Ananya Panday’s latest film Dream Girl 2 has crossed the 100-crore mark at the box office. The actress’ portrayal of a small-town girl was appreciated by the audience, as she finely embodied the character’s innocence and simplicity.
At 24, Ananya has made a significant impact in the film industry. After an impressive debut with Student of The Year 2, she went on to feature in successful films such as Pati Patni Aur Woh and Gehraiyaan, cementing her position as one of the industry’s brightest talents. What’s more, she’s a favourite among brands, with multiple endorsements under her belt. Her youthful and relatable appeal has made her a much sought-after name for brands across industries.
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The actress is soon set to grace the silver screen with a string of central roles in films like Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (produced by Zoya Akhtar's Tiger Baby Films), and an untitled thriller directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, and the titular protagonist the Karan Johar-produced Amazon Original series Call Me Bae.
With her career on the upswing, Ananya’s journey in Bollywood is one to watch out for. Her ability to connect with audiences and her knack for choosing diverse roles is what makes her stand out, as she continues to carve her path in Indian cinema. What separates her from her contemporaries is her hunger to break out of the mould she could so easily fit into, by seeking out the industry's most credible filmmakers who're daring to entrust her with nuanced parts that require heavy lifting.