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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Satnam Singh becomes 'wall' between Ajay and Kajol

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   3:50 pm
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Popular Bollywood couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol, who are currently in the US to promote "Shivaay", got a chance to meet popular Indian basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamara. Ajay said that he felt as if Satnam was a wall between him and his wife. View More..

Ajay, Kajol visit Facebook campus

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   11:58 am
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Popular Bollywood couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol visited the Facebook campus here. Kajol has also joined the social networking site. View More..

Kajol to officially join Facebook

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   4:38 pm
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Kajol will be officially joining social networking website Facebook. View More..

New season of 'Koffee with Karan' to have 'surprises'

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   1:04 pm
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) The fifth edition of filmmaker Karan Johar's popular chat show "Koffee With Karan" is set to be back, and channel officials are pulling out all stops to ensure it's a "cracker" of a season packed with surprises. View More..

'Shivaay' will speak for itself: Kajol

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   5:18 pm
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Kajol has gone all out to support husband Ajay Devgn's forthcoming movie "Shivaay". View More..

Can't take stardom or success seriously: Varun Dhawan

    Updated On : Sep 17,2016   6:44 pm
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Varun Dhawan has tasted success with most of his big screen outings since his debut film "Student of the Year", but the actor says that in showbiz one cannot let success go to one's head. View More..

Kajol praises 'baby' sister for 'Anna' teaser

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   2:26 pm
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actress Kajol has wished her sister Tanishaa Mukerji good luck for "Anna" and also praised her for the upcoming film's teaser, which has received over 150,000 views online within 24 hours. View More..

Kriti Sanon looking forward to 'Bareilly Ki Barfi'

    Updated On : Sep 13,2016   4:16 pm
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon is excited to start shooting for "Bareilly Ki Barfi", which will be helmed by "Nil Battey Sannata" fame director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari. View More..

Kajol praises Ajay Devgn's co-production 'Parched'

    Updated On : Sep 13,2016   1:08 pm
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Actress Kajol has lauded her husband and filmmaker Ajay Devgn's co-production "Parched", saying the film is about women and friendship. View More..

Couture market in India thriving: Designers Ankur, Priyanka Modi

    Updated On : Sep 09,2016   2:10 pm
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Designer duo Ankur and Priyanka Modi, who established their brand 14 years ago, have now stepped into the couture world. They feel the couture market is thriving in India because of the growing appetite of consumers for luxury in the country. View More..

'Bappa Morya', shout B-Town celebs

    Updated On : Sep 05,2016   11:48 am
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) On the occasion of Ganesh festival on Monday, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Sridevi and Hema Malini sent greetings to their loved ones, wishing that the lord blesses them with love, peace and prosperity. View More..

Akshay starts 'Jolly LLB 2' journey from Lucknow (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Aug 31,2016   6:32 pm
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Akshay Kumar has along with Huma Qureshi started shooting for "Jolly LLB 2", a sequel to the 2013 popular courtroom comedy drama "Jolly LLB", in Lucknow. And the actors say they are having a "jolly good time". View More..

Social media has made world flatter: Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : Aug 25,2016   2:52 pm
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Manish Malhotra has created trends with his effortless creations, and now he has set another milestone by showcasing the virtual reality fashion show at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016. The fashion designer credits technology for the exposure of fashion in the country, saying the world has become flatter because of social media. View More..

Bollywood open to dusky beauties: Tannishtha Chatterjee

    Updated On : Aug 18,2016   12:54 pm
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Acclaimed actress Tannishtha Chatterjee says the Hindi film industry has always been open to dusky beauties. But she feels it's the society which is biased. View More..

Celebrities greet nation on Independence Day

    Updated On : Aug 15,2016   1:54 pm
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) As the nation celebrated its 70th Independence Day on Monday, celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to greet fans, calling it a day "of pride, happiness and love". View More..

Driving a truck not easy: Actor Varun Sharma

    Updated On : Aug 11,2016   2:14 pm
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Actor Varun Sharma, who is driving a truck for a TV show, says handling the vehicle is not as easy as it looks. View More..

Actors now work in organised madness: Shilpa Shetty (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Aug 05,2016   11:54 am
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Actors today are professional, on top of their game and well-versed with the tricks of the trade, says actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty. She also feels the film industry is now in a state of "organised madness". View More..

Indian wedding market has evolved with Bollywood: Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : Aug 04,2016   1:22 pm
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Celebrated designer Manish Malhotra, effected the startling makeover of many screen scorchers in Hindi filmdom, says the Indian wedding market has evolved with the change in Bollywood's fashion story. View More..

Ajay Devgn walks LIFF red carpet with daughter

    Updated On : Jul 15,2016   2:42 pm
London, July 15 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn and his 13-year-old daughter Nysa walked hand-in-hand on the red carpet of the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) for the screening of his co-production "Parched". View More..

Less stars in industry a crisis, says Karan Johar

    Updated On : Jul 11,2016   11:30 pm
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar terms the minimal number of stars in the film industry as a "crisis" and hopes that the country starts loving more and more stars very soon. View More..