Kajal Aggarwal’s birthday today was born on 19 June 1985 is an Indian film actress and model. She has established a career in the Tamil and Telugu film industries and has been nominated for four Filmfare Awards South.
Aggarwal made her acting debut with the 2004 Bollywood film Kyun! Ho Gaya Na… and had her first Telugu film release in 2007, Lakshmi Kalyanam.
In the same year, she starred in the box office hit Chandamama, which earned her recognition.
The 2009 historical fiction Telugu film Magadheera marked a turning point in her career, earning her critical acclaim.
It ranks among the highest-grossing Telugu films of all time and fetched her Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies including Filmfare.
She subsequently starred in Telugu films such as Darling (2010), Brindavanam (2010), Mr. Perfect (2011), Businessman (2012), Naayak (2013), Baadshah (2013), Govindudu Andarivadele (2014), Temper (2015) and Khaidi No. 150 (2017).
Kajal also played the female lead in the high-profile Tamil projects Naan Mahaan Alla (2010), Maattrraan (2012), Thuppakki (2012), Jilla (2014),Vivegam (2017) and Mersal (2017).
She made a comeback to Bollywood with Singham (2011), which was a hit, while another film Special 26 (2013) was also a box office success.
In 2020, a wax figure of Aggarwal was put on display at Madame Tussauds Singapore, making it the first of an actress from South Indian cinema.
Kajal Aggarwal’s birthday today her early life:
Kajal Aggarwal was born and brought up in a Punjabi Hindu family settled in Bombay (present-day Mumbai).
Her father Vinay Aggarwal, is an entrepreneur in the textile business and her mother Suman Aggarwal is a confectioner,and also Kajal’s business manager.
Kajal has a younger sister Nisha Aggarwal, an actress in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam cinema, who is now married to Karan Valecha (Managing director Golds gyms, Asia).
She studied at St. Anne’s High School, fort and completed her pre-university education at Jai Hind College.
She pursued her graduation in mass media, with specialization in marketing and advertising, from Kishinchand Chellaram College.
Having harboured MBA dreams all through her growing years, she intends to achieve a post-graduation degree soon.
Film debut and struggles (2004–08)
Aggarwal made her acting debut in the 2004 Bollywood film Kyun…! Ho Gaya Na, in which she had a minor supporting role as the friend of Diya.
She appeared in veteran Tamil director Bharathiraja’s Bommalattam, alongside Arjun Sarja.
The film was delayed and released in late 2008.
Public recognition and critical acclaim (2009–11)
Aggarwal had four releases in 2009. She first starred opposite Vinay Rai in the Tamil film Modhi Vilayadu, which garnered mixed reviews and was a financial failure.
She then appeared in the high budget Telugu historical drama Magadheera, alongside Ram Charan Teja, which saw her playing double roles for the first time.
The film, directed by S. S. Rajamouli, received overwhelming critical acclaim, while Aggarwal, in particular, was praised for her portrayal of a princess. Aggarwal was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in Telugu and nominated for the award for Best Telugu Actress in the South Scope Awards for her performance.
Picture: Kajal Aggarwal at 62nd Filmfare awards south
Setback and recent work (2015–present)
Aggarwal’s first release of 2015 was in the Telugu action film Temper, directed by Puri Jagannadh, alongside NTR Jr.
The film received positive responses from critics and was a commercial success at the box office.
Aggarwal played an animal lover and on her performance, a critic from The Times of India said: “Despite her limited role, the actress does well”
The year 2016 saw Aggarwal appear in two high-profile Telugu films.
She played the lead female role, marking her first collaboration with Pawan Kalyan, in the masala film Sardaar Gabbar Singh, directed by K. S. Ravindra.
Critical reaction of the film was mixed to negative, though Aggarwal’s performance was positive. A reviewer from the Deccan Chronicle wrote: “Kajal Aggarwal plays the perfect princess and looks beautiful and elegant.
In fact, she is a breath of air in the film”. The film grossed ₹90 crore (US$13 million) worldwide.
Her second Telugu release was Srikanth Addala’s family drama Brahmotsavam, opposite Mahesh Babu, which was a major critical and commercial failure.
Among the female leads, her performance as a “new age girl” was well received, despite the role having a limited screen time.
She next starred opposite Randeep Hooda in the romantic drama Hindi film Do Lafzon Ki Kahani. The film received moderate reviews.
Kajal Aggarwal’s birthday today her brand endorsements:
Aggarwal endorses a large number of brands. Before starting her film career, she had acted in commercials as a model.
She represents Celebrity Cricket League as a brand ambassador. In April 2012, Aggarwal was announced as the brand ambassador for Panasonic.
In 2013, Aggarwal was signed by Dabur as the brand ambassador of its hair oil brand Dabur Amla Nelli Hair Oil.
She also endorses Green Trends, a salon brand in India.She’s also associated with PETA and ‘Giving Back’ NGO.
She has featured in television advertisements along with Karthi, endorsing Bru instant coffee.
She has endorsed mobile brands such as Samsung Mobile, Poorvika Mobiles and has featured in advertisements for the Secunderabad-based The Chennai Shopping Mall.
Brand Ambassador of Giving Back NGO India 2013 Kajal Aggarwal
She endorses several retail and jewelry stores in south India — RS Brothers in Hyderabad,Chennai Silks, Sri Lakshmi Jewellery AVR in Salem in Puducherry, Malabar Jewellery, Khazana Jewellery. She is the brand ambassador for Lux, Pond’s, Himalaya Herbal Kajal, Parachute advanced Hair oils.
She partnered with Aroma Curd and Milk Products and Cherio (juice).She also partnered with indeed, an employment related search engine. She recently became the brand ambassador for edible oils brand, Priya Gold Oils (2020)
Picture: Kajal Aggarwal as Brand Ambassador
For upcoming birthdays keep visiting Aware earth – Birthday Today.