Anjali Rao is an Indian actress who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam language films and television serials. After making her debut as a supporting actress, she has been seen in lead roles in films including Vanmam (2014) and Baby (2015).
Anjali Rao was born on 29 April 1990 in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. As her father was an army Officer she travelled across the northern part of India and studied in army schools during her childhood. Her father was later transferred to Chennai and she consequently finished her schooling in Kendriya Vidyala Meenambakkam and followed that up with a BBA and MBA at Vels University in Chennai. During her time in college, Anjali Rao became involved in modelling and worked on commercials which gave her an entry into the film industry. Anjali Rao began her career playing supporting roles in films, notably appearing in the Nithya Menen-starrer Malini 22 Palayamkottai (2014), as Vijay Sethupathi's pair in the village drama Vanmam (2014) and as a ghost in the horror film Baby (2015). She later worked with Gautham Menon in Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (2016), featuring as Silambarasan's sister.
Anjali then worked on Priyadarshan's social drama Sometimes (2017) amongst an ensemble cast, and was picked after impressing producer A. L. Vijay during their work together in commercials. She also featured in the low budget experimental films Kanna Pinna by Thiya and Peechankai.
- All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
|2013||Soodhu Kavvum||Kesavan's colleague|
|Pizza II: Villa||Aarthi's friend|
|2014||Malini 22 Palayamkottai||Jency|
|2016||Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada||Maythrei Muralidharan|
|Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo||Maythrei Muralidhar||Telugu film|
|2016–2017||Kerataalu||Swetha||Telugu||Gemini TV||Best Debut Actress at Gemini Awards|
|2016||Sahayathrika||Asha Kurian||Malayalam||Surya TV|
|2017–2018||Thalayanai Pookal||Vethavalli||Tamil||Zee Tamil||Replaced Nisha Krishnan|
|2018–2020||Swathi Nakshatram Chothi||Veda||Malayalam||Zee Keralam||Replaced by Archana Suseelan|
|2018–2019||Lakshmi Stores||Raja Rajeshwari||Tamil||Sun TV|
|2019||Thamara Thumbi||Arundhathi / Vasundhara||Malayalam||Surya TV|
|2019||Vandhaal Mahalakshmi||Anchor||Tamil||Sun Life||Game Show|
|2021-Present||Mrs. Hitler||Maya||Malayalam||Zee Keralam|
|2021 - present||Swarna Palace||Swarna||Telugu||Zee Telugu|
- UR, Arya (25 March 2019). "Anjali Rao: I wanted to play Veda, as she wasn't all about shedding tears". The Times of India.
- "I never wanted to be a heroine!: Anjali Rao". deccanchronicle.com. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
- "No similarity with Aamir's PK - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 29 March 2017.