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Ananya Pandey Biography: The Star Kid Who Thrives in Bollywood!

Ananya Pandey Biography: The Star Kid Who Thrives in Bollywood!
Credit: Ananya Pandey at Instagram

Only a Few Kids of Yesteryear actors force themselves through the undulating course of cinematic evolution. One of them is Ananya Pandey, who has eventually emerged successful.

Ananya Pandey is an Indian actress who predominantly works in Hindi films. She is also famous for being the daughter of actor Chunky Pandey. Ananya came into the limelight after she worked on her debut film Student of the Year 2, wherein she played the role of Shreya Randhawa.


Ananya Pandey was born on 30 October 1998 (age 25 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father, Chunky Pandey, is a famous actor and Bhavana Pandey, is a costume designer. Additionally, she has a younger sister named Rysa.

Meanwhile, her uncle, Chikki Pandey, is a businessperson and her aunt, Deanne Pandey, is a wellness coach.


Ananya Pandey did her schooling at Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai. Soon after completing her higher secondary education, she dropped her education owing to her acting career. Additionally, she turned down the University of Southern California for films despite she was accepted.


Ananya Pandey, a budding actress in the Hindi film industry, marked her acting debut in the year 2019 with the film “Student of the Year”. Dharma Productions produced the film featuring Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, and Ananya. However, the movie received criticism for the cast’s lacklustre performances. Later that same year, Ananya appeared in the Bollywood flick “Pati Patni Aur Woh”. The year 2020 saw her playing a lead role in “Khali Peeli”, which unfortunately turned out to be a box office failure. Despite the setback, Ananya continued to hone her acting skills. 

Her dedication and hard work were finally recognized in 2022 with the release of “Gehraiyaan”. She starred opposite the versatile Deepika Padukone in the movie, and her acting was lauded by the audience. The film was a commercial success and marked a turning point in Ananya’s career.

Ananya made her debut in the year 2019 with the film Student of the Year 2 which was produced by Dharma Productions.

Recent Acting Projects

Soon after Ananya’s appearance in Liger, Ananya started working on the production of Dream Girl. Additionally, she is working on the production of two Hindi films, Kho Gye Hum Kahan and Control.

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Awards and Achievements of Ananya Pandey


  • Fresh Face of the Year Award for the Student of the Year 2 at the 26th Screen Awards
  • Best Female Debut Award for the Student of the Year 2 & Pati Patni Aur Woh at the 65th Filmfare Awards


  • Best Female Debut for Student of the Year 2 at the Zee Cine Awards
  • Star Debut of the Year Award for Student of the Year 2 at the 21st IIFA Awards


  • Best Stylish Glamorous Icon and Most Stylish Gen Z Star at Lokmat Stylish Awards


  • Best Debutant Actress of the Year Award (OTT) for the film Gehraiyaan at the 22nd Indian Television Academy Awards


  • Stylish Actor People’s Choice Award at the Bollywood Hungama Style Icon Awards
  • Most Glamorous Icon Award at the Pinkvilla Style Icon Awards
Ananya Pandey Biography: The Star Kid Who Thrives in Bollywood!
Credit: Ananya Pandey at Instagram

Ananya Pandey’s Dating Timeline

Besides numerous awards and acting projects, Ananya often makes headlines for her several alleged relationships. Meanwhile, fans are awestruck by the recent revelation of Ananya and Aditya Roy Kapoor’s relationship. Nevertheless, many fans praised Ananya while some trolled Aditya Roy Kapoor for dating Ananya Pandey.

Besides Aditya Roy Kapoor, Pandey is previously linked with these B-town celebrities,

1. Ishan Khattar

Ananya and actor Ishan’s relationship came into the limelight after they worked together in the Hindi film Khali Peeli. Nevertheless, the couple mutually decided to split owing to their busy schedules.

2. Kartik Aaryan

Rumours were rife that Ananya and Kartik Aaryan started dating after working together in the Hindi film, Pati Patni Aur Woh. However, none of them confirmed the same.

3. Vijay Deverakonda

After their acting project, Liger, Ananya and Vijay became romantically linked. Although, none of them reacted to the rumours.

4. Aryan Khan

Rumours circulated that Ananya had a crush on Aryan Khan after she confessed it on the KJO’s show. Additionally, the rumoured couple was seen vacationing together in Portugal.

Times When Ananya Pandey Made Controversy

The Mumbai Cruise Raid Case

The NCB summoned Aryan Khan soon after, linking many actors and drug peddlers with him. Meanwhile, Aryan Khan accused Ananya Pandey of supplying drugs and their respective peddlers’ numbers. Additionally, the charge sheet also revealed that Ananya’s sister Rysa Pandey smokes weed. However, later Ananya denied being linked with any drug peddlers and refuted every allegation. Additionally, she revealed that her sister, Rysa Pandey has a habit of smoking loose tobacco.

The “Struggle” Statement

Ananya Pandey has gained enough social media attraction for making irrelevant comments on chat shows besides acting projects. Meanwhile, she stated in Karan Johar’s show that her father never appeared in Dharma’s production projects. Furthermore, while supporting her statement, she said that it’s not as easy as it seems and everyone has their own struggles. Reacting to it, Siddhant Chaturvedi sarcastically replied, “Their struggle begins where our dreams are fulfilled.”

Soon after the episode aired, Siddhant Chaturvedi earned instant appreciation from fans while Ananya received immense trolling and later she became the subject of memes.

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What is the Net Worth of Ananya Pandey?

As of 2023, Ananya has a net worth of $5 million, which in INR is 40 Crores (approximately).

Acting Remuneration and Film Endorsements

Meanwhile, Ananya charges INR 3 Crores for her acting projects (As per Liger (2023)). Additionally, she charges INR 50-60 Lakhs for brand endorsements.

Do You Know These Lesser Known Facts About Ananya Pandey?

  • Soon after Ananya was summoned in Aryan Khan’s drug case, she admitted that she smokes cigarettes and drinks beer occasionally.
  • Shanaya Kapoor and Suhana Khan are her school friends.
  • Ananya Pandey is a dog lover and has a pet dog named Fudge.
  • She loves attending birthday parties.
  • In 2017, Ananya made her debut at Le Bal Paris, an annual event of Royal Kids.
  • Like other celebrity kids, Ananya was mentored by Salman Khan.
  • Ananya is among the favourites of social media trolls and is often featured in numerous memes. However, Ananya dislikes it and has even publicly spoken about how it “hurts her family.” Additionally, she started So+, an initiative to tackle social media trolls

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