Yashika Aannand

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Yashika Aannand
Born (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 20)
New Delhi, India
OccupationActress, Model, Anchor
Years active2016-present
Home townChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Spouse(s)[[Gunaseelan Arunachalam]]

Yashika Aannand is an Indian film actress, television personality and model, who predominantly works in Tamil cinema.[1] She was born in a Punjabi family on 4 August 1999 in New Delhi. After her birth, her family moved to Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where she continued her childhood studies at Sherwood Hall School.[citation needed] She made her debut as an actress by portraying a character in the Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016), before earning further recognition for her role in the adult comedy, Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu (2018). She is also a fashion model in addition.[2]


Born to Punjabi parents, Aannand made her acting debut after gaining popularity and recognition among the public as a model on Instagram.[3] 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.

Aannand's breakthrough was 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.[4] She subsequently appeared in Paadam (2018) and Thambi Ramaiah's Maniyar Kudumbam (2018).

In her biggest film role to date, Aannand portrayed Gautham Karthik's ex-girlfriend in the adult 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.[5] Along with her acting commitments, Aannand has regularly raised concerns for the empowerment and betterment of status of girls and women in the society.[6]

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.[7][8] She was evicted on day 98, finishing the show in fifth place.[9][10][11][12][13] She also received the cash prize of 5 lakhs for winning certain tasks during the second season of the premiere programme before getting evicted.[14] She later appeared as a mentor in Star Vijay's "Jodi Unlimited" TV series, which aired in 2019.

Following her appearance on Bigg Boss, Aannand signed a zombie related adventure comedy animation film titled Zombie as the lead actress, among other commitments.[15][16] The film was her first lead role.[17]

Me Too allegations[edit]

In 2018, Aannand identified herself as a victim during the MeToo campaign in India, where she alleged that a director had tried to abuse her by asking for sexual favors in order to gain a part in his film. She refused. [18] However she rejected the offer and accused the director of harassing her.[19]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
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 Special appearance in the song "Sakalakala Valli"
Zombie Aishwarya Tamil
2020 Ivan Than Uthamandagger TBA Tamil Filming
Raja Bheemadagger Herself Tamil Filming, Special appearance in a song


Year Shows Role Language Channel
2018 Maya Devathai Raagini Tamil Sun TV
Bigg Boss Tamil 2 Contestant Vijay TV
Jodi Season 10 Judge & Team Leader
2019 Bigg Boss Tamil 3 Guest Tamil Vijay TV


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  15. ^ Manik, Rajeshwari; January 1, an On; 2019 (1 January 2019). "Yogi Babu To Star With Yashika Anand In A Horror Comedy". Silverscreen.in. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  16. ^ "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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  19. ^ www.thenewsminute.com https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/prominent-director-propositioned-me-role-actor-yashika-adds-her-voice-me-too-90693. Retrieved 11 April 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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