Tara Deshpande (born 8 December 1975 in Mumbai) is an Indian actress, writer, former model and MTV VJ. She appeared in several acclaimed films such as Sudhir Mishra's Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin and Kaizad Gustad's Bombay Boys. Since her marriage to an American citizen and moved to Boston in 2001, she has been living in the Boston area where she currently runs a catering agency along with her husband. Tara published her first book at the age of 23, Fifty and Done (Harper Collins).Before entering the world of movies she was a model and MTV vj and a regular on the Mumbai stage. She played Begum Sumroo in Alyque Padamsee's play of the same name.