Anand is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films along with a few Kannada productions.He has acted in several Malayalam and Tamil TV serials.
He made his film debut in 1987 with Vanna Kanavugal. He is best known for his works in films such as, Sathya (1988), Anbe En Anbe (1988), Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989), Oor Mariyadhai (1992), Thalaivasal (1992), Thiruda Thiruda (1993), screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003).
His recent works as a character actor include hits such as 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Ring Master (2014), Ivan Maryadaraman (2015), Srimanthudu (2015), and Gentleman (2016).
He also owns a popular restaurant named Zenzerro in Trivandrum.
In 2000, the actor was involved in drunk driving hit and run case, where he hit a police officer who had tried to stop him. The police officer, Ramachandran, subsequently succumbed to his injuries and the actor faced a murder charge. The actor made a financial settlement with the victim's family. Later he was accuted, and was found innocent.
His house in Uthandi, Chennai was burgled in 2008 and the actor cited that it was an "inside job".