Virender Raj Anand Biography, Facts & Life Story

Virender Raj Anand Indian Actor, Writer, Director

Quick Facts


Full Name:Virender Raj Anand

Profession:Actor, Writer, Director


Age:68 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:4 May 1953

Birthplace:Bombay, Bombay State (Now, Mumbai, Maharashtra), India

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 Feet 6 Inches (1.69 m)

Weight:60 kg (132 lbs)

Chest:42 Inches

Waist:34 Inches

Biceps:12 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Virender Raj Anand, popularly known as Tinnu Anand, who is a veteran Indian actor, director and has worked in numerous Bollywood films. Mostly, he played the roles of a protagonist and known for working in Amitabh Bachchan’s movies, like; “Kaalia” which was the best release of 1981, “Main Azaad Hoon” (1989), “Major Saab”, most liked the film, released in 1998 and the list goes on. It seems Amitabh Bachchan is great admiration for Tinnu Anand.

Tinnu Anand was born on 12th October 1945, India and he is the son of the most famed writer Inder Raj Anand, who is the brother of film producer Bittu Anand and uncle of director Siddharth Anand. It seems Tinnu Anand has strong roots in the Bollywood film industry.

He got his education from Mayo College, India, and one of his interviews, Tinnu Anand praised the generosity of Amitabh Bachchan.


Initially, Virender Raj Anand started his career working as an assistant director to Satyajit Ray and he worked with him for five years. He worked in Bengali films as well and some of his movies are notable, such as; “Ashani Sanket”(1973), “Seemabaddha” (1971), and others.

His first directorial as an assistant director in Bengali movie “Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne” which was released in 1969. Since then, he directed the number of Bengali movies and got famed.

Later on, he started working as an actor in Bollywood movies and appeared in a number of movies. Also, he worked as a director and writer as well and marked his identity in multiple fields.

Mostly, he worked in Amitabh Bachchan movies as he is the real inspiration for him. Tinnu Anand directed and produced the film “Shahenshah” which was the most popular release of the year 1988. In the film, Amitabh Bachchan worked alongside Meenakshi Sheshadri. While the film was written by Amitabh Bachchan’s wife Jaya Bachchan, who is also a veteran actress as well.

Since then, he worked as a director and directed and produced a large number of Bollywood films including “Kaalia”, starring Amitabh Bachchan, “Mein Azaad Hoon”, Major Saab”, (1998), “Yeh Ishq Nahin Asan”, “Dunya Meri Jeb Main” and so on.

While he made a broad career in Bollywood films as he appeared as an actor and mostly portrayed negative roles in the movies for which he earned huge recognition throughout his career.


He earned a lot of fame, popularity, critical acclaim for his outstanding work and he calls it as the major achievement of his life.

Virender Raj Anand Education

Qualification: A Degree in Film-making from Satyajit Ray School

School: Mayo College (a boys-only independent boarding school in Ajmer)

College: Satyajit Ray School

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Virender Raj Anand Career

Profession: Actor, Writer, Director

Debut TV Series/Movie: Film: (Actor): Pushpak (1987)
Film: (Assistant Director)
Film: Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (Bengali Film; 1969)
Film: (Director): Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979)

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: USD $400 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Inder Raj Anandx

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): Bittu Anand

Sister(s): Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Shahnaz Vahanvaty

Children: 2

Son(s): Lakshya Raj Anand

Daughter(s): Esha

Ex Girlfriends: Shahnaz Vahanvaty

Virender Raj Anand Favorites

Hobbies: Not Available

Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Amrish Puri

Favorite Actress: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Favorite Food: Paneer Butter Masala, Dal Tadka and Chinese Cuisines

Favorite Color: Black

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