Anaika Soti is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films. After making her debut in Ram Gopal Varma’s bilingual film Satya 2 (2013), she went on to feature in Vasanthabalan’s Tamil period film Kaaviya Thalaivan.
Anaika Soti was was born on 14 January 1991 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and soon after shifted to Hong Kong with her family for four years. She subsequently moved to Mumbai and studied in Panchgani throughout her education, before moving to Malaysia to finish her high school and briefly engaged in a diploma in fashion designing, before returning in Mumbai. After beginning a career as a model, she met director Ram Gopal Varma on an elevator in 2012, who offered her a role in one of his future ventures.
Anaika Soti was subsequently signed on to appear in his bilingual crime film, Satya 2 (2013), shot in Hindi and Telugu, based on the Mumbai underworld. The film and Anaika’s performance opened to negative reviews, with a reviewer from The Hindu noting “Anaika tries too hard to be erotic and fails miserably in a role that makes her look dumb instead of naïve”, while Rediff.com noted she was a “bad actress”.
She is currently filming for Vasanthabalan’s Tamil period film Kaaviya Thalaivan starring alongside Siddharth, Prithviraj and Vedhicka.
By Anil Blon