Anjali Sivaraman is an Indian actor, model, and singer. She is known for playing the role of Anuja Dixit in the Netflix Hindi film ‘Cobalt Blue’ (2022).
Anjali Sivaraman was born in October 1997 (age 24 years; as of 2021) in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
From 2012 to 2013, she did a diploma in art and design from Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. She pursued a diploma in art and design from the University of the Arts London, UK, from 2013 to 2014.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Hazel Green
Body Measurements (approx.): 34-28-34
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Vinod Sivaraman, is a former Air Force pilot. Her mother, Chitra Sivaraman (aka Chitra Iyer), is a playback singer. Her sister, Aditi Sivaraman, is a filmmaker, actor, and model.
In 2014, she started working as a hospitality staff at RE Hospitality in London, UK. After returning to India, she started working as a model in Bangalore. She then shifted to Mumbai and started working as an assistant director. Later, she auditioned for a TV commercial and got selected. In an interview, while talking about getting her first TV commercial, she said,
I was working as an Assistant Director at a music studio in Mumbai. I was hanging out with a friend after work; she was on her way to an audition. She asked if I was interested in tagging along. I figured, why not? I was utterly frazzled after a tiring day at work. My hair was a mess; I had no make-up on. Everyone around me was tall with long and straight hair, face full of makeup. It was quite intimidating.”
I was sure I was not going to make it. By some miracle, the casting team selected me. That is how I did my first commercial for Vivo (with Ranveer Singh), completely by chance. Casting directors and agencies then started approaching me. Four years down the line, I am still doing it.”
She has appeared in various TV commercials such as La Shield, Sofy, Whisper, and Tinder.
Anjali has also worked as a model in the print advertisements of popular Indian fashion designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Masaba Gupta.
On 2 July 2013, Anjali, along with her mother, started a software company named Darkhorse Productions Private Limited in Bangalore. In 2017, she debuted as an actor in the Hindi short film ‘Jenny’ in which she played the titular role.
She played the role of Meera in the Alt Balaji Hindi web series ‘PM Selfiewallie’ (2018).
She is also a singer and has uploaded a few cover songs on her self-titled YouTube channel including “Unchained Melody” (2018), “La Vie En Rose” (2018), and “Hurt You” (2019).
In 2020, she appeared in another Hindi short film ‘It’s Complicated.’ She was roped in the 2022 Netflix Hindi film ‘Cobalt Blue’ in 2022.
- Musician: Etta James
- Singer: Ella Fitzgerald
- Anjali is a professionally trained singer. In an interview, when she was asked about developing an interest in singing, she said,
Music is in my blood. My mom is a singer. All our family functions would consist of everyone gathering around and singing – that was our idea of bonding. In school, I was in the choir. There was music all around me. I did have this rebellious phase, where I quit my singing class without telling my mom. Many years later, I realized the importance of formal training, so I am back at it again.”
- She is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet cats and pet dogs. In 2013, she volunteered at a cat show for the international association of cat clubs ‘World Cat Federation.’
- She has been featured on the cover page of Elle India magazine.
- In her leisure time, she loves sketching and doing water sports.
- She is often spotted drinking alcohol at parties and events.
- Anjali Sivaraman follows a non-vegetarian diet.