Annmary Tom is an Indian actress, model, and choreographer who primarily works in the Bengali entertainment industry. She is known for playing the role of Binapani Roychowdhury in the Star Jalsha show Gramer Rani Binapani (2021).
Annmary Tom was born on Saturday, 6 July 1996 (age 26 years; as of 2022) in Kannur, Kerala. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. She did her primary schooling at Alphonsa English Medium School, Keezhpally, Kerala. In 2002, she shifted to Barrackpore, Kolkata. Later, she attended St Claret School, Barrackpore and Auxilium Convent School, Barasat, Kolkata. Soon after completing her higher secondary education, she pursued a Bachelor of Computer Science at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. Soon after, she pursued a Master of Computer Science at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. Fascinated by acting and dance since childhood, Annmary often participated in various cultural functions in his school.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 34-28-34
Parents & Siblings
Annmary Tom’s father, Tom Mathew, is a teacher at St. Claret School Barrackpore. Annmary’s mother, Sumita Tom, is a teacher. She is the only child of her parents.
Annmary Tom is unmarried.
Annmary’s father is a Malayali Christian, and her mother, Sumita Tom, is a Bengali. In an interview, Annmary talked about the different religions and said that she followed both cultures, Malayali and Bengali. Annmary said,
Courtesy Ma, I have experienced and lived the Bengali way of life and culture, and the Malayalee culture and way of life with Papa. He has lived here in Calcutta for many years now. He talks very sweetly in Bengali and addresses everyone as ‘tumi’. Ma has taught me to say ‘apni’ to the elders. My Dida and Mama have also familiarised me with the Bengali culture and I have Bengali friends here. But when I go home in Kerala, I am told that I am a Bengali, but when I come back here, my Mama jokes, saying, ‘Tui toh ekhono Keralite e roye geli.’ And then I am like, yes, I am Malayalee, or yes, I am Bengali. Both the cultures are so rich in their ways and alike in some ways. We know how to hold on to our culture with pride and I have both the cultures in my blood.”
Before venturing into acting, Annmary worked as a model for various brands. In 2020, she worked as a model in a print shoot for Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers.
In 2021, she made her acting debut with the Star Jalsha television show Gramer Rani Binapani in which she played the role of Binapani Roychowdhury. In an interview, Annmary recalled how she bagged a lead role in her debut TV show and her parent’s reaction to her achievement. She said,
The audition person told me to come down to Calcutta from Barrackpore, telling me that the character suits me. The audition took hours with the look test; I completed it and left for home. When I was in the car, I got a call saying — ‘Annie, you are selected!’ And believe me, I cried; I didn’t tell my parents right away because I wanted to see their reactions face-to-face. I called up my best friend while continuously crying the entire time… back at home, Papa and Ma were both crying happy tears too. I remember Papa saying, ‘Didn’t I tell you the time will come when you will do what you love, and here it is!’ They were both so happy.”
In 2023, she appeared in the television show Phaguner Mohona, wherein she played the role of Rumjhum, opposite Siddharth Sen.
- Annmary Tom is a trained Kathak and Bharatanatyam dancer. She also runs a self-titled YouTube channel in which she often shares her dance videos. According to Annmary, she attended dance classes since childhood.
- In 2019, she had a severe accident, following which the doctors opined her not to dance. Later, after recovering from the accident in 2022, she made her comeback into dance.
- According to Annmary, initially, she was not fluent in Bengali; her second language is Hindi and she studied in an English convent school. Later, her mother taught her to read Bengali. In an interview, Annmary talked about this and said,
Initially, it was difficult for me to read the scripts in Bengali since I don’t understand Bengali that well. My second language was Hindi, and I have studied in an English medium school. So, I couldn’t study Bengali formally but learned it from Ma, so my knowledge of Bengali is practical rather than theoretical. Ma has always urged me to talk more in Bengali to understand the conversational language, and even more so now. And the entire team is aware that I still have some difficulty in speaking Bengali, but they always encourage and motivate me to overcome that. I was told to read Bengali books, read poems, newspapers and I took the advice.”
- Annmary’s favourite colours are Blue, Black, and White.
- She is associated with Samya, a non-governmental organization for underprivileged children.
- Annmary is a cat lover, and she has a pet cat named Hazel.