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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Teachers Day: B-Town, telly stars thank their guiding force

    Updated On : Sep 05,2017   3:50 pm
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) On the occasion of Teachers Day on Tuesday, popular Bollywood and television celebrities like Kajol, Shabana Azmi, Manoj Bajpayee and Mahesh Bhatt thanked the people who worked as a motivational source and guiding light in their lives. View More..

Ajay Devgn to shoot for 'Raid' in Lucknow

    Updated On : Sep 04,2017   5:26 pm
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn, who will be seen essaying the role of an income tax officer in "Raid", will be shooting for the film in Lucknow. View More..

Never thought creativeness to label will take over my film career: Manish Malhotra (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   12:12 pm
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Ace designer Manish Malhotra, who started out as a costume designer in films and has now clocked 27 years in the field, says he never imagined that one day his business of fashion and his creativeness towards his label, will take over his film career. View More..

'VIP 2 (Lalkar)': What's Kajol doing in a film as silly as this? (Review)

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   7:00 pm
Film: "VIP 2 (Lalkar)"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol; Rating: *1/2 View More..

'VIP 2: Lalkar': High on drama, low on emotions (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   12:14 pm
Film: "VIP 2: Lalkar"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Ritu Verma, Balaji Mohan, Samuthirakani, Vivek; Rating: **1/2 View More..

'VIP 3' definitely on the cards: Dhanush

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   5:40 pm
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Wednesday confirmed the third part in the "VIP" franchise is on the cards and that he will return to act in it. View More..

B-Town celebrities wish Happy Independence Day

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   10:20 am
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) As the nation celebrates its 71st Independence Day, B-Town too shared its wishes to mark the occasion. From Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, from Priyanka Chopra to Madhur Bhandarkar -- all took to their respective social media to express their pride in being an Indian, and wished their friends, fans and followers a Happy Independence Day on Tuesday. View More..

B-Town wishes 'true treasure' Sridevi on 54th birthday

    Updated On : Aug 13,2017   5:36 pm
Mumbai, Aug 13 IANS) Popular film celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Kajol and Manish Malhotra greeted Bollywood's "Hawa Hawai" girl and veteran actress Sridevi on her 54th birthday on Sunday, hailing her as a "true treasue of Indian cinema". View More..

'VIP 2' gets animated stickers

    Updated On : Aug 11,2017   3:50 pm
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Dhanush and Kajol-starrer "VIP 2" animated stickers are now available to make conversations for Hike users more interesting. View More..

Dhanush's 'VIP 2' to release on August 11

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   8:10 pm
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Tuesday confirmed that his forthcoming Tamil action-drama "VIP 2" will hit the screens on August 11. View More..

Aadar Jain dreams of becoming director

    Updated On : Jul 29,2017   4:06 pm
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor's cousin Aadar Jain says he dreams of becoming a director. View More..

No more language barriers in cinema: Kajol

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   7:02 pm
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is making her comeback into southern cinema after two decades with Tamil film "VIP 2", says cinema has changed and there are no more language barriers. View More..

Lot of responsibility with 'VIP-2', says Soundarya Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   6:16 pm
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Director Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is helming the second installment of the popular film "Velaiilla Pattadhari", says there was a lot of responsibility that came with taking on the project. View More..

Can't ask for more: Dhanush on Hollywood debut

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   4:40 pm
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tamil actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who is gearing up for his first Hollywood film "The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir", says he could not ask for more and adds that it has been a great journey for him. View More..

Dhanush and I play strong characters in 'VIP 2': Kajol

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   11:36 am
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is making a much anticipated comeback after two decades to Tamil filmdom with "VIP 2", says she as well as Dhanush play very strong characters in the film. View More..

My entire childhood was spent watching movies: Manish Malhotra

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   5:28 pm
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Celebrated designer Manish Malhotra, who gave startling makeovers to many Bollywood divas including Kareena Kapoor, Kajol and Alia Bhatt, says that his entire childhood was spent watching movies as he was a terrible student. View More..

'VIP 2' more stylish than 'VIP': Amala Paul

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   3:28 pm
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Actress Amala Paul says the second installment in the Tamil film "VIP" franchise will be more stylish than the first part. View More..

Ajay Devgn to do cameo in Marathi film

    Updated On : Jul 13,2017   3:54 pm
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn, who is producing an untitled Marathi film, is set to do a cameo in the Nana Patekar starrer. View More..

Yesteryears glory: Bollywood diaries that never made it to bestseller list

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   11:46 am
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The literary space has seen a rising tide of Bollywood celebrities -- from Karan Johar to Rishi Kapoor -- turning towards memoirs and autobiographies in recent years, but books by their predecessors are striking in that they focussed on substance, rather than mere controversies. View More..

'VIP' franchise will continue: Dhanush

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   10:42 am
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who awaits the release of upcoming Tamil action-comedy "VIP 2", directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, says the franchise will continue with two more parts already planned. View More..