The new tinsel town actress, Ananya Pandey is best known as the daughter of comic actor Chunkey Pandey. Like all other star kids, Ananya has already grabbed a lot of media attention as well as a large fan following even before making a debut. As of now, the starlet has just wrapped up her shoot for the film Student of the Year 2, sequel to 2012 movie Student of the Year. Ananya is already making it large and her first debut film is highly anticipated film of 2019. Let’s have a closer look at the actress’ journey into stardom.
Ananya was born on 30 October, 1998 in Mumbai, India. As of today, she is 20 years old.
Ananya has a beautiful stature of 5’7″ and weighs around 50 Kg. She has a curvaceous figure measuring 32-24-34. Her eyes are dark brown in color and her hair is black in appearance.
Ananya was born in Mumbai to actor Chunkey Pandey and Bhavana Pandey. Her father is a famous comic actor and her mother is a homemaker. She has one younger sister Rysa Pandey.
Like most other star kids, Ananya also did her schooling from Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai. After her schooling got over, Ananya went to University of Southern California, Los Angeles to pursue graduation. She is still an under graduation student at present.
Ananya wanted to be an actress ever since she was little. While growing up, she saw her father act in various films and took a keen interest in acting.
In 2017, she was chosen to represent India at the high society at le Bal, Paris. Every year, le Pal or le Bal des Débutantes brings together about 20 girls and 20 boys from various nationalities for an evening of couture, cavaliers and fundraising. Ananya was styled by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier and her jewellery as designed by designer Payal Mehta.
Ananya will be seen in her first Bollywood debut in May 2019 with the release of much anticipated film Student of the Year 2. She will be starring opposite actors Tiger Shroff and newcomer Tara Sutaria.
The film was shot in Dehradun and Mussorie and recently wrapped up. While shooting for the film, Ananya met with an ancient but escaped unharmed. She was supposed to drive a car for a scene, when she lost control and banged into a tree. The team on set rushed to her rescue and the actress came out unharmed.
Apart from acting, Ananya is extensively taking up modelling assignments too. She recently did a couple of photoshoots for Vogue India and Vanity Fair magazine.
As Ananya is still a novice in B-town, very little is known about the 20 year old’s personal life. Reportedly, she has been linked to actor Kartik Aaryan quite frequently. The duo has been spotted together at several occasions but have remained tight lipped when it comes to speaking out about their relationship status publicly. Reportedly, Ananya has also bagged a role opposite Kartik in the upcoming film Pati Patni aur Woh, remake of the Sanjeev Kumar starrer in the seventies.
Recently, they were spotted getting cosy at an event hosted by director Punit Malhotra in Mumbai.
Even before the release of her first film, the 2o year old star kid has already turned heads for her killer looks and sartorial sense. She has about 1.1 million Instagram followers already and about 825 followers on Twitter.
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Facts and Favourites
- Ananya’s favourite actors are Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hiddleston.
- Her favourite actresses are Kajol, Deepika Padukone, Emma Stone, Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence.
- She is an avid animal lover and even has a pet Labrador.
- She loves eating junk foods and her favourite junk food items are pizza and chocolate.
- Her list of favourite movies include: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, 2 States, Student of the Year, 50 First Dates, Kung Fu Panda, Tangled, The Notebook and A Walk to Remember.
- Her favourite destination spots are France, London, USA and Dubai.
- Ananya is an avid sports person and loves to ski. She loves playing cricket and Virat Kohli is her favourite cricketer. Her list of favourite football players includes Christiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr and Wayne Rooney.
- Ananya loves to listen to music and her favourite singers are Zayn Malik, Enrique, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. Her favourite band is Coldplay.
- She is an absolute TV soap junkie and her favourite TV shows are: Castle, The Big Bang Theory, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, How I Met Your Mother and Friends.
- She is extremely close to her family and enjoys a close bond with her all cousins.
- Ananya is extremely close to star kids Suhana Khan and Shanaya Kapoor. The trio is absolutely inseparable and is often spotted hanging out in parties and going on vacations. She is also very close to star kid and actress Sara Ali Khan.
The starlet has already made a major impression on the hearts and minds of her audience with her beauty and famous family background (Of course!), even before the release of her first film. With all eyes on Ananya this summer, lets see how the 20 year old does justice to the silver screen. We wish her all the best!