Ananya Panday: 7 less known facts about actress who voiced in ‘Inside Out 2’

Ananya Panday completed five years in Bollywood earlier last month after debuting in ‘Student of the Year’ 2. ‘Inside Out 2’,  where she voiced Riley in the Hindi version, has become the highest grossing film in 2024. The film crossed Rs 10 crore in India last week.

She is slated to appear in a cameo role in the upcoming Anand Tiwari directorial ‘Bad Newz’, produced by Dharma Productions. The diva will also make her OTT debut with Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Call Me Bay’. She was previously seen in ‘Dream Girl 2’ alongside Ayushmann Khurrana.

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Here are some less-known facts about Ananya Panday:

  • Ananya Panday was a die-hard fan of ‘Student of the Year’. And when Karan Johar came up with an offer for a role in the second part of the movie, she was on cloud nine. 
  • Before Ananya Panday was chosen for the role in ‘SOTY’ 2 after other divas including Sara Ali Khan and Jhanvi Kapoor were considered.
  • Ananya Panday had to postpone her admission to University of Southern California because of the shooting of her first movie.
  • Ananya Panday was the youngest Bollywood celeb to be invited to the Global Citizen Concert, a 24-hour music festival, where world leaders and philanthropists come together to take action to end poverty.
  • Ananya Panday is also one of the few celebs from Bollywood to debut at the coveted Le Bal des Débutantes gala in Paris where elite global families introduce their children aged 16 to 25. She was joined by Reese Witherspoon’s daughter when she debuted in 2017.
  • Ananya Panday began an initiative called ‘So Positive’ to create awareness about cyber bullying on social media. It has won several awards and recognitions.
  • The actress is a canine lover and has two dogs named Astro and Fudge.