She won the WLBSA Ladies World Billiards Championship title in April 2005, in a 243–136 victory over Lynette Horsburgh of Scotland, and reached the semi-final at the 2006 IBSF World Snooker Championship in Amman, Jordan, where she was eliminated by In Wan-ip 4–2.
Thakur is a native of Mumbai, Maharashtra. She has won several state and national championships in both snooker and billiards. Her sister, Meenal Thakur, is also a player in both disciplines. Anuja is married to Manan Chandra, another Indian amateur billiards player.
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