Kajal Aggarwal (born 19 June 1985) is an Indian film actress and model who predominantly works in Telugu and Tamil films. She has also appeared in a few Hindi films. Through her successful career, Kajal has become one of the most popular celebrities in South India. In addition to acting, Kajal participates in stage shows and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.
Aggarwal made her acting debut with the 2004 Bollywood film Kyun! Ho Gaya Na… and had her first Telugu film release in 2007 Lakshmi Kalyanam. In the same year, she starred in the box office hit Chandamama, which earned her critical acclaim. The 2009 historical fiction Telugu film Magadheera marked a turning point in her career, earning her critical acclaim. It ranks among the highest-grossing Telugu films of all time and fetched her Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies including Filmfare.
She followed with a series of box-office hits in Telugu like Arya 2 (2009), Darling (2010), Brindavanam (2010), Mr. Perfect (2011), Veera (2011), Businessman (2012), Naayak (2013), Baadshah (2013), Govindudu Andarivadele (2014), Temper (2015) and established herself as one of the leading and highest-paid actresses in Tollywood.
Aggarwal achieved further success by featuring as the female lead in the high-profile Tamil projects Naan Mahaan Alla (2010), Maattrraan (2012), Thuppakki (2012), Jilla (2014), Maari (2015) and emerged as a leading actress in Kollywood as well.She made a comeback to Bollywood with Singham (2011) which was a blockbuster while her Special 26 (2013) was also declared a box-office success.
In early 2015, Aggarwal starred in Puri Jagannadh’s Telugu film Temper. Next, she appeared in two Tamil films, Balaji Mohan’s comedy Maari and Suseenthiran’s action film Paayum Puli respectively. In late June 2015 she signed a Telugu film Brahmotsavam which also features Mahesh Babu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Pranitha Subhash in lead roles.
In early August 2015, Aggarwal signed another Telugu film Sardaar Gabbar Singh starring opposite Pawan Kalyan.Later she made a cameo appearance in the film Size Zero.In early February 2016 she signed a film opposite Vikram directed by Thiru.In early March 2016 she signed a Telugu film directed by Kishore Tirumala starring opposite Daggubati Venkatesh.