There are actors who like to ride piggyback on their family names to enter films and, thereafter, also bag further roles more on family credentials than on individual merit. Anu Hasan, the energetic Tamil film actress cum TV hostess cum author, is such an exceptional case. Despite being the niece of the nationally acclaimed actor Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan is the most versatile actor that Indi >> Read More... Kamal Haasan , she would neither like to use that family link in her bio, nor brandish the family brand name Hasan to sell herself in the industry. But try as she may like, she is known in the industry as Anu Hasan instead of her formal name Anuradha Chandrahasan. Her childhood tendencies did not in any way give inkling about her leanings towards the world of show business. Rather, she seemed more into academics, having done her Masters in Physics & Management from BITS, Pilani. She appeared for the first time in the 1995 film “ Indira A serial that depicts the search of a grandfather >> Read More... Indira ”, which received critical acclaim for its cinematic values, and this paved the way for further roles for her in Tamil movies. But what made her more famous was the Celebrity TV Talk show that she started hosting, titled “Koffee with Anu”, on the Vijay channel. In fact, this was the show that made her a prominent face on TV. It was this perhaps that fetched her quite a few roles in TV serials in Tamil, as well as one in Malayalam. Of late, she has also got involved with certain socially active groups, enjoying making videos for them. Also, to allow more versatile use of her voice inflexion capabilities, she entered dubbing in a big way, being a common need in the South with multilingual productions. She has already lent her voice for several non Tamil actresses like Preity Zinta Preity, also known as Preity Zinta is a famous Act >> Read More... Preity Zinta and Raveena Tandon Raveena Tandon is an Indian film actress who is kn >> Read More... Raveena Tandon . Her involvement in a BBC series, and writing engagements are also keeping her busy.
Angana Roy Tamil Actress

Angana Roy

Cross region acting careers are no longer a rare phenomenon, with quite a few northerners, especially actresses, thronging the southern scene, obviously hoping for an ultimate graduation into the national arena! Some of the moment to settle down in the south after making a name there. However, the migration of a Bengali girl into southern cinema is somewhat of a rarity as of now. Angana spent her formative years in New Delhi, belonging to non resident Bengali family settled there. After getting her Masters in Business Administration she moved to Bangalore like so many other career oriented girls and started working as a Human Relations manager at a leading corporate firm. However, being tall and attractive, between her corporate responsibilities she managed to create a modeling portfolio and caught the attention of film director Manohar, who facilitated her entry into Tamil movies by casting her in his comedy film “Ragalaipuram”.Her acting career really seemed to be on a fast track, before the release of her first film, she began work on two more Tamil films - “Kabadam” and “Vathikuchi”. Since then she has also signed on to appear in Telugu and Kannada language films. The year 2015 also saw the release of her maiden Malayalam film “Picket 43”. For her next assignment, she was back intoTamil films, with one titled, “Mahabalipuram” where she played the typical character of a newly married, office going girl. In 2015, she is also slated to be part of two major Telugu projects, including a big budget film, about which Angana seemed quite upbeat, appreciating the larger than life settings of Telegu movies. But the lure of Tamil films, where she made her initial mark does not seem to leave her, and she has confirmed her role in another big Tamil film, which is said to be a sequel to an older hit.What gives her glum satisfaction is, however, the fact that being basically a Bengali girl, she has managed to be part of the entire Southern film industry having acted in all the four languages.


Anuja Iyer

For Anuja Iyer, the well known Tamil actress of today, except for learning classical music and Bharatanatyam, she did not seem interested in the world of glamour or show business, at least in her initial student days. She was good in studies, and had moved to Delhi for her course in Commerce, and her Masters in Advertising & Public Relations, ending up as a topper in JNU. However, she later confessed that she always had a hidden passion for acting, and although her father himself had acted in one film, her parents on the whole were a bit skeptical about her joining films. She finally took the plunge into acting, seeking the help of a close family friend, and went on to receiving the leading role in her very second film, “Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai“ (M3V), which drew worldwide acclaim. Her maiden film “Sivi”, just a year earlier in 2007 was, however, a low key horror film, which she obviously would not like to remember too much. She proved her mettle in several of her subsequent films, including the 2009 “Ninaithale Inikkum”, which was basically a remake of an earlier appreciated Malayalam move. In the same year she appeared in her first double version “Unnaipol Oruvan” in Tamil, and also in “Eeenadu”, its Telugu adaptation. This was indeed a landmark film for her, as she not only had the pleasure of acting alongside her childhood heroes, Kamal Haasan and Mohanlal, but also received accolades from critics for her depiction of a TV journalist. To cap it all, she ended up with getting the nomination for Best Actress for the 56th Filmfare Awards (South). All in all, Anuja seems to have fulfilled many of her dreams about her acting career, in the last 14 years she has been in the industry, and of late has been playing slightly different, but pivotal roles in her recent movies like “Vinmeengal” and “Kadhal 2 Kalyanam”. Side by side, she had also taken up hosting of TV reality shows, having compered the Carnatic music singing contest “Swarna Sangeetham” of Raj TV with her own background of training in classical music. Now she seems to be planning to settle down after her marriage with the Bharat Ram, a leading Chennai businessman.

Anuja Iyer Tamil Actress