An American born Indian actress, Anu Emmanuel is noted for her work in the South Indian film industry, especially in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil cinema. AnuEmmanuel made her debut on the silver screen as a child artist with the Malayalam film Swapna Sanchari (2011), she made her debut in a lead role with Action Hero Biju (2016). After a successful stint in the Malayalam industry, the actress AnuEmmanuel then forayed in Telugu film industry and over the years have starred in films like Manju (2016), Oxygen (2016) and Kittu Unnadu Jagratha (2017).
Anu Emmanuel was born in a typical Malayali family in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The actress is the daughter of Thankachan Emmanuel who works as a producer in the Malayalam film industry and Nimmy Emmanuel. After completing her schooling in Kerala, Anu moved to the US to pursue further studies. Although the actress has lived in the US for most of her childhood and teenage life, she has a good command over the Malayalam language. Reba Monica John, the noted Indian film actress, and model is her cousin.