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Anita Aggarwal also known as Anu Aggarwal (born 11 January 1969) is a former Indian model and actress. She is best known for her works in Aashiqui, The Cloud Door and Thiruda Thiruda.[2]

Anu Aggarwal
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Anu in 2017
Born (1969-01-11) 11 January 1969 (age 50)[1]
Other namesAnu Aggarwal
OccupationActress, model, social activist
Years active1988- 1996

Early life and backgroundEdit

Aggarwal was born on 11 January 1969 in New Delhi, and was raised in Chennai. She was a gold medalist in sociology at Delhi University.[3] After a brief stint in modelling, and VJing, and appearance in the Doordarshan serial Isi Bahane (1988), she made her Bollywood debut with the musical blockbuster Aashiqui, following which she was much in demand.[3]

After a serious car accident in 1999, Aggarwal was in a coma for 29 days, which left her with no memory of her earlier life.[4] She lives in Banglore and is single.[4] She practices yoga . She is also an amateur power-lifter and after her accident has competed in many power-lifting competitions. She quoted in one of her interviews "To feel strong, to walk amongst humans with a tremendous feeling of confidence and superiority is not at all wrong. The sense of superiority in bodily strength is borne out by the long history of mankind paying homage in folklore, song and poetry to strong women".[3]


Year Movies Role Notes
1988 Isi Bahane Parineeta TV Series
1989 Face of Schweppes Indian Tonic Model - Paris International Model
1990 Aashiqui Anu Verghese Debut film
1992 Ghazab Tamasha Ganga Family Drama
1993 Thiruda Thiruda Chandralekha "Lekha", an underworld queen Tamil film (Mani Ratnam)
1993 King Uncle Fenni Fernando from Goa Drama/Action (Rakesh Roshan)
1993 Khal-Naaikaa Kiran, a psychopath woman Main character of the film
1994 Erotica, The Cloud Door Princess Kurangi Short movie (Cannes Film Festival[5])
1994- 1997 Oye MTV that later became BPL Oye! Star endorser and VJ Launched MTV India[6]
1995 Janam Kundli Kiran M Prasad/ Kiran R. Kapoor
1995 Ram Shastra Special appearance in the song "Love Machine"
1996 Return of Jewel Thief Princess Vishaka

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Anu Agrawal". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  2. ^ May 4, VISHWAS KULKARNI VISHWAS KULKARNI | Updated:; 2008; Ist, 02:23. "The Enigma of Arrival". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 5 November 2019.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ a b c "From Wonder Girl Of 'Aashiqui' To A Sanyasi, This Is Anu Aggarwal's Story In Her Own Words!". 9 December 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Aashiqui star returns to life, turns author". Hindustan Times. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  5. ^ McCarthy, Todd; McCarthy, Todd (31 August 1994). "The Cloud Door". Variety. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  6. ^ Aggarwal, Anu (15 May 2017). "Awesome to have launched #MTV in #india 1993! #author #anusual @Harper360 @HarperCollinsIN Got #interviewed by #NYTimes @MTVIndia". @anusualauthor. Retrieved 30 May 2019.

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