Yashika Anand (born 4 August 1999) is an Indian born actress, model and television personality, who works predominantly in Tamil films.

Aannand was born in a Punjabi family on 4 August 1999 in New Delhi

After her family moved to Chennai, she completed her schooling in Sherwood Hall school in Nungambakkam.

At 14, she was filmed for Inimey Ippadithan (2015) alongside Santhanam but her role was later deleted after she could not attend a song shoot

She then portrayed a swimming instructor in Kavalai Vendam (2016), which became her first theatrical release

Aannand's breakthrough was in the 2016 film, Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru. Shot on a small budget, the film was successful and won recognition for its cast member

She then appeared in Paadam (2018) and Thambi Ramaiah's Maniyaar Kudumbam (2018).

annand then appeared in Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu (2018), an adult comedy film.

Shot in Thailand, the film featured her alongside other actresses such as Vaibhavi Shandilya and Chandrika Ravi and the film performed well at the box office.

Aannand has regularly raised concerns for female empowerment in society.[9]