Age: 35 years old
Birthday: 5th August, 1975
Marital status: Married to Ajay Devgan; has two kids Nysa and Yug.
Awards: 4 Filmfare Best Actress Awards, 1 Filmfare Best Villain Award and the Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar Award
style, elegance and piquancy are the qualities that set her apart from
her contemporaries. Known for her acting prowess and exuberance, she is
vulnerable, fierce and a complete natural while in front of the camera.
No doubt, Kajol is one of the few actresses that have made a definitive
impact on Indian cinema.
Kajol was born in Mumbai to producer
Shomu Mukherjee and actress Tanuja. With a family, where her father and
uncles were ruling the roost as producers, and her mother Tanuja, aunt
Nutan, grandmother Shobhana Samarth and great grandmother Ratanbai were
established actresses, Kajol initially took up films more as a hobby
than a career choice. Kajol left her school, St. Joseph’s Convent in
Panchgani, and started her acting career at the tender age of seventeen.
Kajol stepped into filmdom with Rahul Rawail’s film Bekhudi (1992); however it was Baazigar (1993) that earned her recognition as an actress. Yeh Dillagi (1994) won her a nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. But it was Dilwale Dulhania Le Jeyenge (1995) that
broke box-office records and earned Kajol her first Filmfare Best Actor
Award. Then, this versatile actor took a bold step by playing an
out-an-out negative character in Gupt (1997), which
made her the first woman to receive an award for portrayal of negative
character at the Filmfare awards. In 1998, Kajol had three successive
hits to her credit: Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya and Dushman. She also won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998).
At the peak of her career, in 1999, Kajol tied the knot with actor Ajay
Devgan and moved away from the camera for some time. Kajol returned
with a bang with Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…, an opulent family drama which won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award in 2001.
After a long sabbatical, Kajol made a comeback with Fanaa in 2006. She won her fourth Filmfare Best Actoress Award for her performance in the film. With recent films like My Name Is Khan and We Are Family, Kajol proves that when it comes to acting, she can still give her young contemporaries a run for their money.