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Sunaina (born on 17 April 1989) is an Indian film Actress and Model. She works in South Indian Films as well as Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil Movies. She was made her on-screen debut with Telugu Film Kumar Vs Kumari (2005) and Her Tamil Debut Kadhalil Vizhunthen (2008).[2][3]

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Sunaina at the 60th Filmfare Awards South, 2014
Sunaina Yella

(1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 29)[1]
OccupationActress, Model
Years active2005–present
Parent(s)Harish Yella (Father) Sandhya Yella (Mother)


Personal lifeEdit

She was born on 17th April 1989 in Nagpur in Maharashtra. Her father’s name is Harish Yella and her mother’s name is Sandhya Yella. She completed her schooling from Mount Carmel Girl’s High School at Nagpur and She moved to Hyderabad with her family for Higher Studies. She was crowned as Miss Nagpur in 2004 & She did theatre during her School Days.[4]

Sunaina Changed her name officially to Anusha.[5][6]

Brand & AdvertisementEdit

Sunaina Launched Tea Trails in Anna Nagar, Chennai.[7]


Sunainaa's start to fame was by starring Nakul in Kadhalil Vizhunthen (2008) which was her first Tamil début. She also did a guest appearance in Sivaji movie, Those scenes were eliminated on screening. She also did Maasilamani (2009) in Tamil cinema and continued with a performance oriented films where she secured her first Filmfare nomination for Neerparavai (2012). she played the role of Esther.[8] Her performance was critically praised that she was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil.

After that she appeared in films like Samar (2013), Vanmam (2014) and she gave a guest appearance opposite to Vijay in Theri (2016). she continued with Nambiyaar (2016), Kavalai Vendam (2016), Thondan (2017). In 2018, she acted in the drama film Kaali starring Vijay Antony and Anjali. The romantic thriller vampires web series Viu original in Nila Nila Odi Vaa (2018) from 24 July to 5 September 2018 .[9]


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2005 Kumar Vs Kumari Telugu
2006 Something Special Telugu
2006 10th Class Sandhya Telugu
2006 Best Friends Kavya Malayalam
2007 Missing Telugu
2008 Gange Baare Thunge Baare Ganga Kannada
2008 Kadhalil Vizhunthen Meera Tamil
2009 Maasilamani Divya Ramanathan Tamil
2010 Yaathumagi Annalakshmi Tamil
2010 Vamsam Malarkodi Tamil
2012 Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam Valarmathi Tamil
2012 Thiruthani Sugeesha Tamil
2012 Neerparavai Esther Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
2013 Samar Roopa Tamil
2014 Vanmam Vadhana Tamil
2016 Theri Bride Tamil Special appearance
2016 Nambiar Saroja Devi Tamil
2016 Kavalai Vendam Deepa Tamil
2017 Thondan Bagalamugi Tamil
2017 Pelliki Mundu Prema Katha Anu Telugu
2018 Kaali Poo Mayilu (Parvathy) Tamil
2018 Nila Nila Odi Vaa Nila Tamil Web series
2018 Enai Noki Paayum Thota Meera Tamil Post-production
2019 Eriyum Kannadi Tamil Filming


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  5. ^ "Sunaina changes her name to Anusha". 15 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Actress Sunaina undergoes a name change, to be called Anusha". 1 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Actress Sunaina Launched Tea Trails at Anna Nagar Chennai". 30 June 2017.
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  9. ^ "Ashwin and Sunainaa's web series, Nila Nila Odi Vaa, to be about vampires". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-09-25.

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