Anu Emmanuel

Anu Emmanuel (pronounced [/Anu/ ɪˈmænjəwəl] (About this soundlisten); born 28 March 1996) is an American actress of Malayali descent who appears in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam language films.

Anu Emmanuel
Anu emmanuel at Agnyaathavaasi Movie - Audio Launch.png
Emmanuel at Agnyaathavaasi (2018) audio launch
Born (1996-03-28) 28 March 1996 (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Years active2016 – present
  • Thankachan Emmanuel (father)
RelativesReba 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.[1] 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).

Early lifeEdit

Anu Emmanuel was born on 28 March 1996 in a Malayali family in Chicago, Illinois, United States.[2] 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.[3]


Emmanuel during Shailaja Reddy Alludu promotions

Emmanuel was born in the US and lived most of her childhood in Dallas, Texas.[4] 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[5] starrer Action Hero Biju which was directed by Abrid Shine.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes
2011 Swapna Sanchari Ashwathy Malayalam Child actress
2016 Action Hero Biju Benitta Malayalam
Majnu Kiranmayi Telugu Telugu debut
2017 Kittu Unnadu Jagratha Janaki Telugu
Thupparivaalan Mallika Tamil Tamil debut
Oxygen Geetha Telugu
2018 Agnyaathavaasi Suryakantham 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
2021 Alludu Adhurs Vasundhara Telugu
Maha Samudram   TBA Telugu Completed[9]


  1. ^ "Anu Emmanuel joins Action Hero Biju". 20 September 2015. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Anu Emmanuel Birthday: The Chicago-born actress exudes glamour in sarees". The Times of India. 28 March 2021. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  3. ^ Adivi, Sashidhar (16 August 2018). "Reba Monica John to make her Telugu debut?". Deccan Chronicle.
  4. ^ Akhila Menon (21 January 2016). "WHAT! Anu Emmanuel Rejected Charlie?". filmbeat.
  5. ^ Shilpa Nair Anand (28 January 2016). "Nivin is back in action". The Hindu.
  6. ^ Staff (30 January 2016). "Action Hero Biju Official Trailer: Nivin Pauly & Anu Emmanuel starrer looks fresh and promising!".
  7. ^ "After Action Hero Biju Anu Emmanuel in Telugu Movie Oxygen". 18 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan is thrilled about Namma Veettu Pillai crossing 25 days at the box office". Times Of India. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Anu Emmanuel joins Maha Samudram". Cinema Express.

External linksEdit