This phenomenal actress was introduced into the film industry as a child artist named Baby Anju. She is best known for her roles in Tamil and Malayalam movies. She hails from the state of Tamil Nadu. Her debut movie was a Tamil hit film Uthiripookkal at the age of 2, in 1979. She is currently acting in television and soap operas. She is diverse with her roles in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu film industry. This incredible actress born to a Muslim father and a Hindu mother was married to the famous Kannada actor
Tiger Prabhakar, which sadly ended in a divorce. They have a son named Arjun.
Her well-known films in Malayalam include Olangal in 1982 as Baby Anju, Kizhakkan Pathrose in 1992 as Kunjumol, Minnaram in 1994 as Teena, the hit movie Arabikadaloram in 1995 as Clara, Nariman in 2001 as Ammini and Janakeeyam in 2003 as Usha. In Tamil, she has starred in movies like Polladhavan in 1980, AzhagiyaKanne in 1982, and Abhirami in 1882 as Rajeshwari and KeladiKanmani in 1990 as Anu, which was her first movie as an actress and not a child artist in the Tamil industry. Others include Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga in 1999 as Savithri,
Indira Vizha in 2009 and MadhaYaanaiKoottam in 2013 as Deepa. She called Bala Nagamma in 1981. Her television performances are remarkable. She has acted in Chithi, which airs on Sun TV, Manasi in Doordarshan and
Agal Vilakkugal in Sun TV again.
She won the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Actress in 1988 for her performance in the film Rukmini. She was portrayed as a teenager who was pushed into prostitution. The movie also won the National Award for the best regional film in Malayalam. She is famous for her role in the Malayalam film Krishna Rajapuram released in 2011.
Anju is an Indian film actress most notably known for her work in the Malayalam and Tamil film industries. Born in Tamil Nadu to a Muslim father and a Hindu mother, Anju made her debut in the 1979 Tamil movie Uthiripookkal at the age of two, with the stage name ‘Baby Anju’. Since then, she became a popular child artist and went on to star in several movies like Meendum Kokila and Darling Darling Darling in Tamil and Olangal and Saagaram Santham in Malayalam. She is noted for her part as S. P. Balasubramanyam’s teen daughter in the movie
Keladi Kanmani in 1990 and her roles in the Malayalam films Rukmini and Kattukuthira.
Anju transitioned from a child actress to a leading lady in the late 1980s. She received the acclaimed Kerala State Film Award for her performance in the 1988 movie Rukmini, in which she did a teenager pushed to prostitution. Anju has since then acted in supporting roles in movies like Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga and starred in soap operas like Chithi in Tamil.
Anju was married to Kannada film actor Tiger Prabhakaran, with whom she has a son, Arjun. The couple later divorced, and Anju remarried Tamil actor O. A. K. Sundar.