Known for portraying innocent and positive mother roles, Indu Anand is a supporting actress in the Indian television and film industry. Indu Anand is a well-known face to Telugu audience, as she has done more than fifty-plus films and television shows. Indu Anand, who has roots from Palghat in Kerala, was born and brought up in Mumbai. Born as Indira, she kept her name as Indu Anand after making a debut into the industry. Indu comes from a well-educated family as her father worked in the Military, and her mother was a teacher. She is graduated in English literature from a college in Mumbai. At the age of 18, she worked as a clerk in the central government. She further majored in Housekeeping specialization in Hotel Management and Fashion designing.
She got married at the age of 20, and the couple has a daughter. After marriage, she shifted to Delhi with her husband. Then, Indu spent her next few years in Mumbai, about fifteen years in Bangalore, and finally settled in Hyderabad. Indu Anand worked as a model during her stay in Bangalore. Then, after shifting to Hyderabad, with the support from her husband and family, Indu Anand made her acting debut at the age of thirty-eight. She played the lead role in the Doordarshan TV Serial Sahasra Phan in the year 1995. The series was the adaptation of the Telugu novel by Viswanatha Satyanarayana. Later, she worked on the television show Zindagi Ek Safar. In 1996, she made her Telugu debut with Raghavendra Rao’s romantic movie Bombay Priyudu. She played the role of actress Rambha’s mother. She appeared in 2001 Telugu movie Ide Naa Modati Prema Lekha. She has acted with actor
in the Tata cellular Phone commercial as his mother. Following the ad, she has also been a part of Puri Jagannadh’s Badri and S.J.Surya’s Kushi, both starring Pawan Kalyan.
Indu essayed the role of actor Gopichand’s mother in the 2008 Telugu action film Ontari and as a Principal in the 2016 romantic film
. Indu played the role of Naga Chaitanya’s grandmother in the movie
, which got released in 2019. Indu Anand’s filmography includes Viswamitra, Sambaram,
, Gamanam, Budugu, Kanulu Musina Neevaye, etc. Indu Anand acted as a mother for many actresses including,
, Rambha, and many more. Besides being successful in films, Indu Anand has also done several significant roles in serials. She made her entry into a small screen with the serial Chakravakam, directed by
. She played the role, Seetha Devi, in Gemini TV’s
, which was an enormous hit.
Her other television series include Koilamma, Manasu Mamatha, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Kalyana Vaibhogam, etc. The audience showers love for Indu Anand not only on screen but also off-screen, mainly because of a positive attitude and well-behaved manner. The actress proves “It’s never too late” by making her debut in the early forties, but still manages to grab a place in the industry. All thanks to her talent and hard work.