Anu Emmanuel

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Anu Emmanuel
Anu Emmanuel

(1997-04-28) 28 April 1997 (age 22)
Years active2011, 2016-present

Anu Emmanuel is an actress who appears in South Indian films.

She made her debut as a heroine in the 2016 Malayalam film Action Hero Biju.[1] 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).

Early Life[edit]

Anu Emmanuel was born in a typical Malayali family in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The actress is the daughter of Thankachan Emmanuel who works as a producer in the Malayalam film industry and Nimmy Emmanuel. After completing her schooling in Kerala, Anu moved to US to pursue further studies. Although, the actress has lived in the US for most of her childhood and teenage life, she has a good command over Malayalam language. Reba Monica John, the noted Indian film actress and model is her cousin.


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.[2] 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[3] starrer Action Hero Biju which was directed by Abrid Shine.[4] She made her Telugu debut with Majnu opposite to Nani. The film went on become a hit at box-office. During that time she was announced as the female lead in Oxygen, alongside actor Gopichand in the lead.[5] In 2017, She made her Tamil debut with Thupparivaalan alongside Vishal.

In 2018, She paired opposite to Pawan Kalyan in Agnyaathavaasi. She played lead roles in Naa Peru Surya along with Allu Arjun and Shailaja Reddy Alludu along with Naga Chaitanya and Ramya Krishna. She made a cameo appearance in Geetha Govindam. She appeared in her second Tamil film Namma Veetu Pillai opposite to Sivakarthikeyan which became successful at the box-office.[6]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Director Language Notes Ref.
2011 Swapna Sanchari Ashwathy Kamal Malayalam Malayalam Debut
2016 Action Hero Biju Benitta Abrid Shine Malayalam Debut as lead actress
Majnu Kiranmayi Virinchi Varma Telugu Telugu Debut
2017 Kittu Unnadu Jagratha Janaki Vamsi Krishna Naidu Telugu
Thupparivaalan Mallika Mysskin Tamil Tamil Debut
Oxygen Geetha A. M. Jyothi Krishna Telugu
2018 Agnyaathavaasi Suryakantham Trivikram Srinivas Telugu
Naa Peru Surya Varsha Vakkantham Vamsi Telugu
Geetha Govindam Herself Parasuram Telugu Cameo appearance
Shailaja Reddy Alludu Anu Reddy Maruthi Dasari Telugu
2019 Namma Veetu Pillai Maangani Pandiraj Tamil


  1. ^ "Anu Emmanuel joins Action Hero Biju". 20 September 2015. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016.
  2. ^ Akhila Menon (21 January 2016). "WHAT! Anu Emmanuel Rejected Charlie?". filmbeat.
  3. ^ Shilpa Nair Anand (28 January 2016). "Nivin is back in action". The Hindu.
  4. ^ Staff (30 January 2016). "Action Hero Biju Official Trailer: Nivin Pauly & Anu Emmanuel starrer looks fresh and promising!".
  5. ^ "After Action Hero Biju Anu Emmanuel in Telugu Movie Oxygen". 18 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan is thrilled about Namma Veettu Pillai crossing 25 days at the box office". Times Of India. Retrieved 1 November 2019.

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