Anusha Bhagat is an Indian investment banker. She has been working as the Chief Operating Officer at UBS, a multinational investment bank and financial services company, since October 2007. Anusha is known for being the wife of the Indian author and columnist Chetan Bhagat.
Anusha Suryanarayanan Bhagat Bollywood Shaadis was born on Tuesday, 28 October 1975 (age 47 years; as of 2022) in Chennai. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Anusha attended the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, to pursue an MBA (1995 to 1997). Anusha Bhagat – LinkedIn
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
Anusha Bhagat’s father’s name is Surya Narayanan. Her mother’s name is Kalpana. She has a younger brother named Anand.
Husband & Children
Anusha Bhagat tied the knot with Chetan Bhagat in 2009 after dating him for around 2 years. Together, the couple has two sons (twins), Ishaan Bhagat and Shyam Bhagat, who were born on 23 July 2004.
Anusha Bhagat met Chetan Bhagat for the first time at the campus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where they both were pursuing their MBAs. The two initially became friends and slowly formed a fondness for each other. Soon, they started dating. While Chetan was attracted to Anusha’s cuteness, simplicity, and intelligence, Anusha was impressed with Chetan’s humour and positive attitude. In an interview, while talking about Anusha, Chetan said,
My wife Anusha was so cute that many guys in campus wanted to try their luck with her. But then, some guys do work their charm better.”
In Anusha’s words,
He was a clown in campus, and I’d crack up at his jokes while the other guys were too busy studying or trying to impress me.”
In an interview, Chetan Bhagat shared that their parents were earlier sceptical about their relationship as they were from different backgrounds. However, later, they gave in.
In 2009, Chetan Bhagat wrote the book 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, depicting his real-life love story. The novel was later adapted into the film 2 States (2014), directed by Abhishek Varman and starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. The film chronicles the romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple Krish Malhotra and Ananya and the difficulties they faced due to their cultural differences.
Anusha Bhagat started working as an Executive Director at the investment banking firm Goldman Sachs in 2000. She worked there till 2005. In October 2007, she joined UBS Securities as a Chief Operating Officer.
- Anusha Bhagat loves travelling and reading books in her leisure time.
- In an interview, Chetan Bhagat revealed that after he was accused of sexually assaulting Ira Trivedi, he had asked Anusha to leave him. However, Anusha stood by him and told Chetan that they were like Lord Shiva and Parvati. Bollywood Shaadis Talking about that phase of his life in an interview, Chetan said,
It was very tough for my family. I am used to the trolls on the Internet. My wife is more of a private person, and I felt that she was breaking down.”
- After the success of the film 2 States, Anusha is often referred to as Ananya Swaminathan by her friends and relatives. Instagram – Chetan Bhagat
- Anusha is often spotted consuming alcohol on various occasions.