Kajal Aggarwal is an Indian actress, who has appeared in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. Kajal finished her studies in Mumbai. She started her modeling career while she was in college. Kajal made her acting debut in the 2004 Hindi film Kyun? Ho Gaya Na!, in which she enacted a minor supporting role. She got her next acting offer only 3 years later, the film, however, got delayed and released only in late 2008. She had her first huge commercial success at the box office in the Telugu movie Chandamama and in the Tamil movie Saroja. The Telugu film Magadheera which turned out to be her biggest Tollywood commercial success. In the meantime, she made her debut in the Telugu film industry and played her first leading role in Teja's Lakshmi Kalyanam alongside Kalyan Ram, which did not do well at the box office.
Later that year, she appeared in the Krishna Vamsi-directed film Chandamama, which became her first major successul film. In 2008, she had her first Tamil-language film release, Pazhani. Kajal, particularly, was praised for her portrayal of a princess, Yuvarani Mithravindha, in the film. The film was also commercially successful and broke several records, emerging as the highest-grossing Telugu film and as one of the biggest box office hits in India. Following Magadheera's phenomenal success, Kajal became one of the most sought-after actresses in the Telugu film industry, catapulting her into the main foray of lead Telugu actresses.