Aanchal Wadhwani is an artist. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she started her journey as a fashion designer with the understanding that people portray a reflection of themselves through what they wear. During her study, she founded her company ‘Matryoshka’ and began designing handmade jewelry. She was later introduced to Photoshop and instantaneously fell in love with the limitless canvas through which she could create.
Aanchal spent a year retouching photos for professional photographers before venturing into photography herself. ‘Matryoshka’ was soon transformed into a photography production company and Aanchal has never looked back since.
As a front runner in the world of fashion and beauty photography, Aanchal joined with a partner to start ‘Academy of Design’, an institute that provides affordable English and Cantonese language design courses taught by industry experts. She enjoys meeting new talent and playing a part in their journey to grow in the industry she loves.
Recently, Aanchal was scouted to play one of the main characters in ‘Sparks’; a mini-series by DBS Bank. Having spent years behind the camera, she found that stepping on screen as a character who shares a persona very much like her own allowed her to better understand herself.
She has since furthered in her acting career by appearing in a Hong Kong movie ‘From Vegas to Macau 3’ alongside local celebrities like Chow Yuen Fat and Andy Lau. Aanchal has also shared her journey on Channel NewsAsia’s documentary series ‘Indian Diaspora in Asia’.
As a creative, Aanchal is constantly brimming with new ideas; whether it’s the next photo shoot, the next venture or the next performance.