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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    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   8:18 pm
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Proud that I've no godfather in Bollywood, says Kriti Sanon

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   2:40 pm
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Akshay Kumar wishes Mustafa luck for 'Machine' (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   12:46 pm
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Soul is missing from songs nowadays: Lata Mangeshkar (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Mar 15,2017   4:30 pm
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Whether it was "Lag jaa gale" in 1964 or "Luka Chuppi" in 2006 -- legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's renditions have touched generations of music lovers who continue to enjoy her golden tracks. But she says she finds the "soul" missing from today's music. View More..

Kajol completes shooting her portion in 'VIP 2'

    Updated On : Mar 11,2017   11:44 am
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who plays a pivotal role in her comeback Tamil film "VIP 2", has successfully completed shooting her portion, a source said. View More..

Try not to let stardom get in way of motherhood: Kajol

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   7:14 pm
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Popular actress Kajol, a mother of two, says instead of hiding her children with actor-producer Ajay Devgn from the paparazzi, she tries to take them out as much as she can. View More..

Humbling to share design journey at Harvard Business School: Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : Feb 12,2017   4:14 pm
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Sad that 'My Name Is Khan' is still relevant: SRK

    Updated On : Feb 12,2017   2:22 pm
Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, whose movie "My Name Is Khan" on Sunday clocked seven years since its release, feels sad that the film's plot about the plight of Muslims in the US after 9/11 is still relevant in present times. View More..

Kajol plays suave businesswoman in 'VIP 2'

    Updated On : Jan 25,2017   1:20 pm
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) In her comeback appearance in Tamil filmdom after a decade, actress Kajol will be seen playing a sophisticated businesswoman in Dhanush's upcoming Tamil action-drama "VIP 2", a source has revealed. View More..

A taste of SRK's stardom via a train ride, and its after effects (First Person)

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   8:24 pm
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When SRK sold his films in style

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   5:58 pm
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Book lovers go gaga as cine-star Rishi Kapoor takes centrestage at JLF

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   6:52 pm
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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
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Karan is an extremely gifted sensitive person: Shah Rukh Khan

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:58 pm
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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
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