Anu Emmanuel in September 2018
|Residence||Dallas, Texas, US|
|Years active||2011, 2016-present|
|Home town||Thazhathangady, Kottayam, Kerala, India|
Anu Emmanuel is an actress who appears in South Indian films. She made her acting debut as a child artist in the Malayalam film Swapna Sanchari produced by her father Thankachan Emmanuel who hails from Kottayam, Kerala in (2011), playing the daughter of Jayaram and Samvrutha Sunil in the film. She made her debut as a heroine in the 2016 Malayalam film Action Hero Biju. She made her Telugu debut with Majnu (2016), and went on to act in other Telugu films, like Kittu Unnadu Jagratha (2017), Oxygen, and Agnyaathavaasi (2018). Emmanuel has also worked in Tamil films, making her debut with the suspense thriller Thupparivaalan (2017).
Emmanuel was born in the US and lived most of her childhood in Dallas, Texas. She acted in Swapna Sanchari while she was attending school in India. Upon completion of the film, she went back to US to finish her high school. While in high school, Anu knew she wanted to pursue something in the artistic field. She made her acting debut as lead in Nivin Pauly starrer Action Hero Biju which was directed by Abrid Shine. During that time she was announced as the female lead in Oxygen, alongside actor Gopichand in the lead. During the shoot of that film she signed Majnu alongside actor Nani. Emmanuel received much critical praise for her role and performance in the film. She immediately went on to the big league by signing Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram's film Agnyaathavaasi followed by a film starring Allu Arjun called Naa Peru Surya. However, these films did not perform very well at the box office.
Anu was opted to play main roles in many movies such as Rangasthalam however she backed out. Anu was also opted to play the title role in the Telugu film Geetha Govindam. Although she didn't sign the film due to date issues, the actress made a cameo appearance in the film. Emmanuel later signed director Maruthi Dasari's Naga Chaitanya starrer film, Shailaja Reddy Alludu and played an egoistic girl. The actress received much praise and appreciation for the role with the movie succeeding at the box office. Emmanuel will be next seen in a Dhanush direction, Akkineni Nagarjuna film.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2016||Action Hero Biju||Benitta||Malayalam|
|Majnu||Kiranmayi||Telugu||Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actress in Telugu|
Nominated, SIIMA Awards for Best Debutant Female in Telugu
|2017||Kittu Unnadu Jagratha||Janaki||Telugu|
|Naa Peru Surya||Varsha||Telugu|
|Geetha Govindam||Herself||Telugu||Cameo Appearance|
|Shailaja Reddy Alludu||Anu||Telugu|
- Shreejaya Nair (17 September 2015). "Anu Emmanuel back after study break, to be Nivin's pair".
- "Anu Emmanuel joins Action Hero Biju". 20 September 2015. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016.
- Akhila Menon (21 January 2016). "WHAT! Anu Emmanuel Rejected Charlie?". filmbeat.
- Shilpa Nair Anand (28 January 2016). "Nivin is back in action".
- India.com Staff (30 January 2016). "Action Hero Biju Official Trailer: Nivin Pauly & Anu Emmanuel starrer looks fresh and promising!".
- "After Action Hero Biju Anu Emmanuel in Telugu Movie Oxygen". 18 December 2015.