Anita Hassanandani

Anita Hassanandani (born 14 April 1981) is an Indian actress primarily working in Hindi serials as well as Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films who is best known for her portrayals of Anjali, Shagun Arora and Vishakha Khanna in Ekta Kapoor's productions Kkavyanjali, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Naagin respectively.[4]

Anita Hassanandani
Anita Hassanandani Reddy snapped promoting the film Bareilly Ki Barfi (02) (cropped).jpg
Hassanandani snapped promoting the film Bareilly Ki Barfi in 2017
Natasha Hassanandani[1]

(1981-04-14) 14 April 1981 (age 40)[2]
Other namesAnita Hassanandani Reddy[3]
Years active1999–present
Rohit Reddy
(m. 2013)

Personal lifeEdit

Hassanandani and her husband Rohit Reddy at the Success bash of 'The Dirty Picture'.

Hassanandani was born into a Sindhi family[5] in Mumbai on 14 April 1981.[2][6][7] Hassanandani married corporate professional Rohit Reddy in Goa on 14 October 2013.[8] On 10 October 2020, she announced her pregnancy in an Instagram video featuring Reddy and herself.[9] The couple had their first child, a boy on 9 February 2021.[10][11] They named their son as Aaravv Reddy.[12]


Hassanandani made her debut on television with Idhar Udhar Season 2.[13] She made her film debut in Tamil with Samurai in 2002 although Varushamellam Vasantham released first.[14] She made her Hindi film debut with the 2003 thriller Kucch To Hai. She later worked in the films Krishna Cottage, a supernatural thriller;[15] and Koi Aap Sa. She also starred in the television show Kavyanjali,[16] playing the protagonist Anjali, a middle-class girl marrying into a business tycoon's family. Other than her mainstream Bollywood film and television screen performances, she has also worked in some South Indian movies including Nenu Pelliki Ready, Thotti Gang and Nuvvu Nenu which later was remade as Yeh Dil in Hindi with Tusshar Kapoor. She appeared in a song in a Telugu movie, Nenunnanu. She also starred in Kannada blockbuster movie Veera Kannadiga opposite Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar

Since 2013, she has appeared in the role of Shagun Arora on the television show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. She was a wild card entry in season 8 of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. From June 2018 to May 2019, she played Vishakha a.k.a. Vish in Ekta Kapoor's Naagin 3.[17]

Further in July 2019 she went on to participate in the 9th season of dance reality show Nach Baliye with her beau and emerged as the first runner-up.[18]

In January she reprised her role as Vishakha in Naagin : Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel[19] and made a cameo appearance in Naagin 5 in August 2020.


Year Film Role Language Notes
1999 Taal Asha Hindi
2001 Nuvvu Nenu Vasundhara Telugu
2002 Varushamellam Vasantham Latha Tamil
2002 Samurai Deiva Tamil
2002 Sreeram Madhulatha Telugu
2002 Thotti Gang Venkata Lakshmi Telugu
2003 Kucch To Hai Natasha Hindi
2003 Yeh Dil Vasundhara Yadav Hindi
2003 Ninne Ishtapaddanu Sanjana/Sanju Telugu
2003 Aadanthe Ado Type Brinda Telugu
2003 Nenu Pelliki Ready Savitri Telugu
2004 Nenunnanu Special appearance Telugu
2004 Krishna Cottage Shanti Hindi
2004 Veera Kannadiga Chitra Kannada
2005 Sukran Sandhya Tamil
2005 Silsiilay Piya Hindi
2005 Koi Aap Sa Simran / Simi Hindi
2006 Gandugali Kumara Rama Ratna Kannada
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Simran Hindi
2007 Just Married Amrita Hindi
2008 Idi Sangathi Item number Telugu
2008 Nayagan Nila Tamil
2009 Ek Se Bure Do Payal Hindi
2010 Benny and Babloo Esha / Sarita Hindi
2010 Huduga Hudugi Kannada
2010 Ragada Unnamed banker Telugu Cameo appearance
2011 Maharaja Tamil
2011 Aha Naa Pellanta Madhu Telugu
2012 Genius Special appearance in song "Dibari Dibari" Telugu
2014 Ragini MMS 2 Gina Hindi
2014 Yaaran Da Katchup Simrath Punjabi
2015 Hero Radha's sister-in-law Hindi
2016 Manalo Okkadu Sravani Telugu


Year Title Role Ref(s)
1998 Idhar Udhar Anushka
2000 Hare Kanch Ki Choodiyan Nisha
2001–2002 Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii Tanushree
2002–2003 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Arti
2003 Kohi Apna Sa Kareena
2004 Lavanya Samira
2005 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Guest / Anjali (to promote Kkavyanjali
2005–2006 Kkavyanjali Anjali Kkavya Nanda / Anjum Salve
2006 Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Guest (as Anjali)
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
Karam Apnaa Apnaa
2007 Kayamath Swati Bhatia/Preeti
2007–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Sanchi Nakul Virani
2008 Kya Dill Mein Hai Tapur
Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Draupadi / Panchali
2008–2009 Kasamh Se Anita Kapadia
2008 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Shruti
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 1 Contestant
2009 Dancing Queen
Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo Host
2010 Anhoniyon Ka Andhera Anahita Mallik
2011 Kitchen Champion 4 Contestant
Teri Meri Love Stories Simran
Gutur Gu 2 Anita Ahuja
Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Paridhi
2012–2014 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Anchor
2012 Lakhon Mein Ek Neelam Kapoor (Episode 11)
Teri Meri Love Stories Simran Ravi Sharma (Episode 3)
2013 Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon Sanya
Yeh Hai Aashiqui Priyanka
2013–2019 Yeh Hai Mohabbatein Shagun Arora/Shagun Raman Bhalla/Shagun Abhimanyu Raghav
2014 MTV Fanaah Preet/Dr. Yamini
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant [20]
2015 Code Red Host
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Contestant
Comedy Classes
2015–2017 Comedy Nights Bachao
2016 Krishnadasi Guest
Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant Priya
Box Cricket League 2 Contestant [21]
Bigg Boss 9 Guest [22]
Bigg Boss 10 [23]
2017 Trideviyaan Cameo
Bigg Boss 11 Guest
2018 Sajan Re Phir Se Jhoot Mat Bolo Jaya
Box Cricket League 3 Contestant
Comedy Dangal
Comedy Circus
2018–2019 Naagin 3 Naagin Vishakha Khanna/Vish/Ramona Roy/Raima
2018 Bigg Boss 12 Guest [24]
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra Contestant
Kitchen Champion 5
Box Cricket League 4
Nach Baliye 9 [25]
2020 Naagin 4 Naagin Vishakha Khanna/Vish/Mundika
Naagin 5 Naagin Vishakha Khanna/Vish


Year Name Role Platform Ref
2018 Galti Se Mis-Tech Dhara Sehgal ALT Balaji [26]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer Music Notes Ref
2019 Teri Yaad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Sunny Brown With Rohit Reddy [27]
Peerh Meri Pearl V Puri Released by T-Series [28]


Year Award Category Show Reference
2005 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Jury) Kkavyanjali
Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple

(With Eijaz Khan)

2006 Best Actress In Lead Role
2014 Gold Awards Best Actress In A Negative Role (Popular) Ye Hai Mohabbatein
2015 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress In A Negative Role (Jury)
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Supporting Role (Popular) Naagin 3 [31]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Rashami Desai to Nia Sharma: Did you know the original names of these famous TV celebs?". The Times of India. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b Goswami, Parismita (14 April 2016). "'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' actress Anita Hassanandani celebrates her birthday with Karan Patel and others". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Anita Hassanandani Reddy". Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  4. ^ Sen, Sreejeeta. "Anita Hassanandani: It makes you nervous when you are stepping into a show like Naagin". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Anita H Reddy on Instagram: "As a Sindhi, born & brought up in Mumbai, my sense of ethnic fashion varied.... but I always loved sarees... I was fascinated by South…"". Instagram.
  6. ^ "Anita Hassanandani gets a special birthday gift from husband". The Indian Express. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  7. ^ "PICS & VIDEOS: Anita Hassanandani rings in her 38th birthday with Divyanka, Surbhi & other TV celebs!". 14 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Anita Hassanandani ties the knot with Rohit Reddy". Times of India. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Anita Hassanandani confirms pregnancy by flaunting her baby bump in this video with husband Rohit Reddy". The Times of India. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  10. ^ Vasudevan, Aishwarya (9 February 2021). "Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy welcome a baby boy". DNA India. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  11. ^ Basu, Nilanjana (10 February 2021). "Viral: New Parents Anita Hassanandani, Rohit Reddy's Hospital Pic Is A "Beautiful Moment"". NDTV. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Anita Hassanandani-Rohit Reddy announce name of baby boy in most interesting way, find out". DNA India. 20 February 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  13. ^ "debut on the television screen". The Indian Express. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  14. ^ "34th Tamil film of the year 2002". Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Movie Review : Krishna Cottage". Archived from the original on 30 January 2014.
  16. ^ "Natasha Kavyanjali". YouTube.
  17. ^ "Naagin 3 fame Anita Hassanandani overcomes shyness, steps out of the pool in a monokini - Times of India". The Times of India.
  18. ^ Jogani, Shreni (31 October 2019). "Nach Baliye 9: Anita Hassanandani opens up after results are announced". Republic World. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  19. ^ Nair, Tarun (24 January 2020). "'Naagin 4' to see comeback of Anita Hassanandani, Ekta Kapoor reveals with Insta post". Republic World. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  20. ^ "Box Cricket League Teams: BCL 2014 Team Details With TV Actors & Names of Celebrities". 14 December 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  21. ^ "200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  22. ^ "Inside pics: All about Bigg Boss 9 grand finale". 24 January 2016.
  23. ^ "Bigg Boss 10, December 31: All You Need To Know About Salman Khan's New Year Special Episode". 1 January 2017.
  24. ^ "Bigg Boss 12 Weekend Ka Vaar: Popular Colors TV stars Harshad, Surbhi to APPEAR on Salman Khan's show". 23 November 2018.
  25. ^ "Nach Baliye 9: Anita Hassanandani Has An Emotional Breakdown After Losing The Trophy To Prince Narula And Yuvika Chaudhary- EXCLUSIVE". 1 November 2019.
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 April 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  27. ^ Muzik One Records (8 February 2019). "Teri yaad - Official Song Video - Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan ft. Anit and Rohit Reddy". Retrieved 8 February 2019 – via YouTube.
  28. ^ "Peerh Meri: Pearl V Puri & Anita Hassanandani's Music Video Is Mesmerisingly Heartbreaking!". 14 May 2019.
  29. ^ "Telly awards 2005 Popular Awards winners". Archived from the original on 17 September 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  30. ^ "Telly awards 2005 Popular Awards nominees". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  31. ^ "Indian Telly Awards 2019: Complete list of winners". 21 March 2019.

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