|Eerkili, Annamma, Kili, Annakili, Anna Beit Media - YouTube
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 169 cm
in meters- 1.69 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 54”
|in kilograms- kg
in pounds- lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)
|Film: Aanandam (2016) (Darshana Maliakal)
|Date of Birth
|8 February 1997 (Saturday)
|Age (as of 2024)
|Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala
|Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala
|The Choice School, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala
|Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
|Bachelor of Arts in Journalism , Mass Communication, and Video Production Anarkali Marikar - Facebook Page
Note: Later, she pursued a one-year course in fashion design.
|• Irked fans over the 'Kaali' photoshoot!
In July 2020, the actress faced backlash from netizens over her photo shoot as the goddess Kaali. She was alleged to have promoted racism and discrimination on skin colour by limiting the opportunities of dark-skinned actors. Anarkali apologized to people through a post shared on social media. Marikar pointed out that it was not the initial idea the team presented to her, and they were not able to execute the original theme due to some technical issues. Later, the team informed her that the photo shoot's theme was Kaali; however, the actress, who was not entirely convinced of the theme, pointed out that she could not decline the offer. She added that she would not promote the photo shoot in any manner.
|Relationships & More
|In an interview, she pointed out that she was in a relationship; however, she did not reveal the identity of her partner.
|Father- Nias Marikar (divorced and remarried)
Mother- Lali P. M. aka Lali Ramla Muhammed (divorced)
Step mother Sumi Nias Marikar
|Sister- Lakshmi Marikar (former child actress, assistant-director)
|Malayalam Films- Thanmathra, Bhramaram, Bridge, Makal
Note: Bridge and Makal were part of the Malayalam-language anthology film Kerala Cafe released in 2009.
|Hero XPulse 200
Some Lesser Known Facts About Anarkali Marikar
- Anarkali Marikar is an Indian singer and actress who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry. In 2016, she made her debut in the Malayalam film industry with Ganesh Raj’s Aanandam.
- According to some reports, Anarkali was considered for the titular role in the Malayalam-language film Nee-Na directed by Lal Jose, which was released in May 2015; however, the actress, who was then studying in the twelfth standard, reportedly was not sure whether or not she could pull such an intense character and opted to decline the offer.
- In 2016, she made her debut in the Malayalam film industry with Ganesh Raj’s directorial debut Aanandam. The actress played the role of Darshana Maliakal in the coming-of-age film and also did the narration. While speaking about her debut film, in an interview, Anarkali revealed that she landed the role of Darshana in Aanandam because of her sister’s friend Anend C. Chandran who worked as a cinematographer in the Malayalam film industry. Anend, who worked as the cinematographer for Aanandam, saw Marikar’s pictures and invited her for auditions, and she bagged the role.
- She did a cameo as Gouri, the lead actress’ daughter, in the 2017 Malayalam-language drama film Vimaanam directed by debutant director Pradeep M. Nair.
- Later, she was part of the trilingual psychological thriller film Amala which started shooting in 2017; however, the release was postponed multiple times, and some reports suggested the movie will be released in theatres in June 2023.
- In 2019, Marikar was cast as ‘Devika’ for Vijesh Vijay’s Malayalam-language romance film ‘Mandharam’ alongside Asif Ali, who played the lead role.
- On 18 March 2019, she posted a picture of her in a swimsuit on her social media account. Many people trolled the actress for sharing the picture. Many suggested that the picture was vulgar and wanted her to remove it from her account. A group of people supported her and lambasted the moral policing and negative comments about her attire.
- Anarkali Marikar played the role of Sariya D’Costa in the 2019 Malayalam-language thriller film Uyare directed by debutant director Manu Ashokan; she won critical appreciation for her role.
- Anarkali was part of the widespread Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests in December 2019.
- While speaking about her favourite movie genre, in an interview, she pointed out that she was an ardent fan of emotional drama.
- She bought an Apple Macbook Air in 2016 with the remuneration she received for her debut film. Later, she purchased a Hero XPulse 200 bike.
- The actress’ parents filed for divorce and started leaving separately in 2020 after thirty years of marriage. Later, her father, Nias Marikar, who lived alone for a year following the divorce, was married again on 10 June 2021. His second wife’s name is not known. The actress and her sister, Lakshmi Marikar, attended the marriage function and posted pictures of the wedding ceremony on social media.
- Following this, many people reportedly reached out to her mother, Lali P. M., under the impression that she was affected by her former husband’s second marriage; however, both Lali and her daughters brushed off the rumours and stated that they were happy with Nias Marikar’s decision and pointed out that they wanted him to be married again.
- In August 2021, she and her mother participated in the Malayalam musical game show Parayam Nedam telecasted on Amrita TV.
- She was cast as Irene Joseph in the Malayalam-language short film Succour which was released in November 2021.
- Later, during an Instagram live interaction with the audience, Anarkali revealed that she and her sister were not happy that their father was living alone post-divorce and even searched for suitable partners for him; however, according to the actress, her father found his partner on his own and informed them about his decision to marry her. Nias’ second wife was addressed as ‘kochumma’ by the actress and her sister, who were eager to welcome her to their family.
- In 2022, Anarkali was cast as Jia in the Malayalam-language comedy-drama film Priyan Ottathilanu directed by Antony Sony.
- Anarkali played the role of Ziya, a transman, in the Malayalam-language film ‘B 32 Muthal 44 Vare’ directed by debutant director Shruthi Sharanyam; the film was released in April 2023 and received critical appreciation.
- Her mother, Lali, made her debut in the Malayalam film industry with Kumbalangi Nights, which was released in 2019 and became busy in the Malayalam film industry following her divorce. Reportedly there were rumours surrounding that the actress abandoned her mother following the divorce; however, Marikar refuted all such allegations and stated that her mother was not in any way depressed and nor did they share a sour relationship. Later, Marikar pointed out that although her mother, Lali, preferred living alone over a second marriage, she might get married again in the future if she ever comes across someone she finds a connection with.
- Later, she was cast in the Malayalam-language dystopian sci-fi comedy Gaganachari. Marikar plays the role of an alien in Gaganachari. The film was reportedly selected at 12 international film festivals and received critical praise and accolades.
- Anarkali’s stepmother, Sumi Nias Marikar, hails from Kannur, Kerala.
- Her sister, Lakshmi Marikar, was cast as Anu (child artist ) in the Malayalam-language film No. 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North, which was released in September 1995.
- In an interview, Anarkali revealed that she learnt music and sang the song Pathiye Nombaram in the Malayalam-language film Shubhadinam; however, the movie was not released. Later, she sang the cover song for the Malayalam-language film Amala; Gopi Sundar composed the music.
- While speaking about her celebrity crushes, in an interview, the actress pointed out that the Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran was her first celebrity crush. Later, she became an ardent fan of the Malayalam actor Asif Ali.