Anuja Iyer

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Anuja Iyer
Born Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress, model, columnist
Years active 2007–present

Anuja Iyer is an Indian actress and model who works in the Tamil film industry. She made her acting debut in the low budget horror flick Sivi (2007) and became noted for her performances in Ninaithale Inikkum (2009) and Unnaipol Oruvan (2009). Since April 2010, she is working as a columnist for the popular entertainment website Behindwoods.[1]

Early life[edit]

Anuja was born as Sandhya into a Tamil Brahmin family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[2] She did her schooling at Rosary Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Santhome, Chennai and went on to pursue a B.Com (Honours) degree at Shri Ram College of Commerce in Delhi.[2] She then studied under the Sanwa Bank scholarship programme, and further finished her Master's degree in Advertising and Public Relations in Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi, graduating with a PRSI (Public Relations Society of India) Award.[2]

Career[edit]

Her first film was the horror flick, Sivi (2007), in which she played a ghost. She was praised for her performance.[3] Her second film, Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai (2008), termed as Tamil cinema's first "urban centric film" received critical acclaim, winning awards at international film festivals for its innovative approach to film making. Her role was one again lauded by critics and audiences.[4] In 2009, she appeared in the college drama Ninaithale Inikkum, a remake of the 2006 Malayalam film Classmates. Anuja essayed the character of a reserved Muslim college student Shalini who attempts to take revenge on the murderer of her lover. Later that year, she starred in Unnaipol Oruvan and its Telugu version Eeenadu alongside veteran actors Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal and Venkatesh. Her portrayal of Natasha Rajkumar, a television journalist, was appreciated by critics and fetched her a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 56th Filmfare Awards South.

In 2013, Anuja Iyer hosted season 2 of Raj TV's Carnatic music reality-talent show, Tanishq Swarna Sangeetham. [5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
2007 Sivi Nandhini Tamil
2008 Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai Sindhu Tamil
2009 Ninaithale Inikkum Shalini Tamil
Unnaipol Oruvan Natasha Rajkumar Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
Eeenadu Shilpa Krishna Telugu
2011 Ko Sonali Tamil Special appearance
Yuvan Yuvathi Thangameena Tamil Guest appearance
2012 Vinmeengal Ila Tamil
Kadhal 2 Kalyanam Tamil Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Language Channel
2012 Dharmayutham Gayathri Tamil Vijay TV
2013 Tanishq Swarna Sangeetham Host Tamil Raj TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hail Thamizh! – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 29 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b c About me. behindwoods.com
  3. ^ Cinema Plus / Film Review : He, she and a ghost – Sivi. The Hindu (28 September 2007). Retrieved on 1 April 2011.
  4. ^ Review: Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai. Rediff.com. Retrieved on 1 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Tanishq Swarna Sangeetham - Season 2 - The Hindu". The Hindu. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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