Anu Aggarwal

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Anu Aggarwal

(1969-01-11) 11 January 1969 (age 52)[1]
Malka Ganj, Delhi, India
OccupationActress, model, social activist
Years active1988—1996

Anu Aggarwal (born 11 January 1969) is a former Indian model and actress. She is best known for her works in Aashiqui, The Cloud Door and Thiruda Thiruda.[2]

Early life and background[edit | edit source]

Anu Aggarwal was born on 11 January 1969 in New Delhi, and was raised in Delhi. She was a gold medalist in sociology at Delhi University.[3] After a brief stint in modelling, and VJing, and appearance in the Doordarshan serial Isi Bahane (1988), she made her Bollywood debut with the musical blockbuster Aashiqui, following which she was much in demand.[3]

In 1997 she joined Yoga in Bihar School of Yoga and stayed there as a Karmayogi. In 1999 she was back in Mumbai to pack her things and live in yoga to serve people when a serious car accident happened, Aggarwal was in a coma for 29 days, which left her with no memory of her earlier life.[4] After that in 2001 she became a monk.She lives in Mumbai and is single.[4] She practices yoga . She quoted in one of her interviews "To feel strong, to walk amongst humans with a tremendous feeling of confidence and superiority is not at all wrong. The sense of superiority in bodily strength is borne out by the long history of mankind paying homage in folklore, song and poetry to strong women" .

From Self-made to Self-healed Anu an MSW, today works for the upliftment of society. She is a motivational TED featured speaker, runs Anu Aggarwal Foundation for mental health, environmental well-being, stress relief, discovering joy in the challenged times of today.[3]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Movies Role Notes
1988 Isi Bahane Parineeta TV Series
1989 Face of Schweppes Indian Tonic Model - Paris International Model
1990 Aashiqui Anu Verghese Debut film
1992 Ghazab Tamasha Ganga
1993 Thiruda Thiruda Chandralekha "Lekha", an underworld queen Tamil film
1993 King Uncle Fenni Fernando from Goa Drama/Action
1993 Khal-Naaikaa Kiran, a psychopath woman
1994 The Cloud Door Princess Kurangi Short movie (Cannes Film Festival[5])
1994- 1997 Oye MTV that later became BPL Oye! Star endorser and VJ Launched MTV India[6]
1995 Janam Kundli Kiran M Prasad/ Kiran R. Kapoor
1995 Ram Shastra Special appearance in the song "Love Machine"
1996 Return of Jewel Thief Princess Vishaka

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Anu Agrawal". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  2. Kulkarni, Vishwas (4 May 2008). "The Enigma of Arrival". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "From Wonder Girl Of 'Aashiqui' To A Sanyasi, This Is Anu Aggarwal's Story In Her Own Words!". 9 December 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Aashiqui star returns to life, turns author". Hindustan Times. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  5. McCarthy, Todd (31 August 1994). "The Cloud Door". Variety. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  6. Aggarwal, Anu (15 May 2017). "Awesome to have launched #MTV in #india 1993! #author #anusual @Harper360 @HarperCollinsIN Got #interviewed by #NYTimes @MTVIndia". @anusualauthor. Retrieved 30 May 2019.

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