|Language Worked in||Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam|
|Birth Place||Rajolu, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Education||She completed her education up to 10th class in Andhra Pradesh. She continu|
|Favourite Cuisine||South Indian|
|Favourite Color||Blue, Yellow|
Anjali is an Indian film actress and model, who predominantly appears in Tamil films. 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, and noted for mostly playing "performance-oriented roles.
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 she has two brothers. She completed her education up to 10th class in Andhra Pradesh, following which her family moved to Chennai, Tamil Nadu and she continued her studies, pursuing a degree in Mathematics.
After completing her education, she began acting in short films, which paved the way for her entry into the film industry. 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). Anjali remarked that her parents had aspirations to become actors and that they were "realizing their dreams" through her.
In 2011, she first appeared in Payyans alongside Jayasurya, which marked her debut in Malayalam cinema followed by a lead female role in the Cloud Nine Movies-production Thoonga Nagaram, in which she starred as an anchor in local television, and a cameo appearance in a song in Ko that also featured other lead actors from Tamil cinema. She was then seen in the small-budget drama film Karungali, directed by Mu. Kalanjiyam. Kalajiyam 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.
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. The film featured her as a childless housewife living in an unharmonius relationship with her husband, 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. 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.
Anjali essayed the role of a bold and dominating nurse, with critics again heaping praise on her performance.The Hindu wrote that she "has given her best [and] steals the show in the climax",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" Her first release in 2012 was Sundar C's Kalakalappu. A critic from Deccan Chronicle wrote that "Anjali scores well with her natural performance". She is also acting in Settai opposite Arya and A. R. Murugadoss's next production venture Vatthikuchi. She's also doing an Item number in 'Suriya's 'Singam-2'.