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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I'd love to do a Hollywood film: Kajol

    Updated On : Jun 12,2018   2:54 pm
Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) After dubbing for the Hindi version of Disney.Pixar's "Incredibles 2", actress Kajol says she is willing to explore the world of the West and work in a Hollywood film. View More..

Soni Singh enjoys playing negative characters (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Jun 10,2018   5:08 pm
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Actress Soni Singh, who plays a role with grey shades in the TV show "Bitti Business Wali", says she doesn't mind playing negative characters. View More..

My whole life has been pretty incredible so far, says Kajol

    Updated On : Jun 09,2018   12:01 am
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is busy shooting for upcoming film "Eela", says that her whole life has been pretty incredible so far. View More..

Ajay much better than me at pampering kids, Kajol

    Updated On : Jun 08,2018   11:48 pm
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Actress Kajol admits that her actor husband Ajay Devgn is much better than her when it comes to pampering their kids. View More..

'Ant-Man and the Wasp' to open in India in July

    Updated On : Jun 07,2018   9:44 am
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) "Ant-Man and the Wasp", starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, will release in India on July 13. View More..

Pay scale should be according to box office success: Bollywood's Kajol (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Jun 02,2018   11:56 am
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Kajol has been fearless in deciding the course of her career without bothering about the consequences of her actions or taking her gender into consideration before taking a call. The actress says pay parity is essential, but should be decided by box office success more than gender. View More..

'Veere Di Wedding' sparkles with The Mojo Of Muliebrity (Review)

    Updated On : Jun 01,2018   10:58 am
Film: "Veere Di Wedding"; Director: Shashanka Ghosh; Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhasker, Shikha Talsania, Sumeet Vyas; Rating: **** View More..

Did Salman Khan help newcomer bag Ekta Kapoor's show?

    Updated On : May 29,2018   5:10 pm
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan is known for giving a break to star kids and aspiring actors or singers. Though newcomer Yogita Bihani couldn't bag the lead role in his upcoming production "Loveratri", it seems like the "sweet" superstar helped her in getting popular producer Ekta Kapoor's upcoming show "Dil Hi Toh Hai". View More..

Kajol joins 'The Incredibles' family

    Updated On : May 29,2018   7:32 am
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actress Kajol has lent her voice to the character of Helen Parr, Elastigirl, for the Hindi version of Disney.Pixar's "Incredibles 2". View More..

Kajol gets wax statue at Madame Tussauds Singapore

    Updated On : May 24,2018   7:30 pm
Singapore, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol walked on the red carpet with her daughter Nysa for the first time to unveil her wax statue at Madame Tussauds attraction here. View More..

Hope you fly strong: Kajol to Riddhi Sen

    Updated On : May 19,2018   7:10 pm
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actress Kajol has wished her "Eela" co-star Riddhi Sen on his 20th birthday on Saturday and said he should fly strong, straight and true always in his career. View More..

Reach of digital space in fashion industry is phenomenal: Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : May 18,2018   3:14 pm
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Ace designer Manish Malhotra, who has crossed the 4 million mark on his Instagram account, says the reach of digital space in fashion industry is phenomenal as people now have become more vocal about their opinions and craftsmanship, and this helps a brand grow. View More..

Kajol starrer 'Eela' to release in September

    Updated On : May 17,2018   1:22 pm
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Actress Kajol's tentatively titled film "Eela" is slated to release on September 14. View More..

I've the choice to change and not change my name: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

    Updated On : May 17,2018   12:30 pm
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The true idea of feminism is having a choice and equal opportunity, says newly wed actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who chose to add her husband Anand Ahuja's surname and was at the receiving end of comments and criticism. View More..

I'm proud to be a mother: Karan Johar

    Updated On : May 13,2018   2:44 pm
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) On the occasion of Mother's Day on Sunday, filmmaker Karan Johar says he is proud to be a mother to his children Roohi and Yash. View More..

Shades of red, maroon will never go out of bridal style: Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : May 09,2018   2:28 pm
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor opted for a red bridal lehenga during her marriage with businessman Anand Ahuja, thereby breaking the perception that the colour has lost its glory from the Indian wedding scene. Ace designer Manish Malhotra says shades of red and maroon can never go out of style. View More..

Anil, Salman, SRK dance their heart out at Sonam's wedding reception

    Updated On : May 09,2018   8:40 am
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Father of the bride, veteran actor Anil Kapoor, danced away on Tuesday night with as much vigour with young stars like Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, as with superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan at his daughter Sonam Kapoor's wedding reception here. View More..

Sonam Kapoor marries Anand Ahuja in big fat Punjabi wedding (Roundup)

    Updated On : May 08,2018   11:42 pm
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor on Tuesday tied the knot with long-time beau Anand Ahuja in a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony, which was preceded by two days of mehendi and sangeet revelry, and followed by a grand reception party with close family, friends and Bollywood's glitterati in attendance. View More..

Have a daughter for true empowerment: Kajol

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   3:16 pm
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Kajol, mother to 15-year-old girl Nysa, says one needs to have a daughter to know what true empowerment is. View More..

Won't take National Award for granted: Actor Riddhi Sen

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   12:10 pm
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) From sharing screen space with Vidya Balan in his Bollywood debut to winning the Best Actor at the 65th National Film Awards, Riddhi Sen, all of 19, is navigating his way into the world of cinema in a promising manner. Coming from a family of celebrated theatre actors of Bengal, he is confident he won't take any token of appreciation "for granted". View More..