Anupama Kumar

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Anupama Kumar
Born (1974-12-04) 4 December 1974 (age 44)
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Other namesAnupama Prakash Kumar
OccupationActress, model, journalist, anchor, visualizer, television producer
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)G. ShivaKumar

Anupama Prakash Kumar (born 4 December 1974 in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu),[1] better known as Anupama Kumar, is an Indian film actress and model. Having appeared in more than 300 ad films, she made her debut as an actress in the 2004 Hindi film Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na and went on to play supporting roles in Tamil films.[2] Besides acting and modelling, Anupama has also worked as a journalist, anchor, visualizer and a television producer.[3] She won the Vijay Award 2013 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) for her role in Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal.


A Tamilan by birth, Anupama mostly lived in North India. She had been mainly involved in the field of television for over thirteen years, working as an anchor, visualizer, journalist and even producer.[1] Later she started off into a modelling and acting career, featuring in more than 300 commercials along with the likes of Shahrukh Khan and Mohanlal.[4] She had appeared in several Hindi language television series such as Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai, Mission Fateh, Shaka Laka Boom Boom and The Magic Make-Up Box as well.

Her film debut happened in 2004, when she accepted an offer to star in the Aishwarya Rai-starrer Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na in a cameo. When she was in Chennai for an ad shoot in 2009, she got to know that director Cheran was looking for a new face to play the role of Cheran's wife as an elder woman.[4] She took up the role, which, despite being a cameo role, fetched her much critical acclaim.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to G. Shivakumar, a Navy commander, and has one son, Aditya, with whom she currently resides in Chennai.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Kyun! Ho Gaya Na... Hindi
2009 Aa Okkadu Telugu
2009 Pokkisham Mrs.Lenin Tamil
2010 Ishqiya Manju Hindi
2010 Vamsam Meenakshi Tamil
2010 Ayyanar Mahalakshmi Tamil
2011 Aadu Puli Kalaiarasi Tamil
2012 Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Meenakshi Tamil Winner: Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Mugamoodi Mrs.Gaurav Tamil
2012 Thuppakki Nisha's mother Tamil
2012 Neerparavai Benita Tamil
2012 Neethaane En Ponvasantham Varun's mother Tamil
2012 Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu Telugu
2013 David Zainab Hindi
2013 Gouravam Tamil
2013 Ponmaalai Pozhudhu Lakshmi Tamil
2013 Moodar Koodam Mandodiri Tamil
2014 Vallinam Tamil
2014 Yennamo Yedho Lakshmi Tamil
2014 Irumbu Kuthirai Samyuktha's aunt Tamil
2014 Meagamann Bharathi Tamil
2014 Oru Oorla Rendu Raja Chandrika Tamil
2015 Maha Maha Tamil
2015 Indru Netru Naalai Anu's mother Tamil
2015 Valiyavan Selvi Tamil
2016 Aarathu Sinam Santhosh's sister Tamil
2017 Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva Tamil
2017 Thiri Jeeva's mother Tamil
2017 Kootathil Oruthan Janani's mother Tamil
2017 Goutham Nanda Telugu
2017 Solo Malayalam
2017 Solo Tamil
2018 Eghantham Tamil
2018 Raja Ranguski Maria / Mary Tamil
2019 Thirumanam Tamil
2019 Muni 4: Kanchana 3 Radhamma Tamil
2019 Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 Chinnathaayi Tamil
2019 My Son is Gay Varun's mother Tamil Delayed
2019 N4 Tamil Filming


Year Program Language Notes
Bhabhi Hindi
2002-2004 Shaka Laka Boom Boom Hindi
2001–2003 Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai Hindi
2003 The Magic Make-Up Box Hindi
2003 Mission Fateh Hindi
2003 Galati Kiski Hindi
2018 Nila Nila Odi Vaa Tamil Tamil Web Series on Viu


  1. ^ a b "Flickr: anupama kumar". Flickr. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  2. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (3 September 2011). "itsy Bitsy". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  3. ^ "Multi-Faceted Modelist Anupama Kumar". Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  4. ^ a b "A cameo impresses". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2009.

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