Tinnu Anand Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Tinnu Anand
Real NameVirender Raj Anand
ProfessionBollywood Actor, Writer and Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 169 cm
in meters- 1.69 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper (Semi-Bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 May 1953
Age (as Of 2023)70 Years
BirthplaceBombay, Bombay State (Now, Mumbai, Maharashtra), India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
Nationality Indian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolMayo College (a boys-only independent boarding school in Ajmer)
College/InstituteSatyajit Ray School
Educational QualificationA Degree in Film-making from Satyajit Ray School
DebutFilm (Actor): Pushpak (1987)
Tinnu Anand Debut Film
Film (Assistant Director): Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (Bengali Film; 1969)
Tinnu Anand Assistant Directorial Debut Film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne
Film (Director): Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979)
Tinnu Anand Directorial Debut Film Duniya Meri Jeb Mein
TV (Actor): Kahin To Hoga (Star Plus)
Tinnu Anand TV Debut Kahin To Hoga
ReligionNot Known
Food HabitVegetarian
AddressA House in Madh Island, Northern Mumbai, India
HobbiesNot known
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsShahnaz Vahanvaty
Wife/SpouseShahnaz Vahanvaty (Indian Actress and Costume Designer)
Tinnu Anand With His Wife Shahnaz Vahanvaty
ChildrenSon- Lakshya Raj Anand
Daughters- Esha (Traveler & Environmentalist and Diksha (Fashion Designer)
ParentsFather- Inder Raj Anand (Film Writer)
Tinnu Anand Father Inder Raj Anand
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- Bittu Anand (Younger)
Sister- Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Paneer Butter Masala, Dal Tadka and Chinese Cuisines
Favourite Filmmaker(s)Satyajit Ray, Federico Fellini (Italian Filmmaker)
Favourite Film(s)Charulata, Anand
Favourite Singer(s)Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Favourite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Amrish Puri
Tinnu Anand

Some Lesser Known Facts About Tinnu Anand

  • Does Tinnu Anand smoke?: Yes Tinnu Anand Smoking
  • Does Tinnu Anand drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born to a famous film writer Inder Raj Anand in the then Bombay State.
  • Initially, his father didn’t want Tinnu and his younger brother Bittu to enter the Film Industry, but Tinnu was desperate to make a career in the Film Industry. Ultimately, his father enrolled him in Satyajit Ray’s school, as his father and Satyajit Ray were good friends. Satyajit Ray
  • In-fact, Tinnu was given three choices- to work with Raj Kapoor (who was a family friend of Tinnu Anand’s father), to work with iconic Italian director Federico Fellini, and the last one was with Satyajit Ray. Tinnu opted for Fellini, as it would give him a chance to visit Italy. However, Fellini had put a condition that he had to learn Italian first. Tinnu didn’t want to spend 6-months learning a new language and decided to work with Satyajit Ray. Federico Fellini (Italian Film Maker)
  • Notable filmmaker, K. Abbas was also a family friend of Tinnu Anand and during his school and college holidays, Tinnu would beg him for a role in his films and he would give him some small roles. But in Saat Hindustani, K. Abbas had offered him one of the leading roles. K Abbas
  • For Saat Hindustani, K. Abbas needed a heroine and he asked Tinnu if he could ask one of his friends named Neena Singh if she would act in the film. Neena agreed and asked Tinnu if he could give a picture of her friend living in Calcutta and working in Bird and Co, to Abbas. The photograph was of a tall man standing in front of Victoria Memorial. When K. Abbas saw the photograph, he said the man had to come to Mumbai for the audition. That is how Amitabh Bachchan landed in Bombay. Amitabh Bachchan
  • It was Tinnu Anand who took Amitabh to K. Abbas’s office. In the evening, K. Abbas gave a dirty job to Tinnu Anand to offer Amitabh ₹5000 for the entire film. Amitabh agreed to the offer, as he desperately need a role. Amitabh got the role of poet’s friend in the film, the role which was supposed to be played by Tinnu Anand. Saat Hindustani
  • Then, Tinnu received a letter from Satyajit Ray that he could work with him. So, he left for Calcutta to assist Satyajit Ray.
  • After assisting Satyajit Ray for five years, Tinnu returned to Mumbai to make his own films.
  • He wandered for work for two years, as people thought he could make only serious films. In those two years, he did 70 advertising films.
  • He started his first directorial film ‘Duniya Meri Jeb Mein’ (1979) with his childhood friends Rishi and Shashi Kapoor. It took him five years to complete the film.
  • Tinnu Anand gives his credit to Veeru Devgan (action director and the father of Ajay Devgan), as he taught him how to survive in the Film Industry. Veeru Devgan
  • While making ‘Duniya Meri Jeb Mein,’ he was also working on a story called ‘Kaalia.’ After making rounds to various actors, ‘Kaalia’ landed to Amitabh Bachchan. Thus Tinnu Anand’s long association with Amitabh Bachchan was started and they became extremely close. Kaalia Film
  • After ‘Kaalia,’ he did ‘Shahenshah’ and ‘Main Azaad Hoon’ with Amitabh Bachchan.
  • The famous dialogue from ‘Shahenshah’- “Rishte Mein Toh Hum Tumhare Baap Hote Hain…” was written by his father Inder Raj Anand.

  • On the night of ‘Sangam’s release, a fight broke between his father and Raj Kapoor, and his father slapped Raj Kapoor, and in retaliation, Raj Kapoor and all the people connected with ‘Sangam’ and their friends boycotted his father, and his father lost 18 films. The incident led his father suffer with a heart attack.
  • Here’s a glimpse of Tinnu Anand’s acting: