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In her personal life she is facing problems from her Step mother and Director Kalanjiyam and sent a media note on how they are torturing her for money. Now she is getting seperated from them and going to Stay in Hyderabad from now on.
In her personal life she is facing problems from her Step mother and Director Kalanjiyam and sent a media note on how they are torturing her for money. Now she is getting seperated from them and going to Stay in Hyderabad from now on.
Anjali missing from hyderabad !!!!

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Born Rajolu, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2006–present

Anjali is an Indian film actress and model, who predominantly appears in Tamil films along with few Telugu movies. Following a stint in modelling, she was cast in starring roles in two low-profile Telugu productions, before gaining attention with her critically acclaimed performance as Anandhi in Kattradhu Thamizh (2007), for which she received the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutante. In 2010 and 2011, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil for her performances in Angaadi Theru and Engaeyum Eppothum respectively, subsequently becoming recognized as one of the "finest young actors" in Tamil cinema,[1] and noted for mostly playing "performance-oriented roles".[2][3][4]

Life and career

Anjali was born in Razole, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh as the only daughter to her Telugu-speaking parents; She studied up to 10th class in Razole[5] she has two brothers. She completed her education up to 10th class in Andhra Pradesh,[6] following which her family moved to Chennai, Tamil Nadu and she continued her studies, pursuing a degree in Mathematics.[7] After completing her education, she began acting in short films, which paved the way for her entry into the film industry.[8] During one of her modeling assignments, she was spotted by director Siva Nageswara Rao, who offered her a starring role in his Telugu thriller film Photo (2006).[5] Anjali remarked that her parents had aspirations to become actors and that they were "realizing their dreams" through her.[7]

Anjali portrayed a ghost haunting her murderers in Photo, which co-starred two more newcomers, Anand and Bhanu.[9] She played the female lead in another Telugu venture, the romance film Premalekha Raasa (2007), directed by lyricist Kulasekhar, opposite a debutant again;[10] both films garnered negative response,[11] and performed poorly at the box office, failing to propel her career in Telugu cinema. She made her Tamil film debut later that year in Kattradhu Thamizh, directed by Ram, which released to strong critical acclaim. Anjali won critical praise for her portrayal of Anandhi, the childhood friend and love interest of a young teacher-turned-psychopath (enacted by Jeeva). A Behindwoods critic wrote that she was "a delight to watch and spellbinds the viewer with her beautiful fresh look and her performance",[12] while Pavithra Srinivasan of Rediff described her as "a breath of fresh air" and "the perfect foil to Jeeva's plethora of emotions".[13] Her performance earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutante as well as the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress for that year,[14] and she grew in popularity, leading her to several more offers, albeit the film proved commercially unsuccessful.[15][16]

She appeared in two films in 2008; Honganasu, her first Kannada project and Aayudham Seivom in Tamil. The latter, which featured her as the female lead opposite Sundar C., was panned by critics and she was criticized for accepting that role, with reviewers noting that she had nothing to do in the film,[17][18][19] "except roll her eyes".[20] She next played Kani, a fiery, independent sales girl in a textile showroom in Angadi Theru (2010) that released two years after her last venture. The Vasanthabalan-directed tragedy drama focussed on the lives of young employees who work in retail department stores.[21][22] The film was shot in real location at the Ranganathan Street in T. Nagar, Chennai with hidden cameras,[23] with Anjali disclosing that they wore the uniform of a particular textile company, passing off as real salepeople and selling goods.[7] Angadi Theru opened to rave reviews, whilst also fetching Anjali critical acclaim for her performance, who went on to bag several accolades,[24] including the Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil.[25] She subsequently appeared in two family drama films; S Pictures' Rettaisuzhi, in which she shared screen with veteran directors Bharathiraja and K. Balachandar,[26] and Magizhchi, co-starring and directed by Gowthaman. The latter released to favorable reviews,[27][28] and Anjali received positive feedback on her performance, being labelled as "impressive",[28] and "almost perfect as the young, a bit mischievous, village girl";[29] however both films failed to succeed at the box office.[30]

In 2011, she first appeared in Payyans alongside Jayasurya, which marked her debut in Malayalam cinema,[31] followed by a lead female role in the Cloud Nine Movies-production Thoonga Nagaram, in which she starred as an anchor in local television,[32] and a cameo appearance in a song in Ko that also featured other lead actors from Tamil cinema.[33] She was then seen in the small-budget drama film Karungali, directed by Kalanjiyam. Kalanjiyam had signed up Anjali, rechristening her as Sundari then, for a film titled Sathamindri Muthamidu, even prior to Kattradhu Thamizh, followed by three more films, all of which were cancelled.[34] Following her rise to fame post Angadi Theru, Kalanjiyam revived one of the projects, namely Karungali, with Anjali agreeing to part of it, owing to her prior commitments.[35] The film featured her as a childless housewife living in an unharmonius relationship with her husband,[36][37] and was a critical and commercial failure. While starring in Thoonga Nagaram, she was offered a minor supporting role in another project of the production studio, Mankatha.[2] The Ajith Kumar-starrer, directed by Venkat Prabhu, was Anjali's first high-budget project and featured her as part of an ensemble cast. The film emerged a financial success and Anjali's highest-grossing film in her career, however her role in the film was small and not well received generally. Meanwhile, she was cast by director A. R. Murugadoss to perform a lead role in his maiden production Engeyum Eppodhum alongside Jai, Sharvanand and Ananya, directed by his assistant M. Saravanan.[38] Anjali essayed the role of a bold and dominating nurse,[39][40] with critics again heaping praise on her performance.[41] The Hindu wrote that she "has given her best [and] steals the show in the climax",[42] while Rediff's Pavithra Srinivasan cited it was her "who clearly walks away with the honours", adding that "the extent of her feelings emerges only at the end, and carries you away" and calling it a "noteworthy performance".[43] Her first release in 2012 was Sundar C's Kalakalappu. A critic from Deccan Chronicle wrote that "Anjali scores well with her natural performance".[44] She is also acting in Settai opposite Arya[45] and A. R. Murugadoss's next production venture Vatthikuchi.[46] She's also doing an Item number in Suriya's Singam II.

In her personal life she is facing problems from her Step mother and Director Kalanjiyam and sent a media note on how they are torturing her for money. Now she is getting seperated from them and going to Stay in Hyderabad from now on.

Anjali missing from hyderabad !!!!


Filmfare Awards South
Vijay Awards
Other awards
  • 2011: Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actress - Angadi Theru[48]
  • 2011: Vikatan Award For Best Actress - Angadi Theru
  • 2011: Tamil Cinema Press Award For Best Actress - Angadi Theru
  • 2012: Vikatan Award For Best Actress - Engeyum Eppodhum
  • 2012: Jaya Award For Sensational Actress - Engeyum Eppodhum
  • 2012: Chennai Times Film Award for Best Actor Female - Engaeyum Eppothum
  • 2012: V4 Entertainment Award for Best Actress - Engeyum Eppodhum[49]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Photo Swapna Telugu
2007 Premalekha Raasa Sandya Telugu
2007 Kattradhu Thamizh Anandhi Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut - South
Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2008 Honganasu Impana Kannada
2008 Aayudham Seivom Meenakshi Tamil
2010 Angadi Theru Sermakkani (Kani) Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Actress
2010 Rettaisuzhi Susheela Tamil
2010 Magizhchi Kuzhali Tamil
2011 Payyans Seema Malayalam
2011 Thoonga Nagaram Radha (Kalaivani) Tamil
2011 Ko Herself Tamil Special appearance
2011 Karungali Amudhanila Gunasekharan Tamil
2011 Mankatha Suchitra Sumanth Tamil
2011 Engaeyum Eppothum Manimegalai Ramasamy Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Actress
2011 Thambi Vettothi Sundaram Lourd Mary Tamil
2011 Maharaja Priya Tamil
2012 Aravaan Circus Artist Tamil Cameo appearance
2012 Kalakalappu Madhavi Tamil
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Seetha Telugu
2013 Vatthikuchi Meena Tamil
2013 Settai Shakthi Tamil
2013 Madha Gaja Raja Tamil Post-production
2013 Singam II Tamil Special appearance
2013 Balupu Telugu Filming
2013 Bol Bachchan Telugu Remake Telugu Filming


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