Ohanna Shivanand

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Ohanna Shivanand
Shilpa Anand On location shoot of film 'The Mall'.jpg
Anand at location shoot of film Ye Hai Lollipop
Shilpa Anand

(1982-12-10) 10 December 1982 (age 36)[1]
Other namesShona, Shilpu
EducationMasters Degree in Computer Applications (MCA)
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2002–present
FamilySakshi Shivanand

Ohanna Shivanand (Born Shilpa Anand)[2] is an Indian model, television and film actress who is known for her two different television roles as Dr. Riddhima Gupta[3] and Dr. Shilpa Malhotra[4] in Dill Mill Gayye.[5] She has also starred in films and music videos.[6]

Early life[edit]

Anand was born on 10 December 1982 in South Africa and did her schooling there. Her parents were from India, and later she moved there. In 2015 she changed her name to Ohanna Shivanand.[7] She is the younger sister of Sakshi Shivanand, who is a famous actress from Karnataka.[8] Anand studied at Punjab University[disambiguation needed], obtaining a Masters in Computer Applications (MCA), from 2000 to 2003. She worked as a software developer for five years, with Java J2EE application development and E-Learning.


Modeling career[edit]

Anand started her career as a model. She has done over 40 commercials, including for Coca-cola with Aamir Khan, Lux soap with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Dabur Pudin Hara and Nerolac Paint with Amitabh Bachchan. She has also worked as a model advertising a variety of brands.

Film career[edit]

Anand's acting debut was in the South Indian Film Bezawada Police Station (2000). She made her Bollywood debut with Ravi Shankar’s film Iqraar by Chance (2006), as Rashmi Mehra.[9]

Television career[edit]

Anand is also a television actress. She began her television career with the medical youth show Dill Mill Gayye on Star One, where she played the role of Dr. Riddhima Gupta. She left the show in May 2008 but returned in 2010, playing a different character in seaseon 2 of the same show - Dr. Shilpa Malhotra.[4]

In 2012, she played the role of Meera in the anthology series Teri Meri Love Stories.

In 2015, she did a cameo role in channel BIG magic's show Mahisagar . [10]

Music videos[edit]

She appeared in the music videos Gol Gol Akh (2002) and Kuch Der Tak (2007), and starred in Kachichiyan (2014) with Paras Arora and Zuber, Khwaishein (2014) with Shael Oswal and Over Under (2016) with Tarsem Jassar.



Music videos[edit]

Year Song Singer Co-Starring
2002 Gol Gol Akh Hans Raj Hans Ashish Chaudhary
2007 Kuch der tak Hariharan Ayaz Khan
2014 Kachichiyan Savvy Sandhu Paras Arora, Zuber Kamaal Khan
2014 Khwaishein Shael Oswal Shael Oswal
2016 Over Under Tarsem Jassar Tarsem Jassar


  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Shilpa Anand". PINKVILLA.
  2. ^ "Shilpa Anand changes her name to Ohanna Shivanand!".
  3. ^ "Remember Dr. Riddhima from Dill Mill Gayye? This is what she looks like now-". The Times Of India.
  4. ^ a b "Small screen's heartthrobs who return on fans' demands". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Dill Mill Gayye completes 9 years: Where is the cast now". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Shilpa Anand: Me, wearing a saree?". Times of India. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Shilpa Anand is Ohanna Shivanand now! Read on to know why!". PINKVILLA.
  8. ^ "Southern starlet Sakshi Shivanand twin sister prank blows out of proportion 19032001". The Times Of India.
  9. ^ "Techie-turned-model Shilpa Anand takes Bollywood route to stardom". Indiatoday.com. 17 July 2006.
  10. ^ "Shilpa Anand to romance Viraf Phiroz in Star Plus' telefilm". Times of India. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  11. ^ "I never expected Bloody Isshq to take off: Shilpa Anand". Telly Chakkar. Retrieved 4 October 2018.

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