Ananya Ghosh

Ananya Ghosh is an assistant editor with Hindustan Times Brunch. She has 10 years of experience as a journalist having worked as a copy editor/feature writer in various publications.

Articles by Ananya Ghosh

Nostalgia with Quasar Thakore-Padamsee, “At 22, I quit my advertising job and took up theatre full-time”

The actor talks about his most prized possessions, stepping in to play Nadir Khan’s part when he was 22, and his bank balance
Quasar Thakore-Padamsee at 22 (left) and at 43 (right)
Quasar Thakore-Padamsee at 22 (left) and at 43 (right)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 07:14 PM IST

In Bed With Armaan Ralhan, “My favourite bed buddy? My dog!”

The actor talks about dating beyond apps, cycling around Mumbai city and his late night sweet cravings
Armaan Ralhan poses with his dog, Hendrix, in his bedroom exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Armaan Ralhan poses with his dog, Hendrix, in his bedroom exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Published on Aug 05, 2022 09:14 PM IST

HT Brunch Cover Story: A love so fierce

Sisters Patralekha and Parnalekha Paul fight like any other siblings, but stand steadfast together in the face of loss, judgement, and most of all, acceptance
When Parnalekha (left) felt the need to ‘come out’ as bisexual, her sister Patralekha (right) was the first person she told; Styled by Who Wore What When (Pranay Jaitly and Shounak Amonkar);Styling Team: Diya Subudhi; Arjun S Kumar; Hargun Ahuja Hair & make-up by Vidhi Salecha Punjabi; Assisted by Priyanka Gianani; On both: Outfits by H&M; Jewellery by Bling Sutra; Earrings by Aditi Bhatt (Tushar Bhardwaj)
When Parnalekha (left) felt the need to ‘come out’ as bisexual, her sister Patralekha (right) was the first person she told; Styled by Who Wore What When (Pranay Jaitly and Shounak Amonkar);Styling Team: Diya Subudhi; Arjun S Kumar; Hargun Ahuja Hair & make-up by Vidhi Salecha Punjabi; Assisted by Priyanka Gianani; On both: Outfits by H&M; Jewellery by Bling Sutra; Earrings by Aditi Bhatt (Tushar Bhardwaj)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 11:00 AM IST
ByAnanya GhoshAnanya Ghosh

Nostalgia with Rajit Kapur, “I only had some pocket money, no bank balance”

The actor talks about being insecure and vulnerable, landing his first big TV series and working as a stage manager at 22
Rajit Kapur at 25 (left) and at 59 (right)
Rajit Kapur at 25 (left) and at 59 (right)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 09:09 PM IST

HT Brunch Game Show: Who wears their celebdom best?

The actor who may get into farming, the chef who wants to open an intimate restaurant, or the musician who spreads awareness via gender equality?
Ruchika Mehta is a senior lifestyle writer and the editor of Hello! Magazine India
Ruchika Mehta is a senior lifestyle writer and the editor of Hello! Magazine India
Published on Jul 29, 2022 09:03 PM IST

HT Brunch Cover Story: Make it like Masaba!

It’s been a year of revelations for fashion designer Masaba Gupta, who recently turned actor, but that’s not the only reinvention she’s embraced
Designer and actor Masaba Gupta says, “I am not going to take advice from anyone anymore, especially related to love and relationships. I want to be the master of my own mistakes!”; Styled by Dolla Baruah; Assistant stylists: Kareena Mishra & Komal Mulgaonkar; Make-up by Saba Shafique Khan; Hair by Deepa Jitendra Bambhaniya (The House of Pixels)
Designer and actor Masaba Gupta says, “I am not going to take advice from anyone anymore, especially related to love and relationships. I want to be the master of my own mistakes!”; Styled by Dolla Baruah; Assistant stylists: Kareena Mishra & Komal Mulgaonkar; Make-up by Saba Shafique Khan; Hair by Deepa Jitendra Bambhaniya (The House of Pixels)
Published on Jul 15, 2022 09:00 PM IST

In Bed With Aaditi Pohankar: “I want to raid Kim Kardashian’s sleepwear closet”

The actor talks about her love for stage, dating advice, and the incident that made her realise she’s now famous
Aaditi Pohankar poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column (Colston Julien)
Aaditi Pohankar poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column (Colston Julien)
Published on Jul 09, 2022 12:23 AM IST

Nostalgia with Piyush Mishra: “At 22, I was madly in love with two things—my acting & girlfriend”

The actor and director talks about his bizzare 22nd birthday, also a turning point in his career, his time at NSD, and dating in Gwaliour when he was 22
Piyush Mishra at 18 (inset) and at 59 (above)
Piyush Mishra at 18 (inset) and at 59 (above)
Published on Jul 09, 2022 12:19 AM IST

Relationships: Better late than never

For filmmaker Hansal Mehta and social worker Safeena Husain, love came (almost) at first sight. But their wedding took place two daughters and 17 years later
After 17 years, two children, watching their sons growing up and chasing our respective dreams, Hansal Mehta and Safeena Husain decided to get hitched.
After 17 years, two children, watching their sons growing up and chasing our respective dreams, Hansal Mehta and Safeena Husain decided to get hitched.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 10:18 PM IST

Nostalgia with Mame Khan: “When I turned 22, I celebrated my birthday for the first time“

The singer talks about seeing snow for the first time, transitioning from a dholak player to a singer, and playing volleyball and cricket, when he was 22
Mame Khan at 22 (left) and at 44 (right)
Mame Khan at 22 (left) and at 44 (right)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 10:17 PM IST

Films: Pride, Not Prejudice

Indie filmmaker Tushar Tyagi’s award-winning LGBTQIA+ short film hits streaming platforms in Pride Month
Indie filmmaker Tushar Tyagi believes that cinema is a medium of social change
Indie filmmaker Tushar Tyagi believes that cinema is a medium of social change
Published on Jun 18, 2022 12:30 AM IST

Music: Playing it forward

On his 45th birthday, acclaimed pianist Anil Srinivasan makes a promise: all earnings from his performances will now go to charity
Anil Srinivasan has said that anything he earns from making music will now be used for charity
Anil Srinivasan has said that anything he earns from making music will now be used for charity
Published on Jun 18, 2022 12:29 AM IST

HT Brunch Cover Story: Old-School, New Ideas

Actor Chunky Panday and his daughter, actor Ananya Panday, are two peas in a pod, helping each other navigate life and work
Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Subi Samuel; Styled by: Meagan Concessio; Assisted by: Bidipto Das; Fashion interns: Isha Kapadia, Antra Jain (Top by Stella McCartney at Ajio Luxe; Pants by stylist’s own; Jewellery by Ayana Silver Jewellery)
Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Subi Samuel; Styled by: Meagan Concessio; Assisted by: Bidipto Das; Fashion interns: Isha Kapadia, Antra Jain (Top by Stella McCartney at Ajio Luxe; Pants by stylist’s own; Jewellery by Ayana Silver Jewellery)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 12:26 AM IST

HT Brunch Cover Story: It’s all in the genes

30 years ago, Bhagyashree quit her career to bring up Abhimanyu and Avantika. Now successful actors themselves, here’s what her millennial kids have to say.
Neither Abhimanyu nor Avantika asked their mother, actor Bhagyashree, for help as they started their acting careers (Subi Samuel)
Neither Abhimanyu nor Avantika asked their mother, actor Bhagyashree, for help as they started their acting careers (Subi Samuel)
Published on May 14, 2022 02:42 AM IST

Nostalgia with Sharib Hashmi: “I was earning 4,000 a month, which wasn’t bad in 1998”

The actor talks about starting working in the film industry as an assistant director when he was 22, being an Amir Khan fan and his simple fashion sense
Sharib Hashmiat 22 (inset) and at 46 (right)
Sharib Hashmiat 22 (inset) and at 46 (right)
Published on Apr 15, 2022 10:08 PM IST

HT Brunch Game Show: Which reality show star turned his win into a victory?

The one who worked harder than ever, the guy who cut an album right after, or the one who took a break?
Sandiip Sikcand is a veteran TV producer, theatre artiste and actor
Sandiip Sikcand is a veteran TV producer, theatre artiste and actor
Updated on Apr 03, 2022 02:06 AM IST

Nostalgia with Kumar Sanu: “I would like to bring the ’90s music back!”

The singer talks about giving his first salary to his mother, the lack of his dating game and wearing big-collared shirts and bell bottoms when he was 22
Kumar Sanu at 22 (left) and at 59 (right)
Kumar Sanu at 22 (left) and at 59 (right)
Updated on Mar 20, 2022 08:58 AM IST

Nostalgia with Urvashi Dholakia: “I hadn’t estimated how popular Komolika would get!”

The actor talks about her hectic schedule, loving stilettos and halter tops, playing Komolika and being a single mom
Urvashi Dholakia at 22 (top) and at 42 (above)
Urvashi Dholakia at 22 (top) and at 42 (above)
Updated on Feb 27, 2022 01:07 AM IST

Nostalgia with Danish Husain: “I wanted to be a cricketer or an Army General”

The actor, poet and storyteller talks about figuring out his career when he was 22, being financially dependent on his parents and crushing on Sushmita Sen
Danish Husain at 22 (inset) and at 50 (above) (Indraneil Sengupta)
Danish Husain at 22 (inset) and at 50 (above) (Indraneil Sengupta)
Published on Jan 29, 2022 11:11 PM IST

Photography: Pictures that speak

Marriages might or might not be made in heaven but weddings are best viewed through the lens of Joseph Radhik
This was shot at their (Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma) reception. It is not a posed photo and it is unfiltered emotions, and a moment captured at just the right time. It is not one of the more popular photos but it is easily one of the favourite photos of my career so far (Joseph Radhik)
This was shot at their (Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma) reception. It is not a posed photo and it is unfiltered emotions, and a moment captured at just the right time. It is not one of the more popular photos but it is easily one of the favourite photos of my career so far (Joseph Radhik)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:57 PM IST
ByAnanya GhoshAnanya Ghosh

In Bed With Sayani Gupta: “On dating apps, put a photo closest to what you actually look like!”

The actor talks about raiding Kalki’s sleepwear closet, lazing at home when she’s alone and sleeping in a shady hotel in Jharkhand during a shoot, in an intimate chat
An intimate chat with Sayani Gupta; Location courtesy: The Leela, Mumbai; Outfit by Pretty Little Thing; Styling : Shreeja Rajgopal (Shivam Gupta)
An intimate chat with Sayani Gupta; Location courtesy: The Leela, Mumbai; Outfit by Pretty Little Thing; Styling : Shreeja Rajgopal (Shivam Gupta)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:56 PM IST

Films: OTT’s newest Mr Dependable

Paramabrata Chatterjee, who completes 20 years in Bengali cinema this year, is slowly winning the hearts of the pan-Indian audience
Paramabrata says before this new wave that is today not only manifested in OTT content but also in cinema, Bollywood was mostly about potboilers (Nasir Gazi)
Paramabrata says before this new wave that is today not only manifested in OTT content but also in cinema, Bollywood was mostly about potboilers (Nasir Gazi)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 10:58 PM IST
ByAnanya GhoshAnanya Ghosh

Years into filmmaking, Sudhir Mishra is back to the beginning

The director’s movies are often social commentaries but he says the first duty of a filmmaker is towards his craft
Sudhir Mishra believes lately he’s reconnecting to the kind of cinema he loves and is back to being the filmmaker he started out to be
Sudhir Mishra believes lately he’s reconnecting to the kind of cinema he loves and is back to being the filmmaker he started out to be
Published on Oct 18, 2020 07:13 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Selfie slick with Ishaan Khatter

Painters used to be the only people capable of self-portraiture, but now we are all at it. Actor Ishaan Khatter shoots innovative, self-timed selfies during lockdown, and asks: Do selfies signal the death of vanity?
Ishaan explains there’s more to selfie than vanity when the selfie-taker is an actor. (Wardrobe: Jordan)(Ishaan Khatter)
Ishaan explains there’s more to selfie than vanity when the selfie-taker is an actor. (Wardrobe: Jordan)(Ishaan Khatter)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 07:32 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover story: Sibling Revelry with Armaan and Amaal

With armies of fans called Armaanians, Amaalians and Armaalians, are these brothers Bollywood musicians or independent rockstars?
The sibling duo though they do great work individually, soar to amazing heights when they collaborate. Styling: Pratiksha Jain, Styling assistant: Kartik Jain, Make-up and hair: Baba Chaurasiya; On Amaal: Shirt, Bubber Couture; blazer and trousers, Karrtik D; shoes, Heel & Buckle; On Armaan: Shirt, Bubber Couture; blazer and trousers, Karrtik D; shoes, Rosso Brunello(Brahms Dirsipo)
The sibling duo though they do great work individually, soar to amazing heights when they collaborate. Styling: Pratiksha Jain, Styling assistant: Kartik Jain, Make-up and hair: Baba Chaurasiya; On Amaal: Shirt, Bubber Couture; blazer and trousers, Karrtik D; shoes, Heel & Buckle; On Armaan: Shirt, Bubber Couture; blazer and trousers, Karrtik D; shoes, Rosso Brunello(Brahms Dirsipo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 07:40 PM IST
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Mickey Mehta’s 10 commandments of wellness

He was 8 when he first began training his body. Today, at 58, fitness guru Mickey Mehta can put to shame fit guys 20 years his junior!
While doing asanas, you preserve your breath and conserve your body, says fitness guru Mickey Mehta.
While doing asanas, you preserve your breath and conserve your body, says fitness guru Mickey Mehta.
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 08:00 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Vidya Balan— Stereotype slayer

How Vidya Balan is crushing every Bollywood cliche in sight!
Vidya has time and again proved that you don’t need bulging biceps and a ripped body to carry a film and get the cash registers ringing. Make-up: Harshal U Jariwala; Hair: Shalaka Bhosle; Styling: Who Wore What When; Wardrobe: Dress, Marks & Spencer(Rohan Shrestha)
Vidya has time and again proved that you don’t need bulging biceps and a ripped body to carry a film and get the cash registers ringing. Make-up: Harshal U Jariwala; Hair: Shalaka Bhosle; Styling: Who Wore What When; Wardrobe: Dress, Marks & Spencer(Rohan Shrestha)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 03:51 PM IST
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HT Brunch Cover story: Kabir Khan’s crossover politics

Anecdotes from the life of a documentary filmmaker, who easily transformed into making Bollywood blockbusters. How did he strike the balance?
At the core of Kabir Khan’s masala entertainers, there is always a subtle, yet strong, political and social message.(Shivangi Kulkarni)
At the core of Kabir Khan’s masala entertainers, there is always a subtle, yet strong, political and social message.(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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Personal Agenda: “My recent self-discovery has been that I’m a wannabe intellectual,” says Neil Bhoopalam

The actor shares the funniest improv he has done on stage and tells us the one habit he wants to get rid of
Neil Bhoopalam’s advice to his 10-year-old self would be to go with the flow(Ishaan Nair)
Neil Bhoopalam’s advice to his 10-year-old self would be to go with the flow(Ishaan Nair)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 08:03 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Meet Anushka Sharma’s Cricketer No. 1

Long before the actress met husband Virat Kohli, her elder brother Karnesh SSharma was the first sportsman she loved
Anushka Sharma and her brother, Karnesh SSharma, will be celebrating rakhi over a video call this year(Sunil Khandare)
Anushka Sharma and her brother, Karnesh SSharma, will be celebrating rakhi over a video call this year(Sunil Khandare)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 11:20 AM IST
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