Anjali is an Indian film actress and model, who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu films. Following a stint in modelling, she was cast in starring roles in two Telugu productions; her début film was the Telugu film Photo, which released in 2006, before bagging a role and gaining attention in the film Kattradhu Thamizh (2007) with Jiiva. In 2010 and 2011, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil, for her performances in Angaadi Theru and Engaeyum Eppothum respectively, & Tamil Nadu State Film Award For Angadi Theru subsequently becoming recognised as one of the "finest young actors" in Tamil cinema, and noted for mostly playing "performance-oriented roles". Her Telugu re-entry occurred through Journey (Telugu dubbing of Engaeyum Eppothum), which established her in Tollywood. Followed by Journey, she appeared in a string of successful films like Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Balupu, Masala, Geethanjali and Dictator, which made her one of the leading actresses in Telugu. She also received two Nandi awards for best actress for her performances in the films Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Geethanjali. In May 2016, she won great applause for her role in the Tamil Film Iraivi, making huge impact on Tamil audiences. In August 2017, she appeared in an extended cameo role in director Ram's Taramani which earned good responses from both critics as well as audiences.
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