Anuya Bhagvath, one of the well known actresses from the Tamil film industry, had actually started her career in a Hindi movie back in 2007. The reason for this, however, was her association with the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, from where she had graduated, and the director of her first film, Kranti Kanade, was involved in some way with Pune and FTII. Anuya’s first film was titled “Mahek” and it was a remarkably well done film which went on to receive several awards in the Children’s Film Category. In fact it had its premiere at the London Film Festival and also received the Best Picture award in the Houston International Film Festival. Recollecting the period just after her Pune and “Mahek” days, she revealed that when she had almost given up the hope of acting in Tamil films, she was trying an entry into Bollywood. This is when she was fortunate enough to get the call for her first Tamil movie “Siva Manasula SakthiClick to look into! >> Read More...”. What was even more encouraging was the fact that it was one of the important roles that she was chosen for. As her role was also a serious one, she wanted to dispel the common belief in Tamil cine-goers minds that whoever came into Tamil cinema from Mumbai were basically inducted for their glamour value in ornamental roles. Having proved her point in her first Tamil movie, she was looking for a totally different role in her next one. She opted for “Madurai Sambavam” as it allowed her enough flexibility in portraying the typical role of a cop and villain rolled into one. Although done on a shoe string budget, on the acting front, she received very positive reviews from critics, while her fan following swelled as they liked that tough cop image of hers.
It was at this point of time that she decided to take a break from films to brush up her dancing, realizing that she may be missing out on many films due to this. After the break she did act in smaller roles in a few films and, for a change, has now tried her hand in a Bengali film based on Rabindranath Tagore’s famous novel Gora.