Anita Kanwal is a prominent Indian actress and producer. She was born on April 9, 1954 and has been in the television industry for over 25-years. She was known for essaying the role of Amrita Seth in the Hindi drama series,
Banegi Apni Baat
on Zee TV.
She played as Subhada in the historical drama series, Chanakya which was aired on DD National. Later, she acted as Indu Singh in another DD National series, Shanti – Ek Aurat Ki Kahani. Anita was also seen in Sansaar and Junoon. In 1998, she played as Sumitra in the Hindi drama series,
on Sony TV and television series, Chattan. Subsequently, the actress took a part in
Goonj Ateet Ki
in 2002, Aa Bahen Chugli Karen in 2004 and Sonpari in 2005; followed by few more serial that were added to her credit including the very popular drama series,
Sasural Genda Phool
on Star Plus, where she played as the grandmother of Ishaan (played by
) from which she earned the Best Saas-Bahu Jodi Award at the India Ne Bana Di Jodi Awards in 2010. Her real-life daughter, Pooja Kanwal Mahtani was also part of the show and essayed the role of Disha Kashyap. After the show went off-air, Anita took a hiatus on year 2012 due to health issues, which according to the doctor is a rare disease. She suffered fluid accumulation surrounding her heart and treatment includes intake of steroids. But the actress managed to survive and came back to the limelight in year 2013. On her return, she played as Nanima in Rakesh Kumar’s Gustakh Dil.
Besides television series, she also appeared in few films like the Geetanjali in 1993. She was debuted as a film actress through the 1994 Bollywood romantic comedy film, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa from where she acted as the mother of Chris (played by
). The actress was also seen in films like Laawaris in 1999 and in the Bollywood romance film, Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat which stars Sunil Shetty and
. In 2002, Anita also acted in Mujhse Dosti Karoge and Na Tum Jaano Na Hum. Later, she was seen in the Hindi film, Gangaajal where she played as a small-town widow. Anita was also seen in the film, ‘Kyon?’,
and Team: The Force.
In 2002, Anita set up her own production house, Small Screen Productions and produced the television series, Goonj Ateet Ki.