Anant Vijay Joshi is an Indian actor. In 2023, he gained popularity for starring in the role of Pritam Pandey in the film 12th Fail. Some of his other popular works are the television series Virgin Bhasskar (2019–2020), Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein (2022), and the film Kathal (2023).
Anant Vijay Joshi was born on Thursday, 26 October 1989 (age 34 years; as of 2024) in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He spent his childhood in Almora, Uttarakhand. He completed his schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Hazratpur, Uttar Pradesh. He holds a bachelor’s degree.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 38″, Waist: 32″, Biceps: 14″
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents.
Wife & Children
Anant Vijay Joshi is unmarried.
In 2011, Anant starred in the short film Woh 5 Din which premiered on the big screen as part of the Malani film festival at the Hotel Excelsior Creek, UAE. In 2018, he featured in the short film Svah: So be it! in the role of Amit Khanna which was released on ZEE5. In 2019, he starred in the film Mera Ram Kho Gaya in the role of Sahir. In 2022, he starred in his first Netflix special film Cobalt Blue, an Indian Hindi-language drama film, in which he played the role of Aseem Dixit. In 2023, he starred as constable Saurabh Dwivedi in the Netflix film Kathal, a Hindi-language satirical comedy-drama film, alongside Sanya Malhotra.
In the same year, he played the role of Pritam Pandey in the Hindi-language film 12th Fail, which gained him immense recognition.
In 2015, he made his debut on Television with the horror comedy television series Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai Mere Ghost in which he played the role of Ishaan Palekar. In 2017, he featured in the TV series ‘Kya Qusoor Hai Amala Ka?’ as Dev. In 2018, he played the role of Lord Krishna in the mythological Indian television series Karn Sangini. In 2019, he appeared in a recurring role as MK in the TV series Tara From Satara. From 2020 to 2021, he appeared in the television drama series Story 9 Months Ki in the role of Veer Malhotra.
In 2018, he appeared in the first episode of the ALT Balaji web series Gandii Baat as Doodhnath. In 2019, he played the lead role of Bhaskar Tripathi in the web series Virgin Bhasskar which was released on the ALT Balaji app. In 2020, he played the role of Aditya in the web series Paurashpur which was released on two platforms, ALTBalaji, and ZEE5. In 2022, he starred in the Netflix Hindi-language romantic crime thriller television series Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein.
Awards & Honours
In 2019, he received the ‘Bendre Husain Scholarship’ and was honoured with the Bombay Art Society award for his achievements.
- In his leisure time, he enjoys painting, doing embroidery, cycling, playing the ukulele, and singing.
- He has a pet dog named Cujo.
- He has attained professional training in flamenco dance form.
- He has been a part of various theatre clubs before he started to perform on the big screen, and has done several stage plays including ‘The Lost Dimension’ directed by Prabhash Chandra.
- In an interview, he talked about why he does theatre even after debuting as an actor and said,
There is a theatre community in Mumbai that I am a part of, so I was a part of some plays. Then I did Cobalt Blue and Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein for Netflix, so one after the other there was always something happening commercially. As a person, as well, I do not treat it (acting) as a profession. I treat it as a lifestyle that I have committed to. So it is because of my sense of commitment to this lifestyle that I never feel that I am jobless. When I am not working, then I have this time to then work on myself and there are so many things that I go and learn. So, I am a work in progress. There is never this feeling that now I have got something and I am doing this right. You are constantly improving and learning. That, according to me, is the best part of being an actor because wherever you go, whoever you interact with there is always a learning and a sense that it is going to add value to your work in some way. There will be a residue of this which you will knowingly or unknowingly be reflecting and I enjoy this nature like quality of being an actor.”
- He has starred in various advertisements. In 2021, he was featured in Kingfisher Radler’s juice advertisement.
- According to him, he enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures. He has spent a lot of time travelling around Europe with his friends.