Anuya graduated from the Film and Television Institute, Pune. She made her acting debut in the Children's film Mahek, directed by Kranti Kanade. The film was premiered at the London Film Festival and was critically acclaimed. It was nominated in various categories including "Best Picture" at the World Fest-Houston International Film Festival. Her next film Siva Manasula Sakthi gave her a major break. Anuya next worked on a film titled Madurai Sambavam. The film was made on a small budget and is set against the backdrop of Madurai. Anuya took a break from films to concentrate on dance during this period. This helped her fetch a role in the film Nagaram opposite Sundar C After making a cameo appearance in S. Shankar's Nanban, she said that she will not be doing any such roles in future. However, she followed it with a special appearance in a promotional song in Naan (2012) and an item number in Nanjupuram. Anuya is making her Bengali debut in a film titled Gora, based on a novel of the same name by Rabindranath Tagore. As of June 2012, she has completed shoot for the film.