Yashika Aannand

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Yashika Aannand
Born4 August 1999
New Delhi, India
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress, Model
Years active2016-present
Home townChennai, Tamil Nadu
Parent(s)Chetan Anand, Sonal Anand

Yashika Aannand is an Indian film actress and model of Punjabi descent, who predominantly works in Tamil cinema.[1][2] She made her debut as an actress by portraying a character in the successful Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016), before earning further recognition for her role in the adult comedy, Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu (2017). She is also recognised as a social media influencer and as a fashion model.[3]

Career[edit]

Born to Punjabi parents, Yashika Aannand made her acting debut after gaining popularity among the public as a model on Instagram.[4] At 14, she first shot for the film Inimey Ippadithan (2015) alongside Santhanam but her role was later deleted after she could not attend a song shoot. She later portrayed a one scene role as a swimming instructor in Kavalai Vendam (2016), which became her first theatrical release. Initially after a lot of struggle,Yashika made a breakthrough as an actress after appearing the role of a molested girl in the 2016 film, Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru. Shot on a small budget, the film became a surprise success at the box office and won recognition for its cast members[5]. She subsequently appeared in further roles as a Hindi teacher in Paadam (2018), and performed an item number in Thambi Ramaiah's Maniyar Kudumbam (2018).

In her biggest film role to date, Yashika portrayed Gautham Karthik's ex-girlfriend in the adult sex comedy film, Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu (2018). Shot in Thailand, the film featured her alongside other actresses such as Vaibhavi Shandilya and Chandrika Ravi, and was noted as one of the few adult comedy films produced in the Tamil film industry. The film performed well at the box office.[6] Along with her acting commitments, Yashika has regularly raised concerns for the empowerment and betterment of status of girls and women in the society.[7]

In 2018, she took part in the second season of the Bigg Boss Tamil reality show hosted by Kamal Haasan. She had earlier been approached to be a contestant in the inaugural season of Bigg Boss Tamil show but she refused the offer.[8][9] She was evicted on day 98, finishing the show in fifth place.[10][11][12][13][14] She also received the cash prize of 5 lakhs for winning certain tasks during the second season of the premiere programme before getting evicted.she is also noted as one of the person who can perform tasks well on the house.[15] She also made her television debut in 2018 as the mentor in Jodi Unlimited TV series aired in 2019. Star Vijay.

Post Bigg Boss[edit]

Yashika who rose to fame after taking part in Bigg Boss Tamil, apparently signed few Tamil films including an item number in Kazhugu 2 where she landed a role of a dancer for a song titled Sakalakala Valli which also featured 300 dancers apart from her.[16][17] The first single of Kazhugu 2 featuring Yashika in folk song was released on 12 January 2019.[18]

She also signed in for a zombie related adventure comedy animation film titled Zombie as a lead actress which also stars Yogi Babu in the male lead role.[19][20] This film also marks the full fledged lead role for Yashika Aannand after playing cameo, special roles in most of the films she featured in her early part of her career.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2016 Kavalai Vendam Swimming instructor Tamil Debut film
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru Shruti Tamil
2017 Paadam Hindi teacher Tamil
2018 Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu Kavya Tamil
Maniyar Kudumbam Herself Tamil Special appearance in the song "Adi Pappaali Pazhame"
NOTA Shilpa Tamil
2019 Kazhugu 2 Herself Tamil Filming, special appearance in the song "Sakalakala Valli"
Odavum Mudiyathu Oliyavum Mudiyathu TBA Tamil Post-production
Untitled Mahat Raghavendra film TBA Tamil Filming
Zombie TBA Tamil Filming
Raja Bheema Herself Tamil Filming, Special appearance

Television[edit]

Year Shows Role Language Channel
2018 Bigg Boss Tamil 2 Herself Tamil Vijay TV
2018 Jodi Season 10 Herself & Team Leader Tamil Vijay TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All you want to know about #YaashikaAannand". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Yaashika Aanand". IMDb. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Movies are for entertainment". www.deccanchronicle.com. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Teen temptations". www.deccanchronicle.com. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ "An aspiring entrant!". www.deccanchronicle.com. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Cast of Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu gets stronger". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Yashika Aannand reveals her personal experience about casting couch in film industry". CatchNews.com. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  8. ^ Upadhyaya, Prakash. "Bigg Boss Tamil 2 contestant: Who is Yashika Aannand (Anand)? Profile, Biography, Photos and Videos". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  9. ^ Ma.Pandiarajan (2018-06-17). "`பிக்பாஸ் சீசன் -2 பிரமாண்ட தொடக்கம்!' - முதல் போட்டியாளர் யாஷிகா ஆனந்த்". Vikatan (in Tamil). Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  10. ^ "யாஷிகா ஆர்மி ரெடியா? முதல் ஆளாக பிக்பாஸ் வீட்டிற்குள் கால் பதித்த 'குட்டி' போட்டியாளர்!". tamil.filmibeat.com (in Tamil). 2018-06-17. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  11. ^ "பிக்பாஸ் சீசன் 2-ல் கலந்து கொள்ளும் 18 வயது இளம் போட்டியாளர் இந்த நடிகைதானாம்..!". NewsFast. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Bigg Boss Tamil Season 2: #YashikaArmy, Unprepared Kamal". The Quint. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Yashika Anand (Actress) Profile with Bio, Photos, and Videos - Onenov.in". Onenov.in. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Yaashika Aanand Wiki, Biography, Age, Movies, Images - News Bugz". News Bugz. 2018-01-18. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Ex-Bigg Boss Tamil 2 contestant Yashika Anand thanks her fans; See video - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Yashika Anand shakes a leg for 'Kazhugu 2' song". News Today | First with the news. 2019-01-12. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  17. ^ Manik, Rajeshwari; January 12, an On; 2019 (2019-01-12). "'Kazhugu 2' Gets 'U' Certificate; First Single Releases". Silverscreen.in. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  18. ^ "'Kazhugu 2': New single featuring Yashika Anand to be released on Saturday - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  19. ^ Manik, Rajeshwari; January 1, an On; 2019 (2019-01-01). "Yogi Babu To Star With Yashika Anand In A Horror Comedy". Silverscreen.in. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Yashika and Yogi Babu team up for a 3D adult horror comedy - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 January 2019.

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