Ananya Pandey is the daughter of Chunky Panday, a popular Indian actor. Ananya is also an actress and a model. She was born on 30 October 1998 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Ananya did her schooling from Dhirubhai Ambani International School. She completed her graduation from California University, Los Angeles. 

Her hobbies include travelling, dancing, partying, and reading. 

Her father, Chunky Panday and mother, Bhawna Panday support her in her acting endeavours. She has a younger sister Rysa Pandey. 

Ananya is health conscious but has a sweet tooth for chocolates and also likes to eat Pizza. 

Her favourite actors are Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Tom Hiddleston and Leonardo Decaprio. Her favourite actresses are Kajol, Deepika Padukone, Emma Stone, Jennifer Laurence and Emma Watson. 

Ananya's favourite movies

Some of the movies that Ananya loves are, 2 States (2014), 50 First Dates (2004), Kung Fu Panda (2004), Tangled (2010), Harry Potter (2001-2011), The Notebook (2004), Scary Movie (2000), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Titanic (1997), and A Walk to Remember (2002).

Her favourite television shows are The Big Bang Theory, Keeping up with the Kardashians, How I Met Your Mother, Glee and Castle.

Ananya admires the music of Zayn Malik, Enrique Iglesias, Coldplay, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Drake, and Justin Bieber. 

Virat Kohli, Neymar, Christiano Ronaldo, Michael Phelps are some of her favourite sportspersons. 

Books that are always present on her shelves are Divergent, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid. 

Ananya’s favourite travelling destinations are Las Vegas, New York and London.

A love for cars

She owns several cars like Range Rover Sports, Volkswagen, BMW 6GT, Mercedes Benz E class, Audi A8, Ford and Skoda Coding.

At present, her entire net worth is Rs 72 crore.

Interesting facts about Ananya Pandey

Growing up, she was fond of wearing sunglasses. 

Shahrukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is a close friend of hers. 

In the year 2017, she participated in Le Bal des Debutants event in Paris. 

Ananya's debut film

In 2019, Ananya’s first film was released. She was seen as the protagonist in Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year 2’. Her performance in ‘Pati Patni aur Woh’ garnered much attention to her. 

‘Student of the Year 2’ was offered to her after it was rejected by Disha Patani, Sara Ali Khan and Jhanvi Kapoor. 

She receives her fitness training from Yasmin Karachiwala.

In 2019, she started an initiative ‘So Positive’ to spread awareness about social media bullying. The same year, Economic Times announced it as the ‘Initiative of the Year’.

Ananya is close to her cousins Ahaan and Alana Panday.

She lives in a luxurious house that she bought with her earned income. 

‘Khaali Peeli’ which came out in 2020 was not a success at the box office. 

She is an animal lover, and her Instagram feed is filled with her pictures of her two pets.


In 2021, she was involved in a controversy with Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. Mumbai’s NCB interrogated her regarding the scandal of drug supply. 

Critical appreciation for her role in 'Gehraiyaan'

In 2022, Ananya received critical appreciation for her performance in the film ‘Gehraiyaan’. The film was released on OTT platforms. 

Her latest film project is ‘Dream Girl 2’. It is a comedy-drama, and her co-star is Ayushmann Khurana.