11 January 1969
Malka Ganj, Delhi, India
|Other names||Anu Aggarwal|
|Occupation||Actress, model, social activist|
Early life and background
Anu Aggarwal was born on 11 January 1969 in New Delhi, and was raised in Delhi. She was a gold medalist in sociology at Delhi University. After a brief stint in modelling, and VJing, and appearance in the Doordarshan serial Isi Bahane (1988), she made her Bollywood debut with the musical blockbuster Aashiqui, following which she was much in demand.
In 1997 she joined Yoga in Bihar School of Yoga and stayed there as a Karmayogi. In 1999 she was back in Mumbai to pack her things and live in yoga to serve people when a serious car accident happened, Aggarwal was in a coma for 29 days, which left her with no memory of her earlier life. After that in 2001 she became a monk.She lives in Mumbai and is single. She practices yoga . She quoted in one of her interviews "To feel strong, to walk amongst humans with a tremendous feeling of confidence and superiority is not at all wrong. The sense of superiority in bodily strength is borne out by the long history of mankind paying homage in folklore, song and poetry to strong women" .
From Self-made to Self-healed Anu an MSW, today works for the upliftment of society. She is a motivational TED featured speaker, runs Anu Aggarwal Foundation for mental health, environmental well-being, stress relief, discovering joy in the challenged times of today.
|1988||Isi Bahane||Parineeta||TV Series|
|1989||Face of Schweppes Indian Tonic||Model - Paris||International Model|
|1990||Aashiqui||Anu Verghese||Debut film|
|1993||Thiruda Thiruda||Chandralekha "Lekha", an underworld queen||Tamil film|
|1993||King Uncle||Fenni Fernando from Goa||Drama/Action|
|1993||Khal-Naaikaa||Kiran, a psychopath woman|
|1994||The Cloud Door||Princess Kurangi||Short movie (Cannes Film Festival)|
|1994- 1997||Oye MTV that later became BPL Oye!||Star endorser and VJ||Launched MTV India|
|1995||Janam Kundli||Kiran M Prasad/ Kiran R. Kapoor|
|1995||Ram Shastra||Special appearance in the song "Love Machine"|
|1996||Return of Jewel Thief||Princess Vishaka|
- "Anu Agrawal". Rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
- Kulkarni, Vishwas (4 May 2008). "The Enigma of Arrival". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- "From Wonder Girl Of 'Aashiqui' To A Sanyasi, This Is Anu Aggarwal's Story In Her Own Words!". indiatimes.com. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- "Aashiqui star returns to life, turns author". Hindustan Times. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- McCarthy, Todd (31 August 1994). "The Cloud Door". Variety. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
- Aggarwal, Anu (15 May 2017). "Awesome to have launched #MTV in #india 1993! #author #anusual @Harper360 @HarperCollinsIN Got #interviewed by #NYTimes @MTVIndia #bollywoodpic.twitter.com/JidfOZU7tx". @anusualauthor. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
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