Anushka Manchanda, also known as Kiss Nuka, is a renowned singer, music producer, composer, creative entrepreneur, actor, activist, and former VJ of Indian origin. The Bollywood Actress she has made a significant impact in the Indian music industry and Bollywood with her versatile talent and unique style.
This blog post delves into the life and career of this multifaceted star, highlighting her journey to stardom, personal life, career highlights, and some interesting facts.
Early Life and Upbringing
Born on February 11, 1984, in Delhi, India, Anushka Manchanda had a keen interest in music from a young age. She stepped into the world of playback singing in the Tamil film industry by singing the song “O Mahire” from the 2004 film Manmadhan.
She later worked with noted music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja to create popular songs.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Anushka Manchanda|
|Nickname||Anu and Pop Diva|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Kiss Nuka|
|Date of Birth||11 February 1984|
|Age (as of 2023)||39 years|
|Hobbies and Interests||Reading fictions, nail art, music production, acting|
|Languages Known||Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Anushka Manchanda|
|IMDb Profile link||Anushka Manchanda|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||34-25-34 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5’ 9″, 175 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||50 kg, 110 lbs|
|Hairstyle||Short and Wavy|
|Distinctive Features||Bold and Edgy Style|
|Tattoos||Yes, on her left arm and right wrist|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Anushka Manchanda is the daughter of Terry Manchanda. She has a younger brother named Shikhar Yuvraj Manchanda, who is also known as Rākhis. Anushka is unmarried and was reportedly in a relationship with Gaurav Arya.
|Spouse – Husband||N/A|
|Siblings||Shikhar Manchanda (Younger Brother)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Gaurav Arya|
Rise to Stardom
Anushka’s journey to stardom began at the age of 17 when she won one of India’s most explosive reality shows – Popstars. She gained iconic status with the youth as part of the all-girl band ‘Viva’. In 2006, she got her first opportunity to sing for a Hindi film, which was the title song of the film Golmaal, composed by Vishal–Shekhar.
This was followed by several other songs under other noted music composers. She has also done a cameo role in the Bollywood film Dulha Mil Gaya, for which she has sung three songs.
Debut Film – Golmaal
Successful Film – Ragada
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Anushka Manchanda has had a successful career in Bollywood. Her song “Dum Maro Dum” in the film “Dum Maro Dum” gained immense popularity. She has also sung “Ek Main Hun Aur Ek Tu” from the film Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, “Apna Har Din Aise Jiyo in “Golmaal 3”.
Her music video as Kiss Nuka – Don’t Be Afraid won the award for Best Concept and Best Director at the 17th Independent Music Awards in New York. She won the Zee Cine Award for New singing Sensation in 2008.
|Profession(s)||Music Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Director, Editor, Entrepreneur, Actor|
|Debut Film||Loins of Punjab Presents (2007)|
|Notable Roles||Madhureeta in Angry Indian Goddesses (2015), Herself in Dulha Mil Gaya (2010), Herself in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 2 (2009)|
|Recent Films – New Movies||N/A|
|Upcoming Films||Jaane Jaan|
|Popular Television Series||MTV Stuntmania Reloaded (2010), Coke Studio India (2011), The Stage (2015-2017)|
|Awards and Achievements||Zee Cine Award for New Singing Sensation (2008), Runner-up for Audience Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival for Angry Indian Goddesses (2015), Best Actress Award at Rome Film Festival for Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||Nexa, Grey’s Anatomy, Akcent, Chicane, IncInk Records|
|Professional Associations||Viva!, Rākhis, Kiss Nuka|
|Training and Education||N/A|
|Production Company||Nuka Productions|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||₹170 Crore, ($25 Million)|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||₹194 crore, $30.2 million|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||USD 120,824 (INR 1 crore)|
|Sponsorship Deals||Nexa, Grey’s Anatomy, Akcent, Chicane, IncInk Records|
|Business Ventures||Nuka Productions, The Beast India Company|
|Real Estate Holdings||N/A|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||N/A|
|Cars Collection||Maruti Suzuki|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Keanu Reeves and Naseeruddin Shah|
|Favorite Actress||Katrina Kaif|
|Favorite Film||2 Days in Paris, Mr India, Omkara, Wake Up Sid and Underworld|
|Favorite Music Bands||Radiohead, Massive Attack, Portishead|
|Favorite Food||Goan Fish curry and coriander chicken|
|Things s/he like||Music, Travel, Adventure, Animals, LGBTQ Rights|
|Things s/he dislike||Stereotypes, Labels, Judgement|
Top 5 Best Films – Anushka Manchanda
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
|Angry Indian Goddesses||2015||Freida|
|Dulha Mil Gaya||2010||N/A|
Controversies – Anushka Manchanda
- Due to mutual differences, the band Viva split in 2004.
- Anushka was part of a reality show of MTV Pulsar Stunt Mania in the year 2010
Interesting Facts – Anushka Manchanda
- Anushka was part of India’s first pop girl band Viva, which was formed in 2002.
- She was the winner of the Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 2 in 2008.
- She loves doing nail art.
- Apart from Hindi, she has sung many songs in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
- She doesn’t have any knowledge about these languages.
- She announced she has adopted the artistic name Kiss Nuka – which stands for Natures Universal Kinectic Attention.
Anushka Manchanda, with her diverse talents and unique style, has carved a niche for herself in the Indian music industry and Bollywood. Her journey from a reality show winner to a successful music producer and actor is truly inspiring.
With her continuous efforts and passion for music, she is sure to reach greater heights in the future. Stay tuned for more updates on this multifaceted star of Bollywood!