Hot and sexy young Kajal Agarwal is famous actress in Tollwyood, Kollywood and Bollywood. She was born on 19th June 1985 Mumbai, to Suman Agarwal and Vinay Agarwal of Punjabi descent. Her father Vinay Agarwal is an entrepreneur and mother Suman Agarwal a confectioner. She studied at St. Anne’s High School, Colaba, Mumbai and Jai Hind College, Mumbai. She graduated from K.C. College, Mumbai with a degree in Mass Media. The actress started her modelling career while she was in college.
She was planning on pursuing MBA in Brand Management before deciding to pursue acting. She is one of the prominent actresses in both Tamil and Telugu film industries. Kajal Agarwal has a sister named Nisha Agarwal, upcoming Kollywwood and Tollywood Heroine who is following her sister footsteps. Kajal Aggarwal started her film career in 2007 in the film “Lakshmi Kalyanam” alongside Kalyan Ram, which did worked well at the box office. She has become a celebrity in the film Industry in a very short span of time.
Kajal Agarwal started her acting from 2004 in Bollywood with movie Kyun! Ho Gaya Na. In the film, she played a minor supporting role as friend of film lead actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Only 3 years later, she got her next acting offer, which was veteran Tamil director Bhrathiraja's “Bommalattam”. The film, however, got delayed and released only in late 2008. In the meantime, she made her debut in the Telugu film industry and played her first leading role in Teja's” Lakshmi Kalyanam” in 2007 alongside Kalyan Ram. Her next film was “Chandamama” which received positive reviews and became her first major successful film. In 2008, she made her Kollywood debut with movie “Pazhani” opposite Bharath.
In 2009, she signed a high budget Telugu historical movie Magadheera in the movie she essayed double roles for the first time. Her character of a princess in Magadheera got lot of comments by viewers. The film was also commercially successful and broke several records. Magadheera's enormous success turned Kajal into one of the most sought-after actresses in the Telugu film industry and she also got nominated for the Film fare Award for Best Actress. In the same year she did a lead role in “Arya-2” opposite to Allu Arjun and against Ram in “Just Ganesh”. In 2010, she appeared in movie “Darling” opposite Prabhas and received positive response becoming a commercial success at the box office.
She was again nominated for Film fare Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Darling”. She appeared with Karthi in the Tamil thriller movie “Naan Mahaan Alla” and movie performed well at the box office and was declared a blockbuster. In the same year, she acted the role of Bhoomi in movie “Brindaavanam” opposite Jr. NTR and actress Samantha. The film performed well at the box office and Kajal Agarwal won the CineMAA Award for Best Actress for her performance. In 2011, her movie “Mr. Perfect” opposite Prabhas was opened to positive reviews, while Kajal won appraisal by critics. In the same year, she made her Bollywood re-entry as leading actress in movie “Singham” opposite Ajay Devgan. The film was announced super hit at the box office.
She has also acted in Tamil films, “Naan Mahaan Alla” in 2010 being her first notable project, but with “Maattrraan” in 2012 and “Thuppakki” in 2012, she emerged as a leading actress in Kollywood as well. “Thuppaki” was declared as a blockbuster and has become the second Tamil film ever to enter the 100 crore club. Her final release in 2012 was the Telugu romantic film “Sarocharu”, opposite Ravi Teja for the second time in her career. Although her performance in the film was praised by critics, the film received poor reviews and did below-average business at the box office. In early 2013, she starred in V. V. Vinayak's action film “Naayak” opposite Ram Charan Teja and Amala Paul. The film went with a positive talk and made super hit at box office.
She starred opposite Jr. NTR for the second time in her career in Srinu Vytla’s “Baadshah” which was relapsed in 2013 created sensation at box office collections and this film is one of the high collected films at overseas box office. In the same year her third film in Bollywood, “Special Chabbis” alongside Akshay Kumar but this film didn’t acquire any positive talk and added one more flop in Kajal’s bollywood career. She is currently shooting for Tamil film “All in All Azhagu Raja” opposite Karthi and one more tamil “Jilla” is under per production work. She is also going to appear in a special role along with Allu Arjun in Ram Charan’s upcoming film “Yevadu” where Shruthi Hassan and Amy Jackson are cast in lead roles.
In addition to films, Kajal also endorses a large number of popular brands. Before starting her film career, she had acted in various commercials as a model. She is the brand ambassador for Lux, joining the likes of Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif in endorsing the beauty soap. She is also the brand ambassador for jewellery stores like Sri Lakshmi Jewellery in Pondi cherry and AVR in Salem She has featured in television advertisements along with Karthi endorsing Bru instant coffee.
She has also endorsed mobile brands like Samsung Mobile and has featured in advertisements for the Secunderabad based “The Chennai Shopping Mall”, along with Samantha, Tamannaah and Nisha Agarwal . In April 2012, Kajal was announced as the brand ambassador for Panasonic India. She is also the brand ambassador for the Telugu Warriors cricket team in the CCL. She is also doing ads & Shopping mall openings also. She is the Brand Ambassador of ‘BIG C’ Mobile Company.
Awards and Honours
She won the CineMAA Award for Best Actress for her performance in movie “Brindaavanam”.
She Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress in Telugu for “Magadheera”
She Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress in Telugu for “Darling”.
She Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress in Telugu for “Mr. Perfect”.
She Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut in Tamil for “Singham”’
She Nominated for Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut in Tamil for Singham”.
She Nominated for South Scope Award for Best Telugu Actress in Telugu for “Magadheera”.