Anjali Devi has acted in more than 350 movies having made her screen debut with a role in "Raja Harischandra" as Lohitasya in 1936. From then it was no turning back for the versatile actress. Anjali Devi acted as Mohini in "Gollabhama" as a film which went on floors with her as the heroine was abandoned.
Apart from acted in several films, Anjali Devi also produced as many as 17 films. She is most known for her role in "Lava Kusha" wherein she acted as Seetha.
Before she ventured into films, Anjali Devi was a stage artiste. She was born in East Godavari district and her name was Anjani Kumari. However, her name was changed to Anjali Devi by director C Pullaiah who cast her as a heroine. Anjali Devi subsequently moved to Chennai where she pursued a film career in different films. She was a recipient of the Raghupathy Venkaiah national award in 2005 given by the Andhra Pradesh government.
Anjali Devi's films included "Big Boss", "Badi Pantulu", "Devata", "Bhishma", "Palnati Yudham", "Rangula Ratnam", "Keelugurram", "Suvarna Sundari", "Brundavanam", "Anna Vadhina" and "Police Alludu".
The films that she produced included "Annai Oru Alayam", "Sarvadhikari", and "Marmayogi" in Tamil, and "Sati Sakkubai", "Suvarna Sundari", and "Chandi Priya" in Telugu.