Most people know her as Kavya from Singham. But Kajal Aggarwal has a lot more to her name. With an established career in the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi film industries, this model-turned-actor has made quick strides in the entertainment world. Her first Hindi film was Kyun! Ho Gaya Na.. (2004) in which she played Aishwarya Rai’s sister. Her first big break as a lead actor came three years later in the Telugu film Lakshmi Kalyanam. Recently, she marked her digital debut with Disney+ Hotstar’s horror series Live Telecast. In an interview, Aggarwal admitted that this role pushed her out of her comfort zone since she prefers to stay away from what scares her. Read our review of Live Telecast here.
Here are a few Kajal Aggarwal films that will turn you into the actor’s fan.
Directed by Krishna Vamsi, this Telugu film was Aggarwal’s first box office success. Starring Navdeep and Aggarwal in leading roles, this classic rom-com centers around a father who arranges his beloved daughter’s (Aggarwal) marriage to an honest but dull man. When his daughter reveals that she’s in love with a man named Kishore, chaos ensues.
Creator: Krishna Vamsi
Cast: Kajal Aggarwal, Navdeep, Siva Balaji, Sindhu Menon, Nagababu
Streaming on: Voot, MX Player, YouTube
This historical drama which released in 2009, saw Aggarwal in a double role for the first time. Revolving around past lives and heinous crimes, the movie, also starring Ram Charan Teja, received an overwhelming response and catapulted Aggarwal to great fame in the Telugu movie industry. She went on to receive several awards for her performance.
Creator: S.S. Rajamouli
Cast: Ram Charan Teja, Kajal Aggarwal, Dev Gill, Srihari
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, MX Player, YouTube
The actor paired up for the second time with Prabhas after Darling in this romantic comedy. She plays the role of a conservative doctor in the film, while Prabhas plays her childhood friend and a gaming software expert. Aggarwal’s performance bagged her a Filmfare Award.
Starring: Prabhas, Kajal Aggarwal, Taapsee Pannu, K. Viswanath, Prakash Raj
Streaming on: Voot, Zee5, Sun Nxt, MX Player, YouTube
One of her most successful Tamil films, this one sees Aggarwal play the role of a boxer who catches the eye of an intelligence officer. An action thriller, the film also starred superstar Vijay and though it went through a fair share of controversies, it was quite the box office success.
Creator: A.R. Murugadoss
Cast: Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar, Sun Nxt, MX Player, YouTube
This movie starred Aggarwal as the titular character Sita, an arrogant and materialistic businesswoman who is used to getting her way. The film also stars Bellamkonda Sreenivas as Ram and was enjoyed by many for its unique storyline.
Cast: Kajal Aggarwal, Bellamkonda Sreenivas
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
This 2017 Tamil action thriller entered the exclusive and coveted billion-dollar club. Mersal saw Aggarwal playing the role of Anu Pallavi, a doctor and assistant to the head of the state’s medical council. She was also playing Vijay’s love interest. The film received rave reviews and proved to be great for her career.
Cast: Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menen, S.J. Suryah, Samantha Akkineni, Vadivelu
Streaming on: Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5