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Anusha Dandekar

Anusha Dandekar
Anousha Dandekar unveils MTV The ONE (13).jpg
Native name अनुषा दांडेकर
Born (1982-01-09) 9 January 1982 (age 35)[1][2]
Khartoum, Sudan
Residence Mumbai, India
Nationality Australian
Occupation VJ, Host, actress, Singer
Years active 2003–present
Home town Kingsgrove, Sydney
Partner(s) Karan Kundrra

Anusha Dandekar is an Indo-Australian MTV VJ, actress and singer.

Early life

Dandekar was born on 9 January 1982 in Khartoum, Sudan. She has two sisters, Shibani Dandekar and Apeksha Dandekar. Shibani was a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Anusha's family is Marathi and is originally from Pune, Maharashtra in India.[3] She grew up in Kingsgrove, Sydney.[4]


Anusha at the launch of her first single

In 2002, Dandekar moved to Mumbai, Maharashtra. She hosts a fashion television show, MTV's House of Style. She also hosts MTV Dance Crew, MTV Teen Diva and MTV News. She won Best VJ at the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Awards in 2009. Her sister, Shibani Dandekar was a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Dandekar is currently a judge on India's Next Top Model.[5]

She made her acting debut in Bollywood with Mumbai Matinee and went on to do Viruddh. Anusha starred in the musical Miss Bollywood, in which she portrayed an ambitious dancer. Her role in the film Viruddh saw her acting alongside noted Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and John Abraham. This performance won her the Best Debut at the Maharashtra Times Awards.[6] The movie also starred Sanjay Dutt and Sharmila Tagore. She also acted as Rosa in Anthony Kaun Hai? starring Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Dutt. Later she debuted in Marathi film industry with her role as 'Ashwini' in Jai Jai Maharashtra Majha.[4] Anusha has appeared in Cosmopolitian, Elle and Seventeen and has also appeared on magazine covers. She has also been the face of several brands like Reebok, Toni&Guy, Crocs and Lee Jeans.



Anusha has been nominated for awards at several Bollywood Award ceremonies. She has also been part of the "India's Most Beautiful" list for People Magazine.


Film Name Year Role
Jai Jai Maharashtra Maaza 2012 Ashwini Stevenson
Delhi Belly 2011 VJ Sophaya
Lalbaug Parel 2010 Manasi
City of Gold (2010) 2010 Manasi
Hello 2008 Shefali
Anthony Kaun Hai 2006 Rosa
Viruddh 2005 Jenny
Mumbai Matinee 2003 Anusha the Temptress


  1. ^ "Long distance love". The Telegraph. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Gahlaut, Kanika (16 June 2003). "Not an item". India Today. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Kharade, Pallavi (9 August 2006). "'People like anything about celebrities'". Times of India. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Sen, Zinia (1 July 2009). "I've never faced racism". Times of India. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Anusha Dandekar, Lisa Haydon launch 'India's Next Top Model'". Sify. 1998–2014. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Here are the talkies!". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 September 2005. Retrieved 13 February 2008. 
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