Kajol Biography

Kajol Biography Kajol Devgn (n�e Mukherjee) was born on 5 August 1974,She is an Indian film actress appearing in Hindi films. She is regarded as one of India's most successful female actors.

Kajol made her acting debut in the film Bekhudi (1992) and had her first commercial success with her second film Baazigar (1993) opposite Shahrukh Khan, with whom she would act in such popular movies as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and My Name is Khan (2010).

Her performances in all four of these films were praised and earned her Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. After shooting for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001, she took a sabbatical from full-time acting for five years.

She made a comeback with Kunal Kohli's Fanaa (2006), for which she received another Best Actress Award at the Filmfare. Along with her late aunt Nutan, Kajol holds the record for most Best Actress wins at the Filmfare Awards, with five. In 2011, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri for her contribution to Indian Cinema.She is married to fellow Indian actor Ajay Devgn.

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Kajol had only two films released in 2001. She first played a double role in the drama Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi, which was a commercial failure. However, she reinvented her success in her second venture with Karan Johar, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which was a major grosser in India and the top-grossing Indian production of all-time in the overseas market until 2006.

Kajol's role was that of Anjali, a young Punjabi woman from Delhi's market Chandni Chowk, who falls for the rich Rahul, played by Shahrukh Khan. Her comic-dramatic performance won her several awards, including her third Filmfare Award for Best Actress and her second Star Screen Award for Best Actress. Critic Taran Adarsh wrote of her performance in the film, "Kajol is first-rate in the role of a typical Chandni Chowk lass.

Her Punjabi dialect will win her immense praise."The Hindu wrote, "Kajol steals the thunder from under very high noses indeed. With her precise timing and subtle lingering expression, she is a delight all the way." This was Kajol's last collaboration with Khan until they would be cast again by Johar as a lead pair in early 2010.

Kajol Filmography

Following the success of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kajol took a sabbatical from full-time acting for five years. She gave birth to her daughter Nysa in 2003. She made a successful comeback in 2006 with Kunal Kohli's drama Fanaa, one of the highest grossing films of the year.

Portraying a blind Kashmiri girl who falls in love with a Kashmiri terrorist (played by Aamir Khan) in the film, she won her fourth Filmfare Best Actress Award. U, Me aur Hum, which released on 11 April 2008, marked her husband Ajay Devgan's directorial debut. For her performance as an Alzheimer's patient in the film, she received her tenth Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination.

Raja Sen wrote in his review, Kajol can span through happy-breezy with her eyes closed, and so the first half doesn't even pose her a challenge, but when Alzheimer's strikes Piya and she begins to forget all that matters in her life, Kajol raises the bar strikingly high.

Kajol was recently seen alongside Shahrukh Khan in Karan Johar's drama My Name Is Khan, which is based on a true story, against the backdrop of perceptions on Islam post 11 September.

Kajol Awards and Nominations Filming commenced in December 2008 in Los Angeles and ended in October 2009. Upon its release in February 2010, the film received mainly positive reviews from critics and became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in the overseas market.

Kajol's portrayal of Mandira, a divorced single mother who marries a Muslim autistic man was praised by critics, with Rajeev Masand writing, "Bringing emotional depth to what is essentially Rizwan's story, Kajol is immensely likeable as Mandira, using her eyes to convey volumes, topping the performance off with a powerful breakdown scene that literally puts her through the wringer."

Kajol won her fifth Best Actress award at the Filmfare, a record which she shares with her late aunt, actress Nutan.

She next starred alongside Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in We Are Family, an Indian adaptation of the Hollywood movie Stepmom (1998).

Directed by Siddharth Malhotra, Hindustan Times critic Mayank Shekhar stated, "The premise is stuff dry tissues are made for. Yet, the pathos here is produced not from moments, but from performances alone: a stunning Kajol�s in particular.

She appears superior to Susan Sarandon, I suspect." Her next film, Toonpur Ka Superhero, a live-action/animated film, was released in December 2010.

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Kajol stresses on targeted programmes for handwashing behaviour

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   6:26 pm
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol, who has been an active spokesperson for hygiene promotion among children, says advocating causes is important but specific programmes targeted on solving the root problem are necessary. View More..

Was born a movie star in my head: Karan Johar

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   5:26 pm
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he used to think of himself as a movie star. View More..

Karan is an extremely gifted sensitive person: Shah Rukh Khan

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:58 pm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was present at the launch of filmmaker Karan Johar's autobiography "An Unsuitable Boy" here on Monday, said Karan is an intelligent and sensitive man with a gifted quality to understand human emotions. View More..

Karan is an extremely gifted sensitive person: Shah Rukh Khan

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:38 pm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was present at the launch of filmmaker Karan Johar's autobiography "An Unsuitable Boy" here on Monday, said Karan is an intelligent and sensitive man with a gifted quality to understand human emotions. View More..

Sometimes relationship ends: Karan Johar on fallout with Kajol

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:04 pm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Producer-director Karan Johar, who ended his long-standing friendship with actress Kajol said sometimes a relationship ends and added that he only wants to remember the "great history" shared with the actress. View More..

Karan Johar's memoir lays bare all; reflects Bollywood's ambiguity

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   4:48 pm
Title: An Unsuitable Boy; Author: Karan Johar (with Poonam Saxena); Publisher: Penguin India; Pp: 216; Price: Rs 699 View More..

Manish Malhotra launches virtual reality fashion show

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   12:04 am
Abu Dhabi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ace Indian fashion designer Manish Malhotra launched his virtual reality fashion show here on Thursday at the Innovation Centre and Training Academy of Etihad Airways airlines. View More..

Dhanush's 'VIP 2' starts rolling

    Updated On : Jan 04,2017   12:24 pm
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Actor Dhanush's sequel to 2014 Tamil blockbuster "Vela Illa Pattathari" aka "VIP" went on floors on Wednesday. View More..

My fans inspire me to work hard each time: Kriti Sanon (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Dec 27,2016   3:50 pm
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon says appreciation from her fans always inspires her to work harder and prove herself. View More..

Never thought of becoming an actor: Kriti Sanon

    Updated On : Dec 23,2016   11:06 am
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) She is just two years old in Bollywood but has already managed to bag four films, including one with superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Actress Kriti Sanon, who has been on a roll in Hindi filmdom, however, says she had never thought of becoming an actor. View More..

Newly-wed woman found hanging, family alleges murder

    Updated On : Dec 21,2016   12:14 am
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) A woman was found hanging after only a week into her marriage at Baguihati in Kolkata, police said on Tuesday. View More..

Amitabh, Aishwarya, SRK honoured at Stardust Awards

    Updated On : Dec 20,2016   1:54 pm
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won big at the star-studded Stardust Awards. View More..

It's raining sequels for Dhanush

    Updated On : Dec 20,2016   1:44 pm
Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) It was just last week that Dhanush officially announced the launch of upcoming Tamil actioner "VIP 2", a sequel to his 2014 blockbuster "Vela Illa Pattathari" aka "VIP". Now there's a buzz that he might also do a sequel to his 2015 Tamil hit "Maari". View More..

It's Mumbai calling for Priyanka Chopra (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Dec 18,2016   2:48 pm
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Taking a break from her international ventures, actress Priyanka Chopra is heading back to Mumbai. She is excited to come home. View More..

Our choice makes our life: Tara Sharma

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   5:44 pm
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress-turned-producer and host Tara Sharma Saluja believes that people's choices make their life, and that gender equality is about having the choice of being a caregiver or a working mother. View More..

Salman to appear on 100th episode of 'Koffee With Karan'

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   1:00 pm
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan will appear on the 100th episode of filmmaker Karan Johar's popular chat show "Koffee With Karan". View More..

Kapil Sharma to appear on 'Koffee With Karan'

    Updated On : Nov 23,2016   1:08 pm
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma will be seen making an appearance in filmmaker Karan Johar's popular talk show "Koffee With Karan". View More..

Awards are momentary satisfaction: Kajol

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   12:52 pm
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who has bagged a number of awards over the years for her performances in films, says awards are just momentary satisfaction and she has never craved for them. View More..

Don't think I've guts to go bald: Kajol

    Updated On : Nov 18,2016   12:52 pm
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is known to take her performance to another level with her dedication and passion for her craft, says if she is asked to go bald for a film, she won't have the guts to do that. View More..

There is nothing called mainstream or art films: Kajol

    Updated On : Nov 16,2016   10:06 pm
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Kajol who has signed up a film with the "Ship of Theseus" director Anand Gandhi, says she doesn't differentiate between films as mainstream cinema or art cinema. View More..