Ananda Everingham

Ananda Everingham (Thai: อนันดา เอเวอริงแฮม; born 31 May 1982, in Thailand) is a Thai actor and model. Working primarily in Thai films, he is best known for his lead role in the 2004 horror film, Shutter. He is of Australian and Lao descent.[2]

Ananda Everingham
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Ananda Matthew Everingham

(1982-05-31) 31 May 1982 (age 39)
Nationality Australia (1982–2010)
 Thailand (2010–present)[1]
  • Actor
  • model
Years active1998–present
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)


Ananda Matthew Everingham is the son of a Lao mother, Keo Sirisomphone and Australian father, Bangkok-based photojournalist John Everingham. His parents' story was loosely dramatised in the 1983 NBC television movie, Love Is Forever, starring Michael Landon and Laura Gemser, which tells of a photojournalist who scuba dives under the Mekong River to rescue his lover from communist ruled Laos in 1977.[3] It was this movie that in 1983 also led to the senior Everingham mentoring Cork Graham, who was soon imprisoned for 11 months in Vietnam for trespassing while looking for treasure buried by Captain Kidd.[4][5] His parents divorced in 1997. John remarried a Chinese woman. Ananda has one brother and two half brothers.[citation needed]

Ananda was born in Thailand. He attended Bangkok Patana School. He holds Australian citizenship and visited Brisbane, Australia, on school holidays. He received some schooling there while living with his grandparents Joan Victoria and George Matthew Everingham.[citation needed] At age 14, while working part-time in his family's Indian restaurant, Himali Cha Cha, he was discovered by Mingkwan Sangsuwan of GMM Grammy, Thailand's largest entertainment company. He soon started acting in films. At age 16, in 1998, he debuted in Anda kub Fahsai (Anda and Fahsai). He switched from Bangkok Patana School to a tutoring school where he would follow flexible courses and times while filming.[citation needed]

Aside from Shutter, Ananda has starred in the horror-comedy, Ghost Delivery and the teen-slasher movie, 303 Fear Faith Revenge. In 2005, he starred in the Singaporean romance film, The Leap Years. In 2007, he played the lead roles in the romantic dramas Me ... Myself, and Bangkok Time. He had featured roles in the Singaporean film Pleasure Factory, and in Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Ploy. He was cast in the 2008 film by Nonzee Nimibutr, Queen of Langkasuka. On 5 June 2008, his movie Sabaidee Luang Prabang, the first Lao commercial film shot since it adopted communism in 1975, was released in Thailand.[6]


Feature filmsEdit


  • Khon ruerng muang(คนเริงเมือง) With Mai Charoeunpura (Ch.5 : 1988)
  • Talay rue im (ทะเลฤาอิ่ม) With Ploy Chindachote (Ch.ITV)
  • Nai Fun (ในฝัน) as Prince Piriyapongse (เจ้าชายพิรียพงศ์) with Laila Boonyasak (Ch.9)
  • Mafia Luerd Mungkorn: Suea (เลือดมังกร เสือ) as Parob with Kimberly Ann Voltemas (Ch.3 : 2015)
  • Secret Garden Thailand (อลเวงรักสลับร่าง) as Thanat with Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul (Ch.TRUE4U : 2017)


Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2003 Star Entertainment Awards Best Leading Actor Shutter Nominated
2006 Busan International Film Festival Male Rising Star N/A Won
2007 Komchatluek Awards Best Leading Actor Me... Myself Nominated
Star Pics Awards Nominated
Suphannahong National Film Awards Nominated
Entertainment Club Awards Nominated
Hamburger Awards Nominated
2008 Star Pics Awards Sabaidee Luang Prabang Nominated
Happy Birthday Won
Top Awards Won
Suphannahong National Film Awards Won
Nine Entertain Awards Actor Of the Year N/A Nominated
Entertainment Club Awards Best Leading Actor Sabaidee Luang Prabang Nominated
Happy Birthday Won
Komchatluek awards Nominated
Star Entertainment Awards Won
2009 Siam Dara Party Awards Won
2010 Komchatluek awards Eternity Won
Suphannahong National Film Awards Won
Entertainment Club Awards Won
2012 Komchatluek awards Hi-So Nominated
Star Pics Awards Nominated
Entertainment Club Awards Nominated
2014 Suphannahong National Film Awards Concrete Clouds Nominated
Star Pics Awards Nominated
Entertainment Club Awards Nominated
2016 Dara Daily the Great Awards O.T. Nominated
Mthai Top Talk-About Awards Luead Mung Korn Won
Suphannahong National Film Awards Khun Pan Won


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  2. ^ Kolesnikov-Jessop, Sonia (17 March 2008). "From the Ground Up". Newsweek. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  3. ^ Finlay, Leslie (19 March 2018). "The 10 Biggest Actors in Thailand". Culture Trip.
  4. ^ Reuters (18 May 1984). "Around the World; Hanoi Frees American 11 Months After Capture". The New York Times. p. 5, Col. 6. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  5. ^ Branigin, William (12 May 1984). "Tracking Captain Kidd's Treasure Puts Pair in Vietnamese Captivity". The Washington Post.
  6. ^ Buncombe, Andrew (10 June 2008). "Good Morning, Luang Prabang – and hello to Laos's film industry". The Independent. Retrieved 28 July 2008.

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