Anaika Soti is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films. After making her debut in Ram Gopal Varma’s bilingual film Satya 2 (2013), she went on to feature in Vasanthabalan’s Tamil period film Kaaviya Thalaivan.Anaika Soti was born on 14 January 1993 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and soon after moved to Hong Kong with her family for four years. She subsequently moved to Mumbai and studied in Panchgani throughout her education, before moving to Malaysia to finish her high school and briefly engaged in a diploma in fashion designing, before returning in Mumbai. Director Ram Gopal Varma met her on an elevator and found her to be attractive and appealing and asked her to star in his movies, which she was not interested in much. Still RGV convinced and offered her a role in one of his future ventures. She was subsequently signed on to appear in his bilingual crime film, Satya 2 (2013), shot in Hindi and Telugu, based on the Mumbai underworld. The film and Anaika’s performance opened to negative reviews, with a reviewer from The Hindu noting “Anaika tries too hard to be erotic and fails miserably in a role that makes her look dumb instead of naïve”, while Rediff.com noted she was a “bad actress”.Her second release was Vasanthabalan’s Tamil period fiction film Kaaviya Thalaivan starring alongside Siddharth, Prithviraj and Vedhicka. She was signed for the film while working on Satya 2, and subsequently shot for the film in rural Tamil Nadu, revealing she worked on acting like a princess to get into character. Both, the film and her portrayal of a Zamindar’s daughter, won positive reviews upon release. She subsequently teamed up with Ram Gopal Varma again for a Telugu venture titled 365 Days, noting that it was her most involving role till date.
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