Anushree (Kannada actress)

Anushree is an Indian television presenter and actress who appears in Kannada films.[1] She started her career as a television host in Kannada television and went on to become an actress, mostly appearing in Kannada language films. She won Karnataka State Film Awards for Murali Meets Meera.

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Anushree (2019)
Alma materMangalore University
OccupationTelevision Presenter, actress
Years active2006–present

Early lifeEdit

Anushree was born into Tulu-speaking family of Sampath and Shashikala in Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She has a younger brother, Abhijeeth. Her parents separated when she was young with her father leaving "never to return or even stay in touch."[2] She completed her schooling in St. Thomas Bangalore till Class V, before shifting to Narayana Guru School in Mangalore. She returned to Bangalore once she completed her pre-university education, when she began getting offers to host television shows.[3]


Anushree started her career in television as an anchor in a phone-in music show named Tele Anthyakshari on Namma TV a television channel based in Mangalore.[4] She went on to become an anchor on ETV Kannada's television show Demandappo Demandu, which gained her popularity. She also participated in the reality show Bigg Boss Kannada 1. She completed 80 days in the Bigg boss home. Also hosted several stage shows such as Suvarna Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, TV9 Film Awards, Zee Music Awards, SIIMA Awards, Celebrity Cricket League and went on feature in prominent Shows like, Comedy Khiladigalu and Twenty-Twenty Comedy Cup, Kuniyona Baara and others.

She made her entry to filmdom with Benkipatna[5] which won her the NAK Media Achievement Award for Best Debut Actress. She won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Dubbing Artist for the film Murali Meets Meera in 2011. Anushree has played a lead role in the film Uppu Huli Khaara which was directed by Imran Sardhariya.[6]


S.No. Year Title Role Director Notes Ref.
1 2011 Bhumitayi Gouri Baraguru Ramachandrappa
2 2012 Belli Kirana Ananya K. Shivarudraiah
3 2014 Tubelight Sandhya Venugopal
4 2015 Benkipatna Pavani T. K. Dayanand
5 2015 Ring Master Madhu Vishruth Naik
6 2015 Uttama Villain Ramesh Aravind Special appearance [7]
7 2016 Madha Mathu Manasi Sathish Pradhan Special appearance [8]
8 2017 Uppu Huli Khara Jaanvi Imran Sardhariya


Television careerEdit

Year Title Notes Channel
2005 Tele Anthakshari Anchor Namma TV
2006 Demandappo Demandu Anchor ETV Kannada
2006 Star Live Anchor Star Suvarna
2007 Namasthe Kasthuri Anchor Kasturi
2007 Reel Suddi
Kuniyonu Baara Contestant Zee Kannada
2008 Cinema Panorama
2011 Super (Season 1) Anchor ETV Kannada
2012 Super (Season 2) Anchor ETV Kannada
2013 Bigg Boss Contestant Colors Kannada
2014 Chinnada Bete Anchor Kasturi
2015 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs (Season 10) Anchor Zee Kannada
2015 Swalpa Adjust Madkolli Anchor Star Suvarna
2016 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Season 11) Anchor Zee Kannada
2016 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs (Season 12) Anchor Zee Kannada
2016 Dance Karnataka Dance Anchor Zee Kannada
2017 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Season 13) Anchor Zee Kannada
2017 Dance Karnataka Dance Family War Anchor Zee Kannada
2017 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs (Season 14) Anchor Zee Kannada
2018 DKD lil master Anchor Zee Kannada
2019 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Season 15) Anchor Zee Kannada
2019 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Chanps (Season 16) Anchor Zee Kannada
2019 Dance Karnataka Dance Family War (Season 2) Anchor Zee Kannada
2020 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Season 17) Anchor Zee Kannada


  1. ^ "'My Focus is to Become a Good Actor, Not the Top Heroine'". Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. ^ Joy, Prathibha (12 September 2015). "'Can't bear the pain of rejection again'". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Bubbly girl of small screen to become Dream Girl of silver screen". 19 June 2013. Archived from the original on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Mangaluru: Kannada anchor, actress Anushree to debut in Tulu film". 22 March 2017. Archived from the original on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Anushree turns Heroine through 'Benki Patna'". 29 November 2013. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Imran Is Happy to Have 3 'Shrees' For Uppu Huli Kara". The New Indian Express. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Anushree in demand - Times of India". Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Anushree to introduce characters in Madhu Mathu Manasi - Times of India". 19 August 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2016.