Anand or Ananda (
Devnagari: आनन्द ) is a Sanskritword that means bliss, happiness, or joy. It is one of the widely used first names in the Indian subcontinentand also a surname.
Anand may refer to:
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
* 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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