Ananya Khare is an Indian television and film actress who is best known for her appearances in Bollywood films like Devdas and Chandni Bar. She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the movie Chandni Bar.[1]

Ananya Khare
Born (1968-03-16) 16 March 1968 (age 56)
Years active1994–present

Personal life


Khare took a break and shifted to the US in 2005 after she met her husband, David. She worked as an English teacher in a school before the couple decided to shift base back to Mumbai after 10 years. [2]



She first made her mark on television in serials including 1987's Nirmala for almost two decades before her big-screen success.[3] She was awarded an Indian National Award for best-supporting actress for her role in Chandni Bar and subsequently nominated for her role in Devdas. She has been awarded for her roles on stage, television, and on the big screen. [4]

More recently, Khare has gained popularity by being back on television and mostly being cast in negative roles on popular soap operas.[5] In 2020, Ananya played the character Benazir Abdullah in the ALTBalaji series Bebaakee.[6][7]




Year Serial Role
1994 Zaalim Kaamna
1999 Shool Bachoo Yadav's wife
2001 Chandni Bar Deepa Pandey, Bar Dancer
2002 Devdas Kumud Mukherjee, Devdas's Sister-in-law
2005 The Film Nandhini
2010 Foreign Geeta
2019 Sab Kushal Mangal Bua
2021 Pagglait Rashmi Giri


Year Serial Role Channel
1984 Hum Log
1987 Nirmala
1991 Phatichar Mala
1993 Dekh Bhai Dekh Zubeida (Cameo) DD National
Kirdaar Malti
1995–1997 Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti Baby Sony Entertainment Television
O Maria Baby
1995 Aahat Juhi
1997–1998 Mahayagya
1998 Movers & Shakers Herself
2002 CID Episodic Role
2000 Kasamm DD National
2012 Meri Maa Life OK
2012–2013 Punar Vivah Maya Zee TV
2013 Amrit Manthan Indu Chhabria[8] Life OK
Yeh Hai Aashiqui Episodic Role[9] Bindass
2013–2014 Rangrasiya Mohini [10] Colors TV
2015–2017 Mere Angne Mein Sarala Ashok Agarwal Star Plus
2017 Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaagey Rami Raj Katara Sony Entertainment Television
2017–2018 Laado 2 Malhari Colors TV
2018 Woh Apna Sa Sudha Zee TV
2018 Krishna Chali London Parvati Star Plus
2018–2019 Beechwale – Bapu Dekh Raha Hai Chanchal Bhatia Sony SAB
2020–2021 Lockdown Ki Love Story Sheetal Jaiswal Star Plus
2021 Lakshmi Ghar Aayi Jwala Mangilal Kumar Star Bharat
2022 Gud Se Meetha Ishq Nutan Rajat Khurana Star Bharat
2023 Maitree Sona Madan Tiwari Zee TV
2023–2024 Pandya Store Amba Arvind Makwana Star Plus

Web series

Year Title Role Network
2020 Bebaakee Benazir Abdullah ALTBalaji


  1. ^ "Ananya Khare". Archived from the original on 8 September 2016.
  2. ^ "'Not many know that I was a teacher in LA for the last 10 years'". Archived from the original on 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Ananya Khare Reveals Jaya Bachchan Is The Reason She Moved To Mumbai & Got Into Acting". Archived from the original on 15 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Today, TV is a brave, new world: Ananya Khare". Archived from the original on 29 September 2018.
  5. ^ "After 'Devdas' most roles offered were negative: Ananya Khare". The Indian Express. 9 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Ananya Khare joins the cast of ALTBalaji's Bebaakee". Archived from the original on 6 August 2020.
  7. ^ "ALTBalaji's Bebaakee Review: The Love Triangle In This Romantic Drama Will Keep You Hooked". Archived from the original on 27 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Ananya Khare as Indu Chabaria".
  9. ^ "Ananya Khare join Veebha Anand in Yeh Hai Aashiqui'". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Rangrasiya/ A tale of love and hate". The Indian Express. 22 January 2014.