Kajal Aggarwal

  • Actor

Jun 19, 1985  in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Born on 19 June 1985, Kajal Aggarwal is an Indian film actress, who predominantly appears in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi films. She started her Bollywood career with a small role in Kyun....! Ho Gaya Na in 2004 and her first Telugu release was Lakshmi Kalyanam in 2007. Having been nominated for several Filmfare Awards South, she has acted in blockbusters like Magadheera (2009), Darling (2010), and Mr. Perfect (2011).

Early Life
Kajal Aggarwal was born in Mumbai to Vinay Aggarwal and Suman Aggarwal. She has a younger sibling, Nisha Aggarwal, who is also an actor down South and is married to Mumbai-based businessman Karan Valecha. Kajal Aggarwal did her schooling and junior college at St. Anne`s High School, Colaba, Mumbai and Jai Hind College, Mumbai respectively. A graduate of Mass Media from K.C College, Mumbai, she did an internship with L`Oreal before taking up a career in acting.

Personal Life
Kajal Aggarwal is reportedly dating a Mumbai-based businessman, who is also the CEO of a company that deals with interiors and design. The duo, who are often spotted together are planning to tie the knot by 2019.

Acting career
Kajal appeared in a minor role in 2004 movie, Kyun!.... Ho Gaya Na, but got her first major break opposite Kalyan Ram in a Telugu film, Lakshmi Kalyanam, which released in 2007. Directed by Teja, the movie bombed at the box office and failed to garner any positive reviews. Her second release in the same year, Chandamama, directed by Krishna Vamsi was a commercial hit, and her performance was well appreciated.

In 2008, Kajal Aggarwal starred in a few Tamil films like Pazhani, Saroja, and Bommalattam. Pazhani was a commercial success, but the latter two failed miserably at the box office.

Kajal Aggarwal received her first Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress for the film Magadheera. A historical drama, the movie directed by S. S. Rajamouli starred Ram Charan Teja opposite her. It was a blockbuster and broke several records of the Telugu film industry. She then starred in a rom-com opposite Prabhas. Directed by A Karunakaran, the film was a commercial success and Kajal`s performance established her as one of the most sought after actresses in the south. She then starred in another rom-com, Brindavanam opposite Jr. NTR and Samantha. The movie was a huge success and Kajal received her first CineMAA Award for Best Actress.

In 2011, she paired with Prabhas again in the commercial and critical hit, Mr. Perfect. Her next big release was the Bollywood film, Singham, opposite Ajay Devgn. Directed by Rohit Shetty, Singham was a blockbuster hit and Kajal Aggarwal was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut. In 2012, she appeared as a boxer in Thupakki opposite Vijay. Directed by A. R. Murugadoss, the film was a super hit and went on to become the second film to cross the 100cr mark. Some of her next releases included Naayak, Special 26, Baadshah, Govindudu Andarivadele, Brahmotsavam, Sardaar Gabbar Singh.

Since then Kajal has starred in several hit movies including Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, Janatha Garage (2016), Kavalai Vendam (2016), Khaidi No. 150 (2017), Nene Raju Nene Mantri (2017), Vivegam (2017), Mersal (2017), Awe (2018), MLA (2018), Kavacham (2018) and Sita (2019). Her 2021 projects include the Hindi film Mumbai Saga and Mosagallu, a Telugu movie directed by Jeffrey Gee Chin.