Anusha Rai grew up in a family of modest economic background in Bengaluru. Her father Hanumanth Raj is a Lecturer in a College while her mother Bhagya is a homemaker.
She pursued her graduation in Electronics and Communication at the Acharya Institute of Technology in the Karnataka Capital.
Anusha evinced keen interest in the film industry even in her formative years and debuted as an actress in the television serial ‘Annaiah.’
But it was her interest in music that fetched her a role in the Kannada film industry.
As a student at Hamsalekha Music School, she was spotted by the production team of ‘Mahanubhavaru,’ and was offered a lead role in the film.
She has completed the shooting for the Kannada movie titled ‘BMW’. A tele-film titled Prarthana is also all set for release at the earliest.
She can also be seen as dual role in ‘Ithu Enna Kadhal,’ a Tamil Television Serial to be telecast in Sri Lankan Channels.
Earlier she was seen in the Kannada movie ‘Mahanubhavaru’, teleserials Annayya, Nagakannike, Vani Rani in Tamil etc.