Anu Emmanuel is an Indian actress who appears in South Indian films. She made her acting debut as a child artist in the Malayalam film Swapna Sanchari produced by her father Thankachan Emmanuel in (2011), playing the daughter of Jayaram and Samvrutha Sunil in the film.She made her debut as a heroine in the 2016 Malayalam film Action Hero Biju. She made her Telugu debut with Majnu (2016), and went on to act in other Telugu films, like Kittu Unnadu Jagratha (2017), Oxygen, and Agnyaathavaasi (2018). Emmanuel has also worked in Tamil films, making her debut with the suspense thriller Thupparivaalan (2017).
Emmanuel was born in the US and lived most of her childhood in Dallas, Texas. She acted in Swapna Sanchari while she was attending school in India. Upon completion of the film, she went back to US to finish her high school.While in high school, Anu knew she wanted to pursue something in the artistic field. She made her acting debut as lead in Nivin Pauly starrer Action Hero Biju which was directed by Abrid Shine.During that time she was announced as the female lead in Oxygen, alongside actor Gopichand in the lead. During the shoot of that film she signed Majnu alongside actor Nani. Emmanuel received much critical praise for her role and performance in the film. She immediately went on to the big league by signing Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram’s film Agnyaathavaasi followed by a film starring Allu Arjun called Naa Peru Surya. However, these films did not perform very well at the box office. Anu was opted to play main roles in many movies such as Rangasthalam however she backed out. Anu was also opted to play the title role in the latest telugu film Geetha Govindam. Although she didn’t sign the film due to date issues, the actress made a cameo appearance in the film. Emmanuel later signed director Maruthi Dasari’s Naga Chaitanya starrer film, Shailaja Reddy Alludu and played an egoistic girl. The actress received much praise and appreciation for the role with the movie succeeding at the box office. Emmanuel will be seen next playing the female lead in a Dhanush direction, Akkineni Nagarjuna film.