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.

Kajol Latest News

SRK, Aditya Chopra made KJo's dream come true

    Updated On : Oct 16,2016   12:26 pm
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) On the completion of 18 years of the release of Bollywood blockbuster "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" on Sunday, filmmaker Karan Johar says filmmaker Aditya Chopra and superstar Shah Rukh Khan helped him make his cinema dream come true. View More..

People never pointed fingers at married actresses earlier: Kajol

    Updated On : Oct 14,2016   7:02 pm
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Marriage does not mean end of career for an actress in Bollywood. And that has been the case for the longest time, says actress Kajol, who feels the hype around it is due to extra attention paid to the marital status of women. View More..

I'm not a movie person: Kajol

    Updated On : Oct 12,2016   6:36 pm
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) She has been a part of showbiz for over three decades, and delivered hits like "Karan Arjun", "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", and "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...". But actress Kajol says she doesnt like to watch movies as much as she enjoys reading. View More..

KJo to be back with 'Koffee with Karan' in November

    Updated On : Oct 06,2016   7:02 pm
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar will be back on the small screen with the fifth edition of the popular chat show "Koffee With Karan" on November 6. View More..

Mumbai's Bengali community ready to welcome Goddess Durga

    Updated On : Oct 06,2016   6:54 pm
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Be it Bengal or Maharashtra, the enthusiasm of the Bengali community is alike when it comes to celebrating the Durga Puja. And, it's no different even this time round. View More..

'Mirzya': A visual and emotional feast (Movie Review)

    Updated On : Oct 06,2016   12:22 pm
Film: "Mirzya"; Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher; Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra; Rating: ****1/2 View More..

Kajol gives out her skincare secret

    Updated On : Oct 04,2016   4:04 pm
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Actress Kajol says she didnt take skincare seriously when she started out in showbiz, but realised its value over time. View More..

Fawad won't be first guest on 'Koffee...': KJo

    Updated On : Oct 02,2016   12:42 pm
Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says Pakistani star Fawad Khan won't be seen as the first guest on his popular chat show "Koffee With Karan". View More..

Arjun Kapoor's 'DDLJ' moment on 'Half Girlfriend' set

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   2:54 pm
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who is busy with "Half Girlfriend", says he had his own "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" moment on the upcoming film's set. View More..

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..