Ananda Everingham (Thai: อนันดา เอเวอริงแฮม; born 31 May 1982 in Thailand) is a Thai of Lao and Australian descent film actor. Working primarily in Thai films, he is best known for his lead role in the 2004 horror film, Shutter.
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. 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. His parents divorced in 1997. John remarried a Chinese woman. Ananda has two half brothers, Chester Jay Everingham and Zenith Lee Everingham.
Ananda was born in Thailand. He is interested in photography and he is a naturist. 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. 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.
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.