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PIX: Meet The Newest Southern Hottie in Bollywood

Last updated on: October 18, 2012 12:29 IST
Priya Anand

Southern actress Priya Anand, who playeed Sridevi's neice in her comeback film English Vinglish, is all set to take Bollywood by storm.

A well-known face in the Telugu and Tamil film industries, the 26-year-old actress will be next seen in Farhan Akhtar's next production Fukrey, opposite Bitto Boss actor Pulkit Samrat.

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Priya Anand

Last updated on: October 18, 2012 12:29 IST
Priya Anand in Rama Rama Krishna Krishna

Born to a Telugu-Marathi father and Tamil mother in Chennai, Anand is fluent in several languages apart from Telugu and Tamil.

Drawn to films at an early age, the actress aspired to learn the technical aspects of filmmaking but never imagined that she would become an actress someday.

Priya Anand

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Priya Anand in Leader

The actress made her Telugu film debut with political drama Leader along side two other newcomers -- Rana Daggubati and Richa Gangopadhya.

She completed her education in media and journalism in the US.

Priya Anand

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Priya Anand on the cover of Galatta

After she returned from the US in 2008, Anand worked in several commercials including Nutrine Maha Lacto and Cadbury.

Her ads got her noticed and she made her Tamil debut with 2009 action thriller Vaamanan.

Priya Anand

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Priya Anand

In 2011, the actress was chosen as the ambassador for the Save The Children campaign in Tami Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Priya Anand

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Priya Anand

The actress's two new films -- Ko Ante Koti in Telugu and Ethir Neechal in Tamil -- are currently being filmed.

Priya Anand

Last updated on: October 18, 2012 12:29 IST
Priya Anand

In English Vinglish, Anand played Radha, a girl living in New York. She was reportedly very excited about working with Sridevi, who is her idol.

Apart from Fukrey, Anand will also be seen in Priyadarshan's Rangrez opposite Jackky Bhagnani.