Bijay J. Anand

Bijay J. Anand

Nickname: Bijay
Profession: actor
Famous For: movies
Height: 5’ 11”
Weight: 80 kg
Eye Color: black
Hair Color: salt and pepper
Birthplace: India

Bijay J. Anand is known for Adipurush (2023), Shershaah (2021) and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (2024).


Bijay J. Anand was born on March 26 in Mumbai, India. He hails from a Punjabi background and is a follower of Hinduism. Bijay Anand is married to Marathi actress Sonali Khare, and they have a daughter named Sanaya Anand.


He stands 180 cm tall (5’ 11”) and weighs around 80 kg (175 lbs). His body measurements are quite impressive, with a chest of 44 inches, a waist of 36 inches, and biceps measuring 14 inches. His distinct appearance is complemented by his salt and pepper hair and black eyes.


Bijay’s educational background includes training at the Golden Bridge Yoga in Rishikesh, India.


He began his acting career with the film “Yash” in 1996, which unfortunately did not perform well at the box office. However, he gained significant recognition playing Kajol’s fiancé, Rahul, in the hit movie “Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha” (1998). Following this success, he was offered 22 lead roles by various directors, marking a high point in his acting career.

In addition to his role in “Siya Ke Ram,” Bijay has played significant characters in various television shows and web series. He was seen as the father of the actor Karan Kundra in the daily soap “Dil Hi Toh Hai” and portrayed Sunny Leone’s father, Jaspal Singh Vora, in the online series “Karenjit Kaur” (2018).


Despite his rising fame in Bollywood, Bijay Anand decided to leave the film industry to pursue a path in spirituality. At the age of 26, he was diagnosed with arthritis, which led him to discover and embrace Kundalini Yoga. This profound experience transformed his life, and he became a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher through the Kundalini Research Institute in Los Angeles. Bijay has since dedicated himself to teaching yoga, conducting sessions, and organizing festivals both in India and internationally through his organization, Anahata. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Anahata Retreats.


After a 17-year hiatus, Bijay Anand returned to the acting world in 2016 with the mythological television show “Siya Ke Ram,” where he portrayed Janak. His comeback was driven by a desire to continue teaching and reaching out to people, whether in a yoga class or through his on-screen roles. Bijay expressed that playing Janak was a reflection of his real-life persona, which resonated with the show’s producer, Nikhil Sinha.


Bijay has a diverse range of hobbies, including horse riding, traveling, and photography. He also has a tattoo, which reflects his personal journey and interests. His favorite actress is Poonam Dhillon, his favorite film is “Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha,” and his favorite destination is Bali, Indonesia. Additionally, he admires the works of painter Sakti Burman.

Bijay Anand has experienced significant struggles and hardships, including poverty and the challenges of building a career in the entertainment industry. Despite these difficulties, he achieved notable success and later found profound fulfillment through his spiritual journey. He was once titled the Indian male model “Face of 1995” by Femina magazine. Interestingly, before his acting career took off, he used to sell soaps on local trains in Mumbai.

Bijay’s inspiring journey from an actor to a yogi and back to the screen demonstrates his versatile talent and unwavering dedication to his passions.

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