Ananya Panday
Ananya Panday

Ananya Panday

Biography

Name Ananya Pandey
Date of Birth 30 October 1998
Age 25 years
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Profession Actress

Physical Stats

Height 5'7 feet
Figure Measurements 32-24-34
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Education

Qualification Pursuing Graduation
College University of Southern California, Los Angeles
School Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai

Family

Father Chunky Pandey
Mother Bhavana Pandey
Sister Rysa Pandey Ananya Pandey with her family

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Boyfriend Karan Jaising (Rumor) Ananya Pandey with her rumored boyfriend

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Ananya Panday (born 30 October 1998) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi films. The daughter of actor Chunky Panday, she began her acting career in 2019 with roles in the teen film Student of the Year 2 and the comedy Pati Patni Aur Woh. These performances earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her two subsequent films were poorly received, but she had a commercial success with a brief role in the comedy Dream Girl 2 (2023) and her performances in the dramas Gehraiyaan (2022) and Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (2023) were well-received.

Early life and family

Panday was born on 30 October 1998 to actor Chunky Panday and costume designer Bhavana Pandey in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She has a younger sister named Rysa. Her grandfather Sharad Panday, was an Indian heart surgeon. Her uncle Chikki Panday is a businessperson and her aunt Deanne Pandey is a wellness coach.She studied at Dhirubhai Ambani International School until 2017. She participated in ''Vanity Fair''s Le Bal des débutantes event in Paris in 2017.

Career

Writing for Scroll.in, Nandini Ramnath felt that Panday showed potential in an unremarkable film. The film did not perform well at the box-office. Panday next starred in ''Pati Patni Aur Woh'' (2019), a remake of the 1978 film of the same name, alongside Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar. She played a secretary who indulges in an affair with a married man, which was portrayed by Ranjeeta Kaur in the original. ''India Today'' mentioned that Pandey is "bland and boring with no spice." With a worldwide gross of , it emerged as a commercial success. Panday won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance in both ''Student of the Year 2'' and ''Pati Patni Aur Woh''.In 2020, Panday appeared in the action film ''Khaali Peeli'', starring Ishaan Khatter. The film was released digitally on Zee Plex. Panday next appeared alongside Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa in the 2022 noir romantic drama ''Gehraiyaan'', which released on Amazon Prime Video. Her performance was well-received, with Anna M. M. Vetticad from ''Firstpost'' writing, "The surprise in this ensemble is Panday who brings a gravitas to Tia's confusion and innocence that makes you wonder why she chose to debut with the hollow gloss of ''Student of the Year 2''". Her final release of the year came with Vijay Deverakonda in Puri Jagannadh's action film ''Liger'', a bilingual production in Hindi and Telugu. The film was a critical and commercial failure, with Panday's performance being panned.In 2023, Panday briefly played the leading lady in the spiritual sequel ''Dream Girl 2'', starring Ayushmann Khurrana. ''The Times of India''s Dhaval Roy dismissed her role and accent. Panday then starred in ''Kho Gaye Hum Kahan'', a coming-of-age drama about the negative effects of social media, alongside Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gourav. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV wrote that she "does a fair enough job of a character stuck in a single-note loop", while Scroll.in's Udita Jhunjhunwala found her "highly convincing as the jilted obsessive stalker seeking social media validation".Panday will star in Vikramaditya Motwane's cyber thriller, ''Control'' and in an Amazon Prime Video series named ''Call Me Bae''. She will also continue her collaborations with Dharma Productions with the period film ''Shankara'', starring Akshay Kumar.

Early work (2019–present)

Panday made her acting debut in 2019 with the teen film ''Student of the Year 2'', co-starring Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria, which was produced by Dharma Productions. Writing for ''Scroll.in'', Nandini Ramnath felt that Panday showed potential in an unremarkable film. The film were received mixed reviews from critics and audience and was underperformed at the box office. ''India Today'' mentioned that Pandey is "bland and boring with no spice." With a worldwide gross of , it emerged as a commercial success. Panday won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance in both ''Student of the Year 2'' and ''Pati Patni Aur Woh''.

In 2020, Panday appeared in the action film ''Khaali Peeli'', starring Ishaan Khatter. The film was released digitally on Zee Plex. She next appeared alongside Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa in the 2022 romantic drama ''Gehraiyaan'', which released on Amazon Prime Video. Anna M. M. Vetticad from ''Firstpost'' wrote, "The surprise in this ensemble is Ananya Panday who brings a gravitas to Tia's confusion and innocence that makes you wonder why she chose to debut with the hollow gloss of ''Student of the Year 2''". Her final release of the year came with Vijay Deverakonda in Puri Jagannadh's action film ''Liger'', a pan-India film. The film was a critical and commercial failure, with Panday's performance being panned.Panday's performance was widely criticized and the film became a box office bomb.

Panday will next appear in the coming-of-age film ''Kho Gaye Hum Kahan'' alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gourav and in the spiritual sequel ''Dream Girl 2'' alongside Ayushmann KhurranaPanday's performance was widely criticized and the film became a box office bomb.

Panday will next appear in the coming-of-age film ''Kho Gaye Hum Kahan'' alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gourav and in the spiritual sequel ''Dream Girl 2'' alongside Ayushmann KhurranaPanday's performance was widely criticized and the film became a box office bomb.

Panday will next appear in the coming-of-age film ''Kho Gaye Hum Kahan'' alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gourav and in the spiritual sequel ''Dream Girl 2'' alongside Ayushmann Khurrana She also has Vikramaditya Motwane's next in her kitty.

Other work and media image

Panday received praises for her performance, in her debut with ''Student of the Year 2''. Rajeev Masand noted that Panday has "some spunk", while Taran Adarsh termed her a "complete star". Sukanya Verma said that Panday has "undone" whatever good she accomplished in ''Gehraiyaan'', with her work in ''Liger''. She said, "It isn’t as easy as people say it is. If you have access and don’t have the talent to back it up, people won’t invest their money in you. Having said that, I do believe nepotism exists and it exists in all industries, not just Bollywood."

In 2019, Panday launched an initiative named So Positive to create awareness about social media bullying, prevent negativity and build a positive community. At the ''Economic Times'' Awards 2019, the project was named Initiative of the Year. Panday is the celebrity endorser for several brands including Lakme and Gillette Venus. She has subsequently ranked in Times' 50 Most Desirable Women list. She ranked 37th in 2019 and 31st in 2020.
Source: Wikipedia

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