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Kajal Aggarwal
Born:June 19, 1985
Birthplace:Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Spouse:Gautam Kitchlu
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.
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Gautam Kitchlu
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Did You Know? (9)

  • Kajal Aggarwal`s 2012 movie Thuppaki was the first Kollywood movie to enter the 100-crore club.
  • Kajal Aggarwal`s mother, Suman Aggarwal, is also her business manager.
  • Kajal Aggarwal`s 2009 film Magadheera completed a 1000-day run at the box office.
  • Kajal Aggarwal is an active member of PETA India.
  • During her college days, Kajal steps into the modeling industry and got fame much before her movie debut.
  • Kajal Aggarwal started her film career as a supporting actor in Kyun! Ho Gaya Na (2004)
  • Nene Raju Nene Mantri is Kajal's 50th film, under the direction of Teja, who introduced her in the Telugu movie industry.
  • Before entering the film industry, Kajal Aggarwal dreamt of becoming an astronaut or hair stylist.
  • During her teens, Kajal Aggarwal saved a girl child from her abusive father, and ensured that he admitted the girl in an orphanage.
  • Personal Quotes (14)

  • "Our hopes and dreams should be like hair and nails. No matter how many times they get cut but they never stop growing."
  • "I think I'm a story-based artiste. So I would opt for the performance-oriented role. I usually go by intuition while choosing a script. Also, I do not analyse my performance, nor do I bother about how my film has been performing at the box office. I personally love challenges and am game for taking up things which I haven't attempted before. "
  • "I dress according to what suits me and what I am comfortable in. "
  • "Apart from hard work and being in the right projects, you need to re-invent yourself. I'd be bored doing the same thing over and over, and the audience wouldn't like it, too. The trick is to break that monotony. "
  • "I don't believe any color in particular can bring good luck. I think it's just a coincidence that I was introduced in white costumes. That said, the color is very soothing. So, my house is all white. "
  • "You can't do anything to a film post its release. I concentrate on working hard, giving the required inputs for the roles, having discussions with my directors and co-stars. It isn't possible to predict the fate of any film. I don't take failures to heart and successes to my head. These are part and parcel of this career. "
  • "I don't consider myself a competition to anyone. There is ample space for everyone here. When there are directors who create characters for me, why should I feel bothered or insecure? When it comes to updating myself, I work very hard to relate to the emotions of characters I play. "
  • "Certain scripts require an ensemble cast. I'm absolutely fine with that. I will not deprive myself of the chance to be part of a good film because of insecurities or fear of losing my market. But my role must be well-defined. "
  • "I did not enter the industry to create a certain image. People happened to see me as the friend/sister/daughter next door. I like that association very much. It's close to what I am in real life. As for films, I just focus on the job. "
  • "As actors, we put in our best, but when people don't like a film, you have to learn to deal with it. I've learnt not to get too emotional. "
  • "Portraying visual impairment is difficult. I can see what's going on, but I have to act like I can see nothing. And this can be quite a challenge. "
  • "There are some movies you do for the character; there are some movies you do for the people. "
  • "I'm very loyal to my south fans and the industry there. So, it's hard for me leave all the love, respect, and admiration and shift base here. I'm a Mumbai girl and have lived here for most of my life. At the same time, I've spent 10 years of my life in the South and feel like a south Indian at heart. "
  • "I love adventure sports. And, I love cooking. "
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