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Ananya Panday
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Panday in 2022
Born (1998-10-30) 30 October 1998 (age 25)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2019–present
  • Chunky Panday (father)
Relatives Chikki Panday (uncle)
Sharad Panday (grandfather)

Ananya Panday (born 30 October 1998) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi films. The daughter of actor Chunky Panday, she began her acting career in 2019 with roles in the teen film Student of the Year 2 and the comedy Pati Patni Aur Woh. These performances earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. This was followed by poorly received films, though her performance in the drama Gehraiyaan (2022) was better received.

Early life

Panday was born on 30 October 1998 to actor Chunky Panday and costume designer Bhavna Panday. She studied at Dhirubhai Ambani International School until 2017. She participated in Vanity Fair's Le Bal des débutantes event in Paris in 2017.


Panday made her acting debut in 2019 with the teen film Student of the Year 2, co-starring Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria, which was produced by Dharma Productions. Writing for, Nandini Ramnath felt that Panday showed potential in an unremarkable film. The film underperformed at the box office. Panday next starred in Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019), a remake of the 1978 film of the same name, alongside Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar. She played a secretary who indulges in an affair with a married man, which was portrayed by Ranjeeta Kaur in the original. India Today mentioned that Pandey is "bland and boring with no spice." With a worldwide gross of 1.15 billion (US$20 million), it emerged as a commercial success. Panday won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance in both Student of the Year 2 and Pati Patni Aur Woh.

In 2020, Panday appeared in the action film Khaali Peeli, starring Ishaan Khatter. The film was released digitally on Zee Plex. She next appeared alongside Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi in the 2022 romantic drama Gehraiyaan, which released on Amazon Prime Video. Anna M. M. Vetticad from Firstpost wrote, "The surprise in this ensemble is Ananya Panday who brings a gravitas to Tia's confusion and innocence that makes you wonder why she chose to debut with the hollow gloss of Student of the Year 2". Her final release of the year came with Vijay Deverakonda in Puri Jagannadh's action film Liger, a bilingual production in Hindi and Telugu. The film was a critical and commercial failure, with Panday's performance being panned.

Panday will next appear in the coming-of-age film Kho Gaye Hum Kahan alongside Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gourav, and in the spiritual sequel Dream Girl 2 alongside Ayushmann Khurrana.

In the media

Ananya Panday at the success meet of Gehraiyaan
Panday in 2022

In 2019, Panday launched an initiative named So Positive to create awareness about social media bullying, prevent negativity and build a positive community. At the 2019 Economic Times Awards, the project was named Initiative of the Year.

Panday is the celebrity endorser for several brands including Lakme and Gillette Venus. She was ranked in The Times of India's listing of the Most Desirable Women at No. 37 in 2019, at No. 31 in 2020.



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Hindi unless otherwise noted.
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Student of the Year 2 Shreya Randhawa
Pati Patni Aur Woh Tapasya Singh
2020 Khaali Peeli Pooja Sharma
2022 Gehraiyaan Tia Khanna
Liger Tanya Pandey Telugu-Hindi bilingual
2023 Kho Gaye Hum Kahan Films that have not yet been released Ahana Filming
Dream Girl 2 Films that have not yet been released 0TBA Filming

Music video

Year Title Singer(s) Composer Notes Ref.
2020 "Kudi Nu Nachne De" Vishal Dadlani, Sachin–Jigar Sachin–Jigar, Tanishk Bagchi Promotional song for Angrezi Medium

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 Screen Awards Best Female Debut Student of the Year 2 Nominated
Fresh Face of the Year N/A Won
2020 Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Student of the Year 2 & Pati Patni Aur Woh Won
2020 Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Student of the Year 2 Won
Best Supporting Actress Pati Patni Aur Woh Nominated
2020 IIFA Awards Star Debut of the Year – Female Student of the Year 2 Won
2021 Lokmat Stylish Awards Best Stylish Glamorous Icon N/A Won
2022 Most Stylish Gen Z Star N/A Won

See also

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