|Years active||2016 – present|
|Relatives||Reba Monica John (cousin)|
She first appeared in the 2011 Malayalam film Swapna Sanchari and debuted as a heroine in the 2016 Malayalam film Action Hero Biju. She made her Telugu debut with Majnu (2016), and went on to act in other Telugu films, like Kittu Unnadu Jagratha (2017), Oxygen, and Agnyaathavaasi (2018). Emmanuel has also worked in Tamil films, making her debut with the suspense thriller Thupparivaalan (2017).
Anu Emmanuel was born on 28 March 1996 in a Malayali family in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Her family is settled in Dallas, Texas. She lived all throughout in the US and later moved to India to pursue acting. Malayali actress Reba Monica John is her cousin.
Emmanuel was born in the US and lived most of her childhood in Dallas, Texas. While in high school, Anu knew she wanted to pursue something in the artistic field. She made her acting debut as lead in Nivin Pauly starrer Action Hero Biju which was directed by Abrid Shine. She made her Telugu debut with Majnu opposite to Nani. The film went on become a hit at box-office. During that time she was announced as the female lead in Oxygen, alongside actor Gopichand in the lead. In 2017, She made her Tamil debut with Thupparivaalan alongside Vishal.
In 2018, She paired opposite to Pawan Kalyan in Agnyaathavaasi. She played lead roles in Naa Peru Surya along with Allu Arjun and Shailaja Reddy Alludu along with Naga Chaitanya and Ramya Krishna. She made a cameo appearance in Geetha Govindam. She appeared in her second Tamil film Namma Veetu Pillai opposite to Sivakarthikeyan which became successful at the box-office.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2011||Swapna Sanchari||Ashwathy||Malayalam||Child actress|
|2016||Action Hero Biju||Benitta||Malayalam|
|2017||Kittu Unnadu Jagratha||Janaki||Telugu|
|Naa Peru Surya||Varsha||Telugu|
|Geetha Govindam||Girl in a bus stop||Telugu||Cameo appearance|
|Shailaja Reddy Alludu||Anu Reddy||Telugu|
|2019||Namma Veettu Pillai||Maangani||Tamil|
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- "After Action Hero Biju Anu Emmanuel in Telugu Movie Oxygen". 18 December 2015.
- "Sivakarthikeyan is thrilled about Namma Veettu Pillai crossing 25 days at the box office". Times Of India. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Anu Emmanuel joins Maha Samudram". Cinema Express.