Ananya Khare

Other names of Ananya Khare: Preeti Khare
Birthday: 16-03-1968
Age: 51
Star sign: Aries

Ananya Khare was born on March 16, 1968 in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, India. She is an actress from Bollywood who performed on numerous popular movies on a supporting role, such as the Indian romantic drama film, Devdas on 2002 as Kumud Mukherjee and the 2001 Hindi film, 'Chandni Bar', where she got the Indian National Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in TV serials for almost 20 years before she got her success on the big screen. Ananya got several awards for performing on stage, TV and even in the big screen.
Her real name is Preeti Khare from the Hindu Kayastha family. She studied at Holy Child Auxilium School in Delhi then mastered the German Literature in Jawaharial Nehru University. She dreamed to be an actress and knows ten different languages. Ananya is the daughter of the famous poet and journalist, Vishnu Khare and the sister of respected director, Apratiem Khare. She got married in 2004 and migrated to America to stay with her husband.
Ananya appeared on the last part of the show, Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq on Life OK under the Beyond Dreams Productions. She played as an antagonist and the evil mother of Adiya Redij, who played the role of Ishwar. She was also in TV shows like, Nirmala, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti, O Maria, Mahayagya, Aahat, Movers and Shekhars, Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii, Meri Maa and a lot more. Her most recent soap opera was from Life OK’s, ' Amrit Manthan' as Indu Chabiara.

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Preeti Khare has another name, Ananya Khare. She was born in Madhya Pradesh, India, in a Hindu family (Kayasthas) in Ratlam. She was born on March 16. She did her schooling in Holy Child Auxillium School, New Delhi and later did her Master’s degree in German Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University; though she always wanted to pursue her profession in Film Industry. And she is conversant in more than ten languages. She starred in supporting roles in many of the successful Bollywood movies like Devdas and Chandni Bar.

And she also took the small screen for lead in serials, which includes the famous serial ‘ Nirmala’ in 1987’s. She strived hard in the small screen to get herself on big screens. Consequently, she has been awarded the Indian National Award for best supporting actress for the role she played in Chandni Bar, and she was nominated for the role she played in Devdas. With that, she had won many awards for her roles in stage shows, both small and big screens.

Aruna Irani Hindi Actress

Aruna Irani

Aruna Irani is an Indian actress who has acted in over 300 films, mostly doing supporting roles. She was born to a Parsi family on May 3, 1952, in Mumbai. Aruna has mixed origin of Irani Zoroastrian and Hindu background. She was the sister of famous filmmaker, Indra Kumar and actor, Adi Irani. She is married to film director, Kuku Kohli. Aruna Irani was first introduced in the film, Gunga Jumna in 1961. She was just 9 years old at the time when she played the role of Azra.  After that, she did small roles in several films such as Jahanara in 1964, Farz in 1967 and Upkar in the same year and Aaya Sawan Jhoomke in 1969. In 1968, she acted in Aulad along with the comedian, Mehmood Ali. Later, she also acted in Humjoli in 1970 and Naya Zamana in 1971. She was also starred in 1971 film, Caravan where she played as a gypsy woman. Aruna also acted in Bombay To Goa in 1972 and Garam Masala. She also appeared in Do Phool in 1973. She was also featured in the 1973 Bollywood film, Bobby and in 1976 she was in the Hindi movie, Fakira and Sargam in 1979. She did two movies in 1981 and this includes Love Story and Rocky. Aruna Irani got her first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress twice in the movie, Pet Pyaar Aur Paap in 1984. In 1992, she received her second Fimfare Award for Best Supporting Actress when she played a motherly role in the Hindi film, Beta. She was also the one who played the same role in the Kannada remake of the same film, Beta. She also did Marathi films like Changu Mangu, Aandhla Marto Dola, Ek Gadi Baki Anadi, Lapwa Chapvi and Bol Baby Bol. Later on, Irani also performed in television where she played different character roles in several serials.  She also directed and produced tele-serials such as Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Mehndi Tere Naam Ki, Hindi TV series, Rabba Ishq Na Hove and Vaidehi – Ek Aur Agni Pareeksha and may more. She also got the Lifetime Achievement award in the Filmfare awards in Mumbai on February 19, 2012. Aruna did a lot of films and TV shows. Her most recent TV show is the Indian soap, Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki on colors TV. Aside from being an actress, producer and a director, Aruna is also a good dancer. She already danced the Thoda Resham Lagda Hai from the 1969 film, Jyoti, Dilbar Dilse Pyare, Chadti Jawani Meri Chaal Mastani and more.


Anju Mahendru

Anju Mahendru is an Indian actress, born on January 11, 1946 in Dehradun. She became popular because of her past relationship with actor, Rajesh Khanna. Anju is Rajesh’s great love, and it was unknown to others that Anju took care of Rajesh until the day he dies. She was also temporarily engaged to Gary Sobers, a former cricket player. Anju was also a model when she was 13 years old. The Indian Urdu poet and lyricist, Kaifi Azmi discovered her talent and introduced her to Hindi film director, Basu Bhattacharya. In 1996, she was debuted in the film, Uski Kahani by Basu and this film is also Basu’s first directorial attempt. Anju has been part of films like the 1967 Hindi film, Jewel thief as Neena, Bhandhan in 1969 as Sonia Sharma and the 1970’s, Dastak. That time, Anju has never been a leading lady, so she moved to other character roles. In 1990, Anju made her comeback by doing several TV series. She appeared on the Hindi TV drama series, Hamari Betiyon Ka Vivaah as the antagonist, Nupur Malhorta on Zee TV. She was also in the soap, Geet on STAR One as Savitri Devi Khuranna. She played the role of Beeji in the soap, Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. Anju was also in the films: The Dirty Picture, I hate Luv Storys, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Page 3, Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse, Satta and a lot more. She also did TV serials like: Sukanya, Swabhimaan, among many others. Another version of this story... Anju Mahendru is a Bollywood actress and a model. When she was at 13 years old, she entered into modelling field. At that time, she was recognized by the famous lyric writer and poet Kaifi Azmi. He urged her to director Basu Bhattacharya. In 1966, he has given first chance in his own film "Uski Kahani”. This is the first movie for Anju Mahendru and also for Basu Bhattacharya. After that, she got a chance to perform in some more Hindi movies like Pyass (1982), Ganga Ki Saugand (1978) as Courtesan, Darwaza (1978) as Reshma,Mukti (1977) as Shanno,Umar Qaid (1975),Prem Shastra (1974) as Barkha Arora,Hanste Zakhm (1973),Dastak (1970),Bandhan (1969), Intaquam (1969) as India, Sunghursh (1968) as Kundan's sister,Jewel Thief (1967) etc. She didn't get the opportunity to act as the main lead. She acted as a supporting character in most of the movies. She performed in some of the movies during the 1980s and 1990s.  Later in 1990s, she got a chance to act in Hindi Television serials. She performed Zee TV’s daily Hindi soap "Hamari Betiyoon Ka Vivaah" as Trishna's mother-in-law. After that, she played in "Geet Hui Sabse Parayi" (as Maan's Daadi). She also played in the serial "Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai" as Daboo, Jeevika and Maanvi's Daadi. In the recent 20th century, she got a chance to act as supporting role with Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukerji in the movie “Saathiya" as Prema in 2002. In 2006 she acted in "Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye" with Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar. Personal life she was offered with Bollywood’s famous Actor Rajesh Khanna. She also got rumor as engaged with Gary Sobers, who is a famous Cricket player. Shabana Azmi is Anju Mahendru's close friend. Shabana Azmi’s father only introduced her to a Bollywood film industry. Serials Acted:  Hamari Betiyoon Ka Vivaah, Geet Hui Sabse Parayi and Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai DOB:  January 11, 1946 Movies acted:  Uski Kahani in 1966, Jewel Thief as Neena in 1967, Sunghursh as Kundan's sister in 1968, Intaquam as Indu in 1969, Bandhan in 1969, Dastak in 1970, Hanste Zakhm in 1973, Prem Shastra as Barkha Arora in 1974, Umar Qaid in 1975, Mukti as Shanno in 1977, Darwaza as Reshma in 1978, Ganga Ki Saugand as Courtesan in 1978, Pyaas in 1982, Vakil Babu as Shanti (Prem's ex-girlfriend) in 1982, Shingora in 1986, Vijay as Bela in 1988, Hum To Chale Pardes in 1988, Jaan Tere Naam as Mrs. Ajay Malhotra in 1992, Muskurahat as Mayadevi (Verma's sister) in 1992, Dil Ki Baazi as Lalita V. Kashyap in 1993, Swabhimaan as Ranjana Devi in 1995 TV Series, English Babu Desi Mem as  TV Interviewer in 1996, Sukanya TV Series as Babli in 1998, A Pocket Full of Dreams as Asha in 2001, Waah! Tera Kya Kehna as Meena's mom in 2002, Saathiya as Prema in 2002, Kyon?  as Sunidhi Narang in 2003, Satta in 2003, Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse in 2005, Page 3 as Ritu Bajaj in 2005, Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye in 2006, I Hate Luv Storys as Jay's mother in 2010, The Dirty Picture as Naila in 2011, Geet TV series as Sawatri Devi Khurana (Maan's Dadi) in 2010-2011 and Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se as Renuka in (2013).

Anju Mahendru Hindi Actress