TheGlitz ‘Super Woman’ Anu Aggarwal: ‘Aashiqui’ ‘OG’ national crush, yogi & author: “I am a human first and a woman later.”

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She was the OG national crush of the romantic cult film of the ’90s, ‘Aashiqui’. Meet the dynamic Anu Aggarwal who is not just an actor, she’s a yogi, teaches yoga to street kids, social activist – she has an Anu Aggarwal Foundation to help people – author of the book Anusual: Memoir Of A Girl Who Came Back From The Dead and was an integral part of Forbes 100 which was a leadership recognition for her Anu Aggarwal Foundation. Here TheGlitz ‘Super Woman’ Anu Aggarwal talks about refusing to “limit my ‘beingness'” to being a humanist!

Anu Aggarwal in the ’90s

Over To Anu Aggarwal

You are not just a powerhouse actor, you are also a yogi, humanitarian and so much more. So what defines you as a woman?

Thank you for the accolades. I am a human first and a woman later. I refuse to limit my ‘beingness’ by addressing myself as a woman and a woman alone. I am a woman but I am not confined to boundaries of gender. I Am, is a mantra, which transcends gender. What defines me is the fact that I can value my feminine qualities of caring, forgiveness and love for the opposite gender even in times, when I may feel betrayed by gender identification.

Anu Aggarwal Says

Anu Aggarwal

Are you a strong woman who has held her ground no matter what or a firebrand feminist? Or both? Why?

Being a sports person, I was scheduled to join and play for the Women’s State Basketball team, I learned early on how to hold my ground even when defeated. …To full-heartedly clap, without any ill feeling for the opposite team who won. I learned with meditation. I have always wanted and fought for my space to be my true self in any situation. I am not a feminist, I love all… you could brand me a humanist.

Lastly, if there was a quote to define you, what would it be?
Know thyself. To know the worst times are your best friends, to teach you your own strength,

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