Anu Choudhury is a leading Indian actress. She has starred in more than 65 films. Her debut Odia film was Maa Goja Bayani. Anu began her career in Odia film as a child artist. She acted as a child artist in two movies, Badhu Nirupama and Mamata Mage Mula. As a child artist she had done very small roles in these two movies. Her first film as main lead actress was Maa Gojabayani which was a huge hit in 1998. In her 1st movie though there were no such big stars, but still with her effort she was eligible to compete with Rachana Banerjee in Ollywood during that period. She won praise for her acting in the film. For her first movie she got Odisha State Film Award for Best Actress for that movie in Chalachitra Jagat award. Since then, she has acted in a number of films, Biswaprakash. In Biswaprakash she acted with internationally acclaimed actress Nandita Das which is a part of Indian Panorama. Then after that she did movies like Mana Rahigala Tumari Thare, Maa-O-Mamata, Gare Sindura Dhare Luha. For Gare Sindura Dhare Luha movie she got Orissa State Film Awards as best actress. After that she continued to do many more movies. Anu gained popularity in the movie Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana after which she became favourite of many directors, producers and viewers. After her movie Hari Bhai Harena she gave a new definition to Odisha cinema. She also acted in Sashu Ghara Chalijibi which was produced by Rajshri Productions and co-starred Siddhanta Mahapatra. Her first film in Bengali was Ram Lakshman but Surya was released first in 2004. Both films had Prosenjit Chatterjee in male lead. She has also acted in a Telugu movie Subha Bela directed by V.B. Ramana. Anu gave a super hit movie ” Maa Gojabayani” at the entry of her into film industry.After that she gave a lot hit and super hit movie for Odia film industry and became favourite of all directors. In her film career she has acted with many talented directors and co-stars. After her movie Hari Bhai harena she gave a new definition to orissa cinema. Her 1st Telugu movie “Subhavela” was a hit and that movie was a very controversial movie at that time. At the peak of her career she got married and after a very short time period, she had seven releases as lead actress in a single year 2007 out of which four were hits. Due to some personal issues she left Odia industry for two years and back to industry after two years with two flop movies.But again she gave a hit number with ” Pahili Raja” in which she played a cop character which was very challenging and got many awards for that. In 2022, She debuted in Odia television with Sarbajita Anu on Zee Sarthak.