Ananya Ghosh

Ananya Ghosh is an assistant editor with Hindustan Times Brunch. She has 10 years of experience as a journalist having worked as a copy editor/feature writer in various publications.

Articles by Ananya Ghosh

Listicle: 10 on-screen cops that charmed us

Suniel Shetty is back on the force with Hunter. Here are 10 other on-screen cops that shone in uniform

In Farzi (2023), Vijay Sethupathi plays Michael, a cynical cop with a dry sense of humour and an enviable vocabulary of Hindi cuss words.
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 06:33 PM IST

Stealing the show: 10 great side characters on screen recently

Guru Narayan Badhaai DPlayed by Gulshan Devaiah

Jagan Qala, played by Babil Khan
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 02:52 PM IST

In Bed With Akshay Oberoi: “On a date, do your best to be you”

The actor talks about his obsession with espresso, binge-watching YouTube videos, and figuring out social media

Akshay Oberoi poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Published on Sep 03, 2022 01:45 AM IST

Books: The bold and the beautiful

Kubbra Sait’s realistic and nuanced portrayal of Kukoo, the transgender woman who becomes Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s love interest, in the first season of Sacred Games, marked the arrival of a powerhouse performer

Actor Kubbra Sait says that writing her memoir was a cathartic process that elicited many unexpected responses
Published on Aug 27, 2022 12:34 AM IST
ByAnanya GhoshAnanya Ghosh

In Bed With Vyoma Nandi: “Dating advice that never works? ‘Just go with the flow’”

The actor talks about her love for street food, cleaning and organising her place and preferring Stories to Reels

Vyoma Nandi poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Published on Aug 19, 2022 07:22 PM IST

HT Brunch Cover Story: Small town, big dreams

For actor Kartik Aaryan, the first challenge was to not let his small town allow his dreams to dissolve in the face of being too ambitious

Kartik says, “I would always watch new releases at theatres or movies on television. I was so much in love with that world that I desperately wanted to be a part of it. It started with the dream to become a hero”; Styled by Eshaa Amiin; Make-up by Vicky Salvi; Hair by Milan Kepchari; Shirt by Suket Dhir; Denim jacket and jeans by Dhruv Kapoor; Shoes by Nike from House Of Grailz; Rings by Inox Jewelry (The House of Pixels)
Updated on Aug 20, 2022 08:17 PM IST
ByAnanya GhoshAnanya Ghosh

Nostalgia with Quasar Thakore-Padamsee, “At 22, I quit my advertising job and took up theatre full-time”

The actor talks about his most prized possessions, stepping in to play Nadir Khan’s part when he was 22, and his bank balance

Quasar Thakore-Padamsee at 22 (left) and at 43 (right)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 07:14 PM IST

In Bed With Armaan Ralhan, “My favourite bed buddy? My dog!”

The actor talks about dating beyond apps, cycling around Mumbai city and his late night sweet cravings

Armaan Ralhan poses with his dog, Hendrix, in his bedroom exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Published on Aug 05, 2022 09:14 PM IST

HT Brunch Cover Story: A love so fierce

Sisters Patralekha and Parnalekha Paul fight like any other siblings, but stand steadfast together in the face of loss, judgement, and most of all, acceptance

When Parnalekha (left) felt the need to ‘come out’ as bisexual, her sister Patralekha (right) was the first person she told; Styled by Who Wore What When (Pranay Jaitly and Shounak Amonkar);Styling Team: Diya Subudhi; Arjun S Kumar; Hargun Ahuja Hair & make-up by Vidhi Salecha Punjabi; Assisted by Priyanka Gianani; On both: Outfits by H&M; Jewellery by Bling Sutra; Earrings by Aditi Bhatt (Tushar Bhardwaj)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 11:00 AM IST
ByAnanya GhoshAnanya Ghosh

Nostalgia with Rajit Kapur, “I only had some pocket money, no bank balance”

The actor talks about being insecure and vulnerable, landing his first big TV series and working as a stage manager at 22

Rajit Kapur at 25 (left) and at 59 (right)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 09:09 PM IST

HT Brunch Game Show: Who wears their celebdom best?

The actor who may get into farming, the chef who wants to open an intimate restaurant, or the musician who spreads awareness via gender equality?

Ruchika Mehta is a senior lifestyle writer and the editor of Hello! Magazine India
Published on Jul 29, 2022 09:03 PM IST

HT Brunch Cover Story: Make it like Masaba!

It’s been a year of revelations for fashion designer Masaba Gupta, who recently turned actor, but that’s not the only reinvention she’s embraced

Designer and actor Masaba Gupta says, “I am not going to take advice from anyone anymore, especially related to love and relationships. I want to be the master of my own mistakes!”; Styled by Dolla Baruah; Assistant stylists: Kareena Mishra & Komal Mulgaonkar; Make-up by Saba Shafique Khan; Hair by Deepa Jitendra Bambhaniya (The House of Pixels)
Published on Jul 15, 2022 09:00 PM IST

In Bed With Aaditi Pohankar: “I want to raid Kim Kardashian’s sleepwear closet”

The actor talks about her love for stage, dating advice, and the incident that made her realise she’s now famous

Aaditi Pohankar poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column (Colston Julien)
Published on Jul 09, 2022 12:23 AM IST

Nostalgia with Piyush Mishra: “At 22, I was madly in love with two things—my acting & girlfriend”

The actor and director talks about his bizzare 22nd birthday, also a turning point in his career, his time at NSD, and dating in Gwaliour when he was 22

Piyush Mishra at 18 (inset) and at 59 (above)
Published on Jul 09, 2022 12:19 AM IST

Relationships: Better late than never

For filmmaker Hansal Mehta and social worker Safeena Husain, love came (almost) at first sight. But their wedding took place two daughters and 17 years later

After 17 years, two children, watching their sons growing up and chasing our respective dreams, Hansal Mehta and Safeena Husain decided to get hitched.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 10:18 PM IST

Nostalgia with Mame Khan: “When I turned 22, I celebrated my birthday for the first time“

The singer talks about seeing snow for the first time, transitioning from a dholak player to a singer, and playing volleyball and cricket, when he was 22

Mame Khan at 22 (left) and at 44 (right)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 10:17 PM IST

Films: Pride, Not Prejudice

Indie filmmaker Tushar Tyagi’s award-winning LGBTQIA+ short film hits streaming platforms in Pride Month

Indie filmmaker Tushar Tyagi believes that cinema is a medium of social change
Published on Jun 18, 2022 12:30 AM IST

Music: Playing it forward

On his 45th birthday, acclaimed pianist Anil Srinivasan makes a promise: all earnings from his performances will now go to charity

Anil Srinivasan has said that anything he earns from making music will now be used for charity
Published on Jun 18, 2022 12:29 AM IST

HT Brunch Cover Story: Old-School, New Ideas

Actor Chunky Panday and his daughter, actor Ananya Panday, are two peas in a pod, helping each other navigate life and work

Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Subi Samuel; Styled by: Meagan Concessio; Assisted by: Bidipto Das; Fashion interns: Isha Kapadia, Antra Jain (Top by Stella McCartney at Ajio Luxe; Pants by stylist’s own; Jewellery by Ayana Silver Jewellery)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 12:26 AM IST

HT Brunch Cover Story: It’s all in the genes

30 years ago, Bhagyashree quit her career to bring up Abhimanyu and Avantika. Now successful actors themselves, here’s what her millennial kids have to say.

Neither Abhimanyu nor Avantika asked their mother, actor Bhagyashree, for help as they started their acting careers (Subi Samuel)
Published on May 14, 2022 02:42 AM IST

Nostalgia with Sharib Hashmi: “I was earning 4,000 a month, which wasn’t bad in 1998”

The actor talks about starting working in the film industry as an assistant director when he was 22, being an Amir Khan fan and his simple fashion sense

Sharib Hashmiat 22 (inset) and at 46 (right)
Published on Apr 15, 2022 10:08 PM IST

HT Brunch Game Show: Which reality show star turned his win into a victory?

The one who worked harder than ever, the guy who cut an album right after, or the one who took a break?

Sandiip Sikcand is a veteran TV producer, theatre artiste and actor
Updated on Apr 03, 2022 02:06 AM IST

Nostalgia with Kumar Sanu: “I would like to bring the ’90s music back!”

The singer talks about giving his first salary to his mother, the lack of his dating game and wearing big-collared shirts and bell bottoms when he was 22

Kumar Sanu at 22 (left) and at 59 (right)
Updated on Mar 20, 2022 08:58 AM IST

Nostalgia with Urvashi Dholakia: “I hadn’t estimated how popular Komolika would get!”

The actor talks about her hectic schedule, loving stilettos and halter tops, playing Komolika and being a single mom

Urvashi Dholakia at 22 (top) and at 42 (above)
Updated on Feb 27, 2022 01:07 AM IST

Nostalgia with Danish Husain: “I wanted to be a cricketer or an Army General”

The actor, poet and storyteller talks about figuring out his career when he was 22, being financially dependent on his parents and crushing on Sushmita Sen

Danish Husain at 22 (inset) and at 50 (above) (Indraneil Sengupta)
Published on Jan 29, 2022 11:11 PM IST

Photography: Pictures that speak

Marriages might or might not be made in heaven but weddings are best viewed through the lens of Joseph Radhik

This was shot at their (Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma) reception. It is not a posed photo and it is unfiltered emotions, and a moment captured at just the right time. It is not one of the more popular photos but it is easily one of the favourite photos of my career so far (Joseph Radhik)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:57 PM IST
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In Bed With Sayani Gupta: “On dating apps, put a photo closest to what you actually look like!”

The actor talks about raiding Kalki’s sleepwear closet, lazing at home when she’s alone and sleeping in a shady hotel in Jharkhand during a shoot, in an intimate chat

An intimate chat with Sayani Gupta; Location courtesy: The Leela, Mumbai; Outfit by Pretty Little Thing; Styling : Shreeja Rajgopal (Shivam Gupta)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:56 PM IST

Films: OTT’s newest Mr Dependable

Paramabrata Chatterjee, who completes 20 years in Bengali cinema this year, is slowly winning the hearts of the pan-Indian audience

Paramabrata says before this new wave that is today not only manifested in OTT content but also in cinema, Bollywood was mostly about potboilers (Nasir Gazi)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 10:58 PM IST
ByAnanya GhoshAnanya Ghosh

Years into filmmaking, Sudhir Mishra is back to the beginning

The director’s movies are often social commentaries but he says the first duty of a filmmaker is towards his craft

Sudhir Mishra believes lately he’s reconnecting to the kind of cinema he loves and is back to being the filmmaker he started out to be
Published on Oct 18, 2020 07:13 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Selfie slick with Ishaan Khatter

Painters used to be the only people capable of self-portraiture, but now we are all at it. Actor Ishaan Khatter shoots innovative, self-timed selfies during lockdown, and asks: Do selfies signal the death of vanity?

Ishaan explains there’s more to selfie than vanity when the selfie-taker is an actor. (Wardrobe: Jordan)(Ishaan Khatter)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 07:32 AM IST
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