Anaswara Kumar

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Anaswara Kumar
Anaswara at HCL 2013 Year End Celebrations, Chennai, 12-19-13 (3) (cropped).jpg
Anaswara Kumar

(1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 25)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Alma materWomen's Christian College, Chennai
Years active2011–present
Spouse(s)Aditya Nayar (m. 2019)

Anaswara Kumar is an Indian film actress, who works in the Tamil film industry. She started her career with Arivazhaghan's sports thriller Vallinam (2014), though the romantic comedy Ego (2013) released first. She made her breakthrough portraying Mohini in the black comedy film Yaamirukka Bayamey, which became a commercial success.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Anaswara was born to Malayali parents in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[3] She did her schooling from Jawahar Vidyalaya and at A. V. Meiyappan Matriculation Higher Secondary School. She then went on to graduate in Corporate Economics from Women's Christian College, Chennai.


Anaswara started her career in a supporting role for Arivazhaghan's sports thriller Vallinam (2014). She was selected from forty girls in an audition, which she had attended after being spotted at a Chennai Super Kings fans video shoot. Her first leading role came through the romantic comedy Ego (2013) featuring newcomers. The film went on to become an average grosser at the box office and had a low profile release.

She made a breakthrough in her career by portraying the character Mohini, in the black comedy film Yaamirukka Bayamey (2014), which went on to become such a grand commercial success that horror comedy/dark comedy became a trend in the Tamil Film Industry. Anaswara had to audition for the role of Mohini, where her capabilities at portraying the haunted character and creative inputs convinced the Film's Director Deekay to cast her. During production, Anaswara's make-up in the ghost avatar took up to four hours to apply, while she revealed that she got into character by "standing alone in the haunted room to imbibe the ghostly feelings".[4] Lalitha Raj, the makeup artist of Yaamirukka Bayamey appreciated Anaswara saying "For Anaswara, we had to apply heavy makeup and it took about three to four hours to complete it every day . Her dedication should be appreciated. It was cold while shooting for her scenes, but she managed to sit outside with that look for hours." [5] The actors in the film won positive reviews, with noting "the lead actors have performed admirably; there is a touch of eccentricity and wackiness to all the characters that adds to the ambience of the film."[6][7][8][5] She then went on to reprise her role in Yaamirukka Bayamey's Kannada remake Namo Boothatma (2014), which also became a commercial success.[9][10]

Anaswara began shooting for a new film in January 2016 titled as Pattinapakkam directed by Jayadev opposite Kalaiyarasan in the lead.Speaking about her role in an interview with Deccan Chronicle Chennai, Anaswara says, "I play the role of Mithra, a college student who hails from a middle-class background. She is loving, caring and is extremely protective of Vetri (played by Kalaiyarasan). She drives Vetri to be more responsible in life." [11]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2013 Ego Gomathi Tamil
2014 Vallinam Anu Tamil
Yaamirukka Bayamey Mohini Tamil
Namo Boothatma Mohini Kannada
2018 Pattinapakkam Mithra Tamil


  1. ^ Joshi, Daniel (19 May 2014). "Yaamirukka Bayame Thanksgiving Meet". Silverscreen. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  2. ^ Rajeshwari, Ganesan (18 May 2014). "Yaamirukka Bayamey Success Meet". Silverscreen. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Anaswara Kumar". Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  4. ^ Jyothsna. ""I am a huge fan of Ajith sir and Vijay sir", Anaswara". Behindwoods. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b Logesh, Balachandran (1 February 2015). "Game for the Ugly look". Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Review: Yaamirukka Bayamey is a hilarious tale of horror". Rediff. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  7. ^ Udhav, Naig (10 May 2014). "Yaamirukka Bayamey: Busting ghosts". The Hindu. Chennai. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Tollywood Eyes A New Tamil Heroine". iQlik Movies. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  9. ^ "'Yamirukka Bayamey' success team is back!". Sify. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  10. ^ Mohammed, Waseem (5 November 2015). "If you are fluent in Kannada, you are loved in Sandalwood". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  11. ^ Janani, K (1 December 2016). "A comeback for Anaswara Rai". Chennai Chronicle. Chennai: Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 30 November 2016.

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