Anand or Ananda (Devnagari: आनन्द ) is a Sanskrit word that means bliss, happiness, or joy. It is one of the widely used first names in the Indian subcontinent and also a surname.

Anand may refer to:

* "Anand" (film), a 1970 Bollywood movie directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
* "Anand" (2004 film), a 2004 Tollywood film starring Raja and Kamalinee Mukherjee.


* Anand Lal Shimpi, the person behind AnandTech
* Anand Panyarachun, a former prime minister of Thailand.
* Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand as of August 2006.
* J.Anand, former Formula 3 Racecar Driver
* Viswanathan Anand, an Indian chess player, the current World Chess Champion

Anand (surname):
* Chetan Anand, Dev Anand's brother and classic Hindi film director/producer
* Dev Anand, a classic Hindi film actor
* Mulk Raj Anand, Indian novelist, short-story writer, and art critic writing in English.
* R.K. Anand Noted, Lawyer and Ex. Rajya Sabha Member.

* Anand, Gujarat, a town in Gujarat, India.

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