Anjali is an Indian film actress and model, who predominantly appears in Tamil films.
Anjali was born in Mogalikuduru, a village in in in Andhra Pradesh as the only daughter to Telugu-speaking parents. After completing her education, she began modeling in Chennai, 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.
Following a stint in modelling, she was casted 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, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil for her performance as Kani in Angaadi Theru and subsequently became recognized as one of the "finest young actors" in Tamil cinema, and noted for mostly playing "performance-oriented roles".