Anita Hassanandani Reddy is an Indian film and TV actress and a model. Besides TV serials, the 5’4” beauty has appeared in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil movies.
Anita started her career as a print and TV model. She has appeared in commercials for a variety of brands such as Sunsilk, EverYuth, Boroplus, Parle Krackjack, BSNL Mobile, Shilpa Kakwani Winter Collection, Moov Painkiller, Naturelle Coconut Oil, and Sprite.
Hassanandani made her acting debut on TV with the daytime serial ‘Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii.’ In the soap ‘Kavyanjali,’ she played the lead role of a middle class family girl Anjali who married into the family of a business tycoon. Anita was the wild card entry in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ season 8. She played the role of a witch named Preet who falls head over heels in love with a vampire, in season one of the show ‘MTV Fannah.’ She was cast as Dr. Yamini in the second season of the show.
In 2003, she made her Bollywood debut with the thriller movie ‘Kucch To Hai.’ Her later movies include ‘Koi Aap Sa’ and the supernatural thriller ‘Krishna Cottage.’ In 2015, Anita appeared as the bhabhi of the main female lead Athiya Shetty in the movie ‘Hero’ which starred Suraj Pancholi as the male lead.
Besides Hindi TV serials and Bollywood movies, Hassanandani has also acted in South Indian movies. She was the female protagonist in movies like Thotti gang and Nenupelliki ready. She also did an item song in the Telugu film ‘Nenunnanu.’
Since 2013 Anita has featured in the TV soap ‘Ye Hai Mohabbatein’ as Shagun Arora. Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel are the lead stars of this serial. She also works alongside stars like Krushna Abhishek, etc. in the comedy show ‘Comedy Nights Bachaoo’ which aired on Colors TV. She is one actress who started off in Bollywood, had a lack-luster career but did brilliantly on television.
Personal Life and Trivia
- Anita was born on April 14 1980 in Mumbai. Her mother was a homemaker and her father a businessman. She did her schooling and higher education in Mumbai.
- Anita got married to Rohit Reddy, a businessman, on 14th October 2013, in Goa. He works in the corporate wing of an entertainment company.
- Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan are her favorite actors. She loves roti and fish curry and Tom and Jerry is her favorite TV show.
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