Anshuman Jha

Anshuman Jha is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films and theatre. He is known for his role in Love Sex Aur Dhokha.[1] He had been rated as one of the "Top Ten Bollywood Actors of 2010" by Rediff.[2] He appeared in films such as Yeh Hai Bakrapur (2014), X: Past Is Present (2015), Chauranga (2016), Mona Darling (2017), Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain (2018) and No Fathers In Kashmir (2019). His 2020 Web show Mastram has had over a billion views on MX Player.[citation needed] He played the lead in the film Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele (2021).[3] His latest release, the Action-Thriller titled Lakadbaggha (2023), has won him lots of critical acclaim including the Best Actor Award as the South Asian International Film festival presented by HBO [4]

Anshuman Jha
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  • Film actor
  • theatre actor
  • theatre director
Years active2003–present
Sierra Winters
(m. 2022)

He started his career as a producer with his film Mona Darling under his banner First Ray Films. He did his schooling from Manava Bharati India International School, New Delhi and graduated in economics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He also has a diploma in acting from Barry John's Imago School of Acting. He was also voted as the "Advertising Face of the Year 2011" by CNBC-TV18's Storyboard.[5] He was also seen as the Lead Character of "Bhola" in the Biggest Bollywood Musical of India – Jhumroo – at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon from February 2016 to March 2017.


He began his theatre journey as a 13-year-old by coming to Mumbai from Delhi for Summertime Acting Workshops At Prithvi Theatre. Soon, he made his debut as a professional stage actor in a host of children's plays such as "Jhagrapoor" and "Lalchi" at Prithvi Theatre as a 15-year-old. Jha finished the Diploma Acting Course from Barry John's Academy as a 17-year-old, the youngest ever to have passed out of the course then. He was then cast by Barry John in his play "Its All About Money Honey" in 2002. Jha shifted his base to Mumbai as an 18-year-old and graduated from St. Xavier's College. During these three years, he worked in a host of experimental and non-experimental plays with directors like Quasar Padamsee, Joy Fernandes and Jaimini Pathak. He was assisting Subhash Ghai for a period of three years, during which he acted and directed plays such as Mr. Kolpert. His devised play Dirty Talk[6] was directed by Nayantara Roy. It was India's representation at Contact-World Theatre Festival in 2010 at Manchester, UK. His most recent play is Ramu Ramanathan's classic "The Boy Who Stopped Smiling" where he plays the lead character.[7]

Anshuman Jha made his feature film debut as a lead actor in Ekta Kapoor and Dibakar Banerjee's Love Sex Aur Dhokha. He has done select high-profile endorsements for Red Label and Pepsi. He also endorsed Tata Sky from 2011–12.[8] He was seen in a series of adverts for the same "Poochne mein kya jaata hain" campaign. His second release was Kismat Love Paisa Dilli (KLPD) in 2012 and though the film tanked, he was hailed as the most entertaining thing in the film as Nunna by Filmfare.[9] He had one release in 2013 in Boyss Toh Boyss Hain, in which he played the protagonist of a Sardar alongside Rajkumar Rao and Manu Rishi. He later appeared in the film Yeh Hai Bakrapur, released on 9 May.[10][11]

Jha's recent movie Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele was released on 9 May 2021.[12] He plays the lead role opposite Zareen Khan.[13] The film is about a unique love story of two homosexuals.[14] He has also featured in the recent released MX player web series Mastram which was released in April 2020.[15][16]

Personal lifeEdit

In July 2020, Anshuman got engaged to his American girlfriend Sierra.[17][18] They got married in October 2022 in Yadkinville, North Carolina.[19]



Year Films Role Notes Ref.
2010 Love Sex Aur Dhokha Rahul [20]
2012 Kismat Love Paisa Dilli Nunna [21][22]
2013 Boyss Toh Boyss Hain Karan Pal Singh [23][24]
2014 Yeh Hai Bakrapur Jaffar [25]
Fugly Cheeni Special appearance
2015 X: Past Is Present K [26]
2016 Chauranga Raghu [27]
2017 Mona Darling Wiki [28]
Pagla Ghoda Himadri [29]
2018 Pari Student Guest appearance
Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain Jugnoo
Babbar Ka Tabbar Jamia
2019 No Fathers in Kashmir Army Major
2020 Mastram Rajaram
2021 Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele Veer Pratap Randhawa [30]
2023 Lakadbaggha Arjun Bakshi Also producer [31]


Year Film Notes Director
2007 Black & White Chief Assistant Director Subhash Ghai tablak
2008 Paying Guests Chief Assistant Director Paritosh Painter
2009 Peter Gaya Kaam Se Associate Director John Owen
2014 Kaanchi Creative Assistant Director Subhash Ghai


  1. ^ Nirali Dixit-Hathi, 18 March 2010 [1]. The Times of India. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  2. ^ Raja Sen, 31 December 2010 [2] Archived 6 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Rediff. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  3. ^ Kahlon, Sukhpreet (15 May 2021). "The intention behind Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele was to encourage acceptance, says actor Anshuman Jha". Cinestaan.
  4. ^ The Telegraph {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Anuradha Sen Gupta, 24 December 2011 [3]. CNBC. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  6. ^ MTG editorial,[4].Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  7. ^ Mid Day 20 May 2014 [5]. Mid-Day. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  8. ^ Malini Agarwal 6 December 2011 [6]. MissMalini. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  9. ^ Rachit Gupta, 7 October 2012 [7]. Filmfare. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  10. ^ Hindustan Times 6 May 2014 [8]. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  11. ^ Times of India 8 May 2014 [9]. Times of India. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele: Release Date, Cast, Where To Watch". Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Zareen Khan and Anshuman Jha's film 'Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele' resumes after a legal battle".
  14. ^ "Harish Vyas: Zareen Khan and Anshuman Jha's chemistry will entertain the audience".
  15. ^ "Anshuman Jha: When films treat intimate scenes artistically, audience perceptions change too". The Times of India.
  16. ^ Mastram (TV Mini-Series 2020– ) - IMDb, retrieved 2 May 2020
  17. ^ "Anshuman Jha travels 30 hours to get engaged in the US".
  18. ^ "Anshuman Jha gets engaged".
  19. ^ "Actor Anshuman Jha travels to the US to get engaged to his girlfriend". Mid-day. 29 July 2020.
  20. ^ Mayank Shekhar 20 March 2010 "Mayank Shekhar's Review: Love Sex and Dhokha - Hindustan Times". Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-12.. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  21. ^ Dibyojyoti Baksi, 23 December 2011 "LSD actor to play negative role in KLPD - Hindustan Times". Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-19.. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  22. ^ Sonali Joshi Pitale, 28 August 2012 [10]. Mid-Day. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  23. ^ Piyali Dasgupta 28 October 2011 [11]. Times of India. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  24. ^ Parag Maniar,10 July 2013 [12]. Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  25. ^ Shankaran Malini 19 February 2012 [13]. Times of India. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  26. ^ Piyali Dasgupta Delhi Times 12 August 2013 [14]. Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  27. ^ Hitlist Team 13 April 2013 [15]. Mid-Day. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  28. ^ "First Look of India's first social media thriller Mona_Darling gives spooky vibes, see pics". The Indian Express. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  29. ^ "Pagla Ghoda Relevant in today's times". The Indian Express. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  30. ^ "Hauz Khas fun for Zareen Khan, Anshuman Jha". The Times of India.
  31. ^ "Lakadbaggha". Hindustan Times.

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