Hailing from Kochi, model/dancer turned actress Anagha, has been able to capture the hearts of many youngsters in the city. Born on April 4th, 1996, this ‘’lady with the blue streaks” has set thunder on many dance floors in and around the city. At present, she is a freelance dancer/actor and is all set to win more hearts through her upcoming Malayalam film- ‘Cuban Colony’.
As a teen, Anagha used to watch various beauty pageants on TV and imitate models. Being an aspiring model at the time, she used to walk the ramp for small events. After schooling, Anagha entered the gates of the famous St. Teresa’s College and pursued her 3 years of BA. Communicative English. “Those 3 years were life-changing for me and it shaped me into who I am…”, says this gorgeous lady. During college, she got the opportunity to experiment with anchoring for ‘TV New’ and ‘Janam TV’.
This led to Anagha being an emcee for many events within Kochi. In the meantime, she started discovering herself more through various college events. She got opportunity to walk the ramp for ‘Grand Kerala Shopping Festival’, ‘Seematti’, ‘Karikkineth silks’ etc. Apart from modelling, she reveals how, as a teen, she even had a flair in dancing.
Anagha’s passion for dancing began to develop since her 12th grade; that was when she joined a 10 day contemporary dance workshop at ‘The Floor’ in Cochin. From there, her journey as a dancer began to form shape, and she learnt various dance styles. During the workshop, she met Krishnanand, who later on became her partner when she contested for D3, a dance reality show which was aired in Mazhavil Manorama.
Anagha was successful in making it upto the semi –finals, although she had to quit as she faced a minor back injury. Prior to the competition, she was a ‘Pre-ballet Faculty’ at ‘The Floor’. The last year of her college was the time when she went on to become the ‘Arts-Club Secretary’ in her college.
As a part of the union, she reveals how she finally discovered what backstage was like. “I was always a performer since childhood, but once I joined the union I realized that there was more work, especially in executing the event.”, discloses Anagha. All this happened in 2017, and in the very same year, she pushed herself further and started exploring various areas in film-making.
As a director and a cinematographer, she has directed a few short films and PSAs in college, and has also acted in two known short films – ‘On Days Like These’, and ’Eva’. When talking about her upcoming film, Anagha shares her entire journey of auditions and workshops, to finally get the role of ‘Maria’ in the movie. This multi-talented woman was just someone out of the 2000 people who had auditioned, and today she is one of the important roles in the film.
Although being someone with many key talents, Anagha reveals how nothing can replace dancing in her life. As a child, she had been trained in basic Bharatnatyam, and since then the stage has always been her world. “I am not hoping to be one thing; I want to try my luck in everything and do my best. But no matter what, nothing has given me the boost in my life as much as dancing did.”
As a dancer, Anagha has been able to be a student, a performer, a teacher, and a choreographer. At present, she is trying out her luck in hula-hooping after being inspired by Eshna ( a hula hoop nation- wide performer, whom Anagha had met via Instagram). Eshna was kind enough to give classes on hooping to our D3 contestant.
Anagha, is not just a dancer, a model, or an actress; she is a perfect epitome of an ‘Artiste’.
“To all the artists out there, never back down as your time will come. Keep pushing and upgrading yourself. Take the risk and if possible try to travel and explore more. Create that new reach where you want to be, and most importantly, never give up .”, saying this, our talented artiste signs off. Awaiting to see her in the big screen soon!