From Wonder Girl Of ‘Aashiqui’ To A Sanyasi, This Is Anu Aggarwal’s Story In Her Own Words!

Anu Aggarwal

After becoming a gold medalist in sociology at Delhi University, little did Anu Aggarwal know that one film would change her life. After a brief stint in modelling, and VJing, she made her big Bollywood debut with the musical blockbusterAashiqui. The film gave her instant fame and every film-maker wanted to work with her.

However, things turned upside down in 1999.

A near-fatal accident in Mumbai and what followed were 29 ­days of coma. After a struggle of several years, Aggarwal turned to Tantric practices and Sanyas. At a TEDxWalledCity held in Delhi, she bared her soul like never before.

Here are some of the most heart-touching and hauntingly beautiful revelations by the ‘Aashiqui girl’ which will not only make you respect her for being a powerful woman, you’ll learn to value life, a little more.

Anu Aggawal

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1. “I had become the new sex bomb! Well, a sex bomb is better than a nuclear bomb, isn’t it?” causing a riot of laughter among the audience.

She was quiet a bombshell in 1990’s. Before joining movies, she had done few photo shoots and ad campaigns, including a condom brand which she endorse.

2. “I had almost died that night!”

“The accident took away my memory. It took me time to believe that this was a planet, to understand the shift of energy which was the day and night. The doctors still think it’s a miracle that I am alive… Alive to tell you about the love I discovered through a ruptured body, bleeding-brain and several incisions of needles and sutures made with surgical thread tied tight,”

3. After 29 in a life-heartening days coma, she bounced back. When many would have given up, she chose the harder path & took sanyas

She said, “But it was sanyas that “brought about alchemic changes within me.” “We are fearful and insecure, anxious and nervous, vulnerable and close-guarded. Our cities are being bombed, people are being killed and communities are rioting for their own demolition. In times such as these, we need compassion and love,” 

4. Giving a second chance to life, she even discarded her sea-facing Worli apartment. Later, she returned to Mumbai as a yogini.

“The accident took away my memory. It took me time to believe that this was a planet, to understand the shift of energy which was the day and night. The doctors still think it’s a miracle that I am alive… Alive to tell you about the love I discovered through a ruptured body, bleeding-brain and several incisions of needles and sutures made with surgical thread tied tight,”

5. Even after a brutal accident,  she became an amateur weightlifter and competed in many weightlifting competitions.

In her recent interview, she said, “To feel strong, to walk among humans with a tremendous feeling of confidence and superiority is not at all wrong. The sense of superiority in bodily strength is borne out by the long history of mankind paying homage in folklore, song and poetry to strong women.”

6. She revealed how ‘helping others’ is one of the best feelings in the world!

She currently teaches (free of cost) the Mumbai’s slum kids ‘AnuFun Yoga’, which is a healing module she herself developed after years of experimenting with Vipassana, Craniosacral therapy and Tantra across ashrams in Uttarakhand and Kutch.

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Currently, she is single and lives in Bihar which she also practices yoga at the Bihar school of yoga in Munger.

This is how Anu Aggarwal bounced back from death, battled with destiny and death to give life a second chance and this, is was her inspiring story. 🙂

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