Anila Kharbanda is an Indian TV serial actress and an assistant director. She is well known to have showcased her acting skills in several famous TV serials such as Aladdin – Nam Toh Suna Hoga, Ek Anokhi Rakshak Naagkanya, Vighnaharta Ganesha and many more. She also did her debut as a lead role actress in the drama, Mera Desh Bulaye Re, which was aired on DD Kissan.
Anila Kharbanda was born on Wednesday, 27 November 1991 (age 30 years; as of 2021) in Delhi. Anila completed her schooling at Springdales School in Delhi and, later on, completed her graduation in the Media and Communication Studies, from Mumbai. In 2012, she did her internship with a well-known radio channel known as BIG 92.7 FM. Upon completing her graduation, she worked at Endemol Portugal, which is a broadcasting and media production company.
Height (approx): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark brown
Figure Measurements (approx): 32-28-32
Anila Kharbanda belongs to a Hindu family. In an interview, she stated that she comes from a family with a medical background.
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Kishore Kharbanda, who is a Doctor by profession.
Her mother’s name is Rama Kharbanda.
She has a twin brother named, Akhil Kharbanda.
Anila Kharabanda got engaged to her Fiance, Pratik Garg, who is a Chattisgarh based businessman.
Working her magic in the theatres
Anila in her younger days, had been a part of several theatrical performances. Even though she acted in theatres, she was never interested in taking up acting as a career. During her theatre days, Anila worked in a lot of plays with several renowned artists, such as Shabana Azmi. Anila Kharbanda is also a member of the Indian People’s Theatre Association, also known as IPTA. In one of her plays, Anila had also worked with M. S. Sathyu, who is the director of the 1974 drama film, Garam Hawa.
Career as a stylist
Anila Kharbanda was more interested in designing and dressings than in acting. Anila has spent nearly a decade in the industry and she primarily worked as a stylist with several renowned filmmakers, such as Sanjay Leela Bhansali. She worked as a costume stylist in the film Mann Bairagi. She was also an in-house stylist at the Fireworks Productions.
Working as an Assistant Director
Anila Kharbanda has also gained experience in her career by working as an Assistant Director with several well-known media and production houses. Her first job as an Assistant Director was with Sunshine Pictures, and in 2013, she was employed as an Assistant Director with the Raisina Post.
Marking her presence in the world of T. V. serials
In an interview, Anila Kharbanda claimed that she did not want to become an actress, and was often asked to take up acting as a career by her colleagues and seniors. Anila Kharbanda got her big debut in 2019 when she was offered the role of Sundari in the mythological serial, Vighnaharta Ganesh, which was produced by Contiloe Pictures.
In 2020, Anila got another role as Ruthi Pari in the fantasy serial titled Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga.
She, in 2021, got an offer to play a role in the TV serial, Sondhi Sondhi Khushboo Pyaar Ki. Later in 2021, Anila Kharbanda also played a role in Dangal TV’s Crime-Drama serial, Crime Alert. In the same year, she accepted the offer to act in a daily soap called, Na Jaana Pardes.
Anila Kharbanda also played the role of Sukanya in the daily soap, Ek Anokhi Rakshak Naagkanya, which was aired on Dangal TV.
Anila’s big debut in the lead role
In 2021, Anila Kharbanda was shortlisted to play the lead role in the T. V. drama, Mera Desh Bulaye Re, which was aired on the channel, DD Kissan.
She played the role of Mansi, an NRI, who returns to India from the United States. While giving an interview, Anila said,
I will be playing the role of Mansi/Maisy, an NRI character, whose father owns a fertiliser company in the United States. She hasn’t seen her mother and been raised by an American lady. She comes to India with her boyfriend after 15 years to enjoy the experience, where she discovers the actual situations of the farmers in the country. Also, she understands the family bonds and emotions. It’s a very beautiful character that I could connect with immediately and completely.”
Getting featured in a rap video
Anila Kharbanda was also featured in the rap, Teri Yaad, which was made by Akshay Ayaan. The rap was released on 21 January 2022.
- In 2021, Anila Kharbanda’s paternal aunt, Dr Niru Kumar, was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri for her contribution in the field of Diversity, Inclusion and Human Diversity.
- Anila Kharbanda was a bright student and often participated in lots of co-curricular activities in school. In an interview she said,
The field of acting is not new to me, as in my school days I was always seen participating in different types of extra co-curricular activities.”
- Anila Kharbanda has become the first actor in her family, as most of her family members are medical professionals.
- Anila Kharbanda is a huge fan of the reality TV show, Big Boss, and she also wishes to be a part of it as a contestant.
- Anila Kharbanda was very confident about getting the role of Mansi in the serial Mera Desh Bulaye Re. In an interview she stated,
I was in the talking terms with Amit for almost an year for the same show, but I had no clue as to what character would I be casted for. I used to keep flooding his phone with my updated auditions. Towards the end of last month, I finally received a call from the director of the show, and I was told that I have been selected for the role of Mansi, and then I knew it was a main lead character. I was very thrilled because I knew this has to be the start to a new great beginning.”
- When asked about her idols in the film industry, Anila Kharbanda, in an interview, replied,
I, as such, in particular, do not have any actor or actress as an idol. But I do respect the legendary film actors such as Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar a lot.”
- She also owns a clothing brand called आNikhar.
- Anila Kharbanda follows her hobby of sketching passionately.
- Anila Kharbanda also drinks and smokes.
- Anila also has three tattoos. She has a Nirbhao Nirvair tattoo on her back and an infinity tattoo on her right wrist and another tattoo on her left wrist.