Anjali Ameer Biography, WIKI, Age, Height, Family, Movies List
Life is not at all simple for any person. It produces many challenges that you should learn to tackle in your life. If you are a bit different from the rest, then these challenges multiply in leaps and bounds. However, if you proceed with determination and faith in yourself, you can achieve your goals in life. This was proved by Anjali Ameer. She happens to be the first transgender to be cast in a lead role in a movie. If that is not enough, Anjali was also a wild card entry in the popular reality show on TV Bigg Boss Malayalam.
Early Life of Anjali Ameer
Anjali was born on the 4th of November, 1995 in a small town known as Thamarassery, which was approximately 30km from Kozhikode. She was born in a strong Muslim family as a boy. Her name was Jamsheer. Anjali lost her mother when she was barely 8 months old. After her mother passes away, her father remarried and Anjali was forced to stay at her mother’s maternal home. Since her early days she realized that her soul was trapped in a wrong gender body and she will have to do everything to get it fixed. It was during her days in the third of fourth standard in school that she started feeling conflicted. She would feel rather strange whenever she looked at herself on the mirror.
She was in her tenth standard in school when she realized her true identity. She also found out more about transsexuals, which made her believe that she belongs to their community. Anjali had to face many hurtful incidents in life wherein people used to tease her of her various acts and walking style. She could not bear the insult anymore and soon left for Coimbatore at an age of 18 years. She spent her early days in the city begging on the streets. Soon she managed to get odd jobs in beauty parlors and dance bars as a bar dancer. Spending her life this way soon changed her luck. She started receiving modelling offers and various support from stage programmers.
Anjali completed her school life at a Government school and soon thereafter joined the Madurai Kamaraj University where she did her graduation in Social Work.
Anjali Ameer Career
Anjali has managed to represent several brands in the early part of her career and was also chosen as the cover girl for many popular magazines. However, her being a transgender did not let her enjoy the fame she deserved. Soon her luck changed and there was a news report on Anjali that caught the attention of Mammootty, who is a superstar in the Tamil film industry. He recommended her name to Ram, the film director for the movie Peranbu, for the same film. She also go selected for the same movie that was supposed to be released in 2 different languages. Her performance and the movie itself were applauded in several International film festivals. Anjali has also worked in several other movies such as Soochiyum Nolum, as well as, Suvarna Purushan in Malayalam.
As discussed above, Anjali was also one of the wild card entries in the first season of the Malayalam version of Bigg Boss. When she was introduced in the reality show, she expressed her joy and happiness in being a part of the popular show. She also went on to say that her entry in the show will prove to be a recognition for her community.
What Anjali Felt About Her Movie Peranbu?
Anjali had said that she was extremely excited to be a part of the popular film industry in South India. It was her dream and also her sole career goal to get recognition in the world of movies. Anjali had looked for every opportunity to make it to the movies and did not let any opportunity go by. The day she received the news of getting selected for the movie, she initially thought that someone was playing some sort of prank on her. Anjali’s first scene for the movie was to be shot at a restaurant. Since it was her first shoot, she soon found her feet trembling and she was at a complete loss as to what to say and how to behave on the sets. The climax of the movie was the toughest one for Anjali as it was shot on a beach. Anjali is said to be rather afraid of the sea.
The Future for Anjali Ameer
The future for Anjali seems to be rather bright as she has some Telugu and Malayalam movies lined up. She is also in the process of listening to some Tamil scripts. She also plans to do a few movies with her favorite actors Suriya and Ajith Kumar in the days to come.