Anu Emmanuel

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Anu Emmanuel
Anu emmanuel at Agnyaathavaasi Movie - Audio Launch.png
Anu at Agnyaathavaasi (2018) audio launch
Born (1996-03-28) 28 March 1996 (age 26)[1]
Years active2016 – present

Anu Emmanuel (pronounced [/Anu/ ɪˈmænjəwəl] (listen); born 28 March 1996)[2] is an American actress of Indian origin who appears in Telugu films alongside a few Tamil and Malayalam films.

She debuted as a heroine in the 2016 Malayalam film Action Hero Biju.[3] 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 on 28 March 1996 to a Malayali Christian Catholic family in Chicago, Illinois, United States.[4] She is the daughter of Thankachan Emmanuel, a noted Malayalam film producer. Her family is settled in Dallas, Texas. She lived throughout the US and later moved to India to pursue acting. Malayali actress Reba Monica John is her cousin.[5]


Emmanuel made her acting debut as lead in Nivin Pauly starrer Action Hero Biju, directed by Abrid Shine.[6][7] 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.[8] In 2017, She made her Tamil debut with Thupparivaalan alongside Vishal.

In 2018, she paired opposite to Pawan Kalyan in Agnyaathavaasi. She played the lead role in 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.[9]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2011 Swapna Sanchari Ashwathy (Achu) Malayalam Child artist
2016 Action Hero Biju Benitta Malayalam
Majnu Kiranmayi Telugu
2017 Kittu Unnadu Jagratha Janaki Telugu
Thupparivaalan Mallika Tamil
Oxygen Geetha Telugu
2018 Agnyaathavaasi Suryakantham Telugu
Naa Peru Surya Varsha Telugu
Geetha Govindam Girl in a bus stop Telugu Cameo appearance
Shailaja Reddy Alludu Anu Reddy Telugu
2019 Namma Veettu Pillai Maangani Tamil
2021 Alludu Adhurs Vasundhara Telugu
Maha Samudram Smitha Telugu [10]
2022 Prema Kadanta Not yet released TBA Telugu Filming [11]
Ravanasura Not yet released TBA Telugu Filming [12]


  1. ^ "Anu Emmanuel". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Mollywood Movie Actress Anu Emmanuel Biography, News, Photos, Videos".
  3. ^ "Anu Emmanuel joins Action Hero Biju". 20 September 2015. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Anu Emmanuel Birthday: The Chicago-born actress exudes glamour in sarees". The Times of India. 28 March 2021. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ Adivi, Sashidhar (16 August 2018). "Reba Monica John to make her Telugu debut?". Deccan Chronicle.
  6. ^ Shilpa Nair Anand (28 January 2016). "Nivin is back in action". The Hindu.
  7. ^ Staff (30 January 2016). "Action Hero Biju Official Trailer: Nivin Pauly & Anu Emmanuel starrer looks fresh and promising!".
  8. ^ "After Action Hero Biju Anu Emmanuel in Telugu Movie Oxygen". 18 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan is thrilled about Namma Veettu Pillai crossing 25 days at the box office". Times Of India. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Anu Emmanuel joins Maha Samudram". Cinema Express.
  11. ^ "Allu Sirish and Anu Emmanuel's romantic drama titled 'Prema Kadanta'". The News Minute. 31 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Ravi Teja's 'Ravanasura' begins filming". Telangana Today. 19 January 2022.

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