Ananya Khare (Hindi: अनन्य खरे), (born 16 March 1968), is a Bollywood actress starring in supporting roles of several successful movies, including Devdas and Chandni Bar. She also starred in television serials (including 1987's Nirmala) for almost two decades before her big screen success. She was awarded an Indian National Award for best supporting actress for her role in Chandni Bar and subsequently nominated for her role in Devdas. She has been awarded for her roles on stage, television, and on the big screen.
Ananya Khare was born as Preeti Khare in a Hindu Kayastha family in Ratlam, in Madhya Pradesh, India. She went to Holy Child Auxilium School in New Delhi. She attended Jawaharlal Nehru University, earning a Master's degree in German Literature. Ananya always wanted to be an actress. She is conversant in ten languages.