Born as Natasha on the 14th of April, 1980, Anita Hassanandani hails from Mumbai. She is known particularly for her modeling, film and television roles. Her debut in Indian Cinema was with the film, “Kucch To Hai” which was a horror movie and also casted
Tusshar Kapoor and
Esha Deol. She has also acted in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies, such as ‘Nenu Pelliki Ready’, 'Thotti gang', and 'Nuyvu Nenu' which were big hits.
Her initial assignments mostly involved modeling and print ads, namely for brands like Boroplus, Krack jack biscuit (Parle), Moov, and Sprite. She was noticed for her cameo in ‘
Kavyanjali’. She recently married Rohit Reddy, who works as a Banker in Mumbai in a South Indian ceremony at Goa. The two met through mutual friends and dated for around three years before tying the knot. The wedding attracted a lot of her silver screen friends including
Teejay Sidhu, the team of Balaji Telefilms
Nivedita Basu, Kishwer Merchantt. Currently she acts in the daily soap
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, as Shagun. About her character she said, "It is an exciting role because as a performer the role was challenging for me. I have never done something of this sort. It's slightly grey and selfish character”.
She also participated in the reality show “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khildadi” which is hosted by the Bollywood superstar
Akshay Kumar. In 2013, she also featured with actress
Sunny Leone in
Ragini MMS 2 in the role of Gina. For this she dressed up boldly with tattoos and piercings, and portrayed a very energetic and care free character. Anita is a fan of
Amitabh Bachchan and
Hema Malini, and enjoys cartoons and great food. She is currently busy with a Punjabi movie, and plays the role of a possessive housewife. This is her first comedy role, and she is really excited about the new role and language.
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Anita is a well known model and actress known for her acting in Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Tamil films. Her debut Telugu film “Nuvvu Nenu” released in 2001. In the same year, she started her TV career with the famous serial “
Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii”. Before starting her film and TV career, she was a popular model of big brands. Her first appearance on the silver screen was a special appearance in the famous song Ishq Bina of blockbuster Bollywood movie “
Taal” in 1999. Her debut Telugu movie was such a great hit that Bollywood producers planned a Hindi remake of the movie. The Hindi remake was “Yeh Dil” and director Teja cast Anitha in the lead role although it wasn’t her debut Hindi film.
Anita was born on April 14, 1980. As she was very close to Ekta Kapoor and her family, she found no difficulty in her way to Film and TV. In the starting year 2001 and 2002 her main focus was on Telugu films. Afterwards she also acted in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada films. She has worked in more than fifteen Telugu, thirteen Hindi, four Tamil and four Kannada movies. Her latest film that hit the screen is a Hindi movie “Ragini MMS 2”.
She got a chance to act in the popular Star Plus serial “Kavyanjali” in 2005. She won seven awards for her best performance in “Kavyanjali” including “Indian Telly award for Best actress in a Lead role”. She has performed in more than fifteen TV serials till now.