Anu in 2017
|Born||11 January 1969|
|Other names||Anu Aggarwal|
|Occupation||Actress, model, social activist|
|Years active||1988- 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. 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.
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. She lives in Banglore and is single. 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".
|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)|
|1994- 1997||Oye MTV that later became BPL Oye!||Star endorser and VJ||Launched MTV India|
|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|
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