Kajal Aggarwal is a renowned Indian model and actress who has acted in several Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood films. She has had an embellished career spanning over 16 years. She has also received numerous nominations and laurels over her prolonged career. Aggarwal also has a huge fan base across India due to the diversity of her films. Known as the Miss Congeniality in the southern film industry, she lives up to this title, being one of the most amiable and down to earth actresses Kajal Aggarwal.
Aggarwal was born and brought up to a Punjabi family in the suburbs of Mumbai and said in an interview that she had a passion for cinema from a very early age. Her sister, Naina Aggarwal, is also an actor who has acted in several Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu films.
Kajal Aggarwal also boasts a degree in mass media, specializing in marketing and advertisement. Being a prominent face in the South Indian film industry, Aggarwal initially made her debut in Bollywood in 2004 with the film Kyu! Ho Gaya Na before moving onto pursue regional films. Her first Telugu film Lakshmi Kalyanam release in 2007, and her first Tamil film Pazhani in 2008 received mass recognition.
Aggarwal claims that her breakthrough role came with the movie Magadheera, wherein she received huge acclamation. The movie was a huge success and managed to collect Rs.150 crores at the box office with a budget of Rs.35 crores.
Aggarwal only went on to pursue her dream of becoming a big name actress in the industry while doing several films at once. Some of her famous works include Nayak (2013), Khaidi No. 150 (2017) in the Tollywood segment, Maattrraan Thuppakki (2012), Jilla (2014) in the Kollywood segment and finally Singham and Special 26 in Bollywood.
Currently, with her partner Prabhas, a prominent South Indian actor who has featured in several box office hits, Aggarwal said in an interview that she is soon going to consider getting married if things are stable. The couple has gained a huge fan following online with several hashtags of their names put together going viral similar to the trends seen before with #Virushka (Virat Kolhi and Anushka Sharma) and #Deepveer (Actor Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone).
Aggarwal has an ever-growing fan following, especially from the southern corners of India, having gained 14.5 million followers on Instagram and 4 million followers on Twitter. She also has a Facebook page with over 23 million likes.
Having an entrepreneurial background, with her father being one, she has claimed to have thought of initiating a startup. Kajal Aggarwal is the proud brand ambassador of several brands across the nation, including brands like Celebrity Cricket League, Panasonic, Dabur and many more. Another fact not known to a few is that she has also given playback with the song Yenaithu for the movie Chakravyuha.
Over her illustrious career, she has received multiple nominations and awards for her contribution to the film industry. She was awarded the CineMAA Award for Best Actress (Telegu) for her film Brindaavanam. In 2013, Kajal Aggarwal received several honorable mentions and awards like the Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine for the movie Thuppakki, SIIMA Tamil Award for critics’ choice Best Actress for Thuppakki and the CineMAA Award for Best Actor Female for Thuppakki.
All in all, 2013 was a very successful year for the actress with her sweeping awards left right and center. She appeared on the red carpet in 2018 yet again, bagging the SIIMA Telegu Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie Nene Raju Nene Mantri.
Having done numerous feature films, commercials, and product launches all across the nation, Aggarwal has accumulated a considerable amount of wealth and is expected to earn about Rs2 crores per film and Rs50 lakh per commercial shoot. Her net accumulated worth till date is estimated to be around Rs 65 crores.