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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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..

Sustainability is the future, textile is at the heart of it: Amit Aggarwal

    Updated On : Jul 01,2017   4:34 pm
Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS) Designer Amit Aggarwal, whose creations are worn by the likes of Kajol, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonali Bendre, says sustainability is the way to take fashion to a new level and textile is at the heart of it. View More..

India a country of living crafts, textiles: Designer Anavila Misra

    Updated On : Jun 29,2017   7:18 pm
Gandhinagar, June 29 (IANS) Designer Anavila Misra, who is going to showcase her textile driven collection at Textiles India 2017 to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday, says that textile has been a part of Indian culture, and exploring the same to give it contemporary everyday silhouettes has given it a new meaning. View More..

India a country of living crafts, textiles: Designer Anavila Misra

    Updated On : Jun 29,2017   6:22 pm
Gandhinagar, June 29 (IANS) Designer Anavila Misra, who is going to showcase her textile driven collection at Textiles India 2017 to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday, says that textile has been a part of Indian culture, and exploring the same to give it contemporary everyday silhouettes has given it a new meaning. View More..

Kajol thanks Dhanush for breaking her language barrier

    Updated On : Jun 26,2017   12:48 pm
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who will next be seen in the Tamil film "Velaiilla Pattadhari 2" titled "Lalkar" in Hindi, thanked her co-star Dhanush and director Soundarya for breaking her language barrier in the movie. View More..

Dhanush's 'VIP 2' trailer released

    Updated On : Jun 25,2017   8:30 pm
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) The trailer of actor Dhanush's "VIP 2", a sequel to his 2014 blockbuster film "VIP", was released on Sunday here at the film's audio launch. View More..

Kajol-Dhanush's 'VIP 2' is 'VIP 2 (Lalkar)' in Hindi

    Updated On : Jun 24,2017   5:06 pm
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) The makers of the Kajol-Dhanush starrer "VIP 2" have decided to use another title for the Hindi version of their movie titled "VIP 2 (Lalkar)". View More..

Amitabh Bachchan releases teaser of Dhanush's 'VIP 2'

    Updated On : Jun 07,2017   6:00 pm
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday released the teaser of actor Dhanush's upcoming Tamil action-drama "VIP 2" and wished him good luck. View More..

Tiger Shroff is very sweet, shy: Shenaz Treasury (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : May 23,2017   1:28 pm
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Actress Shenaz Treasury, who will soon be seen in "Munna Micheal", has praised her co-actor Tiger Shroff and says he is very sweet, but a shy person. View More..

Reema Lagoo dead, filmdom remembers its fond 'Ma' (Third Lead)

    Updated On : May 18,2017   6:08 pm
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The Indian theatre, film and television world on Thursday morning woke up to the news of the untimely demise of veteran actress Reema Lagoo, one of Bollywood's favourite on-screen mothers. The industry's love for her talent and her warm-hearted nature was evident in the outpouring of tributes over social media and during her last rites. View More..

Actress Reema Lagoo dead, industry pays last respects

    Updated On : May 18,2017   4:56 pm
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The Indian theatre, film and television world on Thursday morning woke up to the news of the untimely demise of veteran actress Reema Lagoo, one of Bollywood's favourite on-screen mothers. The industry's love for her talent and her warm-hearted nature was evident in the outpouring of tributes over social media and during her last rites. View More..

Not thick skinned but practical in film business: Rohit Shetty

    Updated On : May 11,2017   4:06 pm
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Popular Bollywood filmmaker Rohit Shetty, known for making entertaining movies, says he takes criticism sportingly because he is practical about film business and understand others' opinion about his work. View More..

'Aarambh' about gender inequality, says Tanuja on first TV show

    Updated On : May 08,2017   11:22 pm
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Veteran actress Tanuja, who will make her small screen debut at the age of 73 with "Aarambh", says the upcoming historical show is about "gender inequality" and showcases how Indian society became patriarchal over the period of time. View More..

Shooting of Ajay Devgn's Marathi film begins

    Updated On : May 07,2017   5:28 pm
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn's second Marathi film, yet untitled, went on floors on Sunday. View More..

Mamata backs Kajol on beef dish controversy

    Updated On : May 03,2017   7:08 pm
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) In a reference to Bollywood actress Kajol, who clarified after being trolled on social media that she had eaten buffalo meat and not beef, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said it was a dangerous situation where even popular actors were forced to explain what they have consumed. View More..

From angry young man to angry father: Vinod Khanna's cinematic voyage (Tribute)

    Updated On : Apr 27,2017   6:06 pm
He came into prominence playing an angry young man in a 1970s classic and one of his last major appearances was as an angry implacable father in a 2010 blockbuster, but whatever role Vinod Khanna played -- good, bad, or even supporting -- he ended up making his presence felt. Can you think of any other Bollywood hero who won applause for beating up Amitabh Bachchan on screen? View More..