Anand is of Gujarati Indian heritage and was born in Malawi, Africa. Moved to South Carolina with family when he was 10.
After 17 years of Software Engineering and Bioinformatics for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and startups, he is switching his career to acting and producing. Recently appeared on the season finale of Divorce on HBO. On the theater side he was the first South Asian in NYC to play lead, Dr. Frankenstein, in AlphaNYC Theater’s production of “Frankenstein: The Radio Play” at the Roebuck Theater, Times Square Arts Center. Some of his theater credits include: performing sketch comedy at Carolines on Broadway, playing lead for Post Office by Rabindranath Tagore at 2015 South Asian International Performing arts festival, playing Friar in a Bollywood rendition of Romeo & Juliet. He has acted in numerous short films including: Vanilla, an award winning film screened at the 2016 Asian American International Film Festival; The Prayer, screened at Mumbai International Shorts festival.
On the producing side, Anand’s was a consulting producer for Hypokrit Theater’s staged production of Choker Bali/Devdas at The Theater for the New City. He was executive producer of award winning dramedy web series, Swiped to Death, that revolves around horror stories surrounding online dating. He is currently producing a short film for a cause.