Anjali Barot is a famous Indian actor and social media sensation. She came into limelight after her praiseworthy performance in the SonyLiv’s acclaimed web series, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Anjali was born on 6 December in Mumbai. She did her schooling from Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School in Navi Mumbai. She went on to pursue her graduation in Bachelor of Mass Media.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 32-26-34
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Anjali’s father is Yogesh Barot, branch manager at Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank Ltd in Mumbai. She has a sister, Shruti Barot who manages PR activities at Genesis BCW (PR consulting firm) in Mumbai. Not much information is available about her mother.
Relationships & More
Anjali is unmarried as of 2020. She has a boyfriend, Gaurav Arora who is a creative head at 9XM.
Anjali has completed five years in the Entertainment Industry as of 2020. She always wanted to be an actor. Anjali did her graduation in Mass Media and worked as an associate producer at Never Ending Story (a famous production house). In an interview, she said,
So, I pursued my Mass Media studies and went on to work as an Associate Producer in an ad production house with the hope that I would get an acting gig someday. But eventually, I realized that that’s not how it works and you need to simply audition. So, I quit my job and thus began the vicious cycle of calls, auditions, some hits and some misses. Today, as I complete five years in the industry, I feel blessed to have had exposure across digital sketches, commercials, web series, short films and now, Sony Liv’s ‘Scam 1992’. I feel fortunate that I’m not only living my dream but my mother’s too.”
Anjali was shortlisted by Mukesh Chhabra for a role in a Bollywood film in 2018 but did not get the part. A year later, she was selected by Mukesh Chhabra for a role in Hansal Mehta’s web series, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story. The show is about Harshad Mehta, the man behind India’s biggest financial scam. She was asked to play the part of Jyoti Mehta (Harshad Mehta’s wife), alongside Pratik Gandhi, who played the part of Harshad Mehta. The series went on to be one of the best web series in India and gave a boost to Anjali’s career.
Anjali is regularly featured in comical sketches of Scoopwhoop and Filtercopy. While working on Scam 1992, she was also playing the role of a 15-year-old schoolgirl on another web series titled ‘Wrong Number.’
Anjali has shot a lot of commercials for various brands such as Yamaha, Godrej, Amazon, HDFC, Paytm, Big Bazaar, and Clean & Dry.
Anjali has shot and acted in a short film titled ‘O Maa.’ She made this film during the COVID-19 lockdown. According to her, it was a tribute to motherhood and released it on 10 May 2020 (Mother’s Day).
- Film: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
- TV Show: Friends (1994-2004)
- Anjali decided that she wanted to be an actor when she was seven years old, but according to her, she was not confident enough to share this with anyone. In an interview, when she was asked about where she got her passion for acting, she said,
I get it from my mother. She always harboured this dream of pursuing acting but she couldn’t really do much about it. Back in those days, it was a lot of factors such as resources, knowing the right people or simply even taking the plunge that was a challenging affair. But she always had this one dream of watching herself onscreen and among the many other things that I have her to thank for, this is one of them that I have imbibed from her. I was certain that I wanted to be an actor since a very young age and I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else.”
- Anjali is an avid animal lover. She has a pet bird named ChChi that she adopted during the COVID-19 lockdown.
- According to Anjali, she was terrible at sports as a child and used to come last in all types of races, but she recently ran a 10K marathon and finished it in 1hr and 14mins. She said that she was inspired by her aunt, Meena Barot, who has finished Half Ironman.