Anjali (born 11 September 1986) 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, 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.Along with family, she then 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. Anjali remarked that her parents had aspirations to become actors and that they were "realizing their dreams" through her