Anusha Dandekar, a pretty lady from Australia, is a Video Jockey, Heroine and a Singer. She was born in Khartoum, a place in Sudan. She was born along with two sisters,
Shibani Dandekar & Apeksha Dandekar. Shibani, like her sister, is also a VJ. Anusha’s mother tongue is Marathi, and she was brought up in a place called Kingsgrove, in Sydney, Australia. In the year 2003, Anusha relocated to Mumbai, India, to shape her career. She began her career as an Anchor with MTV, the most popular Channel. Her first show was a fashion show, MTV’s House of Style. She has presented the shows,
Teen Diva, MTV News, Dance Crew and a few more.
This beauty’s talent granted her the Best VJ award in the Fun Fearless Female Awards, in the year 2009. Her expertise in the field of anchoring shows has made her the judge in the show, India’s Top Model in MTV. Her sister Shibani participated as a contestant on the dance show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. As soon as Anusha entered into Television, she simultaneously got opportunities to act on Silver screen. Her debut flick was Mumbai Matinee, directed by 'Anant Balani'. The movie, which is a comical drama, was released in the year 2003. She acted in the role of a seductress in that film. She got her big break through the movie, Viruddh that released in the year 2005. The film had a star-studded cast, which includes the Superstars '
Amitabh Bachchan', '
John Abraham' and a few others.
She has acted in a very important role called as Jenny, as Abraham’s Girlfriend. She received accolades for her acting in that role. She got the Best Debut Award at the Maharashtra Times Awards. Other movies to her credit are “Anthony Kaun Hai?”, Delhi Belly And Jai Maharaj in Marathi. She has also been the face of many popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, Seventeen and a few more. Apart from hosting and acting, this multitalented beauty has also endorsed for brands such as Reebok, Crocs, Toni and Guy and Crocs. She has also made her music album called “Better Than Your Ex,” in the year 2012. When Femina Magazine took senses about the 50 most beautiful women in India, Anusha had the privilege to be one among them.
Anusha’s personal life revolves around Television’s hot Actor Karan Kundra. The two have been dating, since they met in Roadies, aired on MTV.
Another version of this Bio...
One of the rapidly growing entry channels to a career in Bollywood has been the route via TV hosting or Video Jockeying. In the recent past, a large number of such successful entries have been made to the Mumbai film industry. The case of Anusha Dandekar is quite interesting and in some ways novel too. Emerging from a globetrotting background – born in Khartoum, moving to London via India and then a big leap to Sydney – she came back to India to enter and win MTV VJ Search – something she always dreamed of! For the next few years she radicalised the look of MTV India, bringing in a new “couldn’t care less” and boldness to it, akin to the overseas versions of MTV. Her western appearance and Australian accent was something refreshingly welcome to her audience, and her image and popularity plummeted up, landing her atop covers of all leading fashion magazines. Not far behind were expensive endorsement contracts with trendy brands like Reebok and Lee Jeans. With all the limelight she was hogging and the finesse and confidence she displayed through her MTV shows, it did not take much time for her to have Bollywood personalities on her ‘friends list’. Inevitably, therefore, Bollywood offers started coming her way, and she landed up with a role in the 2005 Big B - Sharmila starrer “Viruddh” playing basically a role nearer to her own personality. Not surprisingly the film drew very positive review for Anusha’s performance, fetching the Maharashtra Times Sanman Best Debut Award in 2006. “Viruddh” was however, not her first film – she had commenced acting in the film “Mumbai Matinee” in which she featured as “temptress” – a role she could easily co-relate with. After “Viruddh” she acted in a film called “Miss Bollywood”, portraying the role of a striving dancer, and in her next film, “Anthony Kaun Hai?” she co-starred with
Sanjay Dutt and
Arshad Warsi. Going back to her roots, she also acted in both the Marathi and Hindi versions of Mahesh Manjrekar’s film “
City of Gold” and finally in the exclusively Marathi film, “Jai Jai Maharashtra Majha”. The entertainment world awaits her next exploits.