Yashika Anand is an Indian model-turned-film actress. She was born on August 4, 1999, in New Delhi, India to
and Sonal Anand. She attended Sherwood Hall School in Chennai. Yashika, being an Instagram model, is very popular in the social media world. She has Punjabi roots and has been working in the Tamil film industry.
In 2016, she was debuted as Shruti, a molested girl, in the neo-noir crime thriller film,
(D-16). She was only 17 at that time and was already popular in Instagram, which became her stepping stone in entering the film industry. The same year, she also bagged a small role in the romantic-comedy drama film,
She played as a Hindi teacher in the recently released Tamil drama film, Paadam. Yashika played as a heroine in the adult comedy horror film, Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu (2018), opposite
in the lead roles. Aside from working on films, she was offered to take part in the first season of
Tamil, but she refuses since she wanted to pursue her acting career after the success of Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru.
Eventually, she joined the second season of Bigg Boss Tamil in June 2018, which was hosted by
. Yashika became controversial because of her strong point of views and for playing bold and outspoken roles in most of her films.
She is young and a charming Instagram influencer, and with these, she was often labeled as “easy” by many people. But it doesn’t stop her from dreaming and become a determined young lady, who wants to make it big in Kollywood. She received criticisms for working in the adult comedy film, Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu. However, she rebutted the criticism by emphasizing that Tamil films should also include adult films and the success of the film proves that there are a big number of audiences who enjoyed watching it.
She added that there is nothing wrong with acting in an adult comedy film. She is yet to appear in the upcoming Tamil films Odavum Mudiyathu Oliyavum Mudiyathu, Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, NOTA, and Ulagam Villaikku Varuthu.
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Yaashika Aanand is an Indian actor and model who has worked predominantly in Tamil cinema. She was born in New Delhi to parents Chetan Anand (Father) and Sonal Anand (Mother). She finished her schooling from Sherwood Hall School, Chennai and later, she pursued a degree in B.Sc Visual Communication from M.O.P Vaishnav College for women, Nungambakkam Chennai. She has two siblings, a brother Rajat Anand and a sister Srishti Anand. She started her career as a model on social media platform Instagram. She started shooting for her first movie
(2015), along with Samantha at the age of 14. Her role was cut from the film later as she did not show up for a song shoot.
After a year she made her first appearance in the movie Kavalai Vendum (2016) portraying the character of a swimming instructor. Later in the same year, she played the role of a molested girl in the movie Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru and earned recognition from the audience as well as critics. The film had been shot on a small budget, and yet it received an overwhelming response due to its cast. It made a decent collection at the
. After that, she went on to play various characters in the industry. She portrayed the part of a Hindi teacher in the film Paadam (2018).
Later, she danced in an item song Adi Pappaali Pazhame in the movie Manaiyar Kudumbam (2018) by
. Her most famous role until now is her portrayal of Karthik’s ex-girlfriend in the film Iruttu Araiyil Murattu (2018). It was one of the few adult sex comedy movies made in the Tamil film industry, and the shooting took place in Thailand. The cast included actresses like
. Apart from acting, Yaashika has always raised her voice and concerns for the plight of women and the empowerment of females around the world. In addition to this, she participated in the reality TV show Bigg Boss (second season) hosted by actor Kamal Hassan.
She was approached for the first season as well, but she refused the offer at that time. In the second season, she got eliminated on day 98 completing the show at the fifth position. She was awarded five lakhs for completing some tasks before her eviction from the Bigg Boss house. She had also started shooting for the films Nota and Aiyram Kaal Mandapam in the year 2018.