successful careers in Australia. Over the past 15 years Tania has cemented her place as one of the country’s most recognisable and successful faces, including the UK, India and South East Asia…. she is known, loved and admired by many millions around the world.
Australian’s have grown up watching her on TV and following her every career move. Her ‘prime time’ career and immense popularity spans across every generation and demographic. After 6 years based abroad she is now living and working back in Australia. However her time is still divided with regular trips to London to film internationally packaged TV shows and to India where as a ‘Bollywood Actress’ she appears in films watched by more than 3.6 billion viewers worldwide.
TV ShowsTania first shot to fame over a decade ago as the ‘Daredevil’ host on the prime time hit Television series ‘Who Dares Wins’, a show where she confronted all her fears to complete life-threatening dares that any contestant failed to achieve. In 140 episodes more than 100 million viewers have seen Tania leap from 17 storey buildings, drive cars over cliffs, swim with Great White sharks, hang under flying helicopters, and perform a circus trapeze act while 15 levels above city streets. The show is considered to be one of the first ever reality shows, one that set the standard for the reality genre of today. It has aired in over 80 countries and repeats are still being played on Channel 7 Australia, Challenge TV UK and AXN in Asia and India. It has been one of the most successful TV shows to come out of Australia and has led to immense success for Tania locally and internationally.
Re-union episodes of “Who Dares Wins” have been filmed annually for India where the show has attracted more than 50 million viewers each week.
This was the beginning of what has been a remarkably diverse career for Tania, one that still has everyone guessing what her next career move or project will be. TV & Acting cont.Among her six leading TV roles, Kendra, the tri-athlete in the 9th season of the world’s most watched TV series, ‘Baywatch’, opened more doors for Tania and led to even more international success.
Granada Sky Broadcasting was so impressed by Tania’s achievements they filmed a documentary, ‘Tania Zaetta Exposed’, to highlight the international success of career.
Tania has hosted more than 20 TV shows, including:
‘Mission Implausible’ – her own prime time show where she competes in action stunts against international race car driver , Jason Pluto on UK’s Sky 1. This show also airs worldwide on ‘Discovery Channel’.
‘The Blue Planet’ – Ch 10. Host of her own Travel Show
‘Who Dares Wins India Specials’, ‘Extreme Dhamaka India’, ‘ESPN Summer X Games New York’, and ‘ ESPN The Great Outdoor Games’.
All series were internationally packaged and aired utilizing Tania’s worldwide appeal. BollywoodAs a result of the huge success ‘Who Dares Wins’ enjoyed in India , China and South East Asia, Tania was able to focus on her next venture: ‘Bollywood’.
She moved to India for two years and through her incredible talent she earned the title of being ‘The first foreigner to conquer Bollywood in back to back films’.
She worked in four big named productions in the world’s biggest film industry. Tania starred alongside legendary Indian actor Amithab Bachchan in the hit ‘Bunty aur Babli’, and with North Indian Rockstar Harbhajan Mann in ‘Dil Apna Punjabi’. Her second film, ‘Salaam Namaste’ – where she had one of the four lead roles – was considered to be one of the biggest Bollywood films in the past 5 years. Her impact was such that she was presented with an award for ‘Best Debut Performance’.
This same movie, which was seen by more than 3 billion worldwide, also became the most popular and highest grossing Bollywood Film in Australia. It was shown simultaneously across 50 Hoyts Cinemas and beat Johnny Depps, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
Tania’s fourth film, ‘Mr White, Mr Black’, was released worldwide in 2008. Tania’s character saw her as a ‘Charlie’s Angels’ style action girl in pursuit of stolen diamonds. This was an action-packed film that required Tania to learn fight sequences, how to perform flying summersaults on the high wire, and mid-air kickboxing manoeuvres.
Tania is a media favorite around the world. She has featured in more than 25 TV commercials with Personal Endorsements and as a Brand Ambassador. Her media appeal extends to a remarkably wide demographic, thanks to the diversity of her career and her international recognition. She is acclaimed for holding a genuine enthusiasm for the companies and products she represents.
Her popularity and profile make her a prime choice for companies wanting ‘A Face’ to maximise their media exposure and brand building ability.
Clients wishing to explore business opportunities and launch products into one of the biggest markets in the world, ‘India’, continually approach Tania for her knowledge, contacts, expertise and recognition within this Bollywood crazed country. Also, companies wanting to entice Indian business to Australia also utilise Tania’s cross-marketing ability.
Tania’s campaigns include ‘Face of Madagascar’, ‘Australian Skin Clinics’ and ‘Lemon Detox’. The latter, a year long promotion featuring Tania in advertisments, magazine spreads and on radio advertisement, saw ‘Lemon Detox’ sell out within.
Tania has continually been voted one of the ‘Sexiest Women in the World’ by leading publications and in international polls, She has graced more than 50 magazine covers, spanning glamour, gossip, health and beauty, lifestyle, sports and men’s magazines. Included are FHM covers in Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and India.
Readers repeatedly vote her one of the ‘Sexiest Woman on TV’ and FHM worldwide voted her as one the ‘Best 5 Butts in the World’, alongside Elle McPherson, Cameron Diaz, Kylie Minogue and Liz Hurley.
In Australia she was voted the most likely to be “Lara Croft” on ‘Triple J’s’ national radio station, and Ralph Magazine voted her “Body on TV”. In India ‘New Man’ magazine said: ‘She gives J’Lo a run for her money about who has the ‘best figure’ in the business’. In the UK, Tania has most recently appeared in FHM UK, OK! Magazine, News of the World Sunday Magazine, The Daily Star, Daily Star Magazine and also appeared in the first edition of Nuts magazine.
In India rarely a week goes by, or a magazine comes out, without mention of, or a feature about, Tania. The ‘Evolving Tania’ continues to surprise all with each new adventure she undertakes. Charity FounderIn 2008 Tania was invited on a ‘once in a lifetime’ tour to the Middle East as Celebrity Guest and MC for the ‘Tour De Force’ concerts – shows to entertain the troops on deployment.
During an intense and dangerous three week tour of the Afghanistan and Iraq war zones, Tania’s life was changed. Her eyes were opened when she travelled with, and live the life of the military … wearing a bulletproof vest, helmet and protective clothing, and flying on Hercules Air Force planes from base to base while dodging gunfire.
She was amazed by the diversity of duties the Australian Defence Forces performed in areas of conflict, but the part that touched her heart the most was the work done towards improving infrastructure and services for the local people. This includes rebuilding the villages, constructing water tanks and teaching the local young men a trade to help themselves and those around them.
‘Little did I realize how much that trip to the Middle East would touch my heart so intensely and change my life,’ said Tania.
Her greatest concern was for the damage and trauma she saw impacting the ‘children of war’. Having heard so many tragic stories in the short time she was there she returned home determined to help those children.
She has now embarked on a campaign to raise funds and awareness so she can contribute to the rebuilding of the lives, morale and homes of those innocent people in conflict zones, especially the children.
‘I feel so passionate about this that I have founded my own charity, Peace for the Children,” Tania announced recently. ‘This will be an on-going project to help the innocent victims of war.’
Money raised will go towards hospitals, medical supplies, the rebuilding of schools and infrastructure in areas where it’s most needed.
Tania Fast Facts
born and raised country girl coming from the small outback town of merbein , Vic.Situated just outside Mildura on the Murray River ,Tania rode her horses to school in the summers
John Howard Prime Minister at the time ,requested to meet Tania on his tour to india, congratulating her on raising awareness to Australians about Bollywood.
a fully Qualified Natural Beauty Therapist, Makeup Artist and Masseuse.
trained in Muay Thai kickboxing, reaching her instructors level and spent time training in Thailand.
holds a diploma in “Freelance Writing for journalism’ and writes articles for various magazines both in Australia and overseas
lived in Paris for a year ,took time off work to go to school to learn French and commuted to London fortnightly on the Eurostar for Tv commitments.
holds her international car racing license for the various celebrity car races she participates in.
records community radio annoucements for Anti Drug Campaigns.Having never taken drugs Tania is passionate about educating the younger generation not to be bullied into experimenting with drugs.’Its cool not to do drugs