Whether it is Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’s Simran or My Name is Khan’s Mandira, Kajol, unlike other actresses in the industry, has portrayed the roles which a common girl can relate to. For this, credit goes to the black-eyed beauty for playing the roles in such a lively manner that the audiences find it difficult to detach the character from reality.

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Kajol has carved a niche for herself in the industry without stirring any gossip or controversy about her personal or professional life.

Belonging from a filmy background, Kajol has acting in her genes. Daughter of evergreen actress Tanuja and director-producer Shomu Mukherjee and niece of legendary actress Nutan, expectations were high when this young beauty stepped into Bollywood at the age of seventeen.

Kajol had made her acting debut with Rahul Rawail's Bekhudi. Even though the film failed to shine at the Box-Office, it gifted Bollywood its very own firebrand actress- Kajol, who later went on to become a name that's synonymous with many smash-hit films. While others demand a Numero Uno status, Kajol is (and forever will be) the actress who simply commands it!

The year 1993 brought this budding star fortunes when she worked in Abbas-Mastan’s ‘Baazigar’ with Shah Rukh Khan. This was the time when Kajol was noticed and she received appreciation from all quarters. The movie also gave the industry, the evergreen ‘filmy jodi’-Kajol and SRK.

From Baazigar to My Name Is Khan

From a dusky beauty of ‘Baazigar’ to a bold and self-dependent woman Mandira of My Name is Khan, Kajol has come a long way. She has always been a trendsetter on-screen as well as off-screen. At a time when actresses used to swear by their looks and personality, Kajol preferred to concentrate more on her character.

Kajol was famous for her no make-up look off-camera on the sets when she was not shooting. Industry sources say that from the advent of her career, they have seen Kajol sitting in a corner bespectacled with no make-up and totally immersed in her book. Kajol is also an avid reader.

After doing a slew of romantic films, Kajol broke the jinx that only male actors can play the role of a villain with ‘Gupt’. She did a negative role in the film which was a super hit.

At a time when her career was shining at zenith, she took a sabbatical from full-time acting for five years, much to the amazement of everyone, her fans were hugely disappointment. But she did not let them down and made a remarkable comeback with Kunaal Kohli's Fanaa. She once again proved that she is just the best.

The Government of India honoured her with Padma Shri for her fabulous contribution to Hindi cinema. With her aunt Nutan, Kajol holds the record for winning the maximum number of Filmfare best actress awards.

A family person

A perfect couple, a perfect family, is how we can define Kajol’s personal life. No doubt Kajol and Ajay Devgn are considered as one of the perfect couples in Bollywood. They fell in love and married after dating for a few years. But they have managed to keep gossip mongers at bay.

She once said, “There is no secret at all. It has worked because both of us as we wanted it to work and we have tremendous love plus respect for one another. You need to work on a relationship and that is what we do in our own little ways every single day. The feeling of caring must be there in both the partners and this does not begin or end with those three words ‘I love you.’ It is true that I am possessive about him in the same way that I am possessive about Nysa (daughter). But we also realize that we need to give some space to each other to grow individually, as a married couple and as Nysa’s parents. It is not that we do not have fights or arguments. But these are the things that add spice to a marriage.  Don’t they?"

Kajol is now a proud mother of two- daughter Nysa and son Yug.

Even though many may deny it, but the eternal truth remains that Kajol's comeback in Bollywood has given sleepless nights to many heroines. Such is the power of Kajol!

Filmfare Award


1995:Winner, Best actress award for Dilwae Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (Simran Singh)
1996:Winner, Best performance in negative role for Gupt: The Hidden Truth. (Esha Diwaan)
1998:Winner, Best actress award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Anjali Sharma).
2001:Winner, Best actress award for Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (Anjali)
2003: Winner, Best actress award for Fannah (Juni Ali Baig)
2009:Winner, Best actress award for My Name Is Khan (Mandira)

Wishing this vivacious beauty a very happy birthday from Jagran Post team.


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