Esther Anil

Esther Anil is an Indian film actress who works primarily in the Malayalam and Telugu language films.[2][3] She debuted her career as a child artist through the film Nallavan in 2010.[1] She is best known for her role as Anumol George (Anu) in the 2013 drama-thriller film Drishyam and its sequel Drishyam 2, as well as Oolu in the 2020 fantasy film Oolu.[4][5][6] Anil has won Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for the Best Child Artist in 2016. She reprised her role from Drishyam in the Telugu and Tamil remakes, Drushyam and Papanasam (2015), respectively.[7][8] She played the heroine in the unreleased Tamil film Kuzhali.[9] She played the lead role in Johaar, a Telugu film featuring debutantes.[10]

Esther Anil
Esther Anil

(2001-08-27) 27 August 2001 (age 19)[1]
Wayanad, Kerala, India
  • Film actress
  • TV host
Years active2010 - present
  • Anil Abraham
  • Manju Anil
AwardsKerala Film Critics Association Awards


Esther with actress & co -star of Papanasam, Nivetha Thomas at movie's success meet.
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language
2010 Nallavan Malli[1] Malayalam
Oru Naal Varum Nandhakumar's daughter
Sakudumbam Shyamala Young Shyamala
2011 Doctor Love Young Ebin
The Metro
Violin Young Angel
2012 Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O. Devu
Mallu Singh Young Nithya
Njanum Ente Familiyum
Bhoomiyude Avakashikal
2013 Kunjananthante Kada Anu Kunjananthan
August Club
Drishyam Anumol "Anu" George
2014 Drushyam Anu Telugu[11]
2015 Papanasam Meena Suyambulingam Tamil[12]
Mayapuri 3D Malayalam
2017 Gemini Gemini
2019 Mr. & Ms. Rowdy Anu
Oolu Oolu
2020 Johaar Jyothi Telugu[13]
2021 Drishyam 2 Anumol "Anu" George Malayalam
Jack and Jill Arathy
Drushyam 2 Anu Telugu

Television seriesEdit

Year Program Role Ref.
2018 Top Singer Host [14]


Year Ceremony Category Film Result Ref.
2015 Santosham Film Awards Best Child Actor Drushyam Won [15]
2016 Kerala Film Critics Association Awards Best Child Artist Papanasam Won [16]


  1. ^ a b c "Esther Anil with Family & Friends". Entertainment Corner. 29 April 2015.
  2. ^ UR, Arya (10 October 2019). "I need more time to be ready for heroine roles in films: Esther Anil". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Esther Anil is a busy bee - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Child no more: 'Drishyam' actor Esther Anil turns leading lady with 'Johar'". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Esther Anil in Maya's world". Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Esther turns heroine for Shane Nigam movie - Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Esther Anil in Drishyam remake! - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Esther Anil reprises her role as Anu".
  9. ^ "Mohanlal's daughter in 'Drishyam,' Esther Anil, all set to debut as heroine in Tamil - Times of India". The Times of India.
  10. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (12 February 2020). "Child no more: 'Drishyam' actor Esther Anil turns leading lady with 'Johar'". The Hindu.
  11. ^ "Drishyam in Telugu, Venkatesh in the lead!". Sify. 8 January 2014. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Papanasam Movie Review {4/5}: Critic Review of Papanasam by Times of India". The Times of India.
  13. ^ "Then and Now: Esther Anil, the child artist from Drushyam, has become more beautiful and stunning diva! - Times of India". The Times of India.
  14. ^ "Anchoring TV show is not my cup of tea: Esther Anil - Times of India". The Time of India.
  15. ^ "Santosham Awards 2015". Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  16. ^ Staff Reporter (7 March 2017). "Film critics awards announced". The Hindu.

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