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VEEJAYING HER WAY: Anusha treads the success path.  

HAVE YOU seen the Bombay Vikings and Falguni Pathak hit Tera mera pyar sanam? The number, apart from the lilting tone/ tune, rests on the graceful movements of the ballerina - the MTV VJ Anusha Dandekar.

In town recently for a promotional campaign at Bottles & Chimney, Anusha represented the music channel that reaches 23 million urban youth with a host of entertaining programmes.

One of the new entrants to join the MTV family, she is the witty, bubbly girl co-hosting MTV Style Check with Malaika Arora.

"I do the street smart section of the show because I like going out. I meet college students to know what they wear and how. I also attend glitz and glamour-laced fashion shows and carry the fashion trend to campus, talk on alternatives to ramp clothing to suit the students' budget," she says.

The other shows Anusha hosts include MTV In-Box aired on Thursdays. "The script is fantastic and has more of male bashing," says Anusha. She is thrilled about the MTV Grind she co-hosted with Nikhil Chinappa at Mikanos, Mumbai.

"The music was a fusion of Hindi music and House beats. Swaraj, the group of DJs and musicians from the U.K., rocked the 1,800-strong crowd. The show will be aired during August," she says.

And what kind of music gets her started? "Anything that sounds good. Anything that gets you on your feet," she says. Talking music, Anusha is excited about her item number, featuring Indian, Arabic, Latin and rock beats, in the Rahul Bose and Perizaad Zorabian starrer Mumbai Matinee, a Pritish Nandy Production slated for release in August.

Veejaying, music video and a film in a span of barely a year after being selected as the MTV veejay from 11,000 participants, sounds remarkable.

But the girl from Sydney who was doing her B.A. in Communication, majoring in media and films, thinks she was here at the right time (she was visiting her grandparents in Pune when the MTV VJ hunt was announced).

Future forward, "I follow wherever the road takes me, though it's a bit scary to live life on those terms. If you enjoy doing it, you never feel you are working," she says. Enjoy!