4 January 1984
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Comedian|
|Years active||1989 – present|
H. Anand, popularly known as Master Anand, is a Kannada actor, comedian, director and television host who debuted as a child artist. His performance as Ganesha in the Kannada film Gauri Ganesha alongside Ananth Nag, Sihi Kahi Chandru and Ramesh Bhat is widely acclaimed.
Career[edit | edit source]
Anand began his career as a child artist in V Ravichandran's Kindarijogi. As a child actor, he was often credited as Master. His first rose to fame with the 2002 film Friends. He then turned to comedy with the 2010 television series SSLC Nan Maklu, which was telecasted on Asianet Suvarna. In 2011, he debuted as a film director with 5 Idiots. He later directed Paduvaralli Paddegalu, a TV series for Asianet Suvarna and Robo Family, a TV series for Colors Kannada. He was a participant in the second season of Dancing Stars, aired on Colors Kannada; he emerged as the winner in the grand finale. He has acted in over 60 films and has received various awards. He even tasted success as a host through Drama Juniors which was telecasted in Zee Kannada followed by Comedy Khiladigalu which was judged by Jaggesh, Yogaraj Bhat and Rakshita.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Anand was born on 4 January 1984 to V Hariharan and B S Latha in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He has a brother Arun who is also an actor. Anand acted in films like 'gajapade' and married to Yashaswini on 2 February 2010. The couple have a son and a daughter.
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
- Karnataka State Award: Best Child Artist (Gauri Ganesha - 1991–92)
- Karnataka State Award: Best Child Artist (Thayi Illada Thavaru - 1994–95)
- Filmfare Award: Best Child Artist (Makkala Sakshi 1995–96)
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Films[edit | edit source]
- Gauri Ganesha
- Golmaal Govindam (Telugu)
- Belliyappa Bangarappa
- Shanti Kranti
- Kindari Jogi
- Muthina Haara
- Karpoorada Gombe
- Devaru Varavanu Kotre
- Preetisle Beku
- Meera Madhava Raghava
- Preethi Nee Heegeke
- 5 Idiots (also director)
- Pyarge Aagbittaite
- Bullet Basya
- Jaathre (special appearance)
- Machcha Baglako (also director)
Television shows[edit | edit source]
|Name of the Serial||Role||Channel|
|SSLC Nan Maklu||Actor, director||Star Suvarna|
|Robo Family||Colors Kannada|
|Nigoodha Raathri||Zee Kannada|
Reality shows[edit | edit source]
|Name of the Show||Stage Presence||Channel|
|Dancing Star - Season 2||Contestant, winner||Colors Kannada|
|Bigg Boss Kannada||Contestant, finalist|
|Drama Juniors||Host||Zee Kannada|
|Drama Juniors Season 2|
|Comedy Khiladigalu Season 2|
|Comedy Khiladigalu Championship|
|Drama Juniors Season 3|
|Comedy Kiladigalu Season 3|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Master Anand peaking at the right time - Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Exclusive! Master Anand wins Dancing Stars 2 - Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Exclusive biography of #MasterAnand and on his life". FilmiBeat.
- "Dancing Star 2 Grand Finale Winner Name Result Declared Who Won 2015 Title". Dekh News. 28 June 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- "Bigg Boss: Master Anand might win, says Akul Balaji - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- "Master Anand turns television host - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- "Zee Kannada Comedy Khiladigalu Saturday, Sunday Episode - CT News". CT News. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.