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Mandarin with Anantika is an initiative run by Anantika Mehra. It started off in April 2020, as a response to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus lockdowns. What started off as a series of introductory classes slowly mushroomed into a full fledged business. Today, we can boast of having coached more than 300 students through HSK 1, 2, 3 and 4 prep courses, and over 35 batches successfully completed. If you are a beginner and want a place to safely explore, and then take off, you’re at the right place!

Don’t hesitate to join us in this fascinating journey!

Our Team

Anantika Mehra


Anantika Mehra is our founder and lead instructor. She went to Hong Kong to study Engineering, and fell in love with Mandarin instead. Ever since this, she has been learning Mandarin, and teaching it! Other than teaching and managing Mandarin with Anantika, she is also a dancer, singer, writer, editor, and polyglot. 

Dr. Raina Mehra

Computer and Yoga Teacher

Dr. Raina Mehra is a biochemistry PhD, licensed Yoga teacher, and a computer science expert. She enjoys teaching Yoga, and programming logic through C++, Java and Python. Her method of teaching is very functional and no-nonsense, informed by decades of experience. She has an illustrious 25+ years of teaching experience in various colleges and schools across Mumbai. She loves teaching Yoga, and specializes in working with seniors. 

Elena Cen

Mandarin and Cantonese Teacher

Elena Cen Jiaxian is a Mandarin and Cantonese teacher from Guangzhou. She is a native speaker of Mandarin and Cantonese. She loves backpacking, and has traveled to many countries and cities. She loves traveling because she wants to make new friends and learn about foreign cultures. She also likes reading books, writing articles and doing exercise. She’s here to help you get rid of all your inhibitions and get you speaking fluently in no time!


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Dr. Yashvardhan Verma

Chief Everything Officer

Yash is a postdoctoral fellow at IIT Bombay. He holds a PhD in Geophysics from Monash University and IIT Bombay. When not researching, he volunteers at a local NGO, designing physics curriculum and teaching senior school students physics and mathematics. He is responsible for handling all the administrative, logistical, and back end support at Mandarin with Anantika. 

Aman Deshmukh

Design Wizard

Aman Deshmukh is a photographer and experimenter of all things design and typography. He is currently obtaining his masters from the Ontario College of Art and Design. He loves F1, taking long walks, and complicating simple conversations with redundant, often unnecessarily tedious vocabulary. He loves having everyone on the same page, and is responsible for all the popping colour that you see on the pages of this website.