Anupama Gowda is an Indian actress who has primarily worked in the Kannada film and entertainment industry. In September 2022, she participated in the Kannada reality TV show Bigg Boss Season 9.
Anupama Anandkumar Gowda was born on Wednesday, 20 March 1991 (age 31 years; as of 2022) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Her zodiac sign is Pisces. After completing her graduation at Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya College of Science Arts and Commerce, Anupama Gowda pursued higher education in fashion design at the Indian Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT) in Bangalore.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): 32-28-32
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name was Anandkumar Gowda.
A photo of Anupama Gowda with her father
Not much information is available about her mother.
A photo of Anupama Gowda with her mother
Her sister, Tejaswini Anandkumar, is an actress.
A photo of Anupama Gowda with her sister Tejaswini Anandkumar
Anupama Gowda follows Hinduism.
Anupama Gowda’s Instagram post
Anupama Gowda’s career started in 2003 when she made her acting debut as a child artist in the Kannada film Lankesh Patrike. In 2015, she appeared in the lead role in Nagaari, a Kannada film.
A poster of Anupama’s film Nagaari
In 2018, Anupama Gowda played the role of a character named Mallika in the Kannada film Aa Karaala Ratri. Talking about her role in the film, she said,
It was challenging for me to essay Mallika, because it was very different from what I did on TV. When I read the bound script, I was worried if people would accept me as Mallika. I even asked Dayal sir if I can do justice to the character. Thankfully, people have forgotten my TV role a little bit. More than acting, doing this movie was an excellent learning process for me.”
A poster of Aa Kaarala Ratri
In 2019, she appeared in a Kannada film titled Thrayambakam as Namana, a journalist.
A poster of the Kannada film Thrayambakam
Later, she appeared in two Kannada films titled Raja Vaaru Rani Garru and Puta 109.
A poster of Anupama Gowda’s film Raja Vaaru Rani Gaaru
In 2020, she played the role of a girl named Sukanya in the Sandalwood film Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu. In the same year, Anupama Gowda landed a lead role in the Hindi independent film The Fallen.
A poster of Anupama Gowda’s film The Fallen
In 2011, Anupama Gowda made her debut in the Kannada TV industry with Halli Duniya, a reality TV show. Later, she appeared in the Kannada soap opera titled Chi Sou Savithri. From 2014 to 2017, Anupama Gowda worked in the Kannada TV serial Akka in which she played the roles of Devika and Bhoomika. In 2015, she participated in the reality TV show Dancing Star.
Anupama Gowda in Dancing Star
In 2021, she appeared in the Kannada reality TV show titled Rangu Rangoli.
Apart from acting, Anupama Gowda has also worked as a host on several Kannada reality TV shows. In 2017, she was seen hosting Majaa Bharatha, which was a comedy show. Later, she hosted a Kannada reality game show titled Super Minute.
A photo of Anupama Gowda in Super Minute
In late 2017, she hosted Kannada Kogile, a reality TV show. In 2018, she hosted Serial Santhe.
A photo of Anupama Gowda taken when she was hosting Serial Santhe
In 2019, Anupama Gowda was seen hosting Papa Pandu Family Function, a talk show.
Anupama Gowda on the sets of Papa Pandu Family Function
In 2021, she hosted the first season of Raja Rani, a Kannada couple’s reality TV show aired on Colors Kannada. In the same year, she hosted a reality game show titled Nannamma Super Star, where Kannada celebrity mothers participated with their kids. While talking about her anchoring, Anupama Gowda said,
From being part of a musical reality show to anchoring a comedy programme, it is a sea of difference. It was a beautiful journey because I got to listen to music 24/7. I learnt so much about music directors and their life’s accomplishments and it was extremely inspirational. Being an emotional person, I remember being moved on so many occasions and being teary-eyed. Majaa Bharatha, on the other hand, is all about laughter. So much so that on some days, my face aches with all the laughing that we do on the sets. It is two entirely different set of emotions with both these shows.”
In 2017, Anupama Gowda played the role of a character named Anusha in the Kannada web series titled Loose Connections.
A poster of Anupama Gowda’s web series Loose Connections
Bigg Boss Kannada
On 15 October 2017, she appeared in the Kannada reality TV show titled Bigg Boss Season 5; however, she was evicted from the show on 20 January 2018.
A collage of Anupama’s photo when she participated in Bigg Boss Season 5
On 24 September 2022, Anupama Gowda was once again invited to participate in the 9th season of the reality TV show Bigg Boss Kannada.
A poster of Bigg Boss Kannada 9 with Anupama Gowda’s photo on it
Anupama Gowda on the sets of Bigg Boss Kannada 9
- In 2019, Anupama Gowda won the 8th South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Debut Kannada Actor – Female for the Kannada film Aa Karaala Ratri.
Anupama Gowda holding the SIIMA award
- In 2021, Anupama Gowda won Karnataka Women Achiever Awards (KWAA) for Excellence in TV.
A photo of Anupama Gowda with the KWAA award
- Anupama Gowda owns a Mahindra Thar.
Anupama Gowda sitting on the bonnet of her Mahindra Thar
- Anupama Gowda owns a Hyundai Creta.
Anupama Gowda driving her Hyundai Creta
- During an interview, Anupama Gowda claimed that she did not wanted to pursue a career in the field of acting, and it was her father who brought her into the world of cinema. Talking about it, she said,
I never wanted to get into acting, it just happened by sheer luck. My dad tried to put me in front of the bigger screen, but I was least bothered about it. Later on, I joined a dance company. It was difficult for me to show expression while dancing initially. I had completed two years there, which gave me a lot of confidence in acting and I started to develope a liking for it. It boosted my morale.”
- Anupama Gowda has three tattoos. She has a tattoo of two flowers and a guitar on her legs, and she has a tattoo of two interconnected rings on one of her forearms.
A collage of photos of Anupama Gowda’s tattoos on one of her forearms and both legs
- Anupama Gowda has a verified YouTube channel, which, as of October 2022, has more than 187k subscribers.
- Anupama Gowda is a hodophile and has travelled and explored many countries like Nepal, Indonesia, Bangkok, and many more.
- Anupama Gowda follows a non-vegetarian diet.