Anu Emmanuel is an American actress of Indian descent who primarily works in Telugu films along with Tamil and Malayalam films. Emmanuel is a recipient of a Producers Guild Film Award. After working as a child artist in Swapna Sanchari, she made her film debut with Malayalam film Action Hero Biju. She made her Telugu film debut with Majnu, for which she received SIIMA Award for Best Female Debut – Telugu nomination. She made her Tamil film debut with Thupparivaalan, and starred in the commercially successful Namma Veetu Pillai. She has even extended her fan following and popularity by collaborating with some reputed modeling agencies and trade labels. Anu modeling career helped her a lot in extending her fan base all around the world.

Birth Name

Anu Emmanuel






American, Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Anu Emmanuel was born on the 28th of March 1996, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


She’s currently 27 years old.

Sun Sign




She has Indian ancestry.




In 2015, Anu graduated from Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland. She pursued a degree in psychology but left after an year, moving to India to pursue an acting career.

Family Details

  • Father – Thankachan Emmanuel (Malayalam film producer)

  • Mother – Nimmy Emmanuel
  • Siblings – Allen Emmanuel (Brother)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Anu Emmanuel has dated –

Anu has largely opted to keep her personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about her love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 2½ inches
  • In centimeters – 159 cm
  • In meters – 1.59 m


  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 32-28-34
  • Bust – 32 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Anu became known as an American-born Indian actress who is predominating in the South film industry, especially in Telugu and Malayalam. She is one of the renowned south Indian actresses who has achieved huge limelight in the early start of her career.

Film Debut

In 2011, Emmanuel had her first film onscreen role in the movie, Swapna Sanchari as Ashwathy “Achu” (Child artist) and she made her theatrical film debut as Janaki in the thriller movie Kittu Unnadu Jagratha (2017).

Brand Endorsements

Anu has done endorsement work for several brands such as Vilvah, Sheetal Zaveri by Vithaldas.

Anu Emmanuel Net worth

Anu Emmanuel has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anu Emmanuel

  • Anu was born in the United States and raised in Garland, Texas near Dallas.  She is the daughter of Thankachan Emmanuel, a noted Malayalam film producer from Kottayam.
  • She later moved to India to pursue a career in acting.  Anu was in high school when she developed a knack for the performing arts.
  • Emmanuel made her acting debut as lead in Nivin Pauly starrer Action Hero Biju, directed by Abrid Shine and produced by her father.
  • She made her Telugu debut with Majnu opposite to Nani. The film went on become a hit at box-office. During that time she was announced as the female lead in Oxygen, alongside actor Gopichand in the lead.
  • In 2016, Emmanuel won Producers Guild Film Awards for Best Actress – Telugu.
  • In 2017, she made her Tamil debut with Thupparivaalan alongside Vishal.
  • In 2017, she was nominated in the 6th South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Debut – Telugu.
  • In 2018, she was paired opposite to Pawan Kalyan and Allu Arjun in Agnyaathavaasi and Naa Peru Surya respectively.
  • In 2022, Anu played the lead role in Urvasivo Rakshasivo opposite Allu Sirish.
  • In 2023, Emmanuel returned to Tamil cinema playing the female lead in Japan opposite Karthi.


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