Ananya Pandey is set to make her first on-screen debut as lead Bollywood actress in the film Student of the Year 2 starring opposite to Tiger Shroff, directed by Punit Malhotra.
Ananya was born on 30 October 1998 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is the daughter of the famous Bollywood comedian Chunky Pandey and costume designer Bhavna Pandey. She serves as a model, and the social media celebrity, most specifically Instagram and as of recently, a Bollywood actress.
- Nick Name: Annu
- Date of birth: 30th October 1998
- Age: 23 years in 2023
- Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Height: 170 cm or 5’7”
- Weight: 50 kg or 121 pounds
- Eye color: Dark Brown
- Food Habit: Nonvegetarian
- Hair Color: Black
- School: Dhirubhai Ambani International School
- College: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
- Figure Measurements: 33-26-33
- Hobbies: Reading Books, Designing, Singing, Writing Prose, Painting
- Nationality: Indian
- Hometown: Mumbai, India
- Religion: Hinduism
- Net Worth: 5 Crore Indian Rupees
- Social: Instagram – ananyapanday
- Favorite Foods: Pizza, Chocolates
- Favorite Color: Red, Pink
- Favorite Actors: Bollywood: Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh
- Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hiddleston
- Favorite Actresses: Bollywood: Deepika Padukone
- Hollywood: Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence
- Favorite Musicians: Zayn, Enrique Iglesias, Coldplay, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Drake, Justin Bieber
- Favorite Films: Bollywood: Two States, Student of the Year
- Hollywood: 50 First Dates, Kung Fu Panda, Harry Potter, The Notebook, Scary Movie, The Dark Knight, Rises, Titanic, Tangled, A Walk to Remember
- Favorite TV Shows: Castle, 90210, The Big Bang Theory, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, How I Met Your Mother, Glee
- Favorite Books: Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Favorite Athletes: Virat Kohli, Neymar Jr., Michael Phelps, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo
- Favorite Holiday Destination: Las Vegas, New York, London
- Kartik Aarjan (2018-Present)
- Karan Jaising (Rumored)
Per her social media updates, Ananya Pandey is in a visible relationship with Kartik Aaryan. However, she is also said to be dating Karan Jaising, but that has yet to be confirmed. As of now, Ananya and Karthik have been seeing on and off together in the past couple of months such as in a post-dinner outing as the picture above shows. Over here, Karthik looked neat and trimmed in an ash blue hoodie and was said to be wearing a pair of gray-colored ripped jeans while Ananya herself looked quite stunning in a pair of black tracks and a white cropped top.
Ananya is also going to be doing a movie together with Karthik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar. According to reports, the movie is said to be a remake of the 90s hit Pati Patni Aur Woh. The movie will be directed by Mudassir Aziz and produced by Juno and Abhay Chopra, Renu Chopra and T-Series, Bhushan Kumar.
She will also be starring in Khaali Peeli with Ishaan Khatter that will be directed by Himansu Meshra. The films being produced by Aliabbas Zafar under Zee Studio and are scheduled to be released on 12 June 2023. Vishaal-Sekhar will be composing the music for the film.
Career So Far
Ananya Pandey is an infamous model on social media and usually posts a variety of photos in various attires on her official Instagram profile. Currently, as we speak, she is said to make her debut in the upcoming Student of the Year 2 which is being directed by Punit Malhotra. The films being produced by Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta under the Dharma Productions banner.
The film is a sequel to the 2012 hit movie Student of the Year which was a major box office hit featuring breakout performances from three then up-and-coming rising stars Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, and Varun Dhawa. And now it seems Ananya is ready to elevate her career with upcoming the sequel.
Like the first film, the sequel is also a romantic comedy-drama film. It also involves a love triangle story, only this time featuring two girls (Ananya & Tara Sutaria) and one man (Tiger Shroff). As of this writing, the shooting for Student of the Year 2 has been completed. Like her father, Ananya has shown to possess a comedic side according to media reports.
Some Interesting Facts about Ananya
- She took a liking to acting from her mother
- Thanks to social media, her public image has elevated to new heights
- She has a deep fondness for dogs and has a pet dog named Fudge
- She once met up with English musician Ed Sheeran at a Bollywood party
- Her childhood/best friends are Suhana Khan, Shanaya Kapoor, and Navya Naveli Nanda.
- She completed a photoshoot with a claim Bollywood fashion designer Manish Malhotra and the image went viral.
- She celebrated Shahrukh Khan’s birthday along with Shanaya Kapoor and Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan.
- She was one of the few teenagers who made their official public appearance at the elite Parisian ‘Le Bal’ gala.
- Before starring in Student of the Year 2, Ananya wasn’t the first pick for the film. Sara Ali Khan, Disha Patani and Janvhi Kapoor were initially considered for the same role, but in the end, it went to Ananya.
- She’s very close to her cousins Alana and Ahaan Pandey.
- She’s extremely particular about maintaining her lean and fit figure, which makes sense as she is received her training from a celebrity fitness trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala. She also has a personal gym for working out.
- She’s a big fan of Indian cricketer and team captain Virat Kohli.
- She is an avid book reader and some of her favorites include: ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ by Jeff Kinney, and ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ by Ann Brashares.
- She also loves watching the sport of football and some of her favorite players include Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar.
- Some of her favorite travel destinations include New York, London, and Las Vegas.
- She was once photographed with one of her favorite singers and childhood crush, Canadian singer Justin Bieber.