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.
Not much information is available about her mother.
Her sister, Tejaswini Anandkumar, is an actress.
Anupama Gowda follows Hinduism.
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.
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.”
In 2019, she appeared in a Kannada film titled Thrayambakam as Namana, a journalist.
Later, she appeared in two Kannada films titled Raja Vaaru Rani Garru and Puta 109.
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.
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.
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.
In late 2017, she hosted Kannada Kogile, a reality TV show. In 2018, she hosted Serial Santhe.
In 2019, Anupama Gowda was seen hosting Papa Pandu Family Function, a talk show.
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.
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.
On 24 September 2022, Anupama Gowda was once again invited to participate in the 9th season of the reality TV show Bigg Boss Kannada.
- 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.
- In 2021, Anupama Gowda won Karnataka Women Achiever Awards (KWAA) for Excellence in TV.
- Anupama Gowda owns a Mahindra Thar.
- Anupama Gowda owns a 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.
- 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.