Anya Chalotra

Anya Chalotra is a British actress of Indian origin best known for her starring role of Yennefer of Vengerberg in the critically-acclaimed Netflix fantasy drama, ‘The Witcher’. Some of her other notable works came in the shows, ‘Sherwood’, ‘The ABC Murders’, and ‘Wanderlust’.

How old is Anya Chalotra?

Anya Chalotra was born in Wolverhampton, England, on  21 July 1996. As of 2020, her age is 24. She was born to parents Madan Chalotra (father) and April Chalotra (mother). She spent her childhood days in Lower Penn, a village in South Staffordshire. 

Her father is Indian whereas her mother is British. Chalotra has an older sister named Reeya and a younger brother named Arun. Her ethnicity is Indian.

Where did Chalotra study acting?

Anya attended the ‘Guildhall School of Music and Drama’ in London. After graduating high school, she got the opportunity to learn acting at the prestigious ‘London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art’ (LAMDA). 

How did Anya Chalotra pursue her career? Rise to Stardom

Anya Chalotra pursued her acting career by performing in theaters across London. She was a part of the plays, ‘Great Expectations,’ ‘Notoriously Abused,’ ‘The Crucible,’ ‘The Merchant of Venice,’ ‘Balm in Gilead,’ and ‘The Same Deep Water as Me.’ 

She earned critical acclaim for her brilliant performance in the play, ‘The Village.’ Her character was a strong-willed Indian teenager who inspired a group of women to stand up against a cruel policeman. ‘The Guardian’ described her performance as “compelling.” 

Within no time, she made her television debut as Jennifer Ashman in ‘Wanderlust’ in 2018. The series premiered on ‘BBC One’ on September 4, 2018. Later, it was streamed by Netflix. Moreover, she also featured in the miniseries, ‘The ABC Murders’ as ‘Lily Marbury.’ 

Anya got her big breakthrough with the role of Yennefer in the ‘Netflix’ fantasy drama, ‘The Witcher’. Her character is one of the leading roles alongside Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia. The series is based on a book series by Andrzej Sapkowski which was popularized after ‘The Witcher’ game series. The first season was released to great critical acclaim and became one of the most popular and highly-rated series of Netflix to date.

Controversy for her casting in The Witcher

The Witcher video games and books fans were disappointed when Chalotra was the actress selected to play ‘Yennefer.’ According to some fans, she was too young to play the character and the age difference between her and Henry Cavill was inappropriate.

Many fans criticized this decision online. However, the decision of casting her was supported by the creator of the series, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Chalotra went on to give the best performance of her career so far and she shut the haters up very quickly as she gained an enormous fanbase after that.

What is the Net Worth of Anya Chalotra?

Anya Chalotra has an estimated net worth of around $350k as of 2020. Her main source of income is acting. Her salary for The Witcher has not been revealed yet but many have speculated that she pocketed a large sum for her role as Yennefer. Chalotra’s co-star, Henry Cavill earned around $400,000 per episode for his role as Geralt of Rivia making around $3.2 million for the first season. 

How tall is Anya Chalotra?

Chalotra stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 55 kg. Her body measurements for breasts, waist, and hips are 34-26-35 inches. She has brown eyes and black hair.

Is Anya Chalotra in a relationship?

Anya Chalotra currently seems to be single. However, after she posted a picture with Josh Dylan in her Instagram account, fans have suspected that the pair have been dating. However, both of them have not confirmed anything so far.

Previously, she was in a relationship with a Honduran writer and journalist named Juan F Sánchez.

Is she active on Instagram?

Yes, Anya is active on Instagram and popular with over 869k followers. However, she is not active on Facebook and Twitter although she does have fan accounts on both sites.

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