Ayilya Gopalakrishnan changed her stage name when she starred in her Tamil debut.

Ayilya Gopalakrishnan changed her stage name when she starred in her Tamil debut.

Ayilya Gopalakrishnan made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Positive (2008) and also debuted in Tamil the following year.

It’s been a trend lately that childhood photos of many celebrities surface on the internet and then the guessing game begins as fans are asked to identify them. One such photo, showing a celebrity as a toddler with her father, is currently going viral. Can you guess the actress in these photos?

Ayilya Gopalakrishnan, better known by her stage name Ananya, is an Indian actress who primarily appears in Malayalam and Tamil films, and a few Telugu and Kannada films. She is also a singer and an archer. Recently, her childhood images went viral on social media revealing a young Ananya with her family.

The first photo shows young Ananya, standing alongside her parents in what seems to be a classic family portrait from the late 90s. People are commenting that she has a striking resemblance to her mother.

The second photo reveals a more playful moment, featuring Ananya being lovingly held by her father at a family gathering or function. Ananya was seen in a white frock, sandals along white socks. Her joyful smile and the festive background suggest a moment of happiness and a strong family bond.

Ananya made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Positive (2008) and also debuted in Tamil the following year through the film Naadodigal, which proved to be a critical and commercial success. She received the 2012 Kerala State Television Award for Best Actress for the telefilm Doore and the 2011 Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor- Tamil for Engaeyum Eppothum.

She changed her stage name to Ananya when she starred in her first Tamil film Naadodigal. The film was a huge commercial success and Ananya rose to fame through her performance in the film. She played the same role in the Malayalam remake Ithu Nammude Katha. The film Shikkar opposite Mohanlal gave her a major break in Malayalam. Her performance impressed Mohanlal and made him call her the Vijayashanti of Malayalam cinema.

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