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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Attitude towards married actresses should be changed: Sonam Kapoor

    Updated On : Jan 16,2018   1:58 pm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor, caught amidst wedding rumours, says it is high time people change their attitude towards married actresses. View More..

My memoir opened up my soul: Karan Johar

    Updated On : Jan 13,2018   6:52 am
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) From his films to his relationships in Bollywood, Karan Johar opened up about a lot of things through his memoir "An Unsuitable Boy". The filmmaker says talking about all the things "opened up" his soul "even more". View More..

Kajol named ambassador for Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat

    Updated On : Jan 11,2018   12:46 pm
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actress Kajol, an active supporter of eradicating preventable deaths from hygiene-related issues, has become an advocacy ambassador for a Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative. View More..

Want entertainment industry to be completely tax free: Kajol

    Updated On : Jan 11,2018   10:56 am
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actress Kajol feels that the entertainment industry should be made tax free, however, she wants to leave the judgment on the government. View More..

Ajay Devgn shares Nana Patekar's 'Aapla Manus' look

    Updated On : Dec 29,2017   12:26 pm
Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn on Friday shared the first look of his Marathi film "Aapla Manus", and it features Nana Patekar as a common man riding a bike on a stormy night. View More..

Dhanush's next directorial with Sri Thenandal Films

    Updated On : Dec 29,2017   11:10 am
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Dhanush says his next directorial venture will be with Tamil film production and distribution house Sri Thenandal Films. View More..

A good commercial film will always work: Rohit Shetty

    Updated On : Dec 27,2017   6:56 pm
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who scored a hit with Reliance Entertainment-backed "Golmaal Again" in a year which has seen Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan's films fall flat at the box office, says a good commercial movie will always work. View More..

Ajay Devgn's maiden Marathi film titled 'Aapla Manus'

    Updated On : Dec 24,2017   4:46 pm
Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) Ajay Devgn on Sunday announced the title of his maiden Marathi production venture as "Aapla Manus". The actor-filmmaker said he fell in love with the Marathi language after marrying actress Kajol. View More..

Minor girl found murdered, family suspects 'black magic'

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   5:02 pm
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A minor girl was found dead with her throat slit in the national capital and the deceased's family believes it to be a case of "black magic", police said on Thursday. View More..

Celebs wish Virushka 'happily ever after'

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   10:14 am
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) From megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, ace filmmaker Karan Johar to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and tennis star Sania Mirza -- a host of celebrities from the Indian film and sports world got together in wishing a "happily ever after" to newly weds -- actress Anushka Sharma and cricket hero Virat Kohli. View More..

Fashion not limited to runway, red carpet: Designer Prabal Gurung

    Updated On : Dec 05,2017   4:22 pm
Abu Dhabi, Dec 5 (IANS) New York-based Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung, who has designed the uniform for the Grid Girls for Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, says fashion is not restricted to the red carpet or the runway anymore. View More..

Ockhi lashes Mumbai as Bollywood prepares to bid adieu to Shashi Kapoor

    Updated On : Dec 05,2017   11:20 am
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, who passed away at a city hospital here a day ago, will be cremated on Tuesday amid rains and cold as Cyclone Ockhi lashes the city's shores. View More..

Beat the chill with embroidered capes, peplums

    Updated On : Dec 03,2017   3:32 pm
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Winter is all about wearability and comfort, but don't make it an excuse to let go of the style quotient. Break away from conventional silhouettes and experiment with versatile trends like embroidered capes or structured peplums to beat the chill, say fashion gurus. View More..

No other government has spotlighted hygiene, sanitation: Kajol (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Dec 03,2017   11:40 am
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who has been an active supporter of eradicating preventable deaths from hygiene-related issues, says the current government is giving the cause of hygiene and sanitation the spotlight it deserves. View More..

I always wanted to be an athlete: Dolly Sohi

    Updated On : Dec 01,2017   4:42 pm
Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Actress Dolly Sohi says there was a time when she wanted to be an athlete. View More..

My biggest gurus are my kids, says Kajol

    Updated On : Nov 29,2017   6:22 pm
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Kajol, a mother of two, says her children are her biggest gurus. View More..

My biggest gurus are my kids, says Kajol

    Updated On : Nov 29,2017   4:42 pm
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Kajol, a mother of two, says her children are her biggest gurus. View More..

Kajol is a special part of my life, says Karan Johar

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   12:20 am
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, who is debuting as a radio jockey on a private radio station as a "love guru", said on Tuesday that Kajol is one of his best friends and will continue to be the same even in future. View More..

On Children's Day, film celebs hope for better future for kids

    Updated On : Nov 14,2017   3:04 pm
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) On the occasion of Children's Day on Tuesday, Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Priyanka Chopra wished for better education and care for children. View More..

Can't believe it's been 24 years of my career: Shilpa Shetty

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   11:30 am
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty says she cannot believe that she has completed 24 years in the Hindi film industry. View More..