Ramanuj Sharma popularly known as Anuj is the cine icon of the regional Chhattisgarhi film industry, and the most popular Chhattisgarhi star actor who has given nearly 30 films during last 16 years.
Born on 15th may 1976 Anuj obtained his school education from small town Bhatapara and post graduated from Raipur. From the age of 10 years he started singing and acting. Since then both of these became his passion. He is basically a Chhattisgarhi folk singer, reputed for singing of all the styles and verities of Chhattisgarhi folk songs. From the beginning till date his stage shows are the most crowded events in Chhattisgarh region.
Anuj has also acted in a number of Bhojpuri films and his Chhattisgarhi films have also been dubbed in languages like Sambalpuri, Jharkhandi, Bundelkhandi, Gujarati, and Bhojpuri. The copyright of some of his films have been purchased for remaking them in other languages.
Ramanuj Sharma, better known by his screen name Anuj Sharma is a popular Indian film, stage and TV personality who is known for his multifarious talents – he is an actor, director, singer and TV anchor. For his immense contribution to the Chhattisgarh film industry, in 2014, the Government of India honored him with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian Award in India. The actor who had a penchant for arts and acting, started singing and actor from a very age. After completing his education for a brief period Anuj for a brief period worked as a marketing executive at Godrej before making his debut on the silver screen with Mor Chhaihan Bhuiyan in 2000.
His other notable films incudes Mor Sang Chalav (2001), Ram Lakhan Jaisan Betwa Hamar (2004), Raghubeer (2007), Kishan Arjun (2008), Bhanwar (2010), Ajab Jingi Gajab Jingi (2013), Jai Ma Shakambari (2014) and Rangrasiya The Gentalman (2017), a romance drama directed by Pushpendra Sinha. He is associated with 2018 Chhattisgarhi drama Phulwari, directed by Aman Hussian and Dabbang Daroga, directed by Abhishek Singh. His 2019 release includes Ticket To Chhollywood, directed by Anupam Bhargava.