Yashika Aannand

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Yashika Aannand
Yashika Aannand PhotoShoot (3).jpg
Aannand in 2018
Born
Yashika Anand

(1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 22)
New Delhi, India
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
  • television personality
Years active2016–present

Yashika Aannand (born 4 August 1999) is an Indian actress, model and television personality, who works predominantly in Tamil films.

Early life[edit]

Aannand was born in a Punjabi family on 4 August 1999 in New Delhi.[1][2] After her family moved to Chennai, she completed her schooling in Sherwood Hall school in Nungambakkam.[3]

Career[edit]

Aannand began acting after being an Instagram model.[4] At 14, she was filmed for Inimey Ippadithan (2015) alongside Santhanam but her role was later deleted after she could not attend a song shoot.[5] She then portrayed a swimming instructor in Kavalai Vendam (2016), which became her first theatrical release.[6]

Aannand's breakthrough was in the 2016 film, Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru. Shot on a small budget, the film was successful and won recognition for its cast members.[7] She then appeared in Paadam (2018) and Thambi Ramaiah's Maniyaar Kudumbam (2018).

Aannand then appeared in Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu (2018), an adult comedy film. Shot in Thailand, the film featured her alongside other actresses such as Vaibhavi Shandilya and Chandrika Ravi and the film performed well at the box office.[8] Aannand has regularly raised concerns for female empowerment in society.[9]

In 2018, Aannand appeared in the second season of the Bigg Boss Tamil reality show hosted by Kamal Haasan. She had earlier been approached to be in the inaugural season, but she refused the offer.[10][11] She was evicted on day 98, finishing the show in fifth place.[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.[15] She later appeared as a mentor in Star Vijay's Jodi Unlimited TV series, which aired in 2019.[citation needed]

Aannand then appeared in an animated Zombie film titled Zombie as the lead actress.[16][17][18]

In 2018, she listed by the Chennai Times as the most "desirable woman on television".[19]

In 2021, she got Best Actress Award at Las Vegas Independent Film Festival 2021 for BESTIE movie.[20]

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 favours in order to gain a part in his film. She refused, and accused the director of harassing her.[21][22]

Personal life[edit]

On 24 July 2021, Aannand was involved in a car accident in Mahabalipuram near Chennai and was critically injured during the accident. Aannand was travelling with friends when their car rammed into a divider and fell in the nearby pit.[23][24] News reports state that one of her friends died on the spot. Onlookers reportedly said that the actor's SUV was speeding and lost control, thus causing the accident.[25][26]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Film[edit]

List of performances in film
Year Film Role Language Notes
2016 Kavalai Vendam Swimming Instructor Tamil UnCredited Role
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru Shruti Tamil
2017 Paadam Hindi Teacher Tamil UnCredited Role
2018 Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu Kaavya Tamil
Maniyaar Kudumbam Herself Tamil Special appearance in the song "Adi Pappaali Pazhame"
NOTA Shilpa Tamil Telugu Simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu
2019 Kazhugu 2 Herself Tamil Special appearance in the song "Sakalakala Valli"
Zombie Aishwarya Tamil
2020 Mookuthi Amman Herself Tamil Special appearance in the song "Bhagavathi Baba"
2021 Ivan Than UthamanFilms that have not yet been released Tamil Filming[27][28]
Raja BheemaFilms that have not yet been released Tamil Filming[29]
Kadamaiyai SeiFilms that have not yet been released Tamil Filming[30]
PambattamFilms that have not yet been released Tamil Filming[31]
SulphurFilms that have not yet been released Tamil Filming[32]
BESTIE† Yashika Tamil Filming[33][34]

Television[edit]

List of performances and appearances on television
Year Shows Role Language Channel
2018 Maya Devathai Raagini Tamil Sun TV
Bigg Boss Tamil 2 Contestant Tamil Vijay TV
Jodi Season 10 Judge & Team Leader Tamil Vijay TV
2019 Bigg Boss Tamil 3 Guest Tamil Vijay TV
2020 Roja Herself Tamil Sun TV

Short films[edit]

List of performances in short films
Year Film Role Notes
2017 MR.K Crime Series Silk Smitha Episode 16

Web series[edit]

List of performances in web series
Year Title Role Platform Notes
2019 Madras Meter Show Guest ZEE5 Episode 6[35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bigg Boss Tamil 3 fame actress Yashika Anand turns 21; fans arrange blood donation campaign to celebrate the occasion". The Times of India. 5 August 2020. Archived from the original on 9 September 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ "[Tweets] Fans pour warm wishes on Bigg Boss Tamil 2 contestant Yashika Aannand's 21st birthday". Zoom. Archived from the original on 26 November 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  3. ^ https://nettv4u.com/celebrity/tamil/movie-actress/yashika-aannand
  4. ^ "Teen temptations". Deccan Chronicle. 23 July 2017. Archived from the original on 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Yaashika Anand shot for Inimey Ippadithan". The Times of India. 8 September 2018. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Yashika gives a sneak peek into her body flex workout". The Times of India. 3 October 2020. Archived from the original on 14 July 2021. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  7. ^ "An aspiring entrant!". Deccan Chronicle. 1 December 2016. Archived from the original on 24 June 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  8. ^ Rajendran, Gopinath (8 November 2017). "Cast of Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu gets stronger". Cinema Express. Archived from the original on 10 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Yashika Aannand reveals her personal experience about casting couch in film industry". CatchNews.com. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  10. ^ Upadhyaya, Prakash. "Bigg Boss Tamil 2 contestant: Who is Yashika Aannand (Anand)? Profile, Biography, Photos and Videos". International Business Times. India. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  11. ^ Pandiarajan, Ma (17 June 2018). "'பிக்பாஸ் சீசன் -2 பிரமாண்ட தொடக்கம்!' - முதல் போட்டியாளர் யாஷிகா ஆனந்த்". Ananda Vikatan (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  12. ^ "யாஷிகா ஆர்மி ரெடியா? முதல் ஆளாக பிக்பாஸ் வீட்டிற்குள் கால் பதித்த 'குட்டி' போட்டியாளர்!". Filmibeat (in Tamil). 17 June 2018. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  13. ^ "பிக்பாஸ் சீசன் 2-ல் கலந்து கொள்ளும் 18 வயது இளம் போட்டியாளர் இந்த நடிகைதானாம்..!". NewsFast. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
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  15. ^ "Ex-Bigg Boss Tamil 2 contestant Yashika Anand thanks her fans; See video". The Times of India. 25 September 2018. Archived from the original on 26 November 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  16. ^ Manikandan, Rajeshwari (1 January 2019). "Yogi Babu To Star With Yashika Anand In A Horror Comedy". Silverscreen.in. Archived from the original on 13 January 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Yashika and Yogi Babu team up for a 3D adult horror comedy". The Times of India. 31 December 2018. Archived from the original on 13 January 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Yogi Babu completes shoot for Zombie". The News Today. 7 April 2019. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Chennai Times 15 Most Desirable Women on Television 2018". The Times of India. 2 February 2019. Archived from the original on 14 December 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  20. ^ "BEST ACTRESS - BESTIE MOVIE". Las Vegas International Film Festival. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  21. ^ "#MeToo: Bigg Boss Tamil 2 fame Yashika Anand supports the movement, shares her casting couch experience". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Prominent director propositioned me role". www.thenewsminute.com. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  23. ^ "Actor Yashika Aanand injured in a road accident, is critical". Hindustan Times. 25 July 2021. Archived from the original on 26 July 2021. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  24. ^ Madhav, Pramod (25 July 2021). "Yashika Aannand meets with a car accident, actress seriously injured". India Today. Chennai. Archived from the original on 26 July 2021. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  25. ^ Kannan, Sindhu (25 July 2021). "Actor Yashika Aannand injured in road accident near Chennai; friend dies". The Times of India. Chennai. Archived from the original on 25 July 2021. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  26. ^ Sunder, Gautam (25 July 2021). "Yashika Aannand interview: This is the true version of how the accident happened". The Hindu. Chennai. Archived from the original on 22 August 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  27. ^ "Mahat-Yashika film titled Ivan Than Uthaman". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 26 February 2021. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
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  29. ^ Subramanian, Anupama (27 December 2019). "Yashika Anand plays a journo in Raja Bheema". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 28 December 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  30. ^ "SJ Suryah's Kadamaiyai Sei goes on floors". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 1 February 2021. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  31. ^ "Pambattam Movie Launch | Jeevan, Rithika Sen, Mallika Sherawat, Yashika Anand, V.C.Vadivudaiyan 96tv". Archived from the original on 5 January 2021. Retrieved 8 March 2021 – via YouTube.
  32. ^ "Popular music director turns Yashika Aanand's villain! - Tamil News". IndiaGlitz.com. 8 March 2021. Archived from the original on 7 June 2021. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  33. ^ "BEST ACTRESS AWARD". Las Vegas International Film Festival. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  34. ^ Dinamalar (27 September 2021). "யாஷிகாவுக்கு விருது | Award to Actress Yashika". தினமலர் - சினிமா (in Tamil). Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  35. ^ "Episode 6 – Mahat Raghavendra and Yashika Aannand's tell-all interview!". Zee5.com. 1 September 2020. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 17 December 2020.

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